Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous First Lines) for Friday, February 14, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 115):
These 7 words precede, “The rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jayne Niemi, a retired college registrar from St. Paul, Minnesota
|Terry Heard, Jr., an aircraft maintainer from Akron, Ohio
|Brooke MacKenzie, a lawyer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (1-day total: $17,300)
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Correct response: What is “It was a dark and stormy night”?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
“It was a dark and stormy night” is the opening line to Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s 1830 novel Paul Clifford; it quickly became a clichéd opening line to works. Charles Schulz had Snoppy refer to it in the Peanuts comics specifically because it had been a cliché for such a long time.
I don’t know how I feel about this sort of a Final Jeopardy that requires so much to be written, though — and no short forms, either. It could catch out a contestant who doesn’t leave themself enough time to write!
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Brooke $6,600 + $6,501 = $13,101
Jayne $7,000 – $6,206 = $794 (What is it was a dark s)
Terry $19,000 – $1,337 = $17,663 (What is Aleve)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORIC NAMES $800 (5th pick)
Terry -1000 -1000 (Jayne 800 Brooke 0)
2) TREES GROW ON MONEY $2000 (27th pick) ($4400 remaining on the board)
Terry 9800 +9800 (Jayne 7000 Brooke 6600)
3) LONDON BOROUGHS $2000 (29th pick) ($2000 remaining on the board)
Terry 20000 -1000 (Jayne 7000 Brooke 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -5
J! round: WOMEN AUTHORS $400 & $600
DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $1,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 236 (2.05 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Terry $13,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 9 incorrect, 47.27% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Brooke $6,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 18.18% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Jayne $7,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 0 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,800
Lach Trash: $16,600 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600
Brooke MacKenzie, final stats:
28 correct, 5 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
23.64% in first on buzzer (26/110)
1/1 on Daily Double (Net Earned: $7,700)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000
Terry Heard, Jr., stats to date:
20 correct, 10 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
47.27% in first on buzzer (26/55)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,800)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,200
Terry Heard, Jr., to win:
2 games: 64.339%
Avg. streak: 2.804 games.
- Because Terry had gotten himself out of the red before the end of the Jeopardy! round, the most recent regular-play game winner to be at $0 or worse after the Jeopardy! round is still John Giambrone on February 7, 2018.
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