Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, March 6, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 21st Century Movies) for Friday, March 6, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 130):

After its initial release in 2016, it became the first major motion picture to be dubbed in Tahitian

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Mahesh Uttamchandani, an international development specialist from Falls Church, Virginia
Mahesh Uttamchandani on Jeopardy!
Lynn Q. Yu, a screenwriter from Los Angeles, California
Lynn Q. Yu on Jeopardy!
Paul Trifiletti, an attorney from Athens, Georgia (2-day total: $38,199)
Paul Trifiletti on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Moana?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Moana, the 2016 Disney animated film, was dubbed into Tahitian for a few reasons: firstly, the film itself was set in Polynesia; secondly, story consultant Hinano Murphy (who had provided the Moana filmmaking team with significant cultural advice) felt that the dubbing would help excite the Tahitian community about its native language and that the dubbed version might become a teaching tool. Many members of the English voice cast were of Polynesian descent, including Auli’i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Nicole Scherzinger, and Troy Polamalu.


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

Scores going into Final:
Paul $12,400
Mahesh $11,600
Lynn $11,000


Tonight’s results:
Lynn $11,000 – $9,399 = $1,601 (What is Thor: Ragnorak?)
Mahesh $11,600 + $801 = $12,401 (What is Moana?)
Paul $12,400 + $10,801 = $23,201 (What is Moana?) (3-day total: $61,400)


Paul Trifiletti, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 6, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mahesh $8,000
Paul $7,600
Lynn $3,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) BRITISH POLITICS $800 (clue #10)
Mahesh 3200 +3200 (Paul 600 Lynn 600)
2) MUSICALS $1600 (clue #5)
Mahesh 9600 +400 (Paul 7600 Lynn 4200)
3) THE SAINTS $1200 (clue #14)
Paul 6400 +2000 (Lynn 5800 Mahesh 10800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 135


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: MUSICALS $400 MARCH-ING IN $400 $800 $1200
Total Left On Board: $2,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 268 (2.06 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Paul $11,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Mahesh $10,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer (17/53), 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Lynn $11,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer (17/53), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,000
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400

Paul Trifiletti, career statistics:
52 correct, 5 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
29.01% in first on buzzer (47/162)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,200)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,667

Lynn Q. Yu, career statistics:
15 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
32.08% in first on buzzer (17/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000

Mahesh Uttamchandani, career statistics:
19 correct, 3 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
32.08% in first on buzzer (17/53)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400

Paul Trifiletti, to win:
4 games: 48.330%
5: 23.358%
6: 11.289%
7: 5.456%
8: 2.637%
Avg. streak: 3.935 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • It’s interesting to see the viewpoints about the Jeopardy! buzzer from people who aren’t as familiar with it. Mahesh’s daughter, , in an article, described her father’s performance as having “struggled” with it, but the stats don’t seem to bear that out.
  • Something that’s not discussed a lot when it comes to Jeopardy! is the curse of knowledge, where a contestant with a large amount of knowledge in a certain area has too many thoughts going around in their head, and thus finds it more difficult to find the correct response (compared to a contestant who doesn’t know as much about a certain topic).

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14 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, March 6, 2020"

  1. Paul seems very deliberate in his style of play, which is working (but isn’t very entertaining). I feel great though, having got 4/5 FJ correct this week (missing only Green Eggs & Ham from Tuesday).

  2. At least the 2 right responses in today’s FJ! increased the result for the week to 5/15.

    Have a nice weekend everybody!

  3. Marty Cunningham | March 6, 2020 at 1:21 pm |

    Andy, I agree with you about “the curse of knowledge” or simply overthinking an answer.
    On my last game there was a DD about a Greek leader. The time reference steered the clue back to Alexander, but there was also something in there about Macedonia and so I overthought and incorrectly answered “Philip”.
    After analysing that game, Alexander should have been the “gut” or instinct response, since the category was more about history in general, than specifically Greek history, and there had been no other clues about famous Greeks up to that point. So, the answer most people would give would probably have been Alexander. If there had been a whole category on Greek history, then it is possible that both Alexander and his father Phillip would have come up as responses. I saw a very similar scenario play out about three months after that show and, again, the correct answer was Alexander, but the contestant responded with “Philip”.
    So, I have tried to get better about trusting my gut, both watching the show at home and also when playing J6 on the shows website, and it usually pays off.

  4. Christopher | March 6, 2020 at 3:13 pm |

    While others have mentioned that Paul T. “has not been very entertaining to watch”, I would have to counter that with my own comment that I liked Paul’s restrained demeanor; I found his buttoned-down, professional style to be classy and mature.

    • I’m with you, I like him a.lot. He seems very comfortable in his own skin with no need to “entertain” any of us, which I actually find refreshing (and entertaining,) Go Paul!

  5. Maurine Gutowski | March 6, 2020 at 3:36 pm |

    I like it when contestants speak CLEARLY. Some rattle off so fast that I can’t hear the answer. If I know absolutely nothing about the topic I don’t care. As a linguist I do know about the relationship of the languages from Hawaii to New Zealand, but I had never heard of the film.

  6. Category: “Inventions”
    Clue: “The robotic hand seen here was created thanks to the invention of this computer-aided process.”
    Paul’s response, deemed incorrect: “What is CADD?”
    Their “correct” response: “What is 3D printing?”

    Why was Paul’s response incorrect? CADD (Computer-Aided Design and Drafting) is a process, it was invented, and it was most certainly used in the development of the robotic hand…

    • I thought the same abt this answer. More so for trying to be the winner in my house 😃

  7. I’d certainly rather watch Paul than another well-known champion who constantly thought he was on Comedy Central, and wasn’t in the least bit cute or funny. If people want screaming contestants, maybe they need to tune into Wheel of Fortune, rather than Jeopardy. I think this type of criticism is really nasty and unfair.

  8. I most definitely agree with Steven. Paul’s reserved style is very refreshing, especially in contrast to the totally obnoxious antics of James.

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