Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 12, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Museums) for Thursday, September 12, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 4):

President Johnson signed a law that added 2 words to the name of this museum established in 1946, D.C.’s most popular

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Eric Harp, a civil engineer from Washington, D.C.
Eric Harp on Jeopardy!
Jeff Harbin, an academic librarian from Manchester, New Hampshire
Jeff Harbin on Jeopardy!
Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (9-day total: $233,243)
Jason Zuffranieri on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the National Air and Space Museum?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

When it was formed on August 12, 1946, it was originally known as the National Air Museum. During the Space Race of the 1960s, it became renamed as the National Air and Space Museum.

It is the second-most visited museum in the United States (#1 is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York), and the fifth-most visited in the world (after the Louvre, the National Museum of China, the Met, and the Vatican Museums).

The aircraft at the museum includes The Spirit of St. Louis (the plane Charles Lindbergh made the first solo flight across the Atlantic with), the Bell X-1 (the plane on which Chuck Yeager made the first manned supersonic flight with), and the Apollo 11 command module.

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Scores going into Final:
Jason $37,600
Jeff $12,800
Eric $2,000

Tonight’s results:
Eric $2,000 + $1,999 = $3,999
Jeff $12,800 – $2,800 = $10,000 (What is “and Space”?)
Jason $37,600 + $3,000 = $40,600 (10-day total: $273,843)

Jason Zuffranieri, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 12, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jason $16,800
Jeff $4,200
Eric -$400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) COUNTRY MUSIC $800 (18th pick)
Jason 7800 +6000 (Jeff 3000 Eric -200)
2) ANATOMICAL ETYMOLOGY $2000 (2nd pick)
Jeff 4600 +4600 (Jason 16800 Eric -400)
3) BEEN AROUND WHILE $2000 (13th pick)
Jason 25200 +4000 (Jeff 12800 Eric 1200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 193

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Jason $30,400 Coryat, 35 correct, 2 incorrect, 57.89% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jeff $10,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Eric $2,000 Coryat, 4 correct, 3 in correct, 10.53% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,600
Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400

Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
287 correct, 25 incorrect
14/16 on rebound attempts (on 34 rebound opportunities)
48.44% in first on buzzer (264/545)
17/22 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $44,500)
6/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,040

Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
11 games: 84.233%
12: 70.951%
13: 59.764%
14: 50.341%
15: 42.404%
Avg. streak: 15.342 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Jason becomes the 9th player in Jeopardy! history to win at least 10 games; the previous 8 all won game #11.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – September 12, 2019"

  1. Jason keeps improving after the break! Now he’s up to 8th on the J! Hall of Fame regular earnings list and an Ultra Champ!

    His unenviable task is following in the shadow of James, nevertheless he’s accomplished what few J! contestants have done in its history And I like him! Hope he continues doing well.

  2. Marty Cunningham | September 12, 2019 at 2:22 pm |

    Jason just seems so low-key, compared to James. He does go to the bottom and looks for Daily Doubles like James did, but he is more conservative on his wagering when he finds one, and his daily average is still around the upper range of 20 to 25k for most multi-game winners. He still seems to be in awe, or a little overwhelmed, by what is going on, but he just seems thrilled to (still) be there. James had a certain intensity that seemed to put some people off, especially when he first started, almost too cold or mechanical. As time went by, and he shared more of his story over so many games, I think some of those people started to warm to him. Still not sure how he may do (or did) in the Tournament, as there is a slightly different atmosphere and structure, plus, the other 14 players know he is coming, and will no doubt have adapted their styles to stay in the game with him. Would be interesting to see if he could be the first player to win more than the $ 250,000 prize for the winner. Alex always prefaces the Final two games saying that the contestants could “win a minimum” of the cash prizes for 3rd, 2nd and 1st finishes.
    For now, keep going Jason!

  3. Enos Williams | September 13, 2019 at 12:23 am |

    I first visited the Air and Space Museum because of J!

    This Final was very meta (for me, at least).

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