Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 14, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Hit Songs of the ’90s) for Wednesday, February 14, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 113):

The title of this dance hit, No. 1 for 14 weeks in the ’90s, can refer to a Seville, Spain neighborhood or a woman from there

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Erin Matherne, a graphic designer from Winter Garden, Florida
Erin Matherne on Jeopardy!
Rob Worman, an escalation manager from Edina, Minnesota
Rob Worman on Jeopardy!
Frank Lang, a utility locator from Mesa, Arizona (1-day total: $22,999)
Frank Lang on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is “Macarena”?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

No song is associated with the mid-90s as much as “Macarena” (and its famous associated dance). The Bayside Boys mix of the song was the #1 Billboard year-end song of 1996, and was so popular that delegates at the 1996 Democratic National Convention were filmed by C-SPAN doing the Macarena dance.

Interestingly, the cover of the song by Los Del Mar was more popular in Canada (which makes for an interesting situation at music trivia contests north of the border).


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Rob $12,400
Frank $4,400
Erin $3,600


Tonight’s results:
Erin $3,600 + $3,500 = $7,100
Frank $4,400 + $4,399 = $8,799
Rob $12,400 + $3,500 = $15,900 (1-day total: $15,900)


Rob Worman does the Macarena during Final Jeopardy! on February 14, 2018.


Rob Worman, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 14, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Rob $2,800
Erin $1,600
Frank $1,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THINK FAST $800 (27th pick)
Erin 2600 -1000 (Rob 2800 Frank 1200)
2) U.S. GEOGRAPH”EE” $1200 (3rd pick)
Rob 3600 +3600 (Erin 1600 Frank 800)
3) MEXICAN HISTORY $800 (6th pick)
Frank 2400 +2400 (Rob 7200 Erin 1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 162
J! round: THINK FAST $1000, MAN BOOKER $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: NOT WASTING TIME ON THE INTERNET $400 & $800, MONEY MINDED $400 & $800, WINNING $800
Total $ Left On Board: $6,000


Game Stats:
Rob $10,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 6 incorrect, 34.69% in first on buzzer
Frank $2,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 10 incorrect, 44.90% in first on buzzer
Erin $4,600 Coryat, 6 correct, 2 incorrect, 12.24% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $17,400
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800


Frank Lang, final stats:
43 correct, 15 incorrect
50.98% in first on buzzer (52/102)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400


Rob Worman, stats to date:
18 correct, 6 incorrect
34.69% in first on buzzer (17/49)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000


Rob Worman, to win:
2 games: 41.32%
3: 17.07%
4: 7.06%
5: 2.92%
6: 1.20%
Avg. streak: 1.704 games.


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19 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – February 14, 2018"

  1. one should think 3/3 or all left will get it. My guess: 1 right.
    Possible wrong answers: Flamenco,Fandango and/or Sevillanas.

    • There is a J! rule. Go with your first instinct.

      • john blahuta | February 14, 2018 at 2:24 pm |

        Basically true, but somewhat made me second guess myself, what can I say? Not the first time that I’m wrong and it would not have been the first time that a “no brainer” would have produced a triple whiff.And vice versa of course.

  2. First time I can recall that my blind guess on seeing the category hit the bullseye.

    I also wondered if anyone would do even a little of the dance. Glad I’m not disappointed.

  3. john blahuta | February 14, 2018 at 1:58 pm |

    @Andy

    I count 6.000 left on the board according to your numbers????

    • Apparently math is hard. Thanks, John. Corrected.

      • john blahuta | February 14, 2018 at 4:07 pm |

        Pleasure.The six grand could have prevented the runaway,but then all got it right in the end. it might have been – unlikely but possible- that Frank could have taken the lead. 8 clues left is a little much imo. 2,3, ok, but 8? unless there were a lot of triple stumpers or several times 3 guesses on a clue,taking up a lot of time. have not seen the game yet.

  4. I liked the fist bump between Frank and Rob at the end.

    When are the Andy Awards, by the way?

  5. What was the SNL category called. There was some abbreviation that I was unfamiliar with, and no explanation was given.

  6. It was OED. Now I get it. Oxford English Dictionary. We are from France.

  7. Richard Rolwing | February 15, 2018 at 8:16 pm |

    Did anyone else NOT hear Rob say Rabbit Run(s), as Alex claimed?

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