Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Holidays) for Monday, July 20, 2020 (Season 1, Game 1):
The third Monday in January starting in 1986
(correct response beneath the contestants)
This episode originally aired on September 10, 1984.
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|Frank Selevan, an advertising copywriter originally from Miami, Florida
|Lois Feinstein, a freelance copywriter originally from Plainview, New York
|Greg Hopkins, an energy demonstrator from Waverly, Ohio (-day total: $0)
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Correct response: What is Martin Luther King Jr. Day?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Ever since King’s assassination in 1968, there were calls to have a federal holiday in King’s honor. However, it took 15 years for Congressman John Conyers (D-MI) to see his dream become reality. Even then, the legislation survived a Jesse Helms (R-NC) filibuster, who had introduced material accusing King of associating with communists. Daniel Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) famously threw the document on the Senate floor, declaring it a “packet of filth”. President Reagan signed the bill into law on November 2, 1983, with the holiday first observed on January 20, 1986.
Many states dragged their heels on matching the federal government; in fact, Arizona lost hosting rights to Super Bowl XXVII in January 1993 over their voting against the holiday in a referendum (the game was held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena instead).
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Frank $2,500 + $2,500 = $5,000 (What is Martin Luther King’s B-day)
Lois $3,800 + $3,700 = $7,500 (What is Martin Luther King’s B-day?)
Greg $8,100 + $300 = $8,400 (What is Martin Luther King) (1-day total: $8,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 9 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) LAKES & RIVERS $600 (clue #14)
Greg 1600 +800 (Lois -400 Frank 600)
2) 4-LETTER WORDS $1600 (clue #4)
Lois 1400 +1000 (Greg 3300 Frank 500)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100
J! Round: INVENTIONS $500 FOREIGN CUISINE $500 NUMBER PLEASE $100 $200 $300 $400 $500
DJ! Round: WEIGHTS & MEASURES $200 $400 $600 $800 $1000 NOTORIOUS $800
Total Left On Board: $6,300
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 13 (13.00 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Greg $7,700 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.11% in first on buzzer (14/45), 4/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Lois $3,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.44% in first on buzzer (11/45), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Frank $2,500 Coryat, 16 correct, 7 incorrect, 44.44% in first on buzzer (20/45), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $13,800
Lach Trash: $700 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200
Greg Hopkins, career statistics:
19 correct, 2 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
31.11% in first on buzzer (14/45)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,700
Lois Feinstein, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
24.44% in first on buzzer (11/45)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,600
Frank Selevan, career statistics:
17 correct, 7 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
44.44% in first on buzzer (20/45)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,500
- There seemed to be significant technical issues, which is to be expected for Episode 1, especially when it comes to scoring errors. By way of example, Greg was not credited $100 for his correct response on Clue 13 of the Jeopardy! round. His statistics have been credited accordingly.
- Both in terms of some of the responses in the game and during Final Jeopardy!, it’s clear that the judging has also gotten tighter in the last 36 years as well.
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