Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 10, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Oscar-Winning Films) for Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 67):

The first words spoken in this 1970 Best Picture Oscar winner are “Ten-hut!” “Be seated”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Shane Mangin, a strategy consultant from New York, New York
Shane Mangin on Jeopardy!
Ben Chung, a heart failure cardiologist from Chicago, Illinois
Ben Chung on Jeopardy!
Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan (4-day total: $123,300)
Jennifer Quail on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Patton?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

With a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North and directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, Patton is a 1970 biopic about American World War II general George S. Patton, with George C. Scott in the title role. The film won 7 Oscars, including Best Picture, Director, Screenplay, and Best Actor for Scott, who famously refused the honor, citing a dislike of the Oscar voting process and acting “competitions”. The “Ten-hut, be seated” line comes from the film’s opening monologue about how “Americans love a winner” and was originally delivered to the United States Third Army.


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

Scores going into Final:
Jennifer $25,200
Shane $10,400
Ben $9,800


Tonight’s results:
Ben $9,800 + $9,800 = $19,600
Shane $10,400 – $9,200 = $1,200 (What is a bridge on the river kwai?)
Jennifer $25,200 + $1,000 = $26,200 (5-day total: $149,500)


Jennifer Quail, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the December 10, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jennifer $9,200
Shane $3,600
Ben $3,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) AMERICAN HISTORY $1000 (5th pick)
Jennifer 1200 +1000 (Shane 400 Ben -600)
2) OCCUPATIONALLY NAMED AUTHORS $800 (7th pick)
Shane 4800 +4000 (Jennifer 12400 Ben 4600)
3) AWARDS & HONORS $1600 (17th pick)
Ben 10200 -6000 (Jennifer 18000 Shane 8800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 108


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 107 (1.60 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Jennifer $25,200 Coryat, 29 correct, 1 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Ben $15,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Shane $7,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $48,200
Lach Trash: $1,200 (on 1 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600


Jennifer Quail, stats to date:
143 correct, 18 incorrect
9/13 on rebound attempts (on 22 rebound opportunities)
47.50% in first on buzzer (133/280)
10/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $24,000)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,720

Jennifer Quail, to win:
6 games: 79.118%
7: 62.597%
8: 49.525%
9: 39.183%
10: 31.001%
Avg. streak: 8.789 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • $149,500 is 24th all-time in terms of “money won in a player’s first five games, adjusted for doubled dollar values”.

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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 10, 2019"

  1. Congrats Jennifer!
    Continued Good Luck here and we will see you in the next ToC!

  2. Finally! The 5 day jinx is broken, so congratulations. I was somewhat surprised that it was not a clean sweep in FJ. I guess films from the 60s and 70s are not that popular with younger people. Well, their loss, there were MANY excellent movies, well into the 80s, even 90s, but the 60s and 70s (and before) created a lot of more than remarkable pictures. Well, now we will see how far Jennifer can go AND she made her win #5 a runaway to boot due to Ben’s miss on the last DD.

  3. i probably watch a movie once every 5 years and i got it (as i did the last time they asked about movies)… i read about alot of things, like old hollywood and the oscars.

    did george c scott accept his oscar in person? trying to remember

    it’s almost an advantage that i don’t know that much about movies as i don’t get 10 things running through my mind

    • He did not accept it at all, being the first actor to do so. Marlon Brando was the second later, when he refused to accept the Oscar for “The Godfather”.

  4. Patton was Not best picture in 1970 it was best picture in 1971. Midnight Cowboy was best picture in 1970

    • Sallie,

      Midnight Cowboy was the Best Picture of 1969. It was released in 1969.
      Patton, being a 1970 release, was the Best Picture of 1970.

      • .and therefore got the Oscar in 1971. Awards are always given the year AFTER the release.

        • Right, but even though it received the award in 1971, it was still the Best Picture of 1970.

          • Of course. Best picture 70=award in 71.
            Btw, too many Oscars nowadays imo. Best picture, best actor,actres, supporting actor and actress. Maybe the director. As it is, the award is watered down,sort of depreciated. Today you get an Oscar for almost everything. Just pick a song that has been #1 for a long long time, splice it into the movie (even if the song has nothing to do with the plot or characters) and the film has an Oscar….
            If the song is written for the movie and is related to the story and.or characters, then ok, I accept that too. But everything else is somewhat of an overkill I think.

    • The statuette that Patton won is on display at the George C. Marshall Museum in Lexington, Kentucky. The plaque on its base states that it is for “BEST PICTURE FOR 1970”. Zoom-able photo at the following link:

      https://www.marshallfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Marshall50th016.jpg

  5. For those who believe the correct answer was “What was Midnight Cowboy?”, did it start with the words “Ten-Hut” “Be seated”? That was also an important part of the answer.

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