Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Writer/Directors) for Friday, August 20, 2021 (Season 25, Game 93):
His headstone, using a line from one of his scripts, says, “I’m a writer but then nobody’s perfect”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Bill Menezes, a non-profit director from Denver, Colorado
|Meagan Grote, a bookseller from Lakeland, Florida
|Greg Jones, a college instructor from Chincoteague Island, Virginia (1-day total: $23,201)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Season 38 begins September 13 with the return of 18-day champion Matt Amodio; in the interim, Jeopardy! is running four weeks of reruns. The first two weeks will be the 10 “Alex Around the World” episodes that ran in his memory in late December; the 2021 Tournament of Champions, hosted by Buzzy Cohen, will air from August 30 through September 10. Today’s episode featured a category about Niagara Falls with Alex on location and originally aired January 15, 2009.
With the Anti-Defamation League calling upon an investigation of Mike Richards’ disparaging remarks about Jews, women & Asians, Jeopardy! has left itself in a completely untenable situation. Tony Vinciquerra at Sony Pictures Television, the man who is taking credit for hiring Mike Richards, has a choice: when people inevitably write about his career in television in a decade from now, would he be rather known as “The Person Who Killed Jeopardy!”, or “The Person Who Saved Jeopardy!”? I know what I’d rather be known as. Mike Richards needs to be removed from all positions at Sony Pictures Television. I no longer trust him; if Mike Richards is simply removed as host of Jeopardy! and not as Executive Producer, he will 100% sabotage the proceedings. Tony: you put yourself into this position, but you have the opportunity to get yourself out of it. Make the right call.
Edited to add: In the time since this article was published, Mike Richards has resigned as the host of Jeopardy!, but not as Executive Producer. As Richards is still currently employed by Sony, my paragraph above still stands.
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Correct response: Who is Billy Wilder?
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“Well, nobody’s perfect” was the final line in the Billy Wilder-penned, directed, and produced 1959 comedy Some Like It Hot, which starred Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. Some Like It Hot was also voted the #1 comedy of all time by the American Film Institute in 2000.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Bill $10,800 – $10,798 = $2 (Who is Alfred Hitchcock)
Greg $14,400 + $14,399 = $28,799 (Who is Billy Wilder?)
Meagan $17,400 + $11,500 = $28,900 (Who is Billy Wilder) (1-day total: $28,900)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BOOKS & AUTHORS $800 (clue #4)
Greg 800 -1000 (Meagan 0 Bill 400)
2) MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY $1600 (clue #11)
Meagan 6200 +2000 (Greg 8000 Bill 6000)
3) FUN WITH ASTROLOGY $2000 (clue #20, $12000 left on board)
Meagan 13800 +2000 (Greg 10000 Bill 8000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -53
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Meagan $17,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Greg $15,400 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Bill $10,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,200
Lach Trash: $6,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200
Greg Jones, career statistics:
44 correct, 5 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
35.96% in first on buzzer (41/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,500
Meagan Grote, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000
Bill Menezes, career statistics:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800
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