Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 27, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Oscars) for Thursday, July 27, 2017:

This Brit is the only actor to get Oscar nominations for playing 2 real-life u.s. presidents, both for 1990s films

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Shadi Peterman, a high school history teacher from St. Louis, Missouri
Shadi Peterman on Jeopardy!
Ryan Kious, a social media & web writer from Albuquerque, New Mexico
Ryan Kious on Jeopardy!
Justin Vossler, a high school history teacher from Homer, New York (5-day total: $110,000)
Justin Vossler on Jeopardy!

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The two roles were Richard Nixon in 1995’s Nixon and John Quincy Adams in 1997’s Amistad.

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23 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 27, 2017"

  1. Scores going into Final:
    Ryan $10,400
    Justin $10,000
    Shadi $9,800

    Final results:
    Shadi $9,800 – $3,000 = $6,800 (Who is Daniel Day Lewis?) (1-day total: $6,800)
    Justin $10,000 – $4,000 = $6,000 (Who is Daniel Day Lewis)
    Ryan $10,400 – $9,601 = $799 (Who is Day Lewis)

    Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
    Justin $6,400
    Ryan $4,000
    Shadi $3,000

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) THE JOLLY ROGER $800 (27th pick)
    Ryan 5600 -1600 (Justin 6400 Shadi 1200)

    2) BOTANY $1200 (13th pick)
    Justin 9200 -1200 (Ryan 8400 Shadi 3400)
    3) THE BRIDGE & TUNNEL CROWD $2000 (30th pick)
    Shadi 7800 +2000 (Ryan 10400 Justin 10000)
    Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -16

    Unplayed clues: None!

    Game Stats:
    Shadi $9,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer
    Justin $11,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
    Ryan $12,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 5 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer
    Lach Trash: $13,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
    Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600

    Justin Vossler, final stats:
    117 correct
    14 incorrect
    8/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,900)
    3/6 in Final Jeopardy
    32.46% in first on buzzer (111/342)
    Average Coryat: $15,867

    Shadi Peterman, stats to date:
    12 correct
    2 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
    0/1 in Final Jeopardy
    17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
    Average Coryat: $9,800

    Shadi Peterman, to win:
    2 games: 32.00%
    3: 10.24%
    4: 3.28%
    5: 1.05%
    6: 0.34%
    Avg. streak: 1.471 games.

    • Dal Higbee | July 27, 2017 at 5:08 pm |

      Let’s hope we get a correct response tomorrow on the 33rd season finale of JEOPARDY!

  2. wonder how tonight will be

    • Mark Barrett | July 27, 2017 at 2:42 pm |

      Deidre: I’ll give you a spoiler. Justin wears a red shirt and striped tie.

      • Considering that Ryan is facing two high school History teachers, I don’t know if it’s a bad omen, or a rough joke.

  3. john blahuta | July 27, 2017 at 5:30 pm |

    Third wipe out in a row.

  4. when’s the last time all 3 contestants came up with the same wrong answer?

  5. Frank Smith | July 27, 2017 at 6:21 pm |

    I think I heard Ryan, on a clue in the ROCK & ROLL category, say “Creedence Clearwater.” Since he left out “Revival,” or so I heard, shouldn’t that have counted against him? Maybe he said it quickly and I missed it, but I’m pretty sure he left it out.

    • The judges appeared to accept the two as equivalent. It certainly demonstrated clear knowledge, there isn’t another band to confuse them with. I’m okay with the call.

      • Frank Smith | July 27, 2017 at 8:06 pm |

        There’s a band called Creedence Clearwater REVISITED, but since they’re not in the R&R HOF, they wouldn’t have been in the category. The judges may have needed clarification if they were.

  6. my channel is still out again. what the heck

  7. Category was: “Union Jack.” Clue was: “In November 1862 this bewhiskered man replaced General McClellan as head of Union troops.”

    Ryan answered: “Who is Burnsides?” Alex Trebek asked him: “Did you put an ‘S’ at the end of it?” Ryan answered: “I did, I thought.” Trebek answered: “Well, that’s incorrect. You should not have done that. And our judges picked up on it. So we do not give you a correct response on that. We go into our commercial break.”

    By this exchange, Trebek precluded either of the other contestants from attempting an answer. Rather, Trebek should have asked Ryan to repeat his answer, clearly enunciating. Trebek should then have told him: “That’s incorrect”, and left it at that, allowing either Shadi or Justin the opportunity to buzz in.


    • While I was not personally at taping, I would bet that tape was stopped, the judges ruled, and then the banter was taped after the stoppage.

      In such cases where the judges stop tape to rule, rebounds are disallowed as the other competitors are seen to have had too much time to consider another response. This is a common occurrence.

      • Harris Stutman | July 28, 2017 at 12:58 am |

        Andy is spot on. This happened on one of my games and after the 6-8 minute delay while the judges made a decision (that an answer was incorrect) the other 2 contestants were advised we could not buzz in on the rebound – even though Alex then invited us to do so when the taping began again (so we got to look like idiots. 😉).

        • PriceRight89 | July 28, 2017 at 11:43 am |

          When taping resumes after an incorrect ruling, do they lock out the buzzers in case one of the opponents ignores this? I figure they have to if they want to prevent an unfair advantage.

          Also, does Alex look at one specific staffer to rule on a response? I doubt the process is exactly the same today as it was when The Jeopardy! Book came out but it still could be despite Harry Eisenberg (whom he’d look at the time) and George Vosburgh (if Harry was unsure) not being with the show since the 90s.

  8. NB: There’s also Creedence Clearwater Revisited.

  9. I think Justin is among the many that has research the site of #justwager4000

  10. Should the answer not have been “Frankenstein’s Monster” not Frankenstein?

  11. I noticed during Justin’s reign that being a history expert can really play into a lot of clues besides the obvious history categories. He really knew his onions. Changed my correct first instinct last night to an incorrect response; nailed tonight’s. Day-Lewis was too obvious. If Jeopardy! be the food of trivia, play on!

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