Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 27, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Names) for Monday, July 27, 2020 (Season 9, Game 36):

For his licentious behavior, monk Grigori Yefimovich Novykh earned this nickname meaning “debauched one”

This episode originally aired on October 26, 1992.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Regis Philbin, a TV host from Live with Regis and Kathie Lee
Regis Philbin on Jeopardy!
Donna Mills, an actress from Knots Landing
Donna Mills on Jeopardy!
Carol Burnett, an actress, comedienne and star from stage, screen and television
Carol Burnett on Jeopardy!

As many of you are probably very aware, Regis Philbin passed away on Saturday at the age of 88. As per a statement from the show, “the episode was chosen weeks ago as a way of signaling our gratitude to Regis for his friendship to the show for so many years. We proudly present it now in memoriam and with love.”

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Correct response: Who is Rasputin?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Even though he held no official position within the Russian Orthodox Church, Rasputin gained the favor of the Russian court through his actions as a healer for the son of Tsar Nicholas II, Alexei, who was a hemophiliac. In 1907, Rasputin’s “faith-healing” of an internal hemorrhage of Alexei led to his being considered indispensable by the royal court. Eventually, Rasputin was deemed as a threat to the Russian empire and was assassinated in 1916.


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

Scores going into Final:
Carol $5,200
Regis $3,800
Donna $2,100


Tonight’s results:
Donna $2,100 – $2,100 = $0 (Who was Don Juan)
Regis $3,800 – $1,500 = $2,300 (Who was)
Carol $5,200 – $2,300 = $2,900 (Who was the Marquis de Sade)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Carol $2,000
Donna $1,900
Regis $900


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Opening break taken after: 11 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) FASHION DESIGNERS $300 (clue #19)
Regis 800 -400 (Carol 1100 Donna 1000)
2) SONG STANDARDS $800 (clue #9)
Regis 2700 +700 (Carol 4000 Donna 1900)
3) Unplayed!
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -14


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: WOMEN IN SPORTS $200 $300 $400 $500
DJ! Round: GENERAL SCIENCE $400 $600 $800 $1000 DANCE $200 $400 $600 $800 HOBBIES $800 SHAKESPEARE $200 $400 $600 $800 $1000
Total Left On Board: $10,000


Game Stats:
Carol $5,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 32.50% in first on buzzer (13/40), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Regis $4,300 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 37.50% in first on buzzer (15/40), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Donna $2,100 Coryat, 6 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.50% in first on buzzer (7/40), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $11,600
Lach Trash: $3,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,400

Carol Burnett, career statistics (through this game):
14 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
32.50% in first on buzzer (13/40)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200

Donna Mills, career statistics (through this game):
6 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
17.50% in first on buzzer (7/40)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,100

Regis Philbin, career statistics (through this game):/strong>
15 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
37.50% in first on buzzer (15/40)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $300)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,300


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11 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 27, 2020"

  1. A little correction for the introduction: Actually, Regis Philbin passed away on Friday, not on Saturday. His passing was announced on Saturday.

  2. I attended a taping of Celebrity Jeopardy! at Radio City Music Hall in 2006. Regis was the winner and was he ever entertaining. Funny as hell! He was so impressive that I had no recollection of who the other two celebrity contestants had been and had to look it up! (Nancy Grace and Carson Kressley). R.I.P. sir.

    • Gary Kevin Ware | July 28, 2020 at 1:58 am | Reply

      That’s why I don’t generally watch celebrity episodes of game shows. If I want funny, I watch a comedy, not a game show which, at least in the case of Jeopardy!, should be serious. They barely played half of the clues in Double Jeopardy and all three missed an easy Final Jeopardy. Why would I want to watch such a low quality show?

      • What a nasty post. I’m trying to pay tribute to a fine man’s life upon his death, and this is what you come up with? Classy.

        • And btw, the format has never been my favorite. It is what it is. Easier material, playing for charity, a lighter atmosphere. They never play anywhere near all the clues. You go into it, or not, knowing it’s a different animal. but some perspective, please.

      • Gary Kevin Ware | July 28, 2020 at 12:33 pm | Reply

        By the way, I forgot to mention that too many celebrity episodes of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was what killed the original run hosted by Regis Philbin.

  3. Sorry about this belated com-
    ment, but I found it interest-
    ing that Frank Spangenberg,
    during his fifth regular ap-
    pearance (Thurs. 7/23/2020 re-
    run), altruistically offered a
    potential tie result to Murdock
    (Going into Final Jeopardy, Frank had $20,500 and Murdock had $5,200; Frank bet $10,100).
    Of course Frank knew he couldn’t come back, as a
    co-champion, for a sixth ap-
    pearance (I don’t know when the
    co-champion format was changed
    to the sudden-death format, but
    I’m assuming it was after 1990). So it seems that Frank was giving Murdock a chance to
    win $10,400 as a co-champion,
    and to come back the next day, alone. Frank’s gambit turned out to be a moot point, of course, because Murdock wasn’t
    aware of it and proceeded to bet small; and anyway, his res-
    ponse was wrong and Frank’s was
    right. I wonder if Frank was
    ever publicly credited for this
    beau geste. If Murdock learned
    about it, he should have taken
    Frank out to dinner.

  4. Tough episode as we got a triple stumper in Final Jeopardy. As always, deepscan would say Trebek wins Final.

  5. Nice and fast reaction by J! for Regis…….one after the other of the “old guard” is leaving us. RIP, you were a real gentleman.

  6. Prithvi Sudhakar | July 28, 2020 at 2:11 pm | Reply

    I enjoyed watching this “Vault” episode. My favorite part was the “delightful, delicious, delovely” clue.

    Also, Jeopardy once had a Final Jeopardy with Regis Philbin as the answer:

    https://thejeopardyfan.com/2019/01/final-jeopardy-1-18-2019.html

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