Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Ships) for Tuesday, July 28, 2020 (Season 9, Game 36):

In December 1620 this vessel came ashore at a secondary destination because of a shortage of beer

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Today’s contestants:

Harry Connick, Jr., a musician and actor from Hope Floats
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Nathan Lane, an actor from The Producers
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Jodie Foster, an actress, director, and producer from The Silence of the Lambs
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Correct response: What is the Mayflower?

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In 1620, beer was generally considered to be safer to drink than water, especially on a long ship’s voyage, which meant that a beer shortage was major cause for concern. Thus, the Mayflower, headed for Virginia, docked in New England in the fall of 1620. Even forcing the passengers ashore to drink the Cape Cod fresh water was not a popular decision. However, the settlement at Plymouth, Massachusetts eventually thrived.

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

Scores going into Final:
Nathan $11,100
Jodie $8,300
Harry $4,800

Tonight’s results:
Harry $4,800 – $4,700 = $100 (What is the H.M.S. Budwieser)
Jodie $8,300 + $8,300 = $16,600 (What is Mayflower)
Nathan $11,100 – $10,000 = $1,100 (What is the Budweiser)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Nathan $2,100
Jodie $1,800
Harry $1,000

Opening break taken after: 13 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) HOLIDAYS $500 (clue #11)
Jodie 200 +500 (Nathan 200 Harry 1100)
2) RECENT MOVIES $800 (clue #11)
Nathan 4100 +3000 (Jodie 3000 Harry 1800)
3) FORGOTTEN BUT NOT GONE $800 (clue #23)
Jodie 5800 +2500 (Nathan 8900 Harry 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 166

Unplayed clues:
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $500

Game Stats:
Jodie $6,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Nathan $8,900 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.71% in first on buzzer (20/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Harry $4,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $20,300
Lach Trash: $3,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,000

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, July 28, 2020"

  1. Bob Chang | July 28, 2020 at 5:09 pm |

    That both Nathan and Harry picked “Budweiser” as the ship could make one think a ship named that actually did something historical, though it seems much more coincidence and really corny! But both Jodie and Nathan getting 20 correct replies is impressive, including a combined pre-doubled $20,300 Coryat from all three.

    • Anheuser Busch initially (in the 60’s) wanted to name the Cardinals stadium Budweiser Stadium, but MLB wouldn’t let them name it after a product. So, they named it after the family, Busch Stadium, and THEN they came out with the Busch Beer.

  2. Spreck Rosekrans | July 29, 2020 at 9:46 am |

    Great site.

    I really appreciate your Final Jeopardy betting strategy. It drives me crazy when contestants don’t bet rationally – for instance when somebody is in third place but reasonably close and should bet $0.

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