Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classic TV Sitcoms) for Wednesday, September 2, 2020 (Season 36, Game 173):

“I Love Lucy” used the French word “enceinte” in a 1952 episode title because CBS didn’t want this word used

This episode originally aired on May 20, 2020.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Rachel Keen, a compliance specialist from Washington, D.C.
Rachel Keen on Jeopardy!
Nathan Berger, a restauranteur and sommelier from South Portland, Maine
Nathan Berger on Jeopardy!
Ben Scripps, a television director from Cadillac, Michigan (2-day total: $38,158)
Ben Scripps on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is pregnant?

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The episode, which originally aired December 8, 1952, was the first of a six-episode storyline that coincided with Lucille Ball’s real-life pregnancy. Ironically, CBS had an issue with the episode title “Lucy is Pregnant”, but was OK with the very next episode title of “Pregnant Women are Unpredictable”.

The episode where Lucy gave birth to “Little Ricky” had more viewers than President Eisenhower’s inauguration the next day.

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

Scores going into Final:
Nathan $11,800
Rachel $5,800
Ben $5,200

Tonight’s results:
Ben $5,200 + $601 = $5,801 (What is pregnant?)
Rachel $5,800 – $1,000 = $4,800 (What is ?)
Nathan $11,800 + $199 = $11,999 (What is pregnant?) (1-day total: $11,999)

Nathan Berger, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 2, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ben $7,400
Nathan $2,600
Rachel $1,400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) GERMAN ANIMAL NAMES $600 (clue #13)
Nathan 800 -800 (Ben 2000 Rachel -800)
2) ALEXANDER THE GREAT $800 (clue #14)
Ben 7400 +2000 (Nathan 8600 Rachel 4200)
Ben 9800 -4600 (Nathan 13800 Rachel 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -100

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 363 (2.10 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Nathan $12,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Ben $8,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Rachel $5,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,000
Lach Trash: $13,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,400

Ben Scripps, career statistics:
67 correct, 12 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
40.00% in first on buzzer (68/170)
2/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,400)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,467

Nathan Berger, career statistics:
16 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600

Rachel Keen, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,800

Nathan Berger, to win:
2 games: 39.505%
3: 15.606%
4: 6.165%
5: 2.436%
6: 0.962%
Avg. streak: 1.653 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • On the ALEXANDER THE GREAT $1200 clue, it sounded to me that Nathan did say “What is” before the correct response, but it was somehow not picked up by the audio in post production. Closed captioning confirms this; captions did say “What is”.

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