Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, July 30, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Space Exploration) for Thursday, July 30, 2020 (Season 17, Game 113):

In October 1998 this man went into space as the oldest U.S. astronaut ever

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Eric Idle, an actor and comedian from Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Eric Idle on Jeopardy!
Dana Delany, an actress from China Beach
Dana Delany on Jeopardy!
Wayne Brady, an actor and comedian from Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Wayne Brady on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is John Glenn?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

John Glenn became known as one of the Mercury Seven astronauts in 1959 and became the first American to orbit the Earth in 1962 on the Friendship 7 mission. He was later elected to the U.S. Senate in 1974, and while still serving in the Senate in 1998, flew on Space Shuttle Discovery (on the STS-95 mission), become the oldest person to fly in space.


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

Scores going into Final:
Wayne $9,700
Eric $7,000
Dana $6,100


Tonight’s results:
Dana $6,100 + $6,000 = $12,100 (Who is John Glenn?)
Eric $7,000 + $7,000 = $14,000 (Who is John Glenn?)
Wayne $9,700 + $2,000 = $11,700 ([Who] Who is John Glenn)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Wayne $3,900
Dana $1,300
Eric $900


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Opening break taken after: 9 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) MAMMALS $300 (clue #7)
Wayne 700 +300 (Dana 300 Eric 0)
2) HISTORIC TABLOID HEADLINES $400 (clue #8)
Eric 2300 +2300 (Wayne 4700 Dana 2300)
3) TRAVEL $600 (clue #11)
Eric 4800 +1000 (Wayne 4700 Dana 3100)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 151


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: MUSEUMS OF LAS VEGAS?! $200 $300 $400
DJ! Round: HISTORIC TABLOID HEADLINES $200 AL OR GEORGE $1000 VAUDEVILLE $800 $1000
Total Left On Board: $3,900


Game Stats:
Dana $6,100 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.00% in first on buzzer (14/50), 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Eric $4,700 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.00% in first on buzzer (11/50), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Wayne $9,700 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 48.00% in first on buzzer (24/50), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $20,500
Lach Trash: $1,000 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,600

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, July 30, 2020"

  1. Francine Pilon | July 30, 2020 at 9:15 am |

    How could Dana bet $7000.00 in Final when she had only $6100. going into it?

  2. Something seems off with the scores. If I am reading this correctly Dana bet more money than she had in Final Jeopardy!?

  3. Eric won the game with 14.000(7.000 plus 7.000), second was Dana with 12.000 (6.100 plus 6.000 and Wayne third with 11.700 (9.700 plus 2.000). At least according to J!archive…
    But then the 9 semi-finalists never played in the first round, also to J!archive……Something is wrong here, either in the daily scores or in J!archive.

  4. Fixed. Thanks, everyone, who commented.

  5. the baseball question who was the first baseball team in CANADA
    the answer they gave was TRONTO it should have been MONTREAL they CAME IN 1969

    • Speaking as a subject matter expert (I have authored two books on baseball): You misread the clue, Dan.

      It read: “In March baseball’s American League voted to award its first Canadian franchise to this city”

      Montreal had a National League team, not an American League team.

      Toronto was correct.

  6. Francine Pilon | August 3, 2020 at 9:07 am |

    Actually, the question was what was the first American League franchise awarded to Canada.

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