Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century American Authors) for Friday, November 19, 2021 (Season 38, Game 50):
The old courthouse in Monroeville, Alabama has exhibits devoted to these 2 authors & childhood friends
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Chi-Nhan Vo, a Catholic seminarian from Portland, Oregon
|Gordon Spates, a poster librarian from Los Angeles, California
|Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (2-day total: $65,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Happy Friday, everyone! Amy Schneider has now become a 2-day Jeopardy! champion; will she make it to 3 wins today? Chi-Nhan Vo and Gordon Spates are going to try to stop her from getting to 3 wins (and getting onto this site’s ToC Tracker). Now, I realize that the show only starts to track players when they get to 4 wins, but I will continue to track 3-time champions for posterity’s sake.
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Correct response: Who are Harper Lee & Truman Capote?
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Harper Lee, famous as the author of To Kill a Mockingbird, was childhood friends with Truman Capote, who is most famous for 1958’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s and 1966’s In Cold Blood. Lee, in fact, aided Capote with much of the research for In Cold Blood.
The old courthouse in Monroeville, Alabama has been turned into the Monroe County Museum; its courtroom is set up as it was in the 1930s (the era when To Kill a Mockingbird was set).
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Chi-Nhan -$2,000 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Gordon $4,800 + $4,000 = $8,800 (Who are Harper Lee + Truman Capote?)
Amy $29,800 + $15,000 = $44,800 (Who are Lee and
Capote Capote?) (3-day total: $110,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER COMPANIES $600 (clue #23)
Amy 6200 +3000 (Gordon 1400 Chi-Nhan 5600)
2) BARRIERS IN LIFE $1600 (clue #14)
Amy 20200 +2000 (Gordon 4000 Chi-Nhan 3600)
3) 19th CENTURY STUFF $2000 (clue #20, $12000 left on board)
Chi-Nhan 4400 -4400 (Amy 25000 Gordon 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -42
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.08 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Amy $27,000 Coryat, 32 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Gordon $4,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Chi-Nhan $2,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 7 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,200
Lach Trash: $5,800 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,000
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
85 correct, 3 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
45.03% in first on buzzer (77/171)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,000)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $22,467
Gordon Spates, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,800
Chi-Nhan Vo, career statistics:
14 correct, 7 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,400)
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,400
Amy Schneider, to win:
4 games: 79.159%
Avg. streak: 6.798 games.
Chi-Nhan does saintly rap battles as part of his seminary talent show.
Gordon was also a Shakespearean actor as a child.
Amy started a high school debate club, but showed up once.
- A reminder that the first airing of the show is at 11:00 AM Central in Tyler (TX), Jackson (TN), and Meridian (MS).
- Not counting pre-doubled dollar values, $44,800 is the 85th-best winning score in the history of the show. (Including pre-doubled dollar values, $44,800 is the 111th-highest, with the caveat that there may be higher totals unknown to J! Archive or others.)
- Amy is the 17th player to win at least $100,000 over their first three wins on Jeopardy!; $110,200 is the 6th-highest total. Kevin Joyce, Roger Craig, Mark Runsvold, Joon Pahk, and James Holzhauer are the five who have won more.
- Both Amy and Andrew He (the player Amy defeated) won $100,000 over their respective first three games. This is the first occurrence of two consecutive champions winning at least $100,000 over their first three victories.
- The Jeopardy! curse strikes again with Shawn Mendes and Camilla Cabello breaking up, yet being featured in a clue in the category THE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.
- One thing that will work to Amy’s advantage coming back to defend her title next week: Living in the Pacific Time Zone, she doesn’t have to deal with jet lag travelling to Los Angeles.
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