Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Blockbuster Movies) for Wednesday, January 6, 2021 (Season 37, Game 73):

Released in 2017, this movie is the highest-grossing film in the U.S. that’s set during World War I

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Yoshie Hill, an executive assistant from Colma, California
Yoshie Hill on Jeopardy!
Jared Blum, an anesthesiologist from Bellingham, Washington
Jared Blum on Jeopardy!
Manisha Munshi, an attorney from San Francisco, California (1-day total: $7,100)
Manisha Munshi on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Wonder Woman?

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2017’s Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot, was a Summer 2017 blockbuster film that grossed over $800 million worldwide, over $400 million in North America, and was the third-highest-grossing film overall in 2017. The premise of the film was that World War I was started by Ares, the longtime enemy of the Amazons, after American pilot (and spy) Steve Trevor crash-lands on the Amazon island of Themyscira and informs them of the war. A sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, was released in December 2020.

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

Scores going into Final:
Yoshie $13,800
Manisha $13,400
Jared $8,200

Tonight’s results:
Jared $8,200 – $5,601 = $2,599 (What is 1917?)
Manisha $13,400 – $13,400 = $0 (What is Dunkirk?)
Yoshie $13,800 – $7,000 = $6,800 (What is 1917?) (1-day total: $6,800)

Yoshie Hill, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 6, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Yoshie $3,400
Manisha $3,000
Jared $2,800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) YOUR GOVERNMENT AT WORK $800 (clue #18)
Jared 2800 -2800 (Manisha 2400 Yoshie 2600)
2) PEAK AT THE MOUNTAINS $1600 (clue #2)
Jared 2800 +2000 (Manisha 3000 Yoshie 3400)
3) 19th CENTURY AMERICA $2000 (clue #9, $24000 left on board)
Jared 8800 -3000 (Manisha 5800 Yoshie 3800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -63

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: INSPECTOR $400 $600 $800 $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $2,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 140 (1.92 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Yoshie $13,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.53% in first on buzzer (13/53), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Jared $13,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.30% in first on buzzer (15/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Manisha $13,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.40% in first on buzzer (23/53), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,800
Lach Trash: $3,200 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200

Manisha Munshi, career statistics:
40 correct, 11 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
42.31% in first on buzzer (44/104)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,700

Jared Blum, career statistics:
16 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
28.30% in first on buzzer (15/53)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,800)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600

Yoshie Hill, career statistics:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
24.53% in first on buzzer (13/53)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800

Yoshie Hill, to win:
2 games: 42.033%
3: 17.667%
4: 7.426%
5: 3.121%
6: 1.312%
Avg. streak: 1.725 games.

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36 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, January 6, 2021"

  1. I found this one much easier than the past two days. The ones you know are always the easiest.

    • I can understand the 1917 responses (though that movie came out in 2019). Dunkirk (WW2) was a bit of a head-scratcher. Wonder Woman makes sense, but may not have been that easy to come up in 30 seconds, under pressure.

  2. John McCleary | January 6, 2021 at 11:24 am |

    Do you know when Zach Newkirk is coming back?

  3. Donna Kirchmeier | January 6, 2021 at 12:44 pm |

    Who is Zack Newkirk?

    • Lucas Hatfield | January 6, 2021 at 1:04 pm |

      Zach Newkirk is the reigning Season 36 Jeopardy! champion that was not able to return in Season 37 due to Jeopardy’s California contestants only rule in the COVID-19 pandemic. He will be back any time, so it is a common question around here to ask when he will be back. Hope this helps!

      • With the Covid resurgence in California right now and Zach a resident of Virginia, it may be a good while before he returns.

  4. Are we gonna get our 1st correct response of the year?

  5. Not a single correct FJ! this week. 0 /9. And a strange wager by Yoshie…..

    • I thought so, too, about her wager. Couldn’t find a logical reason for that number, but it worked out for her.

    • Matthew Yothers | January 6, 2021 at 11:48 pm |

      Man, we’re not off to a good start for finals in 2021, hopefully we’ll have an easier final next time.

  6. I know there are more important things…much more important things..but still upset that it looks like Jeopardy is going to be preempted for this horrendous mess at the Capitol.

  7. Brad (not Rutter) | January 6, 2021 at 4:58 pm |

    Agree with you MarkO. Alex’s third to last episode preempted. Looks like an exciting game too. If Friday is preempted it will be a disaster.

  8. 5 minutes to airtime here in Minnesota—and I’m almost certain today’s episode will be fully preempted by DC news coverage. ☹️ (I’m obviously more dismayed by the events triggering the news coverage than the lost episode, but it’s still unfortunate collateral…)

    • The local affiliate in Charlotte says “Watch Jeopardy! Thursday at 12:30 p.m.
      Wednesday night’s episode will be seen Thursday afternoon on WCNC Charlotte.”

