Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Music Stars) for Monday, February 24, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 121):
On July 26, 1972 he testified before a Senate subcommittee on national penitentiaries
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Steve Goodreau, a professor from Seattle, Washington
|Jennifer Aziz, a lawyer from Toronto, Ontario, Canada
|MacKenzie Jones, a program development director from Tulsa, Oklahoma (5-day total: $130,803)
Mackenzie’s 5 wins last week were taped the first week of December; these episodes were taped the first full week of January.
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Correct response: Who is Johnny Cash?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In addition to his famous live albums recorded at Folsom and San Quentin, Johnny Cash played numerous unpaid prison concerts, dating all the way back to Huntsville State Prison in Texas in 1957. Over the course of these concerts, Cash became an advocate for prison reform, to the point that he was invited to testify before the Senate. His testimony relayed stories about some of the worst abuses he had heard of on his visits. The testimony was so moving that Senator Quentin N. Burdick (D-ND) felt the need to say “We need more Johnny Cashes, I guess”.
I feel as though a lot of viewers at home are going to say “Well, it’s either Johnny Cash or Elvis Presley”, as Presley did have his famous early-’70s meeting with Richard Nixon.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Jennifer $6,800 + $6,700 = $13,500
MacKenzie $15,800 + $15,700 = $31,600 (6-day total: $162,403)
Steve $16,400 – $15,201 = $1,199 (Who is Elvis Presley?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) AROUND THE WORLD $600 (6th pick)
Steve 1000 +1000 (MacKenzie 800 Jennifer 0)
2) 19th CENTURY HISTORY $2000 (13th pick)
Steve 12200 +3000 (MacKenzie 6400 Jennifer 4000)
3) ONLY THE GOOD CHARACTERS DIE YOUNG $2000 (23rd pick)
MacKenzie 8000 +7000 (Steve 16800 Jennifer 6000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 212
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 249 (2.06 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
MacKenzie $10,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jennifer $6,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Steve $15,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,600
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on #10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600
MacKenzie Jones, stats to date:
119 correct, 17 incorrect
8/9 on rebound attempts (on 26 rebound opportunities)
35.45% in first on buzzer (117/330)
5/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $28,000)
5/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,767
MacKenzie Jones, to win:
7 games: 65.840%
Avg. streak: 7.927 games.
- I anticipate some viewers will be up in arms over CITY FILMS $1600 and whether or not MacKenzie responded in the form of a question. It was very clear to me that her phrasing crossed over Alex saying “MacKenzie, again” (as it was the fourth consecutive clue she had rung in on) and she began speaking after Alex said “MacKenzie”, not expecting him to say “Again”.
- As a former pub quiz host, I think I would have enjoyed a team with a team name solely as a drawing of a cat.
- By my count, it appears as though MacKenzie has passed Tom Cubbage ($161,600) to become the highest-earning contestant from Oklahoma on Jeopardy!
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