Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Plays) for Tuesday, March 10, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 132):
From the title of a British-set comedy, it completes the final line “I’ve now realized for the first time in my life the vital…”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Lacey Davies, a casting assistant from New York, New York
|Mark Nasielski, an electrical engineering student from Los Angeles, California
|Paul Trifiletti, an attorney from Athens, Georgia (4-day total: $83,801)
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Correct response: What is The Importance of Being Earnest?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The Importance of Being Earnest is a famous Oscar Wilde farce and was Wilde’s final play. The play was critically acclaimed for its humor and satire of Victorian life. Unfortunately for Wilde, the Marquess of Queensberry intended to disrupt opening night with a bouquet of rotten vegetables (as Wilde’s lover was the Marquess’ son); the Marquess, however, was refused entry. Their feud escalated until it ended up in a famous libel case which led to the revealing of Wilde’s homosexuality, which then led to Wilde’s jailing and exile to France. Wilde never returned to Britain or Ireland before his 1900 death. Wilde was not officially pardoned by the Crown until 2017.
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Scores going into Final:
Lacey $1,000 + $1,000 = $2,000 (What is the importance of being earnest?)
Paul $13,000 + $10,000 = $23,000 (What is the Importance of being earnest?) (5-day total: $106,801)
Mark $16,600 – $9,401 = $7,199 (What is Reason for Being?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) POET-POURRI $600 (clue #6)
Mark 2400 +2400 (Paul 0 Lacey 600)
2) THE END OF THE EMPEROR $800 (clue #4)
Mark 7800 +3200 (Paul 3000 Lacey -1400)
3) BRR! IT’S COLD OUT THERE $1600 (clue #26)
Mark 17000 -2000 (Paul 9800 Lacey 1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 129
J! Round: POET-POURRI $1000
DJ! Round: THE COMICS $2000
Total Left On Board: $3,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 273 (2.07 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Paul $13,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Mark $14,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 4 incorrect, 45.45% in first on buzzer (25/55), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Lacey $1,000 Coryat, 6 correct, 3 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer (9/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $28,400
Lach Trash: $12,200 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400
Paul Trifiletti, career statistics:
96 correct, 9 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
32.10% in first on buzzer (87/271)
6/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,200)
4/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,680
Mark Nasielski, career statistics:
25 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
45.45% in first on buzzer (25/55)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400
Lacey Davies, career statistics:
7 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
16.36% in first on buzzer (9/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,000
Paul Trifiletti, to win:
6 games: 52.002%
Avg. streak: 6.083 games.
- When it comes to Jeopardy!, what ultimately matters is having the top score at the end of the game. People aren’t going to remember how you get to that point. And Paul is racking up those victories.
- Incredibly, though, Mark looked like he was in control of this one until about a minute left in Double Jeopardy!; that being said, he gave Paul an opening, and Paul took full advantage.
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