Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, November 6, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fairy Tale Characters) for Friday, November 6, 2020 (Season 37, Game 40):

In French, this fairy tale character is La Petite Poucette, in Spanish, Pulgarcita & in English, this

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Steven Jones, a 7th grade history teacher originally from Portland, Oregon
Steven Jones on Jeopardy!
Andrew Chaikin, a musician & teacher from San Francisco, California
Andrew Chaikin on Jeopardy!
Burt Thakur, a project engineer from Palm Springs, California (1-day total: $20,400)
Burt Thakur on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Thumbelina?


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This is definitely as much a language questions as much as it is a fairy tale question; this clue becomes a lot easier if you know that “thumb” is “pouce” in French and “pulgar” in Spanish. Thumbelina is a well-known Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale about a tiny girl, named Thumbelina, and her adventures. It was adapted into an animated film in 1994 that was a box office flop for Warner Brothers.


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

Scores going into Final:
Andrew $24,600
Steven $10,800
Burt $9,800


Tonight’s results:
Burt $9,800 – $9,800 = $0 (Who is the little duck)
Steven $10,800 – $9,000 = $1,800 (Who is Puss in Boots? The Little P)
Andrew $24,600 – $2,999 = $21,601 (Who is The Little Mermaid) (1-day total: $21,601)


Andrew Chaikin, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 6, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Andrew $5,600
Burt $5,600
Steven $3,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) ONE-WORD SONG TITLES $1000 (clue #6)
Burt 800 +1000 (Andrew 1400 Steven 600)
2) U.S. HISTORY $1600 (clue #4)
Burt 6800 +3000 (Andrew 6800 Steven 5200)
3) GO WEST $1600 (clue #29)
Andrew 23600 +1000 (Burt 9800 Steven 10800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 148


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 105 (2.63 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Andrew $25,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 0 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Steven $10,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Burt $8,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,400
Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600

Burt Thakur, career statistics:
29 correct, 8 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.55% in first on buzzer (30/113)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400

Andrew Chaikin, career statistics:
28 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,200

Steven Jones, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800

Andrew Chaikin, to win:
2 games: 78.579%
3: 61.747%
4: 48.521%
5: 38.127%
6: 29.960%
Avg. streak: 4.668 games.

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, November 6, 2020"

  1. So mad at myself, have enough college credits to teach French and didn’t figure it out! 😔😒

  2. All the while I’m wondering is it The Little Prince or The Little Mermaid. And it’s neither.

  3. I knew that “pouce” is French for thumb, but missed that the “tte” at the end, made it feminine.
    I guessed Tom Thumb. I wonder if any contestants will too.

  4. I knew it wasn’t the Little Prince because the French article was feminine. Unable to think of the answer, I defaulted to Cinderella as something that wouldn’t require translation between languages.

  5. One of the misnomers in FJ!. It should say “Parlez-vous Francais ?”
    Ah well, have a great weekend everybody!~

  6. Andrew’s $25,200 Coryat bodes well for future success. Very difficult FJ, not surprised it was a triple stumper.

  7. I am very fluent in french as pouce is french for thumb. this wasn’t that hard for me but still andrew’s win is a step for him to get more games won next week. I crossed out The Little Mermaid and Puss in boots and went with Thumbelina.

  8. I got stuck on “pulga” being Spanish for “flea” and the French “la petite” led me to “something female as small as a flea? Thumbelina?” So I got it in a roundabout way.

  9. Charles Perrault’s “Le Petit Poucet” is known in English as “Hop-o’-My-Thumb”

  10. The Final Jeopardy category on Friday should have been “Foreign titles”—not “Fairy Tale Characters.”

  11. Gary Kevin Ware | November 8, 2020 at 12:51 am | Reply

    Since ‘petite’ means little and the suffix ‘-cita’ means little, I figured the answer had to be Little something, like Little Mermaid. Since Thumbelina comes from the Danish Tommelise, one would maybe need to know three languages to get it right.

  12. My parents guessed Tom Thumb too, I never heard of him🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  13. Prithvi Sudhakar | November 9, 2020 at 12:42 pm | Reply

    Here’s Andrew’s Wikipedia page. He is a professional beatboxer and goes by the name “Kid Beyond”:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kid_Beyond

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