Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, March 30, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Advertising Characters) for Monday, March 30, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 146):

Jack Keil’s team created this animal character rolled out in 1980, ther year of the USA’s highest recorded murder rate

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Monya De, a health journalist from Santa Monica, California
Monya De on Jeopardy!
Kyle Dallman, a political recruiter and trainer from Cincinnati, Ohio
Kyle Dallman on Jeopardy!
Khalilah Walters, an attorney from Danville, Virginia (1-day total: $2,399)
Khalilah Walters on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is McGruff?

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McGruff the Crime Dog is the mascot of the National Crime Prevention Council and was created by Keil on a pro bono project while working for New York ad agency Dancer Fitzgerald Sample. Keil also voiced McGruff for many years; McGruff’s full catchphrase was “You can’t crush crime or defeat it altogether, but you can snap at it, nibble at it — take a bite out of crime!”

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

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

Scores going into Final:
Kyle $15,400
Monya $6,800
Khalilah $4,200

Tonight’s results:
Khalilah $4,200 – $0 = $4,200 (Who is Scooby doo?)
Monya $6,800 + $6,800 = $13,600 (Who is MacGruff?)
Kyle $15,400 – $0 = $15,400 (Who is Ruff McGruffin) (1-day total: $15,400)

Kyle Dallman, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 30, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Kyle $5,000
Khalilah $3,000
Monya $2,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) “T” TIME $600 (clue #3)
Monya 400 +1000 (Khalilah 0 Kyle 200)
2) VICE PRESIDENTIAL QUOTES $1600 (clue #27)
Monya 9400 -6000 (Khalilah 4200 Kyle 15400)
3) 20th CENTURY BOOKS $800 (clue #29)
Monya 3400 +3400 (Khalilah 4200 Kyle 15400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 136

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: BIRDIES $200
DJ! Round: 20th CENTURY BOOKS $400
Total Left On Board: $600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 320 (2.19 per episode average), 3 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Kyle $15,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 43.64% in first on buzzer (24/55), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Monya $9,800 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Khalilah $4,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.55% in first on buzzer (8/55), 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,400
Lach Trash: $12,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,400

Khalilah Walters, career statistics:
24 correct, 9 incorrect
7/7 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
20.95% in first on buzzer (22/105)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,500

Kyle Dallman, career statistics:
21 correct, 6 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
43.64% in first on buzzer (24/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400

Monya De, career statistics:
16 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Kyle Dallman, to win:
2 games: 49.277%
3: 24.283%
4: 11.966%
5: 5.896%
6: 2.906%
Avg. streak: 1.972 games.

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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, March 30, 2020"

  1. I was getting worried about you when you didn’t post FJ and today’s contestants at 8:00. I hope you’re okay.

  2. I don’t love this category title. I understand the Ad Council was running the awareness PSAs with McGruff, but when I hear “advertising characters,” my brain goes to Spuds MacKenzie, Mr. Peanut, Tony the Tiger and the Energizer Bunny. McGruff, Smokey the Bear and Woodsy the Owl feel like they fall under a different branch of that tree. (I also acknowledge that “highest recorded murder rate” should be a flag that it’s not, say, Cap’n Crunch.)

  3. Wonder if my answer of the “take a bite out of crime” dog would be accepted?! 😃

  4. Congratulations Kyle! Yet another new champ…the 6th in 6 days.

  5. Clue: “In June 1804 he demanded that Alexander Hamilton face the consequences of his ‘base slander'”

    I was SO disappointed that neither Monya nor Alex responded with “Who is Aaron Burr?” as if they had a mouthful of peanut butter. 🙁

  6. I wonder sometimes how much situational awareness contestants have during the heat of the match. It’s much easier at home, but there have also been some contestants who seem to be very aware and very deliberate in how they try to work the board.

    Today’s game was interesting in that with two categories remaining in DJ, neither DD had been found. Both categories had to have one. When there was only the $400 and $800 clues left in the book category, a DD had to be under the $800 clue. It surprised me that not only did Kyle not pick it, he went to the $400 clue in the VP category, the only place in that category a DD wouldn’t be. Then when Monya got the $400 clue in VPs, she stayed in that category, I guess meaning she too had lost track of where a DD had to be. Like I said, easy to follow those kind of things at home.

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