Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1960s Songs) for Monday, January 11, 2021 (Season 37, Game 76):
The name of this title song from a 1964 movie can be translated from Spanish as “Long Live the Meadows”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
An editorial from Andy:
Today is the first day of the post-Alex Trebek era of Jeopardy! — a lot of us don’t know what to expect going forward. I don’t even know what to expect going forward in a lot of ways. What we do know: We’re going to be seeing a series of guest hosts. Ken Jennings has taped six weeks’ worth of shows so far; Katie Couric has been signed on for a week of guest hosting. There will be others who host as well—we still have 29 weeks until the end of the season. A permanent host will be announced for the start of next season.
There will be some guest hosts that you as a fan will like. There will be some guests that you as a fan will dislike. People will agree and disagree about these guest hosts. For the time being, I have decided to keep the comments section open. To my community: you’ve shown that you’ve been willing to engage with my content. As long as you don’t espouse hateful points of view, I am willing to keep this line of engagement open. If you do espouse hateful points of view, I will not grant you a platform here. If you’re going to express an opinion about one host or another, I ask that you make thoughtful, reasoned arguments. I have no patience for those who will just want to fill this site’s comment section with “I don’t like the content of their Twitter account”. Guess what? I don’t like some of the tweets either. I’ve definitely said some stupid things on social media. I wish that some people had taken a few minutes to consider, or even reconsider, what effect their words might have on others before putting them onto Twitter. (My friends can attest: I have definitely asked them, “Is this a good idea to tweet?” — and they have told me otherwise.)
What Alex would have wanted, though, is for everyone to afford the guest hosts—and the eventual permanent host—the same respect that you gave to him.
|Julia Shear Kushner, a lawyer from Long Beach, California
|Tanay Kothari, a business operations associate from Oakland, California
|Jim Gilligan, an assistant professor of English education originally from New York, New York (1-day total: $24,401)
Andy’s pre-game thoughts: Tanay is a name that I recognize; we both run in the same trivia circles. He definitely has the knowledge base to be the post-Trebek era’s first great champion. As always on Jeopardy!, though, the signaling device can be confounding to people. If he gets the breaks, he can go on a run. Will things break his way, though? Only time will tell.
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Correct response: What is “Viva Las Vegas”?
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Viva Las Vegas is a 1964 film starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. The film was both literally and figuratively an Elvis Presley vehicle; the plot of the film literally centered around Elvis’ character (Lucky Jackson) getting enough money to get a new engine for a Maserati in order to compete in a Las Vegas Grand Prix. The title track from the song was a minor hit worldwide, cracking the Top 40 but not the Top 10 in North America, and reaching the Top 5 in a handful of countries worldwide.
The way to get this one correct is knowing that “Las Vegas” translates from Spanish to “The Meadows” in English. This is definitely a clue that will play easier for some at home than others and could definitely trip up a player in-studio if they’re missing the requisite knowledge. I like this Final a lot though; this is the sort of puzzle that Ken would have done really well on as a player and it’s befitting for the first Final of the Ken Jennings era.
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Scores going into Final:
Julia $6,000 – $6,000 = $0 (What is Viva Las Planes?)
Jim $8,400 + $3,601 = $12,001 (What is “Viva Las Vegas”?)
Tanay $26,800 + $0 = $26,800 (What is Viva Las Vegas?) (1-day total: $26,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NONFICTION $800 (clue #12)
Tanay 4000 -4000 (Jim 1000 Julia 1000)
2) MOVIES BASED ON SHORT STORIES $1200 (clue #3)
Tanay 2200 +2200 (Jim 1200 Julia 4400)
3) OVER THE HILL $1200 (clue #21, $6800 left on board)
Tanay 19600 +4400 (Jim 9200 Julia 4000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 22
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 142 (1.87 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Tanay $26,600 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Jim $8,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Julia $6,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,000
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400
Jim Gilligan, career statistics:
33 correct, 8 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
33.04% in first on buzzer (37/112)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600
Tanay Kothari, career statistics:
28 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,600
Julia Shear Kushner, career statistics:
13 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,000
Tanay Kothari, to win:
2 games: 74.823%
Avg. streak: 3.972 games. #Jeopardy
- You don’t realize how much you’re used to Alex’s cadence until you listen to someone else read clues.
- Ken signs off each episode with “Thank you, Alex”. What a nice touch.
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