Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, July 31, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Middle East Countries) for Friday, July 31, 2020 (Season 26, Game 170):

In 1949 this country dropped the word “Trans” from the beginning of its name

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(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jane Curtin, an actress from Katie & Allie and 3rd Rock from the Sun (yesterday’s total: $29,000)
Jane Curtin on Jeopardy!
Cheech Marin, an actor, comedian, director, writer and musician from Lost (yesterday’s total: $6,600)
Cheech Marin on Jeopardy!
Michael McKean, a Grammy winner, Oscar nominee and multi-talented performer from Hairspray and The Pajama Game (yesterday’s total: $31,600)
Michael McKean on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Jordan?

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Upon its 1946 independence (from the United Kingdom), the country was known as the Hashemite Kingdom of Transjordan; its name officially changed to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 1949. Interestingly, the Soviet Union vetoed Jordan’s entry into the United Nations until 1955 (on the grounds that it routinely vetoed any country’s entry if it lacked diplomatic ties with the Soviet Union).

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

Scores going into Final:
Michael $12,100
Jane $10,000
Cheech $6,000

Tonight’s results:
Cheech $6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000 + $6,600 = $18,600 ($100,000) (What is Jordan?)
Jane $10,000 – $9,999 = $1 + $29,000 = $29,001 ($250,000) (What is ?)
Michael $12,100 – $8,000 = $4,100 + $31,600 = $35,700 ($1,000,000) (What is Iran Palestine?)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Cheech $3,600
Jane $3,000
Michael $2,800

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
Cheech 4600 -2000 (Michael 1600 Jane 2200)
2) HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? $2000 (clue #10)
Jane 8200 +1000 (Michael 6400 Cheech 4800)
3) SCIENCE $1600 (clue #20)
Michael 8400 +2500 (Cheech 8400 Jane 10800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -2

Unplayed clues:
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $1,000

Game Stats:
Cheech $8,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Michael $11,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer (15/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Jane $11,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer (18/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,200
Lach Trash: $8,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,000

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Michael played for the International Myeloma Foundation, Jane for the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and Cheech for the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, July 31, 2020"

  1. Michael is easily the most successful celebrity at Jeopardy. Prior to winning $1,000,000 this episode, he earned > $30K In 4 of 5 appearances (his first episode was a pre-doubled $15,400), his second a dominating $28,600 Coryat with 33 right replies. He is 100% with DD’s and up to thIs episode was 100% with FJ. However, if Jane‘s FJ wager was better…!

  2. Michael Schwartz | August 1, 2020 at 1:54 am |

    I tend to think of them as:
    Jane Curtin – Saturday Night Live
    Cheech Marin – Cheech & Chong
    Michael McKean – Laverne & Shirley

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