Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – January 5, 2016


Remember that nominations are opening the Andy Awards, honoring fan favorites from 2015!

Today’s contestants:

Steve Belding, an engineer from Knoxville, TN
Alex Lautanen Walker, a legal secretary from San Diego, CA
Terry McElhennon, a customer service representative from New Bern, NC (1-day total: $14,801)

Terry didn’t get off to a great start; unfortunately for him, he said that the Crimson Tide was Auburn. That’s not going to end well for him.

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Steve $18,600
Alex $12,200
Terry $11,200

Final Jeopardy! category: BRITISH NOVELS

Final Jeopardy! clue: In some countries the subtitle “A Contemporary Satire” was used for this 1945 parable

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What is Animal Farm



Terry 11200 + 11000 = 22200
Alex 12200 + 6500 = 18700
Steve 18600 + 5801 = 24401

(Geez! Between this and the Aldous Huxley clue, did someone on the writing staff read an Orwell biography recently?)

Meanwhile, this game perfectly illustrates why it is such a terrible idea to just blindly bet to take over the lead by $1 (or $100), or as I like to call, “Zerg’s Fallacy”. Alex L-W completely forgot to take Terry into account behind her! I can’t wait to see what Keith over at The Final Wager has to say about this on his own video! Meanwhile, Terry probably could have been good to bet to hold back about $2,000 (just in case Alex L-W just made a lockout bet).

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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