Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, July 22, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Business & Industry) for Wednesday, July 22, 2020 (Season 2, Game 20):

Over ½ of Fortune 400 & 42% of all N.Y. Stock Exchange companies are incorporated in this state

This episode originally aired on October 4, 1985.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Linda Alznauer, a student and an actress originally from Los Angeles, California
Linda Alznauer on Jeopardy!
Susan McGowan, an office automation manager from San Francisco, California
Susan McGowan on Jeopardy!
Chuck Forrest, a student from Grand Blanc, Michigan (4-day total: $60,000)
Chuck Forrest on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Delaware?


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The state of Delaware has long been considered to be an American corporate tax haven; incorporating in the state offers the corporation numerous tax and legal benefits including significantly lower incorporation fees, increased corporate privacy, and lower taxes than other states. Additionally, there is the Delaware Court of Chancery, specifically created to adjudicate corporate litigation. Thus, many large corporations have elected to incorporate in Delaware.

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

Scores going into Final:
Chuck $12,800
Susan $6,400
Linda $1,400


Tonight’s results:
Linda $1,400 – $1,000 = $400 (What is Texas?)
Susan $6,400 – $6,399 = $1 (What is New York?)
Chuck $12,800 + $0 = $12,800 (What is Delaware?) (5-day total: $72,800)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Chuck $4,400
Susan $2,200
Linda $800


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Opening break taken after: 10 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) 12-LETTER WORDS $400 (clue #7)
Susan 800 +400 (Chuck 400 Linda 0)
2) ISLANDS $800 (clue #7)
Susan 3400 +400 (Chuck 5000 Linda 1000)
3) CLASSIC COUNTRY $600 (clue #23)
Chuck 8000 +3000 (Susan 6400 Linda 800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 89


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: CELEBRITY SAYINGS $400 $5000
DJ! Round: THE ’50s $800 $1000 ODD CUSTOMS $800 $1000
Total Left On Board: $4,500
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 6 (0.30 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Chuck $10,400 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 52.94% in first on buzzer (27/51), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Linda $1,400 Coryat, 6 correct, 1 incorrect, 13.73% in first on buzzer (7/51), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Susan $6,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.37% in first on buzzer (16/51), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $18,600
Lach Trash: $1,800 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,100

Chuck Forrest, career statistics:
141 correct, 4 incorrect
8/8 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
48.28% in first on buzzer (126/261)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,000)
5/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,220

Susan McGowan, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
31.37% in first on buzzer (16/51)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $800)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,800

Linda Alznauer, career statistics:
6 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
13.73% in first on buzzer (7/51)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,400


Andy’s Thoughts:

  • The show’s original tie rule was in effect for this episode; co-champions were still permitted. Thus, $0 was the best bet for Chuck to make in Final Jeopardy (and Susan should have bet everything.)
  • Linda received a White-Westinghouse SpaceSave laundry pair and Jules Jurgensen his & hers diamond watches; Susan received a package of 9 Waring kitchen appliances.

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, July 22, 2020"

  1. Happy Birthday and God bless to Alex on turning 80. He looked terrific on his recent GMA interview!

  2. Prithvi Sudhakar | July 22, 2020 at 11:10 am | Reply

    Happy Birthday to Alex Trebek! He looks just as great in his first appearance as he is now!

    I ought to purchase his book someday!

  3. Prithvi Sudhakar | July 22, 2020 at 11:13 am | Reply

    Alex Trebek’s birthday on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/Jeopardy/status/1285907446943215616

  4. Louise Pelletier | July 22, 2020 at 5:44 pm | Reply

    Happy Birthday Alex from Canada!

  5. Brad (not Rutter) | July 22, 2020 at 7:12 pm | Reply

    Hate the 5 game rule.

    • I’ve joked that if Brad Rutter had unlimited games, he would still be on the show and be a multi-billionaire. I wonder if Alex (Happy Birthday!) himself watches these vintage shows.

  6. Mr. Forrest‘s 5 game total of 141 right to 4 wrong ratio (35.25:1)is very impressive, comparing favorably with James’s 166-6 (27.67:1)in his first five, though James would go on to be 175-2 (87.5:1)in games 22-26! As mentioned, the five game rule prevented Chuck and many other great champions a chance to add or improve on their feats.

  7. I’m enjoying these old shows, and am glad Jeopardy chose to air them. I usually don’t watch the summer reruns, because they are shows I’ve already seen, but I wasn’t watching Jeopardy in the 80’s. I wondered what happened to Chuck later, and it was good to see that he won his Tournament of Champions, and competed in several other Jeopardy tournaments.

  8. Alex missed the fact that the Aleutians extend into the eastern hemisphere and therefore can be considered to be the eastern most point in the United States.

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