Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, June 10, 2021

Welcome to Day 9 of Mayim Bialik’s guest host stint! Through 8 days, $167,252 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Supreme Court) for Thursday, June 10, 2021 (Season 37, Game 184):

The 1st justice directly succeeded by his former clerk was Rehnquist by Roberts; the 2nd time was this other alliterative pair

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Becky Parks, a healthcare researcher from Washington, D.C.
Becky Parks on Jeopardy!
Ankit Gupta, a product manager from Somerville, Massachusetts
Ankit Gupta on Jeopardy!
Mara Davis, a conference events manager from Chicago, Illinois (1-day total: $27,600)
Mara Davis on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Mara won despite getting her only Daily Double attempt incorrect yesterday after doubling through Final Jeopardy. Today seems like it’s going to be a good, competitive game—and I’m looking forward to the tennis-themed categories in the Jeopardy! round (15 LOVE, DEUCE, “AD” IN, GAME, SET, MATCH).

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Correct response: Who are (Anthony) Kennedy & (Brett) Kavanaugh?

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Current Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh clerked for his predecessor Anthony Kennedy in 1993-94. Interestingly, fellow conservative justice Neil Gorsuch also clerked for Kennedy at the same time. Supreme Court justices have been permitted to hire clerks since the late 19th century and do so to act as their legal assistants.

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

Scores going into Final:
Mara $13,800
Ankit $7,600
Becky $1,400

Tonight’s results:
Becky $1,400 – $1,400 = $0 (Who is Scalia +)
Ankit $7,600 + $6,000 = $13,600 (Who is Kennedy and Kavanagh) (1-day total: $13,600)
Mara $13,800 – $1,401 = $12,399 (Who is Ginsburg + Gorsuch)

Ankit Gupta, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 10, 2021)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Becky $5,800
Mara $4,200
Ankit $1,800

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SET $1000 (clue #30)
Becky 5000 +800 (Mara 4200 Ankit 1800)
2) BIBLICAL BROADWAY $2000 (clue #11)
Mara 6600 +2400 (Ankit 4200 Becky 3000)
3) RAILWAY & SUBWAY STATIONS $1600 (clue #17, $18000 left on board)
Ankit 5400 -1000 (Mara 8200 Becky 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 34

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 192 (1.04 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Ankit $8,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Mara $13,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Becky $1,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 5 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $23,600
Lach Trash: $18,400 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,000

Mara Davis, career statistics:
42 correct, 7 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (40/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,900

Ankit Gupta, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,600

Becky Parks, career statistics:
11 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $800)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,600

Ankit Gupta, to win:
2 games: 27.821%
3: 7.740%
4: 2.153%
5: 0.599%
6: 0.167%
Avg. streak: 1.385 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thus far, $183,852 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness through 9 games. $1,683,977 has been donated from all guest hosts.

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7 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, June 10, 2021"

  1. This FJ seems easy, since it happened so recently, but you never know. One thing I’ve learned from this forum is not to proclaim a clue “easy” just because I happen to know the answer.

  2. Sadly I wouldn’t even have any type of guess. No attorneys today, I’d say this would be right up their alley. But I could be mistaken 🤷‍♀️🙂and don’t want to offend

  3. Brett kavanaugh was recently in the news so this one was pretty easy. Gorsuch was not a bad guess but Ginsburg I don’t think so.

  4. Perhaps they should go over the Final Jeopardy answers with the host ahead of time to ensure the host knows how to pronounce the guesses.

  5. Ronnie Gambardella | June 10, 2021 at 9:34 pm |

    Did the guest host really call Justice Gorsuch “Goreish”?

  6. Enos Williams | June 11, 2021 at 12:10 am |

    This show doesn’t often provide LOL moments for me, but there was certainly one today with Becky’s response of Job.

    • Then Mara tried repeating Becky’s response, this time with the correct pronunciation. That never works.

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