Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, April 23, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Statesmen) for Thursday, April 23, 2020 (Season 36, Episode 164):

The first Asian to accept the Nobel Peace Prize was the PM of this country who in 1967 renounced use of nuclear weapons

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Tim Latham, an accountant from Boston, Massachusetts
Tim Latham on Jeopardy!
Molly Bierman, an engineering program manager from San Francisco, California
Molly Bierman on Jeopardy!
Sharon Lawson, an administrative assistant from Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (1-day total: $19,601)
Sharon Lawson on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Japan?


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One year after North Vietnam’s Lê Đức Thọ declined the prize, believing that Vietnamese peace did not yet exist, Eisaku Satō, who served as Prime Minister of Japan from 1964 to 1972, was awarded (and accepted) the Nobel Peace Prize (sharing the prize with Irish politician Seán MacBride). Satō was awarded the Prize for his introduction of Japan’s Three Non-Nuclear Principles – that being the non-production, non-possession, and non-introduction of nuclear weapons. During Satō’s Prime Ministership, Japan also entered the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

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Scores going into Final:
Tim $20,200
Molly $8,400
Sharon $3,400


Tonight’s results:
Sharon $3,400 + $3,000 = $6,400 (What is Japan?)
Molly $8,400 – $0 = $8,400 (What is Vietnam S. Korea?)
Tim $20,200 + $1,000 = $21,200 (What is Japan?) (1-day total: $21,200)


Tim Latham, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 23, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tim $7,400
Sharon $2,800
Molly $2,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) FICTIONAL TV TOWNS & CITIES $1000 (clue #16)
Sharon 4200 -1800 (Molly 1000 Tim 3400)
2) EVERY BODY $1200 (clue #4)
Molly 3000 +3000 (Sharon 3600 Tim 7800)
3) LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH GIRLS $1600 (clue #19)
Sharon 6000 -5000 (Molly 7600 Tim 17000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -26


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 353 (2.15 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Tim $20,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Molly $6,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Sharon $10,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,000
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400

Sharon Lawson, career statistics:
33 correct, 5 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
27.43% in first on buzzer (31/113)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,000

Molly Bierman, career statistics:
13 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600

Tim Latham, career statistics:
22 correct, 0 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,200

Tim Latham, to win:
2 games: 63.811%
3: 40.718%
4: 25.983%
5: 16.580%
6: 10.580%
Avg. streak: 2.763 games.
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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, April 23, 2020"

  1. I guessed correctly since they are the only country to have seen the devastation first hand.

  2. John McCleary | April 23, 2020 at 11:32 am |

    Well, well, well. Another new champion. If Jeopardy keeps having this 1-day curse, they will lose their mojo and ratings will drop.

    • Answer: Jeopardy and college basketball have this is common
      Response: What are a lot of one and dones

  3. It’s like the Carousel Of 1-Day Champions is afraid that if it does end, and we all want it to END at some point, people won’t look back at this as a Historical Event, when it’s really a Historical Event gone way wrong.

    • John McCleary | April 23, 2020 at 12:10 pm |

      Maybe it will though. Tim had over $20,000 at the end of Double Jeopardy without finding a single Daily Double in the game. That’s actually pretty impressive. I am just hoping he can pull it off tomorrow though!

  4. Keep your fingers crossed, John, and hope that Tim does pull through tomorrow.

  5. Unfortunately again double digit TS clues and 2 missed DDs…but at least that was a quite impressive game by Tim. Maybe…..

  6. Michael Schwartz | April 23, 2020 at 8:07 pm |

    I was taken aback when Molly, from Alberta, said she took part in Raleigh’s Krispy Kreme Doughnut Run. Until she said she attended Duke.

  7. Vader47000 | April 25, 2020 at 4:00 am |

    Game was rescheduled in L.A. due to coverage of the NFL Draft (local ABC affiliates showed ESPN draft coverage). Start time was shifted to 9 p.m., but the draft still ran long and Jeopardy began in progress, which by then was halfway through Double J. Oh well.

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