Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, June 3, 2021


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Happy Thursday! Through yesterday’s game, $66,502 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 17th Century Frenchmen) for Thursday, June 3, 2021 (Season 37, Game 179):

Pope Urban VIII once said, “If there is a God,” this French minister “will have much to answer for. If not, he had a successful life”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Julia Markham Cameron, an attorney from Brooklyn, New York
Julia Markham Cameron on Jeopardy!
Grace Jeffrey, a global health environmental science graduate from Virginia Beach, Virginia
Grace Jeffrey on Jeopardy!
John Alba Cutler, an English professor from Wilmette, Illinois (1-day total: $19,700)
John Alba Cutler on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: John picked up nearly $20,000 for his win yesterday. The prediction model doesn’t really like his chances to win a second game; however, if he can improve on his average performance on the signalling device, he’ll be well-positioned today.


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Correct response: Who is Cardinal Richelieu?


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Cardinal Richelieu was a well-known French clergyman who served as Louis XIII’s chief minister between 1624 and 1642. However, he alienated many over the course of his life and was seen as very much an autocrat. Pope Urban VIII was not a fan of Richelieu, leading to the comment quoted in today’s clue.

Due to the time period in which the work was set, he figures prominently in the plot of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers.


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Scores going into Final:
Julia $16,200
John $5,000
Grace $3,800


Tonight’s results:
Grace $3,800 + $1,900 = $5,700 (Who is Cardinal Richilieu?)
John $5,000 + $4,999 = $9,999 (Who was Richilieu?)
Julia $16,200 + $250 = $16,450 (Who is Cardinal Richilieu?) (1-day total: $16,450)


Julia Markham Cameron, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 3, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Julia $5,400
John $3,000
Grace $1,800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) 8-LETTER WORDS $600 (clue #3)
Grace 400 +400 (John 0 Julia 200)
2) NOBEL PRIZE ODDITIES $2000 (clue #15)
John 7000 -2000 (Grace 3800 Julia 12200)
3) 20th CENTURY BOOKS & AUTHORS $1600 (clue #19, $15600 left on board)
Julia 14600 -2000 (John 5000 Grace 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -2


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: NEXT IN LINE $2000 STARTS & ENDS WITH “H” $2000
Total Left On Board: $4,000
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 191 (1.07 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Julia $18,200 Coryat, 23 correct, 3 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer (23/55), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
John $7,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Grace $4,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer (9/55), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,200
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,800

John Alba Cutler, career statistics:
34 correct, 8 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
28.83% in first on buzzer (32/111)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,900

Grace Jeffrey, career statistics:
10 correct, 3 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
16.36% in first on buzzer (9/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,000

Julia Markham Cameron, career statistics:
24 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
41.82% in first on buzzer (23/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,200

Julia Markham Cameron, to win:
2 games: 49.353%
3: 24.357%
4: 12.021%
5: 5.933%
6: 2.928%
Avg. streak: 1.974 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thus far, $85,952 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
  • While it should probably be incumbent upon players to remember the rule, the host (and by extension, guest host) should remind players of the maximum Daily Double wager if they have less than the maximum. Players can often get nervous and forget.

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, June 3, 2021"

  1. One of his famous comments: ‘Never write when you can speak, never speak when you can nod’…… He would have hated the internet…..

  2. I was vacillating between Richelieu and Colbert and decided on Richelieu because of the God/Cardinal connection.

  3. Great irony for him to have said this given his oppression of those of other faiths.

  4. Ronnie Gambardella | June 3, 2021 at 11:56 am | Reply

    Pretty easy FJ today. All should get this one.

  5. The three musketeers was my favorite book and yes even Cardinal Richilieu was working for that lady when they met D’Artangnon. Furthermore, an easy final today.

  6. Not many popes would say, “If there is a God”. I can see why he chose the name Urban.

  7. Alex Williams | June 3, 2021 at 9:51 pm | Reply

    Am I the only person who noticed that Mayim did not tell the contestant in rhe Jeopardy round that she could wage up to $1,000 on the daily double The contestant said she would bet it all, but there was no reminder that she could wage up to 1,000. She won the game anyway so it didn’t make so much difference but she could have bet $1,000 and she only bet $400.

    • Frank Borland | June 3, 2021 at 10:11 pm | Reply

      Alex, Julia won, but it was Grace who wagered the $400. I too was surprised that nothing was said about the wager.

    • “am I the only person who noticed”

      Considering it was referred to in the post you’re commenting on, I don’t think you were the only person who noticed.

  8. Pizza Face Fred | June 3, 2021 at 10:49 pm | Reply

    Loads of Triple Stumpers lately . . .

  9. It’s not very often that a Final Jeopardy answer is something I’ve never heard of before, but it appears I’ve identified a major gap in my knowledge.

  10. One time she also said flat-out “Wrong!” when someone gave an incorrect response. Alex would usually take care to say “That’s wrong”, to soften the blow. But she’s doing well overall.

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