Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Authors) for Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (Season 37, Game 8):
Reluctant to write what became her most famous novel, she said, “Never liked girls or knew many, except my sisters”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Robert Kaine, a copy editor from Hacienda Heights, California
|Lisa Grove, a writer from Los Angeles, California
|Dana Hill, a book dealer & stay-at-home mom from Simi Valley, California (2-day total: $44,800)
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Correct response: Who is Louisa May Alcott?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Louisa May Alcott’s reluctance regarding her most famous work, 1868’s Little Women, is a popular subject for Jeopardy’s writers in Final Jeopardy. Back in 2016, the fact that a publisher asked Alcott “to write a girls book” was a subject of a Final Jeopardy; Alcott wrote in her diary that she “would try”. It was successful for her, though—its success took her out of debt!
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Dana $8,200 + $8,200 = $16,400 (Who is Alcott?)
Lisa $9,200 + $9,100 = $18,300 (Who is Louisa May Alcott)
Robert $14,400 + $4,001 = $18,401 (Who is Alcott?) (1-day total: $18,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) MUSICAL INSTRUMENT ETYMOLOGY $800 (clue #9)
Robert 2200 -2200 (Dana 600 Lisa -600)
2) ON THE GLOBE $1200 (clue #10)
Robert 9200 +3000 (Dana 2200 Lisa 1600)
3) GASES $1600 (clue #21)
Robert 14600 -3000 (Dana 6200 Lisa 5600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -88
J! Round: JONATHAN SWIFTIES $600 $800 $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $2,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 21 (2.63 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Robert $17,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.89% in first on buzzer (21/54), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Lisa $9,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Dana $8,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.07% in first on buzzer (13/54), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,200
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Dana Hill, career statistics:
54 correct, 7 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
32.32% in first on buzzer (53/164)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600
Lisa Grove, career statistics:
11 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200
Robert Kaine, career statistics:
24 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
38.89% in first on buzzer (21/54)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,800
Robert Kaine, to win:
2 games: 46.396%
Avg. streak: 1.866 games.
- Regardless of what you thought of Robert’s pronunciation of “ocarina”, the fact that he lost a True Daily Double afterward means that it had zero effect on his score. The fact that it has zero effect on his score means that the show isn’t going to cut into the show’s airtime to point it out.
- Matt Carberry posited in the comments to my editorial yesterday that the fact that there are fewer people in-studio during tapings may have an effect on the judging, as there are fewer sets of ears in the studio to pick up on possible pronunciation issues. It is also my belief that contacting the show claiming that you heard something is akin to the much-derided and now-defunct practice of viewers who call in potential rules violations to the PGA Tour.
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