Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, September 17, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Artists) for Thursday, September 17, 2020 (Season 37, Game 4):

“Los Tres Grandes” were Jose Clemente Orozco, David Alfaro Siqueiros & him

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Beth Gunter, an attorney from Los Angeles, California
Beth Gunter on Jeopardy!
Joe Velasco, a student from La Mirada, California
Joe Velasco on Jeopardy!
David Ferrara, a realtor from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $4,977)
David Ferrara on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Diego Rivera?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

“Los Tres Grandes”, or “The Big Three”, were the three main 20th century Mexican muralist painters—Diego Rivera, José Clemente Orozco and David Alfaro Siqueiros. Rivera has had many murals in buildings worldwide, including The History of Mexico in Mexico City’s National Palace and Detroit Industry Murals, a series of 27 works of the Ford Motor Company and Detroit’s auto industry.

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

Scores going into Final:
Joe $14,600
Beth $14,200
David $7,600


Tonight’s results:
David $7,600 + $7,600 = $15,200 (Who is Diego Rivera?)
Beth $14,200 – $12,999 = $1,201 (Who is Diego Rivera Picasso?)
Joe $14,600 + $5,500 = $20,100 (Who is Rivera?) (1-day total: $20,100)


Joe Velasco, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 17, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Beth $7,400
David $5,000
Joe $4,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) DISCOUNT CEOS? $800 (clue #23)
Beth 2600 +2000 (David 4000 Joe 3000)
2) FILM COMPOSITION $1200 (clue #6)
David 7400 -7400 (Joe 5400 Beth 7400)
3) SCIENCE & NATURE $800 (clue #14)
Joe 6200 +2000 (David 4000 Beth 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 9


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 9 (2.25 per episode average)


Game Stats:
Joe $13,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
David $15,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Beth $13,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,400
Lach Trash: $9,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600

David Ferrara, career statistics:
37 correct, 4 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
32.11% in first on buzzer (35/109)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$10,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,900

Joe Velasco, career statistics:
20 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400

Beth Gunter, career statistics:
14 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,000

Joe Velasco, to win:
2 games: 47.003%
3: 22.093%
4: 10.384%
5: 4.881%
6: 2.294%
Avg. streak: 1.887 games.


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23 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, September 17, 2020"

  1. Donna Kirchmeier | September 17, 2020 at 1:13 pm |

    Please bring on “Jeopardy James” and get rid of Ken Jennings. James would be a great asset to the show. Maybe even take over as host in the far future 🙂

    • I don’t think that James would resonate with Jeopardy’s audience.

      • John McCleary | September 17, 2020 at 1:22 pm |

        Andy, I agree. I just don’t see how his personality would work for the show.

        • I also prefer Ken. No question James is a very strong player, but I agree his personality is lacking.

          • Matthew Yothers | September 17, 2020 at 10:33 pm |

            I know that Ken was crowned the Greatest of All Time last year, and I know he’s giving some clues himself, but I would also like to see either James or Brad give some clues also. All three of them were amazing players, and I’m sure those two are jealous about Ken.

    • I don’t know why so many people are obsessed with the idea that the future host should come from the pool of championship contestants when there are many people with hosting and broadcasting qualifications out there.

  2. Well crap. Breaking news (that literally had no need to be breaking lol) cut off just before FJ happened. What time do you post the winner?

  3. So tired of Breaking News events during Jeopardy!

  4. For the second day in a row, the leader entering FJ writes & crosses out the right answer, but this time it costs the win!
    Looks like quite a competitive contest, with all 3 @ $13k Coryat and above!

  5. I don’t understand Joe’s wager. It didn’t block Beth by getting it right.

  6. Enos Williams | September 18, 2020 at 1:26 am |

    I second-guessed myself like Beth and went with Picasso instead of Rivera. I was so close to tying my streak of 19 correct FJs (regular games only). This streak ends at 17.

  7. Prithvi Sudhakar | September 18, 2020 at 10:58 am |

    I’m surprised Joe didn’t risk much in his Final Jeopardy response (had Beth got it right and risked everything).

  8. Michael Schwartz | September 18, 2020 at 2:46 pm |

    Where does David’s one-and-done winnings of $4,977 rank? I know that there have been $1 daily champions before, but some of them won two or more games.

  9. Michael Bimmer | September 23, 2020 at 3:50 pm |

    So Joe Velasco won on September 17th… but on the September 18th show our local channel ran and old Jeopardy… What happened?… our local channel is NBC Palm Springs.

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