Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, July 24, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Women Playwrights) for Friday, July 24, 2020 (Season 10, Game 65):

1 of 3 women who won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the 1980s

This episode originally aired on December 3, 1993.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Leslie Frates, a Spanish teacher from Hayward, California (yesterday’s total: $100)
Leslie Frates on Jeopardy!
Tom Nosek, an engineer from Torrance, California (yesterday’s total: $13,600)
Tom Nosek on Jeopardy!
Frank Spangenberg, a transit cop from Douglaston, New York (yesterday’s total: $600)
Frank Spangenberg on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who are Beth Henley, Marsha Norman, or Wendy Wasserstein?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Beth Henley won for Crimes of the Heart, Marsha Norman for ‘Night, Mother, and Wendy Wasserstein won for The Heidi Chronicles.

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

Scores going into Final:
Leslie $13,000
Frank $8,100
Tom $4,000

Tonight’s results:
Tom $4,000 – $4,000 = $0 + $13,600 = $13,600 (2nd place: $13,600) (Who is Helmann?)
Frank $8,100 + $8,100 = $16,200 + $600 = $16,800 (Winner: $41,800) (Who is Wendy Wasserstein?)
Leslie $13,000 – $8,601 = $4,399 + $100 = $4,400 (3rd place: $7,500) (Who is Abramowitz?)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Frank $2,900
Leslie $2,100
Tom $1,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) 1500 $400 (clue #8)
Leslie 300 +500 (Frank 0 Tom 0)
2) UN SECRETARIES GENERAL $1000 (clue #1)
Tom 1600 +1000 (Frank 2900 Leslie 2100)
3) WORLD FACTS $600 (clue #27)
Leslie 10300 +2700 (Frank 7500 Tom 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 126

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Frank $8,100 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Leslie $10,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Tom $4,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $22,900
Lach Trash: $2,900 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,200

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Career to date statistics for our three players in this game are not known.
  • An interesting post-script: As a result of Wendy Wasserstein being impressed that someone responded correctly with her name, she took Frank out to dinner.

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4 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, July 24, 2020"

  1. Michael McGee | July 24, 2020 at 12:20 pm |

    Not sure why Tom didn’t bet 0 on final jeopardy. He wins only if Lesie gets question wrong. He had Frank covered for the 2 days.

  2. Brad (not Rutter) | July 24, 2020 at 5:11 pm |

    Yes. Unless I am missing something, Tom choked.

  3. TIM PIERRE | July 24, 2020 at 8:41 pm |

    Frank has to be one the luckiest champions ever. First, Leslie missed a chance to put the game away with a decent wager on that third daily double. And then of course in the final, Tom did not have to wager anything since his only chance of winning was with a Leslie miss.

  4. Prithvi Sudhakar | July 26, 2020 at 6:39 pm |

    Congratulations to Frank Spangenberg!

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