Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, November 20, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Musical Theater) for Friday, November 20, 2020 (Season 37, Game 50):

The word “Practical” was dropped from the title of this hit musical not long before it premiered in 1981 on London’s West End

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Rhonda Craft, a training specialist originally from Muskegon, Michigan
Rhonda Craft on Jeopardy!
Charlie Fonville, a producer originaly from Wichita Falls, Texas
Charlie Fonville on Jeopardy!
Andy Wood, a writer originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan (4-day total: $91,999)
Andy Wood on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Cats?

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Based on T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical began its life as a 1980 song cycle at the Sydmonton Festival, known as Practical Cats. By the time the West End debut came around the next year, it dropped the Practical in the title. It’s the fourth-longest running Broadway musical and the sixth-longest running West End Musical. Interestingly, Judi Dench was originally cast in the dual role of Grizabella and Jennyanydots in the original West End cast, but an Achilles tendon injury took her out. Dench ended up playing Old Deuteronomy in the 2019 film.

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

Scores going into Final:
Charlie $25,000
Andy $14,000
Rhonda $9,000

Tonight’s results:
Rhonda $9,000 – $8,993 = $7 (What is Ribz Rulez)
Andy $14,000 + $13,990 = $27,990 (What is Cats?)
Charlie $25,000 + $5,000 = $30,000 (What is Cats?) (1-day total: $30,000)

Charlie Fonville, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 20, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Andy $10,800
Charlie $7,800
Rhonda $1,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) NUMBER, PLEASE $600 (clue #26)
Andy 5000 +5000 (Charlie 6200 Rhonda 1600)
2) 20th CENTURY POP CULTURE $1600 (clue #9)
Rhonda 3000 +2000 (Andy 10800 Charlie 13000)
3) BUILDINGS $1200 (clue #24)
Charlie 17000 +4000 (Andy 12000 Rhonda 9000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 190

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 115 (2.30 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Charlie $22,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 2 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer (29/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Andy $9,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Rhonda $8,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600

Andy Wood, career statistics:
105 correct, 9 incorrect
7/8 on rebound attempts (on 22 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (94/282)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $22,800)
5/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,720

Charlie Fonville, career statistics:
29 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
50.88% in first on buzzer (29/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,200

Rhonda Craft, career statistics:
11 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,600

Charlie Fonville, to win:
2 games: 77.838%
3: 60.588%
4: 47.160%
5: 36.709%
6: 28.573%
Avg. streak: 4.512 games.
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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, November 20, 2020"

  1. I didn’t know it originally had ‘Practical’ in the name, but being a fan of T.S. Eliot works, it came right away to me.

    • Richard Rolwing | November 20, 2020 at 9:46 pm |

      How did it come right away to you if “Practical” was the only connection given to the original Eliot work and you didn’t know that? Sounds like it was still a semi-guess since it COULDN’T have been the only musical to premiere in the West End in 1981…

  2. I like it when each contestant gets a daily double and today they all got them correct.

  3. Brad (not Rutter) | November 20, 2020 at 5:01 pm |

    Charlie-wow. This guy could br here awhile.

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