Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – February 22, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Joshua Parr, a high school teacher from Montreal, QC, Canada
Maria Santonato, a marketing project manager from Chicago, IL
Tim Kutz, a data conversion manager from Ogden, UT (3-day total: $82,599)
Tim Kutz

Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
Tim $23,400
Joshua $12,200
Maria $6,400

Final Jeopardy! category: PHRASE ORIGINS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Widely parodied today, this 5-word phrase originally appeared on motivational posters in England during WWII

Click/Tap Here for Correct Response

What is “Keep Calm and Carry on”?



Maria 6400 + 5801 = 12201
Joshua 12200 + 12200 = 24400
Tim 23400 + 1001 = 24401 (4-day total: $107,000)


Honestly? I’d be very surprised if this polled lower than 75% on JBoard’s weekly poll.

Meanwhile, at this point of the season? I’d be very surprised if 4 wins and $107,000 didn’t put Tim in the Tournament of Champions.

(contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com)

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4 Comments on "Quick Recap & Final Jeopardy – February 22, 2016"

  1. Looks like Tim could be the big deal for the Tournament of Champions. I like his calm potential that he brings to Jeopardy! and the fact that he’s possibly a serious competitor. He’s really quite something to most people.

  2. Are my wife and I the only ones who heard Josh (Feb.22) pronounce Lech Walesa’s last name “Wall-EN-sa” in the final response of Double Jeopardy…and NOT get penalized by the judges? Somebody is slippin’ …or, maybe, you’re allowed to pronounce Polish any way you want.

    • Andy Saunders | February 24, 2016 at 10:43 am |

      From what was going on on the discussion on Facebook, the pronunciation that was given by Joshua was used by many European news correspondents reporting from Poland during the 1980s. I do not think that the judges made an error.

  3. Maria Santonato | February 24, 2016 at 11:06 am |

    I also hope Tim Kutz makes it to Tournament of Champions. He is whip-smart and gracious in victory. One of the nicest guys you’d ever want to meet. Had only nice things to say to, and about the other contestants.

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