Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, September 3, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Military Slang) for Thursday, September 3, 2020 (Season 36, Game 174):

This word for high-ranking officials comes from a metal used in 19th century military insignia

This episode originally aired on May 21, 2020.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Shawn Buell, a civil engineer from Zachary, Louisiana
Shawn Buell on Jeopardy!
Michelle Kanter Cohen, a voting rights attorney from Silver Spring, Maryland
Michelle Kanter Cohen on Jeopardy!
Nathan Berger, a restauranteur and sommelier from Portland, Maine (1-day total: $11,999)
Nathan Berger on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is brass?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The term “military brass”, referring to the top officers in the military, dates back to the 19th century, when British military insignia contained significant amounts of brass (an alloy of copper and zinc). Over time, the term gained usage in civilian contexts (policing and business), with civilian contexts dating from the mid-20th century.

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

Scores going into Final:
Shawn $18,800
Michelle $12,400
Nathan $5,600


Tonight’s results:
Nathan $5,600 + $0 = $5,600 (What is the brass?)
Michelle $12,400 + $400 = $12,800 (What is top brass?)
Shawn $18,800 + $6,001 = $24,801 (What is the brass?) (1-day total: $24,801)


Shawn Buell, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 3, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Shawn $7,400
Michelle $2,400
Nathan $2,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) GEOGRAPHY $800 (clue #22)
Nathan 1000 +1000 (Michelle 1800 Shawn 3200)
2) WORDS THAT RHYME $1600 (clue #4)
Nathan 2800 -800 (Michelle 2800 Shawn 7400)
3) HIGHWAYS $1600 (clue #15)
Shawn 11400 +3000 (Nathan 3600 Michelle 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 98


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 363 (2.09 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Shawn $17,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Michelle $12,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Nathan $6,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200

Nathan Berger, career statistics:
29 correct, 7 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (30/114)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$600)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400

Michelle Kanter Cohen, career statistics:
18 correct, 1 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400

Shawn Buell, career statistics:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400

Shawn Buell, to win:
2 games: 61.286%
3: 37.559%
4: 23.018%
5: 14.107%
6: 8.646%
Avg. streak: 2.583 games.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, September 3, 2020"

  1. I see that they are starting new episodes a week from Monday. Now I no longer will have to watch repeats and mutter, ‘I can’t believe he missed that clue AGAIN.’

  2. Brad (not Rutter) | September 3, 2020 at 3:10 pm | Reply

    I saw a promo indicating that Ken Jennings will be involved in some of the new episodes. I got the impression he will be revealing clues in some categories.

  3. Prithvi Sudhakar | September 4, 2020 at 2:36 pm | Reply

    I saw James Holzhauer on The Chase today.

    Also, here’s the S37 promotional video:

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