Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – January 8, 2016


Remember that our next episode of #JeopardyLivePanel is coming up on Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern! Also, our site founder Jeanie Kenkel was on Sirius’ “The Catholic Guy” this week. If you missed the audio from it, you’ll get a chance to listen to it tomorrow!

In further show news, in case you’re in the Minneapolis area and missed the announcement, Jeopardy! moves one hour earlier, to 3:30 PM Central, on KARE beginning next Monday!

Finally, the Andy Awards nominations are open until January 17 – what are your favorites from 2015?

Today’s contestants:

Adam Hoskins, an attorney from Columbia, MO
Ava Hadaway, a chemistry tutor from Hayward, CA
Steve Belding, an engineer from Knoxville, TN (3 day total: $58,801)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Adam $14,600
Steve $9,400
Ava $9,000

Final Jeopardy! category: SOCIOLOGY

Final Jeopardy! clue: Often applied to athletes, this 2-word term popularized by Robert K. Merton refers to an example we aspire to

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What is a role model?



Ava 9000 + 9000 = 18000
Steve 9400 + 8601 = 18001
Adam 14600 + 4201 = 18801

This was a classic Final Jeopardy, in the sense that I think this clue would have played very well in any season of the show. To be honest, I miss these Finals sometimes.

And this tweet from Tom Kelso sums tonight up perfectly:

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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9 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – January 8, 2016"

  1. What is the name of the famed Chinese fighter who defeated numerous sumo wrestlers? This was one of the clues in the double jeopardy round and I could not locate the answer on Google. Thanks.

  2. Has Adam been on before? He looks familiar.

    • Andy Saunders | January 8, 2016 at 10:39 pm |

      I don’t think so, no.

    • You sign an affidavit that you haven’t been on any season of the Alex Trebek hosted show, so he’s not a repeat unless they specifically mention that he was brought back for some reason.

  3. Jonathan Graham | January 9, 2016 at 4:55 am |

    Will Jeanie be returning either to the blog or the live panel in the future? I know she had said a while ago that she stopped liking Jeopardy!, but someone who like it enough to blog about it for five years would probably have a change of heart at some point.

    • Andy Saunders | January 9, 2016 at 10:06 am |

      Jonathan, I do anticipate that Jeanie will be making a return at some point and in some fashion. When that will be, I am unsure.

  4. How come only one winner if there was a two-way tie? (Jan 8 )

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