Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fast Food) for Tuesday, February 25, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 122):

This sandwich was 1st sold in 1962 as an attempt to give the many Catholics of Cincinnati something to eat on Fridays during Lent

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Sandha Khin, an artist & performer from Los Angeles, California
Sandra Khin on Jeopardy!
Christopher Cartagena, a social studies educator from Royal Palm Beach, Florida
Christopher Cartagena on Jeopardy!
MacKenzie Jones, a program development director from Tulsa, Oklahoma (6-day total: $162,403)
MacKenzie Jones on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Filet-o-Fish?

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An appropriate clue for this Shrove Tuesday! Lou Groen, the franchise owner in Cincinnati, created the sandwich because his restaurant’s hamburger sales fell precipitously on Fridays during Lent. Groen’s sandwich creation was introduced nationwide after it won hands down in a sales competition over Ray Kroc’s Hula Burger (a grilled pineapple with cheese sandwich).

And as an interesting aside: A nearly identical clue to this was part of the J!6 set on February 11th (in the FOOD category that day.)

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

Scores going into Final:
MacKenzie $20,600
Christopher $5,000
Sandha $4,400

Tonight’s results:
Sandha $4,400 + $4,400 = $8,800
Christopher $5,000 + $5,000 = $10,000
MacKenzie $20,600 + $1,205 = $21,805 (7-day total: $184,208)

MacKenzie Jones, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 25, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Christopher $7,200
MacKenzie $4,600
Sandha $2,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) GEOGRAPHY $600 (clue #20)
Christopher 3400 +2000 (Sandha 1800 MacKenzie 1400)
2) THAT’S SO 500 YEARS GO! $1600 (clue #16)
MacKenzie 13000 +6000 (Christopher 9600 Sandha 3200)
3) ANCIENT GREEK THEATER $1600 (clue #27)
Christopher 10000 -5000 (MacKenzie 20600 Sandha 4400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 55

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $4,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 252 (2.07 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
MacKenzie $16,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Christopher $8,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Sandha $4,400 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.81% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,200
Lach Trash: $15,000 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800

MacKenzie Jones, stats to date:
138 correct, 18 incorrect
8/9 on rebound attempts (on 29 rebound opportunities)
35.16% in first on buzzer (135/384)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $34,000)
6/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,971

MacKenzie Jones, to win:
8 games: 67.450%
9: 45.494%
10: 30.686%
11: 20.697%
12: 13.960%
Avg. streak: 9.072 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Daily Doubles play much easier than Final Jeopardy! clues do and I think that more contestants are starting to realize this. MacKenzie’s average Daily Double bet is over $5,000; she’s been able to turn an otherwise average Coryat score into dominating runaways because of this. (Sam Kavanaugh did the same in July).

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19 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, February 25, 2020"

  1. wow, i got this with a wild stab. …….. why can catholics eat fish but not beef on lent?……… does McD still sell FoF?

  2. I wonder if “Mcdonald’s fish filet sandwich” would be acceptable? I didn’t remember it was called “filet-o-fish”.(Haven’t eaten there in a while!)

  3. Darn! I thought sure this was a tuna and crawfish
    salad on pumpernickel

  4. MacKenzie is playing really well, I hope she can continue winning! In regards to today’s game, I remember hearing about this Filet-O-Fish fact not too long ago. So I got this Final right away.

  5. I have never been a fan a fish and have never actually practiced Lent, yet I’ve known this fun fact since elementary school when my dad explained it to me.

  6. I just wonder why MacKenzie didn’t wager a little more in FJ! An odd number anyway, unless 1.205 and the resulting final number have any significance for her, like James bet amounts that related to his personal life?

  7. I really hope MacKenzie wins tomorrow which will push her over $200K

  8. MacKenzie definitely plays extremely well—but she’s lucky they don’t insist on proper spelling in FJ—
    2/20–“What is Lebbenon?” (Lebanon)
    2/21–“What is Palm d’Or?” (Palme)
    2/25–“What is Fillet o’Fish?” (Filet-o-Fish)

  9. Been looking everywhere, and can’t find question to last daily double in the 500 years ago category for 25th Feb. Any help?

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