Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Children’s Books) for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 3):
The original title of this 1900 classic included a gem; another working title mentioned a Plains state
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Frank Augello, a biomedical engineer from Cedar Knolls, New Jersey
|Carolyn Oliver, a poet writer from Worcester, Massachusetts
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (8-day total: $192,100)
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Correct response: What is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? (Alternate title: The Wizard of Oz)
More information about Final Jeopardy:
L. Frank Baum wanted his classic 1900 children’s novel, The Wizard of Oz, to be titled The Emerald City. However, according to the Afterword of a 2009 reprint by Collector’s Library, the Hill Company, the original publisher of the book, was superstitious against titles including the name of precious metals; they refused to publish the book until the name was changed. Eventually the book became known as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; many reprints now omit the word Wonderful from the title, to the point that even the Encyclopedia Britannica article specifically gives it as an alternate title.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Frank $2,400 + $2,395 = $4,795 (What is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz?)
Carolyn $4,600 – $201 = $4,399 (What is Peter Pan? (Hi Horatio!))
Jason $35,000 + $6,143 = $41,143 (9-day total: $233,243) (What is The Wizard of Oz?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NUMERIC LIT $600 (10th pick)
Jason 5400 +5400 (Carolyn 0 Frank -200)
2) CLASSICAL DANCE $1600 (14th pick)
Jason 26000 -3000 (Frank 2400 Carolyn 1000)
3) THAT PLACE USED TO BE CALLED… $1200 (20th pick)
Jason 27000 +6000 (Carolyn 2600 Frank 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 111
J! round: A PRINCE OF A GUY $200; HOBBIES & PASTIMES $200
DJ! Round: IT’S ROCKET SCIENCE $400; HOTELS $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000
Jason $28,400 Coryat, 35 correct, 3 incorrect, 61.54% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Frank $2,400 Coryat, 6 correct, 1 incorrect, 11.54% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Carolyn $4,600 Coryat, 6 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.38% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,400
Lach Trash: $10,600 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
251 correct, 23 incorrect
12/14 on rebound attempts (on 30 rebound opportunities)
47.34% in first on buzzer (231/488)
15/19 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $34,500)
5/9 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,333
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
10 games: 82.606%
Avg. streak: 13.749 games.
- As best as I can tell, the contestant whose geocaching interview was used in the HOBBIES & PASTIMES $1000 clue was Sunny Stalter, who appeared on the show in October 2011.
- Knowing that The Price Is Right has made a bit of a tradition of Drew Carey asking if the contestants want to give a shoutout to anyone, I wonder how/if a Mike Richards-produced show might deal with the problem of shoutouts that Jeopardy! currently has.
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