Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 8, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century America) for Monday, June 8, 2020 (Season 36, Game 186):

10-year-old Martin Luther King, Jr. sang with his church’s choir at the celebrated premiere of this film

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Tonya Schaan, a travel planner from Shreveport, Louisiana
Tonya Schaan on Jeopardy!
Lindsay Madejski, a privacy consultant from Falls Church, Virginia
Lindsay Madejski on Jeopardy!
Morgan Wilbanks, a physician from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (1-day total: $21,400)
Morgan Wilbanks on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Gone with the Wind?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The church choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church (where Martin Luther King, Sr. preached) was the only black church in Atlanta willing to perform at the premiere of 1939’s Gone with the Wind, as Atlanta city officials wanted the performers to dress as slaves and sing spirituals. Incredibly, Hattie McDaniel (who won an Oscar for her performance in the film) was not invited to the Atlanta premiere due to the color of her skin.

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

Scores going into Final:
Morgan $11,600
Tonya $11,000
Lindsay $9,000


Tonight’s results:
Lindsay $9,000 – $0 = $9,000 (What is ?)
Tonya $11,000 + $11,000 = $22,000 (What is Gone with the Wind?)
Morgan $11,600 + $11,000 = $22,600 (What is Gone with the Wind?) (2-day total: $44,000)


Morgan Wilbanks, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 8, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tonya $3,400
Lindsay $2,600
Morgan $1,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) A NATIONAL MONUMENT-AL CHALLENGE $1000 (clue #15)
Tonya 2000 +2000 (Morgan 600 Lindsay 800)
2) TRANSCENDENTAL WORDS $1200 (clue #10)
Morgan 3000 +3000 (Lindsay 4200 Tonya 3800)
3) FONTS OF WISDOM $2000 (clue #23)
Morgan 4800 +4800 (Lindsay 7800 Tonya 7400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 300


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: NAME, RANK, NO SERIAL NUMBER $600 $800 ROCK &/OR “ROLL” SONGS $200
DJ! Round: 19th CENTURY NOTABLES $2000
Total Left On Board: $3,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 369 (1.98 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Morgan $7,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer (17/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Tonya $10,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.64% in first on buzzer (12/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Lindsay $9,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,000
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600

Morgan Wilbanks, career statistics:
34 correct, 11 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
30.00% in first on buzzer (33/110)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600

Lindsay Madejski, career statistics:
15 correct, 5 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000

Tonya Schaan, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
22.64% in first on buzzer (12/53)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000

Morgan Wilbanks, to win:
3 games: 54.944%
4: 30.188%
5: 16.586%
6: 9.113%
7: 5.007%
Avg. streak: 3.219 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s is only the 5th regular-play game since 2004 (and the first since April 20, 2015) where all 3 Daily Doubles were successful True Daily Doubles.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 8, 2020"

  1. Being he was 10 in 1939, I knew it had to be Gone with the Wind of Wizard of Oz.

  2. Matthew Yothers | June 8, 2020 at 11:37 am | Reply

    Wow, another comeback by Morgan in Double Jeopardy, and he showed us that you shouldn’t give up if you want to have a shot at winning. Way to go, Morgan.

  3. Morgan’s MO in his two wins has been starting out slow (3rd after each J! round) then nail two big DDs in DJ! and pull away. His J! round winnings of $2,600 and $1,800 each) are exactly 10% of his $44,000 two-day winnings!

    • Wouldn’t exactly say he was ‘pulling away’ today. 🙂 After his second daily double his lead was 3X what it was than at the end of double jeopardy. More like hanging on. But kudos. A win is a win.

      • Yes, he didn’t exactly pull away. He was in third place before each daily double in Double Jeopardy and had the lowest Coryat score of all three players. Into Final Jeopardy, all three players’ scores were close.

  4. Tonight’s match wasn’t shown in my market (a US Senate debate took precedence), so kudos again, Andy, for your dedication to this site and its detailed stats and recap.

    I know the people in charge of Jeopardy! had to come up with extra weeks of reruns starting next week, but I wonder how fans feel about the “Big Wins” series coming up?

  5. Tonight’s match wasn’t shown in my market (a US Senate debate took precedence), so kudos again, Andy, for your dedication to this site and its detailed stats and recap.

    I know the people in charge of Jeopardy! had to come up with extra weeks of reruns starting next week, but I wonder how fans feel about the “Big Wins” series coming up?

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