Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classic Movies) for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 97):
This 1939 film was loosely based on Senator Burton Wheeler, victim of a sham investigation for looking into the Justice Dept.
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Samantha Slama, a high school English teacher from Los Angeles, California
|Steve Schiraldi, a data analyst from Arlington, Virginia
|Dennis Coffey, a bartender from Old Orchard, Maine (2-day total: $39,202)
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Correct response: What is Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
According to the National Film Preservation Board, the classic 1939 Frank Capra film Mr. Smith Goes to Washington was based upon a Lewis R. Foster short story “The Gentleman from Montana”, which, in turn, was based on the early career of Montana Senator Burton K. Wheeler, who gained the ire of the Warren G. Harding administration as a freshman Senator for daring to investigate the corruption in that administration, most notably in the Justice Department, where many bootleggers had bribed Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty to gain either immunity from prosecution or release of their liquor.
Another minor point: This is the second episode in a row where Final Jeopardy! requires significant writing. Do you think that “What is Mr. Smith Goes to Washington?” is too long for Final Jeopardy? Leave a comment!
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Samantha $6,000 + $5,400 = $11,400
Dennis $7,200 + $4,801 = $12,001 (3-day total: $51,203)
Steve $10,000 – $4,401 = $5,599 (What is Gone With the Wind?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) GRAVESITE OFFERINGS $600 (13th pick)
Dennis 1600 -1000 (Steve 2200 Samantha 1000)
2) A CAPITAL CITY IDEA $2000 (10th pick)
Dennis 4400 +2500 (Steve 6800 Samantha 4800)
3) THE USG $1600 (23rd pick)
Dennis 9700 -2500 (Steve 8000 Samantha 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -32
J! round: GRAVESITE OFFERINGS $200; I MISSED THE START OF THAT NURSERY RHYME $200
DJ! round: BOOKS & AUTHORS $1200 & $1600; USG $400; IN SOVIET RUSSIA $400
Total $ Left On Board: $4,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 176 (1.81 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Dennis $10,200 Coryat
Samantha $6,000 Coryat
Steve $10,000 Coryat
Combined Coryat Score: $26,200
Dennis Coffey, to win:
4 games: 38.040%
Avg. streak: 3.614 games.
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