Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 17, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Movie Soundtracks) for Thursday, October 17, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 29):

The soundtrack of this 2018 film has “Material Girl” & “Money (That’s What I Want)” in Chinese & English

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Daryn Firicano, a clinical representative from Las Vegas, Nevada
Daryn Firicano on Jeopardy!
Laura Blazyk, a librarian from Seattle, Washington
Laura Blazyk on Jeopardy!
Ed Condon, a retired business intelligence manager from Hastings-on-Hudson, New York (2-day total: $73,600)
Ed Condon on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Crazy Rich Asians?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

In compiling the soundtrack to 2018’s smash hit film Crazy Rich Asians, director John M. Chu and music supervisor Gabe Hilfer came up with a list of as many songs as they could think of about money; “Money (That’s What I Want)” and “Material Girl” made the cut for the soundtrack album. Malaysian singer Cheryl K performed the English and Chinese versions of “Money (That’s What I Want)”, while Sally Yeh performed “Material Girl (200 Du)”. The film grossed over $200 million worldwide.


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

Scores going into Final:
Daryn $17,200
Ed $8,000
Laura $5,000


Tonight’s results:
Laura $5,000 + $3,001 = $8,001
Ed $8,000 + $2,100 = $10,100
Daryn $17,200 + $1,000 = $18,200 (1-day total: $18,200)


Daryn Firicano, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 17, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Laura $3,400
Daryn $3,200
Ed $2,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE NONFICTION BOOK’S SUBTITLE $1000 (7th pick)
Laura 800 -1000 (Daryn 2200 Ed -200)
2) LANGUAGE ISOLATES $800 (2nd pick)
Ed 2800 -2800 (Laura 3400 Daryn 3200)
3) SELF-PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST $1200 (11th pick)
Ed 400 +2000 (Daryn 5200 Laura 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -100


Unplayed clues:
J! round: ’60s POP CULTURE $200; ENFANTS TERRIBLES $600
DJ! round: TV-POURRI $2000; PUT THE ASTRONAUTS ON THE MISSION $400 & $800
Total $ Left On Board: $4,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 87 (3.00 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Daryn $17,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 34.62% in first on buzzer, 2/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Ed $10,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 7 incorrect, 46.15% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Laura $6,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.31% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,200
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600


Ed Condon, final stats:
77 correct, 10 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
46.91% in first on buzzer (76/162)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,800

Daryn Firicano, stats to date:
21 correct, 2 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
34.62% in first on buzzer (18/52)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200

Daryn Firicano, to win:
2 games: 55.152%
3: 30.418%
4: 16.776%
5: 9.252%
6: 5.103%
Avg. streak: 2.230 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • This is the first game with a triple-get Final Jeopardy since July 23, ending a streak of 31 games. A streak of 36 regular play games took place between October 23 and December 25, 2002.

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 17, 2019"

  1. Am I the only one who feels the FJ clue is not even a proper sentence?

    • I don’t have an issue with it. Would it be better if it had been phrased

      The soundtrack of this 2018 film has the songs “Material Girl” & “Money (That’s What I Want)” in the Chinese & English languages.

      • Absolutely. It would have been a correct sentence. Leaving the “and” out and/or phrasing it the way it appears on the recap makes it guesswork. You know pretty much what they mean, but it is sloppy. Haven’t seen the show yet, comes on in about 5 hours here, so I’ll check then how it was really written,

  2. Maurine Gutowski | October 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm |

    I thought it should have been “in Chinese AND in English.” I was surprised that everyone got it right, as I had never heard of the movie; I have no interest in physically sitting in a movie theater. Maybe the quote is a typo. This tablet often changes what I have written, twice already in writing this! I will check tonight.

  3. Frank Smith | October 17, 2019 at 5:01 pm |

    Is there any chance Daryn spelled “Asians” as “Asinas?” He wrote it pretty small, and I couldn’t really tell.

  4. Maurine Gutowski | October 17, 2019 at 8:30 pm |

    I see it has been changed to include an ampersand, the symbol derived from Latin “et” meaning “and” (&). In handwriting we usually use a sort of cursive plus.

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