Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 6, 2016

Today’s contestants:

Emily Hillard, a systems coordinator from Evansville, IN
Matt Hoffer-Hawlik, an investment banker & strategy consultant from Boston, MA
TJ Bateman, a software Q.A. lead from Charlottesville, VA (1-day total: $5,199)

Final Jeopardy! category: COMPOSERS

Final Jeopardy! clue: Brought to our attention by a 1984 film, this Italian had success with the 1780s operas “Tarare” & “Les Danaides”

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Who is Antonio Salieri?



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Obviously the film was “Amadeus”, based on the Peter Shaffer 1980 play. There was a legend as well that Salieri tried to poison Mozart; that legend was the basis of a Rimsky-Korsakov opera (“Mozart et Salieri”).

Interestingly, though, Mozart’s father Leopold, when Wolfgang was still a youth, gained a rather large distrust of the royal court of Joseph II in Vienna after Mozart’s opera “La Finta Semplice” was cancelled, without reimbursement! (Salieri Online)

Back to the film, though, F. Murray Abraham played Salieri in “Amadeus”; he won the Oscar for Best Actor for that portrayal. Interestingly, that is the most recent occurrence of two actors in the same film receiving Best Actor nominations for their roles in that film.

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6 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – July 6, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | July 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm |

    Final results:
    Emily $4,000 + $4,000 = $8,000
    TJ $14,800 – $10,000 = $4,800 (Who is Paganini?)
    Matt $22,600 + $7,001 = $29,601 (1-day total: $29,601)

    Daily Doubles:
    1) LITERARY GROUPS & MOVEMENTS $800 (26th pick)
    Matt 7000 +7000 (TJ 4200, Emily 2000)

    2) BOTANY $800 (15th pick)
    TJ 8600 +3000 (Matt 15000 Emily 3200)

    3) TRAVELING ALONG THE 40TH PARALLEL N. $1200 (20th pick)
    Matt 17000 +6000 (TJ 14400 Emily 3200)

    Game Stats:
    Matt 11,200 Coryat, 23 correct, 4 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer
    TJ 12,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    Emily 4,000 Coryat, 6 correct, 0 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer

    TJ Bateman’s final stats:
    40 correct
    7 incorrect
    3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Money Earned: $10,400)
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    34.82% in first on buzzer (39/112)
    Averrage Coryat: $13,600

    Matt Hoffer-Hawlik’s stats:
    24 correct
    4 incorrect
    2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Money Earned: $13,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
    Average Coryat: $11,200

    Matt Hoffer-Hawlik, to win:
    2 games: 42.63%
    3: 18.17%
    4: 7.75%
    5: 3.30%
    6: 1.41%
    Avg. streak: 1.743 games. #Jeopardy

  2. It was a repeat tonight!!!! Not those contestants – what gives??

    • Andy Saunders | July 7, 2016 at 6:12 am |

      Contact your local TV station. Sounds like your local station played the wrong episode.

  3. Alex made a stupid statement at the beginning. He read the category as “3 letter words having ONLY 2 vowels” OK, Alex-any more and the word would be all vowels!

    • Andy Saunders | July 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm |


      It’s not as stupid as you think. “eau” is Scrabble-playable in English and is a 3-letter word with three vowels.

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