This post has been updated with new information. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Diplomacy) for Tuesday, September 22, 2020 (Season 37, Game 7):
The book “The Eagle & the Elephant” is about the relationship between the U.S. & this Asian country beginning in 1833
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Reshima Wilkinson, a researcher from Venice, California
|Tyler Brill, a freelance writer from Simi Valley, California
|Dana Hill, a book dealer & stay-at-home mom from Simi Valley, California (1-day total: $25,200)
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Correct response: What is Thailand? (Though “What is India?” should have also been accepted, as a book with the same title also deals with US-India relations).
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Seven episodes into the Mike Richards era and we’re already at two Final Jeopardy! controversies. Mike, you’ve got to be better with this.
Not to be at all confused with an Ohio-based group who don’t care about the health and safety of their fellow citizens in the midst of a global pandemic that has already killed hundreds of thousands of people, there are apparently two diplomacy books regarding U.S. relations with Asian countries with titles of “The Eagle and The Elephant”. The Thai book talks about US-Thailand relations since the 1833 Treaty of Amity and Commerce.
The Eagle & The Elephant is also a Raymond E. Vickery, Jr. book about the cooperation between the United States and India. Vickery, a former member of the Virginia House of Delegates, also served as a former US Assistant Secretary of Commerce, Trade Development under Clinton. Reviews of the book consider it to be very important for understanding how to do business in (or with) India.
Meanwhile, I’m left to wonder here at The Jeopardy! Fan: does anyone at the show actually know how to use a search engine? I feel like there are going to be a lot of unexpected eyeballs on a group that doesn’t deserve them after this clue today. Especially amongst the aging, vulnerable viewership that comprises Jeopardy!’s majority audience.
This Final Jeopardy! clue should have never made it out of the writer’s room; coming on the heels after last week’s Berry Gordy debacle, it seems like the show has let its guard down a bit in Season 37 with the “gotcha” moments. This is, in my opinion, completely unacceptable.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Reshima $5,600 – $5,000 = $600 (What is Th?)
Tyler $11,200 – $11,195 = $5 (What is India?)
Dana $21,600 – $2,000 = $19,600 (What is Korea?) (2-day total: $44,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) THE LANGUAGE OF LIKE $800 (clue #17)
Dana 3400 +2000 (Tyler 1400 Reshima 0)
2) THE MAN, THE POETRY $1600 (clue #11)
Dana 14600 +5000 (Tyler 6800 Reshima 0)
3) AMERICANS IN PARIS $1600 (clue #23)
Tyler 11200 -4000 (Dana 23600 Reshima 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 57
J! Round: WESTWARD HO! $800 $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $1,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 18 (2.57 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Dana $17,000 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.00% in first on buzzer (22/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Reshima $5,600 Coryat, 7 correct, 1 incorrect, 9.09% in first on buzzer (5/55), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Tyler $15,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.64% in first on buzzer (24/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,800
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400
Dana Hill, career statistics:
41 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
36.36% in first on buzzer (40/110)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,800
Tyler Brill, career statistics:
21 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
43.64% in first on buzzer (24/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,200
Reshima Wilkinson, career statistics:
7 correct, 2 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
9.09% in first on buzzer (5/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,600
Dana Hill, to win:
3 games: 55.268%
Avg. streak: 3.236 games.
- I firmly believe that Tyler has given a response which is sufficiently correct—especially considering that there exists a book on U.S.-India relations with that title—that he should seriously consider protesting this judge’s ruling and ask to be invited back onto the program. Had he been given credit, he would be the winner of this game. Even so, simply the existence of another work by this exact title, referring to a different, plausible country, should have been enough to keep this clue in the writer’s room.
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