Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 14, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Vice Presidents) for Friday, August 14, 2020 (Season 18, Episode 182):

He was the only vice president to be elected to, & serve, 2 full terms as president

This episode originally aired on May 14, 2002.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Bob Verini, a film journalist and test prep teacher from Los Angeles, Califonia (yesterday’s total: $6,800)
Bob Verini on Jeopardy!
Eric Newhouse, a director of technical assistance from Vermillion, South Dakota (yesterday’s total: $0)
Eric Newhouse on Jeopardy!
Brad Rutter, a network administrator from Lancaster, Pennsylvania (yesterday’s total: $11,800)
Brad Rutter on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Thomas Jefferson?


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Amazingly, Jefferson is still the only Vice President to be elected to and serve two full terms as President. 8 of the 14 Vice-Presidents to become President did so due to the death of their predecessor in office. Theodore Rooseveltand Harry Truman served most of two terms, but neither was not elected to their first term, succeeding William McKinley and Franklin Roosevelt, respectively. Richard Nixon was elected to two terms, but did not finish his second term, resigning in 1974.

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

Scores going into Final:
Brad $13,600
Eric $12,800
Bob $400


Tonight’s results:
Bob $400 + $400 = $800 + $6,800 = $7,600 ($50,000) (Who was Thomas Jefferson?)
Eric $12,800 + $12,800 = $25,600 + $0 = $25,600 ($100,000) (Who is Jefferson?)
Brad $13,600 + $201 = $13,801 + $11,800 = $25,601 ($1,000,000) (Who is Jefferson?)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Eric $7,200
Brad $5,600
Bob $2,800


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Opening break taken after: 16 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) GULFS $600 (clue #14)
Eric 2200 +2200 (Brad 1400 Bob 1200)
2) THEY’VE BEEN BENCHED $1600 (clue #18)
Bob 15200 -5200 (Brad 8800 Eric 12000)
3) 4-SYLLABLE WORDS $1200 (clue #24)
Bob 10400 -10400 (Brad 12400 Eric 12000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -34


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


Game Stats:
Eric $11,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Brad $13,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Bob $16,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,800
Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 14, 2020"

  1. Brad (not Rutter) | August 14, 2020 at 4:54 pm |

    Wow, that first daily double in final jeopardy took all the air out of this game.

    • Gary Kevin Ware | August 14, 2020 at 5:51 pm |

      I haven’t re-watched the show yet but I’m assuming that you mean the Double Jeopardy round.

  2. Jeopardy did not record because of technical difficulties. Will you please air it again on Monday?

  3. Paulette Rusk | August 14, 2020 at 8:10 pm |

    why was not teddy roosevelt considered

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | August 14, 2020 at 10:13 pm |

    Correct, Gary. My bad.

  5. So interesting to hear Brad say he was a network administrator wannabe! Exciting game. the DD Bob thought he nailed was certainly a surprising twist.

  6. The second sentence in the
    informational post contained a
    superfluous word which created
    a double negative and muddled
    the meaning of the references
    to Teddy Roosevelt and Harry
    Truman: “Theodore Roosevelt and
    Harry Truman served most of two
    terms, but neither was not(sic)
    elected to their first term,
    …” I’m sure Paulette, upon a
    second reading, figured it out.

    So, what are the odds that, on
    January 20, 2029, an 86-year-old Joe Biden will join Mr.
    Jefferson in the history books?

    • David Dudovitz | August 16, 2020 at 7:22 am |

      Given actuarial tables, Covid-19, and the wild state of politics, I’d think pretty low

  7. Sorry–the superfluous word
    “not” is in the third sentence
    of the informational post, not
    the second sentence.

  8. Prithvi Sudhakar | August 17, 2020 at 8:40 am |

    Congratulations to Brad Rutter! Maybe someday Jeopardy will rerun the Ultimate Tournament of Champions.

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