Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 7, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Oscars) for Friday, August 7, 2020 (Season 18, Episode 177):

The 2 Best Picture nominees for 1983 that featured astronaut characters

This episode originally aired on May 7, 2002.

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Today’s contestants:

Babu Srinivasan, a history professor at Prairie View A&M University from Houston, Texas
Babu Srinivasan on Jeopardy!
India Cooper, an actor and copy editor from New York City, New York
India Cooper on Jeopardy!
Robin Carroll, an instructional designer from Marietta, Georgia
Robin Carroll on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are The Right Stuff & Terms of Endearment?

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In Terms of Endearment, Jack Nicholson portrayed retired astronaut Garrett Breedlove, who enters into a whirlwind romance with Aurora Greenway (portrayed by Shirley MacLaine). The Right Stuff was adapted from Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book of the same name about the Mercury Seven astronauts.

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

Scores going into Final:
India $18,200
Robin $8,800
Babu $6,000

Tonight’s results:
Babu $6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000 (What are The Right Stuff & Terms of Endearment?)
Robin $8,800 – $3,200 = $5,600 (What are E.T. and Apollo 13?)
India $18,200 – $100 = $18,100 (What are Apollo 13 and The Right Stuff?) (Semi-Finalist)

Wild card standings:
Monday: Bob Harris, $20,000
Tuesday: Brad Rutter, $24,801
Wednesday: Chuck Forrest, $32,000
Thursday: Bob Verini, $21,000
Friday: India Cooper, $18,100
1. Leslie Frates, $22,000
2. Leslie Shannon, $20,000 ($10,000, $4,400)
3. Eric Newhouse, $20,000 ($10,000, $1,000)
4. Claudia Perry, $17,400
5. Rachael Schwartz, $12,401
6. Babu Srinivasan, $12,000
7. Frank Spangenberg, $6,799
8. Robin Carroll, $5,600
9. Kate Waits, $0 ($4,200)
10. Eddie Timanus, $0 ($800)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
India $4,800
Robin $2,600
Babu $400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) PLAY BALL! $600 (clue #17)
Babu -400 +1000 (Robin 3000 India 2000)
Robin 5400 +5000 (India 13200 Babu 7600)
3) PLAYBILL $1600 (clue #30)
India 13200 +5000 (Robin 8800 Babu 6000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 230

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

Game Stats:
India $14,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Babu $5,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Robin $5,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 6 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $25,800
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,400

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1 Comment on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 7, 2020"

  1. I guessed The Right Stuff and E.T. Never seen Terms of Endearment.

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