  9. Extreme technicality here—but technically, Wonder Woman does not take place during World War I. It takes place in present day. Diana receives a gift from Bruce Wayne, which causes her to recall events during WWI—but everything shown on screen from that era is part of that present-day remembrance.

    It’s sort of like “Titanic” in that way—everything from Rose’s memory of events in 1912 was actually part of Rose’s retelling, and that retelling (and therefore the entire movie) occurs in 1996.

    • NO one is going to say “Wonder Woman” (2017) was ‘set’ in modern day.

    • By that logic Saving Private Ryan isn’t a WW2 movie.

      • No—the plot line of Saving Private Ryan doesn’t establish the movie as a memory. Rather, the main events happen in WWII, and then the timeline jumps forward about half a century. It’s a difference in the storytelling method.

  10. Another rough episode as we got another triple stumper.

  11. “If you have been in my comments section supporting the inciters of this coup: Shame on you.”

    While I appreciate both the general sentiment of your statement, and your desire to measure and moderate your comments, “Shame on you” is way too weak of a response to seditious traitors.

  12. Andy, It annoys me when you censor my comments that are aimed at other commenters. I would never take shots at or say anything negative about any contestant, but do you really care to hear everyday how [someone] does on Final Jeopardy.

    • Richard:

      What harm is done to you by hearing how someone else did on that night’s Final Jeopardy? It annoys me that you think that you should be allowed to send insults in the direction of someone else, just because they chose to comment on how they did on Final? JBoard and Reddit all have spots where people talk about how they did on certain clues. Why should this space be any different?

      • I do take note of the invocation of JBoard and r/Jeopardy, and would simply say that there are places on the Internet where America’s Favorite Quiz Show may be discussed that are in a particular way distinct from those two fora and this one.

        That said: one the one hand, I accept your plenary authority to interpret the Site Comment Policy, and to do so as largely and liberally as you wish. You’re the sole and final arbiter on such matters. The SCP is, fundamentally, an exercise of your freedom of expression, after all. On the other hand — were I arbitrating, I would sustain Richard’s objection. His distinction between contestants and fellow commenters is key here. The former are covered by clause 1; the latter are not, nor by any other.

        I submit that it would be wiser to amend clause 1 to bring it roughly in line with r/Jeopardy rule 3 (“Be excellent toward your fellow community members and toward Jeopardy! contestants”) than to continue to adjudicate ad hoc.

  13. I always think that a distant third place contestant when first and second are very close to each other should wager nothing on Final. In this case Jared would have won. Do most of you agree?

    Also Andy, thank you so much for condemning the activities going on in our nation’s Capital. I’m all for those who are calling on the VP to invoke the 25th Amendment!

    • I don’t consider $5k behind as “distant”. Plus, he possibly thought a category such as “Blockbuster Movies” would have a high chance of being right. If everyone had gotten it right, and he bet nothing, he would have lost anyway.

    • He may have thought Manisha would bet little knowing there was no way she could win if Yoshie bet to cover, meaning he would have to bet enough to get more than Manisha. Now, had he been so distant that he didn’t have enough to do this, then yes, bet zero. But he wasn’t that distant.

  14. Totally agree with comments on the fanatics & traitors who stormed the Capital building. Are we living in a third world country?

  15. In Boston Jeopardy! runs on the CBS affiliate; they switched the show to a sister station. So I got to see it. Quite ironic that one of the categories was “Your Government at Work.”

  16. Thankfully we got the whole show in NY tonight. Seeing the incredible Alex in action tonight was a welcome balm on the disgraceful images from the Capitol today, at least for me.

  17. Michael Day | January 6, 2021 at 11:16 pm |

    More horrible wagering. Oy. Manisha should just bet $3,001, so that (A) if she’s right, she wins unless Yoshie gets it right and (B) if she’s wrong, she wins a Triple Stumper. Just insane.

  18. Los Angeles ABC7 preempted it with the national news coverage, then showed Jeopardy at 8 pm, an hour late. So people sticking with the channel for news were probably OK but those expecting it on their DVR may have missed it. Typically they’d have put up a crawl saying it moved to 2 am so people can reset their DVR, but tonight they just showed it when the news ended (preempting the national “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” broadcast).

  19. How much time do contestants get to do their wagering? I am sure I have seen or heard this before but don’t recall. The commercial break between the end of Double Jeopardy and the Final is roughly 4 minutes. That seems like plenty of time to do the math and betting, but do they get that much, more, or less in real time on stage?

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