Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Music Biz) for Tuesday, September 15, 2020 (Season 36, Game 2):
In 2019, at a 60th anniversary event in Detroit, this producer announced his retirement saying he had “come full circle”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Betsy Reisz, a test prep tutor from Sherman Oaks, California
|Ted Fruchtman, a supply chain manager from Los Angeles, California
|Cory Barger, an orchestra musician from Riverside, California (1-day total: $23,800)
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Correct response: Who is Berry Gordy?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Berry Gordy is best known for founding the Motown record label. Gordy invested his profits from being a successful late-’50s songwriter into the label after discovering Smokey Robinson’s band, the Miracles. Motown’s best-known acts include the Jackson 5, Diana Ross and the Supremes, the Temptations, the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, and Boyz II Men.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Betsy $2,000 – $800 = $1,200 (Who is Barry Gordy?)
Ted $6,400 – $0 = $6,400 (Who is ???)
Cory $13,600 – $0 = $13,600 (Who is no idea :() (2-day total: $37,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) KNOW YOUR RIGHTS $600 (clue #28)
Cory 6400 +2000 (Ted 4000 Betsy -400)
2) THE SULTANS $1600 (clue #19)
Ted 7600 -3600 (Cory 12400 Betsy 2000)
3) HELLO & GOODBYE $1200 (clue #23)
Ted 6800 -4000 (Cory 12400 Betsy 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -75
J! Round: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS $1000
DJ! Round: OF STING $800
Total Left On Board: $1,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (2.00 per episode average)
Cory $12,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Ted $14,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer (20/55), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Betsy $2,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $28,200
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,400
Cory Barger, career statistics:
34 correct, 7 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
30.00% in first on buzzer (33/110)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,500)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,800
Ted Fruchtman, career statistics:
19 correct, 6 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
36.36% in first on buzzer (20/55)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$7,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,000
Betsy Reisz, career statistics:
11 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,000
Cory Barger, to win:
3 games: 40.506%
Avg. streak: 2.681 games.
- In my opinion, this was easily the worst ruling that the judges have made on the show in a great many seasons. To my ear, there is such an insignificant difference between “Barry” and “Berry” that the judges deserve to receive every single last complaint the show gets tonight on social media. Thankfully, this was immaterial to the outcome of the game and she won’t be returned, but still. Betsy should have received credit and this was 100% a terrible ruling by the judges.
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