Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Adventure Novels) for Tuesday, September 1, 2020 (Season 36, Game 172):

In this novel the surname of a pastor, his wife & 4 sons is not given in the text; the title was meant to evoke a 1719 novel

This episode originally aired on May 19, 2020.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jackie Wong, a consultant & figure skating analyst from New York, New York
Jackie Wong on Jeopardy!
Tiffany Vicars, a consultant pharmacist from Louisville, Kentucky
Tiffany Vicars on Jeopardy!
Ben Scripps, a television director from Cadillac, Michigan (1-day total: $18,800)
Ben Scripps on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is The Swiss Family Robinson?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The Swiss Family Robinson, before it became a 1960 Disney film, was an 1812 novel by Johann David Wyss. It was about a Swiss family who got shipwrecked in the East Indies en route to Australia. The title, of course, was meant to evoke Robinson Crusoe, a 1719 novel about the shipwreck and survival of the title character.

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

Scores going into Final:
Ben $20,400
Jackie $7,000
Tiffany $4,800

Tonight’s results:
Tiffany $4,800 – $1,500 = $3,300 (What is Gulliver’s Travels?)
Jackie $7,000 – $2,601 = $4,399 (What is 20,000 leagues under the s)
Ben $20,400 – $1,042 = $19,358 (What Is?) (2-day total: $38,158)

Ben Scripps, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 1, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ben $6,000
Jackie $2,600
Tiffany $2,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) STILL STANDING IN EUROPE $600 (clue #14)
Jackie 1600 +1600 (Ben 3000 Tiffany 0)
2) GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK $1200 (clue #25)
Ben 19200 +2200 (Tiffany 4800 Jackie 7000)
Ben 21400 -1000 (Tiffany 4800 Jackie 7000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 107

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: COOL BEANS $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $1,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 363 (2.11 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Ben $20,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 44.64% in first on buzzer (25/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Jackie $6,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer (11/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Tiffany $4,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer (11/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,200
Lach Trash: $15,600 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,200

Ben Scripps, career statistics:
47 correct, 7 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
40.71% in first on buzzer (46/113)
1/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400

Tiffany Vicars, career statistics:
9 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
19.64% in first on buzzer (11/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,800

Jackie Wong, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
19.64% in first on buzzer (11/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000

Ben Scripps, to win:
3 games: 48.696%
4: 23.713%
5: 11.547%
6: 5.623%
7: 2.738%
Avg. streak: 2.949 games.

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, September 1, 2020"

  1. I believe that this episode originally aired on May 19, 2020. It’s one of the episodes taped without a studio audience, where Alex doesn’t shake hands with the contestants at the end of the show.

  2. Prithvi Sudhakar | September 1, 2020 at 5:46 pm |

    Fun fact: Jackie has his own Wikipedia page:

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