Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Holiday Songs) for Thursday, December 5, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 64):
This song had its beginnings as a book handed out to children at Christmas at Montgomery Ward
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kelly Gerhold, an adjunct history teacher from Bakersfield, California
|Chris Blasone, an operations control specialist from Chicago, Illinois
|Jennifer Quail, a wine tasting consultant from Dowagiac, Michigan (1-day total: $45,200)
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Correct response: What is “Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer”?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Robert L. May, an advertising copywriter at Montgomery Ward, created Rudolph and his story for the 1939 Christmas season at Montgomery Ward; the department store printed two million copies of a Rudolph book that year. To Mongomery Ward, it was just a “silly little almost booklet”, but Rudolph won the hearts of children everywhere, and May managed to get the rights to the character. With the help of his brother-in-law, who was a songwriter, the book became a song that landed into the hands of Gene Autry, whose 1949 version of the song was that year’s smash hit at Christmas.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Chris $5,800 + $5,701 = $11,501 (What is Rudolf the Red Nosed Raindeer?)
Kelly $13,800 – $10,000 = $3,800 (What is the First Noel?)
Jennifer $16,100 + $13,500 = $29,600 (2-day total: $74,800) (What is Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ARCHAEOLOGY $800 (11th pick)
Jennifer 1200 +1000 (Kelly 1200 Chris 400)
2) GRAND OLD FLAGS $1600 (7th pick)
Jennifer 8400 +2000 (Kelly 5000 Chris 1000)
3) “B” SIEGE $1600 (11th pick)
Jennifer 12800 +2500 (Kelly 4200 Chris 200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 127
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 102 (1.59 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Jennifer $14,600 Coryat, 24 correct, 5 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer, 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Chris $5,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 6 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer, 4/6 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Kelly $13,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,200
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,600
Jennifer Quail, stats to date:
59 correct, 10 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
50.88% in first on buzzer (58/114)
6/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,000
Jennifer Quail, to win:
3 games: 79.366%
Avg. streak: 5.846 games.
- Reminder: Final Jeopardy! responses can be misspelled so long as the misspelling does not change the pronunciation.
- Jennifer’s $74,800 is the 9th-highest total through 2 games since the dollar values were doubled in November 2001. She is also the 5th contestant in 2019 to win at least $70,000 through 2 wins (Eric R. Backes, James Holzhauer, Emma Boettcher, and Ed Condon are the other four.)
- It seems to me that Jennifer has above-average knowledge (the fact that she’s 6/6 on Daily Doubles, in addition to her very strong performance in the bottom two rows yesterday, is evidence of this); it disappoints me that she doesn’t seem to have as much confidence in her abilities. I fear her undoing will be underbetting Daily Doubles.
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