Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, January 7, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Musicals) for Thursday, January 7, 2021 (Season 37, Game 74):

4 songs from this 1968 musical made the Billboard Top 10, including one with an astrological theme that was No. 1 for 6 weeks

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Tracy Lee, a data scientist from Newark, California
Tracy Lee on Jeopardy!
Natalie Craig, a government analyst from Sacramento, California
Natalie Craig on Jeopardy!
Yoshie Hill, an executive assistant from Colma, California (1-day total: $6,800)
Yoshie Hill on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Hair?

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Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a famous late-1960s musical about the counterculture of that era; set in New York City, it details a group of politically active hippies living their pacifist bohemian lifestyle and fighting against Vietnam conscription.

The four songs from the musical to chart inside the Billboard Top 10 were Three Dog Night’s version of “Easy to Be Hard” (No. 4), Oliver’s “Good Morning Starshine” (No. 3), The Cowsills’ “Hair” (No. 2), and The 5th Dimension’s “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”, which went to No. 1 for six weeks and won the Grammy for Record of the Year.

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

Scores going into Final:
Tracy $16,600
Yoshie $12,400
Natalie $9,200

Tonight’s results:
Natalie $9,200 + $9,000 = $18,200 (What is Hair?)
Yoshie $12,400 + $12,400 = $24,800 (What is Hair?) (2-day total: $31,600)
Tracy $16,600 – $8,201 = $8,399 (What is South Paci)

Yoshie Hill, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 7, 2020 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Yoshie $6,400
Tracy $5,400
Natalie $4,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) LITERARY KINGS $800 (clue #15)
Tracy 2200 +2200 (Yoshie 2600 Natalie 3400)
2) ABOVE & BEYOND $2000 (clue #23)
Yoshie 12000 -4600 (Natalie 8000 Tracy 16600)
3) GOOD AFTER NOUN $1600 (clue #25, $3200 left on board)
Yoshie 7400 +3000 (Natalie 8000 Tracy 16600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 102

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 140 (1.89 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Yoshie $15,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Natalie $9,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Tracy $15,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,000
Lach Trash: $7,400 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600

Yoshie Hill, career statistics:
37 correct, 4 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
29.09% in first on buzzer (32/110)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,700

Natalie Craig, career statistics:
21 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200

Tracy Lee, career statistics:
14 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,200

Yoshie Hill, to win:
3 games: 38.034%
4: 14.466%
5: 5.502%
6: 2.093%
7: 0.796%
Avg. streak: 2.614 games.

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24 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, January 7, 2021"

  1. Donna Kirchmeier | January 7, 2021 at 9:09 am |

    Finally an easy final jeopardy!

    • Yeah, I knew this by the time I hit the word “astrological”. Sometimes it has its advantages when you have been around at a certain time already…😊

    • Now, if they had asked what the four songs were, I would not have guessed ‘Easy to be Hard’ – but it is a great song.

    • Yoshie got a little lucky this time. Tracy was very impressive (actually all 3 were). I was hoping for Tracy, but it was not to be.

      Also, one of the few times I got the Final Jeopardy correct.

    • Second that, all I needed was the year, when I graduated high school and the number of songs. Sometimes it pays to be old!

  2. I was just watching the Cowsill’s music video of Hair on YouTube last week….I don’t think they even called them music videos back then, I think they were called soundies or something like that. (Fun clip btw!)

  3. Donna Kirchmeier | January 7, 2021 at 12:32 pm |

    I heard that Katie Couric was going to be one of the guest hosts for future games. A good choice I think. Now so crazy about Ken Jennings. Jeopardy James would be a great choice as well.

  4. I listened to my parents’ Forrest Gump soundtrack enough as a kid that I would have been in trouble if I missed this one.

    The younger generation may know it better as the song as the end of the 40 Year Old Virgin.

  5. A Final Jeopardy right in my wheelhouse. Thank you, thank you!

  6. Jeopardy didn’t air on Tuesday for Kenosha WI breaking news. It didn’t air yesterday because of the rioting in DC. So ABC Chicago will air those shows tomorrow at 1:00 and 1:30 pm.

  7. Race-walking is a part of Track and Field. So in the Slow Transportation category’s 800 clue – Natalie’s “Track and Field” response when the correct response was “Racewalking” she should have been asked to be more specific.

    • Ben:

      I think the judges were correct.

      Racewalking is not a part of Track & Field. Racewalking and Track & Field are both different parts of the Olympic sport known as Athletics.

    • I guessed cross country skiing which also has a 50K, so a 20K would be a sprint 🙂

  8. Mark Mindel | January 7, 2021 at 8:16 pm |

    I believe that Natalie Craig should have been credited with a correct response when she said, “What is Track and Field?” in response to the question, “In this SPORT, 20 km is considered a sprint” The correct response according to Jeopardy was “What is Race Walking?” however Race Walking is an event or part of Athletics which is Track and Field. Same with the marathon or the shot put or the 800 meter run.

    • Mark:

      Racewalking is part of Athletics, yes. But Racewalking is not part of Track & Field. They’re both separate parts of Athletics. It’s like saying Scotland is part of England.

  9. We don’t call it Athletics south of the border, but a sprint in Track and Field would be 100m, 200m and maybe 400m. Saying 20km is a sprint would clearly indicate something other than a track event. As disconnected as the writers are this year, they seem to have anticipated that as a wrong answer. There may have been a review cut out for TV as well.

  10. Race walking may occasionally take place on a track but it IS NOT a Track & Field event, and certainly not a “sprint” event like those of the 100m, 200m, 400m, sprint hurdles or standard relays. Marathon, by the way, is not a Track & Field event either, though it might often finish on the track in a major event like the Olympics. I have been involved in the sport as an athlete or coach for over 40 years and happy to see that the judges had the correct response clearly specified.

  11. Bruce Colebank | January 8, 2021 at 1:00 am |

    I think today’s Final Jeopardy was factually worded wrong. “Hair” contained 5 songs, not 4, that made the Billboard Top 10. “Aquarius” was a medley with “Let the Sunshine In” by the Fifth Dimension. Aquarius is the first song on the first side of the vinyl original Broadway cast album. “The Flesh Failures (Let The Sunshine In)” was the last song on the second side. Two separate entities that were merged for the recording of the single “Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In.” I got the response correct because of the year and did not consider which songs were included before 30 seconds passed.

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