Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The 1940s) for Wednesday, September 18, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 8):
This nickname for a history-changing weapon of 1945 came from a character in “The Maltese Falcon”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jon Chang, a tutor from Brooklyn, New York
|Barbara Walton, a retired air traffic controller from Rockledge, Florida
|Jason Zuffranieri, a math teacher from Albuquerque, New Mexico (13-day total: $361,943)
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Correct response: What is “Fat Man”?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon”, “Fat Man” refers to Kasper Gutman; Sam Spade and many other characters use the nickname to refer to Gutman.
In the famous 1941 film noir version starring Humphrey Bogart, Gutman was played by Sydney Greenstreet.
At the end of World War II, “Fat Man” became the name of the nuclear bomb detonated over Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945, the second of two nuclear bombs detonated by the United States.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jon $7,800 – $7,800 = $0 (What is Little Boy?)
Barbara $8,600 + $6,999 = $15,599
Jason $33,800 + $3,800 = $37,600 (14-day total: $399,543)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SCIENCE $1000 (8th pick)
Jason 800 -1000 (Jon 2200 Barbara 1000)
2) CLASSIC METAL BANDS $1200 (6th pick)
Jason 7600 +7600 (Jon 6600 Barbara 4200)
3) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS $2000 (15th pick)
Jason 23200 +3000 (Jon 6600 Barbara 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 13
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Jason $27,400 Coryat, 30 correct, 3 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Barbara $8,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jon $7,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,800
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Jason Zuffranieri, stats to date:
413 correct, 33 incorrect
22/24 on rebound attempts (on 50 rebound opportunities)
49.28% in first on buzzer (376/763)
26/32 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $83,500)
8/14 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,986
Jason Zuffranieri, to win:
15 games: 87.121%
Avg. streak: 20.765 games.
- Jason has now pulled to within $11,457 of Austin Rogers’ regular-season total, and within $30,857 of David Madden’s regular-season total.
- Jason has also passed Arthur Chu for 16th on the all-time winnings list. Colby Burnett is 15th at $408,333.
- Jason has also passed Arthur Chu for 10th in terms of number of correct responses given on the show. Austin Rogers sits 9th at 424.
- One of Barbara’s audience guests posted on Twitter last week that while she was introduced as a retired air traffic controller, she has apparently moonlit in the gaming industry, and also invented a table game that went to market. Thus, seeing a category called DESCRIBING THE CASINO GAME would have been right up her alley. Game material and contestants are selected randomly and independently of each other; sometimes, coincidences take place and this one was a happy one for Barbara. Of course, with Jason still going 3/5 in the category, the signalling device is still the most important part!j
- It’s too bad that Jon kept going to the top row of the board; that’s not going to beat a player who’s Daily Double hunting (and, of course, Jason showed it today in the CLASSIC METAL BANDS category.)
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