Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fairy Tales) for Wednesday, May 27, 2020 (Season 36, Game 178):

A familiar chant in this fairy tale continues, “Be he alive or be he dead, I’ll grind his bones to make my bread”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Lauren Schneider Lipton, a high school health teacher from Seattle, Washington
Lauren Schneider Lipton on Jeopardy!
Will Satterwhite, an 8th-12th grade band & choir teacher from Vinton, Virginia
Will Satterwhite on Jeopardy!
Jenna Hall, a high school English teacher from Seaside, California
Jenna Hall on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is “Jack and the Beanstalk”?

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The quatrain in question begins: “Fee-fi-fo-fum, I smell the blood of an Englishman”. Originally published in 1734 as “The Story of Jack Spriggins and the Enchanted Bean”, it became popularized in 1845’s The Home Treasury.

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

Scores going into Final:
Will $22,400
Jenna $9,000
Lauren $7,600

Tonight’s results:
Lauren $7,600 + $6,401 = $14,001 (What is Jack and the Beanstalk?)
Jenna $9,000 + $7,500 = $16,500 (What is Jack and the Beanstalk?)
Will $22,400 + $0 = $22,400 (What is “Jack and the Beanstalk”?) (Semi-Finalist)

Will Satterwhite, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the May 27, 2020 game.)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Amanda Baltimore, $17,600
Tuesday: Meggie Kwait, $21,601
Wednesday: Will Satterwhite, $22,400
1. Katie Labarge, $18,400, 99.997% to advance
2. Jenna Hall, $16,500, 99.461% to advance
3. Sam Matson, $16,402, 93.104% to advance
4. Lauren Schneider Lipton, $14,001, 43.339% to advance
5. Peter Gouveia, $6,399
6. Ivory Johnson, $0

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Will $5,400
Jenna $1,000
Lauren -$400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) A WRITER’S LIFE $400 (clue #18)
Jenna 200 -1000 (Will 2800 Lauren 400)
2) THE RENAISSANCE $1200 (clue #3)
Will 6200 +3800 (Jenna 1000 Lauren 0)
3) OF TEACHERS & TESTS $1200 (clue #13)
Will 14800 +1200 (Jenna 1000 Lauren 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -31

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 363 (2.04 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Will $19,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jenna $10,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Lauren $7,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,400
Lach Trash: $12,400 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200

Jenna Hall, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000

Will Satterwhite, career statistics:
25 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,800

Lauren Schneider Lipton, career statistics:
11 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600

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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, May 27, 2020"

  1. First DD line has a typo, ‘1’ instead of ‘+’, it looks like.

  2. Lucas Hatfield | May 27, 2020 at 12:05 pm |

    Why are the scores between non-winners so high this tournament? If this keeps up, wild card spots will be hard-fought for, unlike most tournaments.

  3. I really don’t understand why Jenna and Lauren don’t wager it all in double jeopardy. With the wagers they made, there is no way they get a wildcard if they miss final jeopardy, and if they get it correct they don’t have as good a shot at a wildcard. I think some people have a psychological barrier of taking a chance to finish with zero.

    • Bob Chang | May 27, 2020 at 1:23 pm |

      Good point about their FJ wagers. Though we have the 20-20 hindsight of knowing the previous contestants scores they didn’t have, nevertheless only by getting it correct are their qualifying chances good, so might as well bet the maximum.

    • I thought the same thing Mark. Ending up with $1,500 is no better than zero in the games this week. Bet it all to give yourself the best chance you can at a wild card.

  4. My local station interrupted because of a tornado warning not in my area.Weatherman apologized ,but say Jeopardy was a repeat anyway.

    • I take it you are in Florida?

      • I think this was Durham, NC.

        • Alan Jones | May 28, 2020 at 3:29 pm |

          Yep, Durham, NC. I watched the same. I won’t vent my frustration here (well, not much). It was probaby worthwhile for the folks on the fringe of the viewing area that were in the tornado warning area. But for me, I kept hearing heard “not much happening, but we’ll stay with it while the warning is in effect,” and over and over and over. Frustrating for me, but maybe vital to those folks “over yonder.”

          Maybe today’s weather will co-operate and not interrupt us Jeopardy! fans.

  5. Unusual high WC #. We’ll see what happens Thu @ Fri. could be just 1 or 2 bucks difference whether a player gets in or not. Well, at least some suspense there. Would be tough if you have around 15 K and get eliminated though….

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