Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, March 29, 2021

It’s Monday, March 29, 2021, the start of a new week. Dr. Oz’s charity received $129,901 as a result of last week’s games. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy:

Authors: Book to Screen: Horrified by the 1964 movie musical from her work, she okayed a U.K. stage version as long as “no Americans” were involved

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Bryce Hwang, a medical student from Santa Clara, California
Bryce Hwang on Jeopardy!
Cyndi Mundt, a forensic evaluator from Seattle, Washington
Cyndi Mundt on Jeopardy!
Susan McMillan, an Arabic translator from Portland, Maine (1-day total: $35,600)
Susan McMillan on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Susan played a very strong game on Friday in victory. The “weekend” (I say this in quotes because this was likely taped the next day) should hopefully allow for her to recharge before defending her title.

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Correct response: Who is P.L. Travers?

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P.L. Travers is best known as the author of the Mary Poppins series of children’s books, which were adapted into a 1964 Disney live-action movie musical. Walt Disney tried for years to purchase movie rights from Travers, and she was so disgusted by Disney’s end result (she felt that Poppins was portrayed too nicely, that Mr. Banks was portrayed too harshly, and she disliked the music) that she only acquiesced to allowing a musical decades later and only on the stipulation that no Americans (or anyone from the original production) were involved. This meant that the Sherman Brothers, who wrote the music to the original production, could not write any new music. The musical was not released until 8 years after Travers’ death.

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Scores going into Final:
Bryce $15,400
Susan $13,800
Cyndi $6,400

Tonight’s results:
Cyndi $6,400 + $3,100 = $9,500 (Who is Travers?)
Susan $13,800 – $5,000 = $8,800 (Who is Christie?)
Bryce $15,400 + $13,000 = $28,400 (Who is Travers?) (1-day total: $28,400)

Bryce Hwang, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 29, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Susan $4,600
Cyndi $3,600
Bryce $200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESS $800 (clue #22)
Bryce 3600 -3600 (Susan 4000 Cyndi 2200)
2) THE NOBEL PRIZE IN PHYSICS $1600 (clue #1)
Bryce 200 +2000 (Susan 4600 Cyndi 3600)
3) THEY LIVED TO 100 $1200 (clue #10, $22000 left on board)
Susan 5000 +4000 (Cyndi 3600 Bryce 10200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 80

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $3,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 169 (1.29 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Bryce $18,600 Coryat, 25 correct, 5 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer (23/55), 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Cyndi $6,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Susan $11,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $4,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,600

Susan McMillan, career statistics:
42 correct, 8 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
36.61% in first on buzzer (41/112)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,300

Cyndi Mundt, career statistics:
11 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,400

Bryce Hwang, career statistics:
26 correct, 5 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
41.82% in first on buzzer (23/55)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,600

Bryce Hwang, to win:
2 games: 46.373%
3: 21.504%
4: 9.972%
5: 4.624%
6: 2.144%
Avg. streak: 1.865 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thus far, $161,301 has been donated to Healthcorps, Inc.

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, March 29, 2021"

  1. Now is the spring of our discontent.

  2. The spring of our discontent will be over in four more days.

  3. The movie Savings Mr. Banks [I think] showed the antagonism between Travers and Walt Disney. He’s a great man in many ways, she, not so much despite this story.

  4. Ronnie Gambardella | March 29, 2021 at 5:54 pm | Reply

    Definitely a toss-up for me too between Travers and Agatha Christie. I’m pretty sure I’d have gone with Traers but under pressure who’s to say?

  5. Two in a row now with todays correct answer. Watched Saving Mr.Banks a little over a month ago.

  6. I knew it had to be Mary Poppins; Travers was not part of my knowledge base though.

    • you and me both. and surprised when Oz gave ‘yes, correct’, he didn’t add on the information that Travers was the author of ‘Mary Poppins’ like hosts normally do in such situations.

  7. Can’t think of an Agatha Christie story that was turned into a musical, but it’s an intriguing idea. The tale of Sweeney Todd was about murder, and it was a successful musical.

    I thought of Travers right away but was unsure of her initials. Notice how the contestants wisely omitted them.

  8. Dr. Ozzzzz didn’t fill in the listeners on the name of the film” Mary Poppins”, just confirmed the author PL Travers. All other hosts would have confirmed the film title to educate the viewers. Also, his delay to confrim correct answers is driving me crazy!

  9. Was amazed that nobody knew who George Burns was. Children.

    • Frank Borland | March 29, 2021 at 9:13 pm | Reply

      Sometimes the contestants just can’t come up with the name of a person in those few seconds, but it’s on the tip of their tongue. It doesn’t mean they didn’t know who the person was. Or….they just didn’t know as you said.

    • For whatever reason, George Burns is the first person that I think of when I hear “Lived to 100”. Always been a fan of him and that entire age of comedy. I thought he would be the answer in my J6! game yesterday morning. I just knew he would be in there, somewhere.

  10. On the $1200.00 Double Jeopardy clue, was it not unusual to have Bryce be prompted by Oz to be “more specific” (“The Arabian Sea”), after having given the incorrect response of “The Indian Ocean”? Curious to see thoughts if that was a judges call or a call by Oz.

  11. Maybe it’s just me, but it is a combination of Dr. Oz’s stilted delivery, along with the James Dean factoid about playing chicken in “Rebel Without A Cause”, but it really bugged me that he gave away the piece of the film (notwithstanding the film being 66 years old).

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