Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, September 7, 2020


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century America) for Monday, September 7, 2020 (Season 36, Game 186):

10-year-old Martin Luther King, Jr. sang with his church’s choir at the celebrated premiere of this film

This episode originally aired on June 8, 2020.

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(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Tonya Schaan, a travel planner from Shreveport, Louisiana
Tonya Schaan on Jeopardy!
Lindsay Madejski, a privacy consultant from Falls Church, Virginia
Lindsay Madejski on Jeopardy!
Morgan Wilbanks, a physician from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin (1-day total: $21,400)
Morgan Wilbanks on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Gone with the Wind?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The church choir at Ebenezer Baptist Church (where Martin Luther King, Sr. preached) was the only black church in Atlanta willing to perform at the premiere of 1939’s Gone with the Wind, as Atlanta city officials wanted the performers to dress as slaves as sing spirituals. Incredibly, Hattie McDaniel (who won an Oscar for her performance in the film) was not invited to the Atlanta premiere due to the color of her skin.

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

Scores going into Final:
Morgan $11,600
Tonya $11,000
Lindsay $9,000


Tonight’s results:
Lindsay $9,000 – $0 = $9,000 (What is ?)
Tonya $11,000 + $11,000 = $22,000 (What is Gone with the Wind?)
Morgan $11,600 + $11,000 = $22,600 (What is Gone with the Wind?) (2-day total: $44,000)


Morgan Wilbanks, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 7, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Tonya $3,400
Lindsay $2,600
Morgan $1,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) A NATIONAL MONUMENT-AL CHALLENGE $1000 (clue #15)
Tonya 2000 +2000 (Morgan 600 Lindsay 800)
2) TRANSCENDENTAL WORDS $1200 (clue #10)
Morgan 3000 +3000 (Lindsay 4200 Tonya 3800)
3) FONTS OF WISDOM $2000 (clue #23)
Morgan 4800 +4800 (Lindsay 7800 Tonya 7400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 300


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: NAME, RANK, NO SERIAL NUMBER $600 $800 ROCK &/OR “ROLL” SONGS $200
DJ! Round: 19th CENTURY NOTABLES $2000
Total Left On Board: $3,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 369 (1.98 per episode average), 5 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Morgan $7,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer (17/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Tonya $10,000 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.64% in first on buzzer (12/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Lindsay $9,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 4 incorrect, 30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,000
Lach Trash: $14,800 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600

Morgan Wilbanks, career statistics:
34 correct, 11 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
30.00% in first on buzzer (33/110)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $19,400)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600

Lindsay Madejski, career statistics:
15 correct, 5 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
30.19% in first on buzzer (16/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000

Tonya Schaan, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
22.64% in first on buzzer (12/53)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,000

Morgan Wilbanks, to win:
3 games: 54.944%
4: 30.188%
5: 16.586%
6: 9.113%
7: 5.007%
Avg. streak: 3.219 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s is only the 5th regular-play game since 2004 (and the first since April 20, 2015) where all 3 Daily Doubles were successful True Daily Doubles.

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, September 7, 2020"

  1. Prithvi Sudhakar | September 7, 2020 at 9:41 am | Reply

    Can’t wait for the premiere of Season 37 next week!

  2. One week from today…very curious what the new socially distanced set looks like! Read a report that Ken’s first contribution category-wise will be the next day. So happy Alex will be back again! 👍🙂

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