Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, September 18, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category English Poets) for Friday, September 18, 2020 (Season 37, Game 5):

An 1816 poem by him says, “That with music loud and long, I would build that dome in air, that sunny dome!”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Herman Wilkins, a filmmaker from Los Angeles, California
Herman Wilkins on Jeopardy!
Sarah Twilley, a music teacher from Seal Beach, California
Sarah Twilley on Jeopardy!
Joe Velasco, a student from La Mirada, California (1-day total: $20,100)
Joe Velasco on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Samuel Taylor Coleridge?

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The line in question comes from Coleridge’s famous poem “Kubla Khan”, which opens “in Xanadu did Kubla Khan / A stately pleasure dome decree: / Where Alph, the sacred river ran / Through caverns measureless to man / Down to a sunless sea”. Coleridge is also known for “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”.

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

Scores going into Final:
Sarah $13,800
Joe $9,900
Herman $9,200

Tonight’s results:
Herman $9,200 – $4,601 = $4,599 (Who is Lord Byron?)
Joe $9,900 – $5,000 = $4,900 (Who is Byron?)
Sarah $13,800 + $6,001 = $19,801 (Who is Coleridge) (1-day total: $19,801)

Sarah Twilley, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 18, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Sarah $4,600
Joe $4,200
Herman $1,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) “ISM”S $400 (clue #8)
Joe 1000 -1000 (Sarah 800 Herman 400)
2) MOVIES’ LAST LINES $1600 (clue #11)
Herman 3200 +3200 (Joe 4200 Sarah 9000)
3) WORDS & PHRASES $1600 (clue #22)
Joe 7800 +2500 (Sarah 11800 Herman 10400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 32

Unplayed clues:
DJ! Round: WORDS & PHRASES $400 BO, JACK $1600 $2000
Total Left On Board: $5,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 13 (2.60 per episode average)

Game Stats:
Sarah $13,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.42% in first on buzzer (14/53), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Joe $10,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Herman $7,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,400
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200

Joe Velasco, career statistics:
35 correct, 6 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
32.73% in first on buzzer (36/110)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,500)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,700

Sarah Twilley, career statistics:
18 correct, 1 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
26.42% in first on buzzer (14/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800

Herman Wilkins, career statistics:
14 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600

Sarah Twilley, to win:
2 games: 44.577%
3: 19.871%
4: 8.858%
5: 3.949%
6: 1.760%
Avg. streak: 1.804 games.

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, September 18, 2020"

  1. John McCleary | September 18, 2020 at 12:11 pm |

    Hopefully you can find out results today! Jeopardy won’t air in the St. Louis area today because of the US Open.

    • Why did nbc decide to not let viewers se the final jeopardy segment. If the answer is Ginsburg it doesn’t make sense. It was already posted on the internet. Why couldn’t they simply come in at the beginning of the next show. It appears mean spirited and insensitive to the views.

  2. Jeopardy! episodes are preempted every Friday night in the Savannah area due to high school football games. It is infuriating! Why can’t NBC run it at other times during the day?!

  3. Matthew Yothers | September 18, 2020 at 7:18 pm |

    Doesn’t Herman’s voice sound a lot like Shaq’s?

    • Matthew Yothers | September 23, 2020 at 12:29 pm |

      Also, he was another contestant who did the Jeopardy! James Push when he said “Let’s make it a True Daily Double.”

  4. Didn’t get to see F. J. Tonight because of “Breaking News” so I’m thankful for your website!

  5. Very misleading clue in the Altruistic Athletes category. It started “This No. 24 Driver is taking the fight to childhood cancer…” The correct response was Jeff Gordon. However, he retired two years ago. That car has been driven by William Byron the last two NASCAR seasons. Unlike the other clues in that category, where it was clear the athlete is no longer performing, the way that one was worded could lead somebody to believe it’s the current driver of #24.

  6. Michael Schwartz | September 19, 2020 at 2:45 pm |

    The unfortunate breaking news report about RBG wiped out FJ! in the Washington DC market. It didn’t matter, because all these years of listening to “Xanadu” by RUSH still didn’t prepare me to answer correctly. If Neil Peart had only borrowed a few more lyrics, it may have helped.

  7. Meanwhile…

    The uproar regarding Barry/Berry continues. See the linked article—which includes a reference to this site. I especially love that, somehow, someone discovered that in the credits to the movie “Teen Wolf aToo”, a song is credited to “Barry Gordy”…

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