Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European Royalty) for Wednesday, February 3, 2021 (Season 37, Game 93):

In 1653 King Louis XIV performed as this Greco-Roman god in the ballet “De La Nuit”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Paul Acosta, a former support services clerk from Los Angeles, California
Paul Acosta on Jeopardy!
Nicole Kozdron, an attorney originally from Elyria, Ohio
Nicole Kozdron on Jeopardy!
Steve Crupi, a retired police department information supervisor from Las Vegas, Nevada (2-day total: $22,000)
Steve Crupi on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Defying the prediction model, Steve has won two games so far. His win yesterday, though, was buoyed by the very underrated skill of “avoiding incorrect responses”, and that would be the key to victory for him going forward. If not, though, the chances are high that we’ll see a new champion tonight.

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Correct response: Who is Apollo?

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Louis XIV was a lover of ballet and an eager ballet dancer; the 14-year-old Louis XIV debuted as Apollo, The Sun King; this has since been cited as one reason why Louis chose the Sun as a symbol of his reign. During his ballet career, Louis performed dozens of roles and integrated the art form into noble French society.

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Scores going into Final:
Nicole $18,700
Steve $7,200
Paul $4,200

Tonight’s results:
Paul $4,200 – $4,000 = $200 (Who is Morpheus?)
Steve $7,200 – $2,800 = $4,400 (Who is ?)
Nicole $18,700 + $0 = $18,700 (Who is Apollo?) (1-day total: $18,700)

Nicole Kozdron, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 3, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Paul $7,200
Nicole $5,200
Steve $2,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SCIENTISTS $800 (clue #27)
Nicole 4200 +1000 (Steve 2000 Paul 5200)
2) THERE’S A WORD FOR THAT $800 (clue #18)
Nicole 11600 +1500 (Steve 5200 Paul 10400)
3) FOREIGN ELECTIONS $1600 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Paul 9200 -5000 (Steve 7200 Nicole 18700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -18

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 152 (1.63 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Nicole $17,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Steve $7,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Paul $9,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 5 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,200
Lach Trash: $13,200 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,600

Steve Crupi, career statistics:
39 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
21.64% in first on buzzer (37/171)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $400)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,467

Nicole Kozdron, career statistics:
22 correct, 1 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,800

Paul Acosta, career statistics:
16 correct, 6 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200

Nicole Kozdron, to win:
2 games: 56.936%
3: 32.417%
4: 18.457%
5: 10.509%
6: 5.983%
Avg. streak: 2.322 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Being that Paul was going to be locked out if incorrect on the final Daily Double, he should have bet somewhere around $9,000, in order to give himself a chance at the lead going into Final Jeopardy.

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17 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, February 3, 2021"

  1. I agree with Andy’s pregame thoughts.
    With a 2 game total of $22,000, I just don’t see any ToC in Steve’s future.

  2. I just saw a trailer for the movie “Free Guy”, slated to be in theaters in December. The movie is about a guy who comes to the realization that his “world” isn’t the real world at all, but an online multiplayer video game. That changes how he acts in the game, which causes his character to become legendary in the real world–to the point where he becomes a Jeopardy! clue. A scene in the trailer was filmed on the J! set, with Alex reading the clue and response.

    It will be interesting to see what the movie ends up doing with the scene. I guess there’s a chance they could leave it in as an homage to Alex–but especially by December, it would likely make the movie feel grossly out of date. I suspect they’ll cut it. (Or, if there’s a permanent new host by then, they could reshoot it?)

    Regarding how it felt dated when I saw it, it was kind of reminiscent of the scene from the trailer for 2002’s “Spider-Man” (trailer released summer 2001), where Spider-Man catches the bad guys’ helicopter in a spider web stretched between the two World Trade Center towers. Needless to say, that scene never made it into the film the following summer.

  3. It seems like a better category title would be Mythology. Knowledge of that would probably be more helpful than knowledge of European Royalty. The correct response is a mythological character.

  4. James M. Bailey | February 3, 2021 at 2:29 pm |

    I completely overthought this one. I guessed Eros/Cupid. De la nuit had me thinking of the lovers Cupid and Psyche. Apollo is cognate in Greek and Roman myth. Sun King was the hook on this FJ.

  5. Contestants general lack of international knowledge really on display again in the double jeopardy round today.

  6. Where are they getting these incredibly obscure Final Jeopardy’s. Alex used to kibosh weird stuff in their production meetings. Sigh…. Just another reason to miss him when he’s not around to put a brake on this stuff……

    • I got this immediately and didn’t find it that difficult. “The Sun King” is a very famous nickname and so going over to “The Sun God” didn’t feel that difficult.

  7. They were going for one name and said he was Greco-Roman….Apollo is the only one I can think of with the same name in both pantheons, Greek and Roman, so with a solid knowledge of mythology this wasn’t too hard to figure out, and kudos to Nicole for doing so. 👏 I agree with RobertS though with the category name.

  8. There was a question that related to Bernie Madoff. One of Madoff’s employees was Joann Crupi. I’ll just leave it at that.

  9. That was yet another easy Final. Sun-king sun-god is an easy connection, and “Greco-Roman” in the clue suggests the god in question has the same name in Both Greek and Roman mythology.

  10. I might try out for the Teen Tournament in a couple years, how do you guys think I’ll do?

  11. The “Mad Bomber” clue was another example of sloppy clue writing. The phrasing, the fact that the words weren’t on the screen, and the image of the Mad Bomber made it seem as though they were asking for the technique he used to button his suit, not the technique the psychiatrist used to describe him.

  12. tonight, February 3, Nicole answered G.G.Cooper. Can you tell me the question, please. Often they go so quickly, i cannot keep up.

    • It was DB Cooper. And it had to do with the money from the ransom he collected found in 1971(?) near a river.

  13. If only to be the contestant who gets to say “Butthead” on Jeopardy. Good job, Nicole!

  14. This show seemed to be somewhat less erudite that that with which we are accustomed. For a rare episode, I was yelling at my TV. As to which my wife can attest, that is, indeed, a rarity. Nonetheless, I continue on. I do hope that the new champion shows any degree of challenge or being adventurous, but, it seems unlikely.

    • I thought the triple stumpers in the DJ round were mostly rather easy. Not just my opinion, since most were in the top rows. Chavez was relatively easy for a $2K clue on the last one. Not their subjects I take it.

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