Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, March 12, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Actors) for Thursday, March 12, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 134):

Speaking of his role in a 1964 film, he apologized for “the most atrocious Cockney accent in the history of cinema”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Waseem Daher, a startup founder from San Francisco, California
Waseem Daher on Jeopardy!
Dewi Harjanto, a computational biologist from Boston, Massachusetts
Dewi Harjanto on Jeopardy!
Jessica Babbitt, a personal stylist from Austin, Texas (1-day total: $23,398)
Jessica Babbitt on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Dick Van Dyke?

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Van Dyke, who portrayed Bert in the 1964 classic Mary Poppins apologized for his atrocious Cockney accent (for which he had been long mocked by the British) when he received a Britannia award for excellence in television in 2017 by BAFTA.

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

Scores going into Final:
Dewi $11,800
Jessica $11,600
Waseem $0

Tonight’s results:
Waseem $0 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Jessica $11,600 + $11,600 = $23,200 (Who is Dick van Dyke?) (2-day total: $46,598)
Dewi $11,800 – $11,401 = $399 (Who is Sean Connery?)

Jessica Babbitt, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 12, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dewi $7,000
Jessica $5,600
Waseem $3,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) FOOD & DRINK IN THE BIBLE $800 (clue #29)
Dewi 4000 +2000 (Jessica 5600 Waseem 3400)
2) DIVING $800 (clue #24)
Waseem 8200 -4000 (Jessica 10400 Dewi 11800)
3) A CASE OF THE BENDS $1600 (clue #26)
Waseem 4200 -4200 (Jessica 10400 Dewi 11800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -99

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: DIVING $400 $2000 A CASE OF THE BENDS $800
Total Left On Board: $3,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 281 (2.10 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Jessica $11,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer (17/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Dewi $10,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (18/54), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Waseem $8,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,400
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,600

Jessica Babbitt, career statistics:
35 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
32.08% in first on buzzer (34/106)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,500)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,900

Dewi Harjanto, career statistics:
18 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (18/54)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600

Waseem Daher, career statistics:
11 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$8,200)
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200

Jessica Babbitt, to win:
3 games: 36.973%
4: 13.670%
5: 5.054%
6: 1.869%
7: 0.691%
Avg. streak: 2.587 games.

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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, March 12, 2020"

  1. Jessica Babbitt’s 2-Day Total is $46,598. You added $10,000 too much, but no biggie.

  2. Mark Barrett | March 12, 2020 at 12:46 pm |

    All done: if you want to round up the full stats.

  3. Dick Van Dyke, in apologizing for his Cockney accent sounding “atrocious” in Mary Poppins, very possibly thought about the “supercalifragilisticexpialidocious“ song and it’s opening line with “atrocious”!

  4. Sorry that the clues were mean to Waseem.

  5. Alex said to “wrap up the week” didn’t he? He was having a rough day! Always makes me think he’s not feeling well🙁

  6. So Waseem becomes the fifth contestant this season (6th to be precise) to not play Final J! because he was at zero though he was lucky enough he didn’t end up in the red.

  7. Christopher | March 13, 2020 at 1:27 am |

    Alex Trebeck, always elegant and affable, was indeed having a rough day (as we ALL do). But I did have to laugh when he called her “Jessica Rabbit” by mistake. You guys remember the movie “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” ?

  8. That Corona clue was evidence of how far in advance the shows are taped. Last night in particular, it was cringeworthy.

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