Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, December 27, 2019


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Art Firsts) for Friday, December 27, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 80):

The first French museum to buy this type of painting was the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, in 1901

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Matt Anderson, a musician from Malden, Massachusetts
Matt Anderson on Jeopardy!
Jamison Webb, an actor & writer from Santa Monica, California
Jamison Webb on Jeopardy!
Karen Farrell, a political consultant from Woodbridge, Virginia (1-day total: $17,200)
Karen Farrell on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Impressionist?


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Even though the Impressionist art movement first debuted in 1874, the movement was considered scandalous in the French art world and critics heaped scorn upon the works, one even saying, “Try to explain to M Renoir that a woman’s torso is not a mass of decomposing flesh with purple and green spots that indicate the state of total putrefaction in a corpse!” However, French art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel saw the possibilities in the movement and became their pre-eminent dealer, buying thousands of Impressionist paintings to exhibit and sell. Buyers remained in short supply, however, until Durand-Ruel, on the verge of bankruptcy, exhibited in the United States in 1886 — and the American art-buying public loved it. However, in spite of the American love for the movement, it took until 1896 for a Berlin museum to buy an Impressionist work (Cezanne’s “The Mill on the Couleuvre near Pontoise”) and until 1901 for Lyon’s Musee des Beaux-Arts to buy Renoir’s “Woman Playing A Guitar”. Today, much of modern art and its popularity can be traced back to Impressionism and the foresight of Paul Durand-Ruel.


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

Scores going into Final:
Karen $11,900
Jamison $9,200
Matt $8,800


Tonight’s results:
Matt $8,800 + $8,795 = $17,595
Jamison $9,200 – $4,800 = $4,400 (What is Cubist?)
Karen $11,900 + $6,501 = $18,401 (2-day total: $35,601)


Karen Farrell, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the December 27, 2019 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Karen $5,800
Jamison $2,000
Matt $1,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) PROVERBS $1000 (30th pick)
Karen 3800 +2000 (Jamison 2000 Matt 1000)
2) INTERNATIONAL SPORTS $2000 (2nd pick)
Matt 2600 +2600 (Karen 5800 Jamison 2000)
3) THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION $2000 (19th pick)
Karen 8200 -1500 (Jamison 6800 Matt 4800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 134


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 130 (1.63 per episode average), 1 Daily Double


Game Stats:
Karen $12,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Matt $8,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Jamison $9,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer, 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,800
Lach Trash: $10,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,000


Karen Farrell, stats to date:
42 correct, 8 incorrect
4/7 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
36.11% in first on buzzer (39/108)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,300

Karen Farrell, to win:
3 games: 44.456%
4: 19.763%
5: 8.786%
6: 3.906%
7: 1.736%
Avg. streak: 2.800 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Jamison found himself in Stratton’s Dilemma and made an unusual bet that neither won a Double Stumper with Karen or covered Matt. I assume that he, like myself when I originally posted this, made a math error, as he was off by $1,000. (Thank you to Brian O’Leary for pointing this out.)

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, December 27, 2019"

  1. Brian O'Leary | December 27, 2019 at 5:57 pm |

    Andy. Your math is a bit off today. Jamison bet $1,000 too much for such a strategy to work. Karen had a lead of $2,700 going into FJ!, so Jamison had to finish with at least $5,400 (not $4,400) to finish ahead of her if she got FJ! wrong.
    Cheers, Brian

  2. Anyone know why Alex hesitated and said “we’ll accept that” for the Korean Peninsula answer? What were they looking for?

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