Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Radio History) for Monday, March 8, 2021 (Season 37, Game 116):
A 1949 broadcast in Spanish of this drama from 11 years before caused mass panic in Ecuador & the destruction of the radio station
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Matt Wierman, an aerospace engineer originally from Lake Mary, Florida
|Justin Yaeger, a high school history teacher from Studio City, California
|Laura Portwood-Stacer, an author & editor originally from Livonia, Michigan (1-day total: $19,400)
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Correct response: What is “The War of the Worlds”?
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Orson Welles’ radio play of “The War of the Worlds”, detailing an alien invasion of Earth, has proved to be realistic that it has caused mass panic, with many duped into believing that the events being broadcast were real and not fictional. (Honestly, the theme of “being duped” seems to be fitting overall, considering the cult that many people worldwide have been duped into becoming a part of.) The 1938 broadcast caused panic in the United States, and the 1949 Ecuadorian broadcast was so convincing that it even managed to trick security forces, leading to a massive fire at the radio station where the broadcast originated. The Miami Herald has a good article detailing what happened.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Justin $10,200 – $5,100 = $5,100 (What is “The War of the World”?)
Matt $11,600 + $10,014 = $21,614 (What is War of the Worlds?)
Laura $15,600 + $7,601 = $23,201 (What is The War of the Worlds?) (2-day total: $42,601)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORY ACCORDING TO HERODOTUS $600 (clue #28)
Laura 6000 +2000 (Justin 3000 Matt 3800)
2) PORT “L” $1600 (clue #22)
Matt 15400 -4000 (Laura 11600 Justin 9400)
3) COMPOSERS $1600 (clue #24, $8000 left on board)
Matt 13400 -3000 (Laura 11600 Justin 9400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -15
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 157 (1.35 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Laura $14,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Matt $18,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Justin $10,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,000
Lach Trash: $6,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Laura Portwood-Stacer, career statistics:
41 correct, 2 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
31.25% in first on buzzer (35/112)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,700
Justin Yaeger, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200
Matt Wierman, career statistics:
20 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$7,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,600
Laura Portwood-Stacer, to win:
3 games: 55.784%
Avg. streak: 3.262 games.
- I thought that Katie did a really good job of responding to contestants’ responses; she seemed more on-the-ball, and to me, there was less dead air than Ken’s or Mike’s rulings.
- The show is also donating an amount equivalent to the consolation prizes to Stand Up to Cancer.
- The total amount donated thus far: $26,201.
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