Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category German Americans) for Tuesday, August 17, 2021 (Season 22, Game 147):

He famously remarked, “We are all the President’s men”, giving Woodward & Bernstein their title

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Lizard Hogge, a welder originally from Anderson, Indiana
Lizard Hogge on Jeopardy!
Michael Falk, a meteorologist from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Michael Falk on Jeopardy!
Craig Mobley, a switchboard manager from Albuquerque, New Mexico (2-day total: $16,199)
Craig Mobley on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Henry Kissinger?

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The famous quote from Kissinger came in 1970, very shortly after William Watts resigned from the National Security Council in protest of the Nixon administration’s decision to invade Cambodia. Kissinger, who supported the invasion and was trying to convince others on the National Security Council to also support, said “We are all the President’s men, and we’ve got to behave that way”. This quote then became the title of Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward’s famous book about Watergate break-in of 1972 and detailing Woodward’s secret meetings with Deep Throat (later revealed to be FBI Associate Director Mark Felt.)

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Scores going into Final:
Lizard $16,800
Michael $16,200
Craig $1,800

Tonight’s results:
Craig $1,800 + $1,800 = $3,600 (Who is Henry Kissinger?)
Michael $16,200 + $1,201 = $17,401 (Who is Kissinger?) (1-day total: $17,401)
Lizard $16,800 – $13,200 = $3,600 (Who is Einstien?)

Michael Falk, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 17, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Michael $3,400
Lizard $3,000
Craig $1,000

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) “S”PAÑOL $800 (clue #9)
Michael 2600 -1000 (Craig 600 Lizard 400)
2) OPERA $2000 (clue #5)
Michael 5000 +2000 (Craig 3400 Lizard 3000)
3) LAYING THINGS N TO N $1200 (clue #18, $15600 left on board)
Lizard 7000 +7000 (Craig 1800 Michael 11800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 102

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
Michael $17,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Lizard $11,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Craig $1,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,000
Lach Trash: $13,200 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800

Craig Mobley, career statistics:
44 correct, 16 incorrect
4/7 on rebound attempts (on 22 rebound opportunities)
29.81% in first on buzzer (48/161)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,400)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,667

Michael Falk, career statistics:
22 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,200

Lizard Hogge, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, August 17, 2021"

  1. Watching tonight’s Sesame Street category made me realize that Alex was the best host the show has ever seen. (Sorry guest hosts, you were great).

  2. Great to see Alex with the Sesame St characters! And to see Lizard again!

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