Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Singer/Actresses) for Wednesday, November 25, 2020 (Season 37, Game 53):
This California-born woman won a Best Leading Actress Academy Award in 1988, when she had 2 top 20 hit songs
(correct response beneath the contestants)
We may have lost Alex, but the show must go on. Alex wouldn’t want it any other way. Please, let’s remember him over the next few weeks of banked episodes, and then afford him the same respect to his successors that we afforded Alex when he replaced Art Fleming in 1984.
|Antonette Hrycyk, an 8th grade humanities teacher from San Diego, California
|Ryan Hemmel, a legal technology professional from Los Angeles, California
|Henry Baer, a software engineer from Lafayette, California (2-day total: $61,400)
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Correct response: Who is Cher?
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I would like to commend Jeopardy! for its precise wording on this clue: Remember that Oscars are awarded in the year after the respective films were released. Thus, the wording was correct: Cher (born in El Centro, California) was awarded her Oscar in 1988 for Moonstruck (a film directed by Canadian Norman Jewison). Moreover, “I Found Someone” peaked at #10 on the Billboard Hot 100 on March 5, 1988 and “We All Sleep Alone” peaked at #14 on June 11, 1988.
Depending on whether or not Cher’s time as a duet with Sonny Bono is counted, Cher still holds the record for the longest amount of time between one’s first and most recent #1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, between “I Got You Babe” in August 1965 and “Believe” in April 1999. If just solo work is counted, the record belongs to Mariah Carey, with over 29 years between “Vision of Love” and “All I Want For Christmas Is You”, compared to Cher’s over 27 years between her iconic “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves” and “Believe”.
“Believe” is also known in pop music circles for being a very famous pioneering use of Auto-Tune to distort her vocals; Auto-Tune has become ubiquitous in popular music for pitch correction.
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Scores going into Final:
Antonette $4,600 – $4,599 = $1 (Who is Madonna?)
Henry $10,000 – $799 = $9,201 (Who is Whitney Houston)
Ryan $12,000 + $8,001 = $20,001 (Who is Cher?) (1-day total: $20,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORIC WOMEN $400 (clue #4)
Ryan 200 +1000 (Henry 200 Antonette 400)
2) À LA CARTOGRAPHY $800 (clue #3)
Henry 1800 +2000 (Ryan 4800 Antonette 3800)
3) THE AMERICAN LEAGUE $1200 (clue #6)
Henry 5400 -3000 (Ryan 6000 Antonette 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 144
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 115 (2.17 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Ryan $11,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Henry $11,800 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Antonette $4,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,800
Lach Trash: $17,600 (on 14 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,600
Henry Baer, career statistics:
60 correct, 6 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
30.41% in first on buzzer (52/171)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,200)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,067
Ryan Hemmel, career statistics:
15 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,400
Antonette Hrycyk, career statistics:
12 correct, 6 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,600
Ryan Hemmel, to win:
2 games: 41.029%
Avg. streak: 1.696 games.
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