Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 9, 2021


Happy Wednesday, the day of the GEICO Hump Day commercial, and a very nice Hump Day it is! It’s also Day 8 of Mayim Bialik’s hosting stint. Through 7 days, $136,652 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1960s Singers) for Wednesday, June 9, 2021 (Season 37, Game 183):

In 2002 Macon, Ga., where he grew up, unveiled a statue of this man who sits overlooking the water, a nod to his posthumous No. 1 hit

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Mara Davis, a conference events manager from Chicago, Illinois
Mara Davis on Jeopardy!
Shannon Debus-Horn, an attorney originally from Port Charlotte, Florida
Shannon Debus-Horn on Jeopardy!
Tim Lopez, a storytelling coach originally from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $14,400)
Tim Lopez on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Tim picked up a win yesterday in spite of missing Final Jeopardy. If he can have similar stats to yesterday (36% in first on buzzer, 21 correct, etc., aggressive on the Daily Doubles), he has a good chance of picking up Win #2.


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Correct response: Who is Otis Redding?


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Otis Redding died in a December 1967 plane crash, along with four members of his backing band, the Bar-Kays, when the plane that he was on crashed into Lake Monona in Madison, Wisconsin in poor weather. Redding and his band was travelling between Cleveland and Madison. Released in January 1968, “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay” was the first posthumous song to reach No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The statue can be found overlooking the Ocmulgee River in Macon’s Charles H. Jones Gateway Park.


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

Scores going into Final:
Shannon $15,200
Mara $13,800
Tim $7,600


Tonight’s results:
Tim $7,600 – $2,400 = $5,200 (Who is Little Richard?)
Mara $13,800 + $13,800 = $27,600 (Who is Otis Redding) (1-day total: $27,600)
Shannon $15,200 – $12,401 = $2,799 (Who is Hendrix?)


Mara Davis, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 9, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Shannon $7,000
Mara $4,800
Tim $4,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE WIRE $800 (clue #14)
Shannon 3600 +1600 (Tim 1600 Mara 1600)
2) PEOPLE FROM THAT STATE $1600 (clue #7)
Mara 6800 -2600 (Tim 4400 Shannon 8200)
3) POETIC BOOK TITLES $1600 (clue #29, $2000 left on board)
Shannon 14200 -1000 (Tim 7600 Mara 13800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -1


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 192 (1.05 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Mara $16,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Tim $7,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Shannon $15,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,400
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000

Tim Lopez, career statistics:
33 correct, 6 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (34/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,800)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400

Shannon Debus-Horn, career statistics:
18 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400

Mara Davis, career statistics:
21 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,400

Mara Davis, to win:
2 games: 43.663%
3: 19.065%
4: 8.324%
5: 3.635%
6: 1.587%
Avg. streak: 1.775 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thus far, $167,252 has been donated to the National Alliance on Mental Illness through 8 games. $1,667,377 has been donated from all guest hosts.
  • Shannon was in a very difficult spot in that final Daily Double; I think that a bet between $1,601 and $2,399 would have been better than the $1,000 that she bet, though.

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12 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, June 9, 2021"

  1. Was just reading about Janis Joplin the other day, and the article mentioned how she had the first posthumous number 1 since Otis Redding.

  2. Very impressed with Mayim Bialik. I think I would be comfortable watching her everyday should she be chosen as permanent host. Don’t think this will happen however. I think they’ll pick someone like Aaron Rodgers, who would expand the viewership. $$$.

  3. I like Mayim. She’s very personable and certainly knowledgeable and intelligent; in my assessment her personality seems most like Alex.

  4. Has Little Richard had any No. 1 hits since he died last year ? And I believe Hendrix was from Seattle. (A bad guess is better than no guess.)

  5. Paul Bradford | June 9, 2021 at 8:10 pm |

    One of the contestants incorrectly guessed “Little Richard” which, of course, isn’t the correct question. But…

    Little Richard was, in fact, born in Macon whereas Redding was born in Dawson GA (two hour drive from Macon). So…

    That wasn’t as bad a response as I thought it was while I was laughing at the “ridiculous” guess.

  6. James M. Bailey | June 9, 2021 at 8:18 pm |

    These kids don’t know Rock & Roll died when Lennon was shot. Everything they know is wrong.

  7. I loved seeing Mara’s reaction when she realized she had won. It’s been a great week for such reactions.

  8. Aliera EKieron | June 9, 2021 at 10:29 pm |

    How was Mara’s incorrect guess in Round 1 not caught by the judges? The correct answer was Wallendas. That is certainly not what she said.

  9. Nick (different one) | June 10, 2021 at 1:52 am |

    I just watched my DVR of today’s show. Mara definitely said “Wallendas.”

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