Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Good morning! Today is Tuesday, April 20, 2021 (Season 37, Game 147). I thought that Anderson Cooper did a really good job hosting yesterday, and I’m looking forward to his next nine shows! On with today’s game, here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category European Tourist Attractions):

Opened in 1843, it was frequented by Hans Christian Andersen & Walt Disney, who both found inspiration there

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Logan Crossley, a law student originally from Plano, Texas
Logan Crossley on Jeopardy!
Nina Patel, a marketing manager from Vienna, Virginia
Nina Patel on Jeopardy!
Mike Nelson, an actor originally from Chesterton, Indiana (1-day total: $26,600)
Mike Nelson on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Tivoli?

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Tivoli, or Tivoli Gardens, is a famous amusement park in Copenhagen, Denmark. Hans Christian Andersen found his inspiration in “The Nightingale” there, while Walt Disney visited the park in the early 1950s and was so impressed by it that he modelled Disneyland after it.

Much like Friday’s game, with the big red herring in the Leland Stanford clue leading people to Brigham Young instead, Andersen + Disney is a big red herring for another Copenhagen tourist attraction: The Little Mermaid. Unfortunately, The Little Mermaid was not commissioned until well after 1843.

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Scores going into Final:
Logan $15,300
Mike $14,000
Nina $8,600

Tonight’s results:
Nina $8,600 – $8,600 = $0 (What is the Briti)
Mike $14,000 – $3,200 = $10,800 (What is Nausvenstein Castle?) (2-day total: $37,400)
Logan $15,300 – $12,701 = $2,599 (What is Copenhagen Aquari)

Mike Nelson, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 20, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mike $6,400
Nina $4,600
Logan $400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) INTERNATIONAL ORGS. $600 (clue #25)
Logan 400 +1000 (Mike 6200 Nina 2400)
2) HISTORY $1200 (clue #9)
Logan 6400 +2500 (Mike 8000 Nina 4600)
3) 17-LETTER WORDS $1600 (clue #15, $19600 left on board)
Nina 5800 -2000 (Mike 6400 Logan 13700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 105

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 171 (1.16 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Mike $14,000 Coryat, 22 correct, 3 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Logan $13,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Nina $10,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,200
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000

Mike Nelson, career statistics:
45 correct, 7 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
41.23% in first on buzzer (47/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,900

Nina Patel, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,600

Logan Crossley, career statistics:
16 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600

Mike Nelson, to win:
3 games: 48.078%
4: 23.115%
5: 11.113%
6: 5.343%
7: 2.569%
Avg. streak: 2.926 games.

Andy’s Thoughts

  • I thought that Mike bet $1 too little and unnecessarily risked a tiebreaker in doing so.
  • Thus far, $43,400 has been raised for the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Haiti.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, April 20, 2021"

  1. I guessed Neuschwanstein castle. Construction didn’t start until 1869, though.

  2. Having been to Copenhagen, I immediately thought of Tivoli without falling for the “Utah trap,” as I did last week. Tivoli is a must see, whereas the Little Mermaid statue is no big deal. More imnpressive is the statue of Hans Christian Andersen, which is near Tivoli but outside it. Tivoli is smack dab in the middle of the downtown area, right across the street from the main train station, so it’s impossible to miss.

  3. I guessed Neuschwanstein as well. Fun clue!

  4. Fun clue, I watched the little mermaid a few times so Tivoli came to my mind though I would like to see hans christian andersen statue up close and personal when I get a chance. Not too hard to miss.

  5. Jack Murray | April 20, 2021 at 5:49 pm |

    Is Tivoli Gardens the wrong answer? That was what came to mind.

  6. Logan made a terrific comeback in Double Jeopardy and had momentum going into Final. He was even in the right city but said aquarium. Did you notice that “Copenhagen” appeared in the text of one of the Double Jeopardy clues? I wonder if this was intentional — to plant a seed for Final Jeopardy — or just a coincidence.

  7. David John Craven | April 21, 2021 at 8:59 am |

    Logan was real close to the right answer. One of the key features of Tivoli is the aquarium. So the answer what is the Coppenhagen Aqauirium was close to being correct. For those of us that have traveled to Copenhagen, this seemed like a real easy question. Tivoli immediately popped into my mind and stuck.

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