Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 23, 2016


Today’s contestants:

John McKay, the assistant secretary of the Colorado Senate, from Lakewood, CO
Heidi Eichler, a high school science teacher from Morton Grove, IL
Buzzy Cohen, a music executive from Los Angeles, CA (5-day total: $101,402)

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Buzzy $19,800
Heidi $8,200
John $3,800

Final Jeopardy! category: U.S. GEOGRAPHY

Final Jeopardy! clue: Of the 8 states that touch the Great Lakes, it’s the smallest in area

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What is Indiana? (John said Ohio; Heidi New York; and Buzzy: “See you tomorrow, Trebek!”)



John 3800 – 1200 = 2600
Heidi 8200 – 200 = 8000
Buzzy 19800 – 0 = 19800 (6-day total: $121,202)

One of the categories in Double Jeopardy today was THINGS THAT MAKE YOU GO “HM”. I’ll say this much: this Final certainly did! It obviously makes sense, but for someone who doesn’t know the states in order by area cold, this was not an easy Final Jeopardy!

Anyway, here are the 8, in order of area:

  1. Michigan (96,713.51 square miles)
  2. Minnesota (86,935.83)
  3. Wisconsin (65,496.38)
  4. Illinois (57,913.55)
  5. New York (54,554.98)
  6. Pennsylvania (46,054.35)
  7. Ohio (44,825.58)
  8. Indiana (36,419.55)

Remember to vote in our Poll of the Week:

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Should Anderson Cooper be the next host of Jeopardy when Alex Trebek retires?

Meanwhile, this article over on northjersey.com might have the answer to a question that people are coming here looking for, but I don’t particularly think is a very cool question to ask. (after all, I’d answer the question with “His name is Buzzy.”)

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8 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – May 23, 2016"

  1. Wow…Buzzy still has some fightback after staying away for 3 weeks, which I have to say, impresses me. Normally, when a champ stays away for so long, they would seem dethroned by a challenger. These recent examples did occur in the 2010s that a champ has been dethroned for a while: Tara Anderson, Winston Nguyen,John Anneken,Joshua Brakhage, Alison Parakh, Jacob Silverman, and Kate Rowland. They’ve been away for a while and got dethroned within the time they were champs.

    • Jason Sterlacci | May 23, 2016 at 5:25 pm |

      Given how crazy the DC taping was, it’s possible that there was almost no layoff for Buzzy.

      • Andrew Pau | May 23, 2016 at 8:30 pm |

        There was no layoff at all: today’s game was taped the day after Buzzy’s first five. It was a two-day block (Monday/Tuesday) and I was there for the first, obviously. Heidi did not get selected to play on the first day and was held over to the second.

  2. Fred Vaughn | May 23, 2016 at 6:00 pm |

    Re: the poll, LeVar Burton has always intrigued me that little bit more.

  3. Andy Saunders | May 23, 2016 at 7:02 pm |

    This game’s statistics:
    Buzzy: 16,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 30.35% in first on buzzer
    Heidi: 8,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer
    John: 5,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer
    15 Triple Stumpers

  4. Andy Saunders | May 23, 2016 at 7:06 pm |

    Buzzy Cohen, through 6 games:
    124 correct
    22 incorrect
    9/14 on Daily Doubles
    4/6 in Final Jeopardy
    In First on Buzzer: 36.61%
    Average Coryat Score: $15,300

    Buzzy Cohen, to win:
    7 games: 52.50%
    8: 27.56%
    9: 14.47%
    10: 7.60%
    11: 3.99%
    Avg. streak: 7.105 games.

  5. Carter Spires | May 23, 2016 at 10:22 pm |

    I don’t know if he’d do it or if Sony would ask (probably no to both, I guess) – but my dream has always been for Ken to take over for Alex. That would be wonderful.

  6. Ben Wiles | May 23, 2016 at 11:05 pm |

    Re; The poll — The line forms behind Andy Richter.

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