Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 12, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Business) for Monday, February 12, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 111):

A 2007 headline said after being ridiculed since the 1950s, it “takes its victory lap” & noted the auction of one for $184,000

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Lindsey Piesz, a merchandise planner from Indianapolis, Indiana
Lindsey Piesz on Jeopardy!
Dom Granello, a project manager from Madison, Wisconsin
Dom Granello on Jeopardy!
Marty Cunningham, an accountant & voice artist from Arvada, Colorado (2-day total: $49,100)
Marty Cunningham on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the (Ford) Edsel?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The story appeared in the Los Angeles Times.

The Ford Edsel, in the 1950s, was one of the most notorious flops in automotive history, so much so that it has become a synonym for an epic fail in some circles. It became so unacceptable to drive one that the owners of them were mocked for driving them.

However, the brand got the last laugh: a 1960 Ranger-series Edsel convertible sold in a November 2006 auction for $184,000.


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Scores going into Final:
Lindsey $12,000
Marty $11,800
Dom $11,000


Tonight’s results:
Dom $11,000 – $10,500 = $500 (What is a tuba?)
Marty $11,800 + $5,000 = $16,800 (3-day total: $65,900)
Lindsey $12,000 – $9,000 = $3,000 (What is ?)


Marty Cunningham, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 12, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Marty $10,800
Dom $3,400
Lindsey $3,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE EXPLORER $1000 (29th pick)
Marty 7800 +3000 (Lindsey 3200 Dom 2400)
2) WORD ORIGINS $1600 (4th pick)
Marty 12800 +3000 (Dom 3800 Lindsey 3200)
3) WORLD WAR I LITERATURE $1200 (8th pick)
Marty 16600 -4000 (Dom 4200 Lindsey 3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 38
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: WORLD WAR I LITERATURE $2000 & THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $4,000


Game Stats:
Marty $12,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 4 incorrect, 34.55% in first on buzzer
Lindsey $12,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer
Dom $11,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600


Marty Cunningham, stats to date:
73 correct, 9 incorrect
35.93% in first on buzzer (60/167)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,333


Marty Cunningham, to win:
4 games: 65.71%
5: 43.18%
6: 28.37%
7: 18.64%
8: 12.25%
Avg. streak: 4.916 games.


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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 12, 2018"

  1. After seeing the clue and reading it twice I guessed it would be the Edsel.

    I went searching for verification and had also found that LA Times article. I don’t know if I needed to read about the “Donald Trump-like comeback” that the article mentioned. 🙂

  2. Not surprised Marty was the only one to get FJ…Lindsey and Dom seem too young to have heard many Edsel jokes…a pop culture reference you really don’t hear much anymore.

  3. Rather unusual wagers by Marty and Lindsey, but it did not matter in the end, since Marty was the only one who got FJ right.

  4. Did you catch the answer for the third fedora question?

  5. Help. I just signed up for the March online test. The problem is that I got an email confirming that I am signed up, but I was not given an actual date. Will I be able to choose a date or will a date be assigned to me? Thanks for any help.

  6. Three Triple Stumpers. Don’t see that few very often…

  7. What actor did Marty say he looked like?

  8. Trebek is French Canadian, and a Frenchman would pronounce Picard with a silent “D.”

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