Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy! – October 31, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy for Monday, October 31, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: TECHNOLOGY

Final Jeopardy! clue: In 2005 Steve Jobs used “It’s sort of like TiVo for radio” to describe this new form

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Thea Lawton, a nonprofit resource development specialist from Anchorage, Alaska
Jon Frank, a director of marketing & corporate relationships from Washington, D.C.
Julia Lee, a pharmacy student from San Bruno, California (1-day total: $6,599)

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12 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy! – October 31, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | October 31, 2016 at 4:00 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Thea $13,200
    Julia $11,000
    Jon -$400

    Final Results:
    Julia $11,000 – $6,601 = $4,399 (What is iTunes?)
    Thea $13,200 + $11,200 = $24,400 (1-day total: $24,400)

    Thea is the first Jeopardy! champion from Alaska since Norah McKissic nearly 3 years ago to the day, on November 1, 2013.

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Scores after the opening round:
    Julia $5,000
    Thea $2,800
    Jon $800

    Daily Double locations:
    1) LIKE A ROCK $400 (4th pick)
    Thea 600 -1000 (Julia 200 Jon 0)

    2) PLANTS WITH ANIMAL NAMES $800 (10th pick)
    Thea 6000 +2000 (Julia 7000 Jon 800)
    3) BRIT BITS $1600 (13th pick)
    Thea 9200 -4000 (Julia 7000 Jon 800)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: THE 50s $200 & $600
    DJ! round: THE 50s $400

    Game Stats:
    Thea $17,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
    Julia $11,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 0 incorrect, 31.48% in first on buzzer
    Jon -$400 Coryat, 6 correct, 4 incorrect, 18.52% in first on buzzer

    Julia Lee, final stats:
    36 correct
    3 incorrect
    1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,600)
    0/2 in Final Jeopardy
    30.63% in first on buzzer (34/111)
    Average Coryat: $12,100

    Thea Lawton, stats to date:
    20 correct
    4 incorrect
    1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
    1/1 in Final Jeopardy
    33.33% in firston buzzer (18/54)
    Average Coryat: $17,000

    Thea Lawton, to win:
    2 games: 58.03%
    3: 33.67%
    4: 19.54%
    5: 11.34%
    6: 6.58%
    Avg. streak: 2.382 games.

    • Just curious. How is Andy able to recap the broadcast before it airs? Sorry if this obvious.

      • Andy Saunders | October 31, 2016 at 7:33 pm |

        I am able to catch an earlier-than-7:00 PM broadcast as up here in Canada, our television providers are able to offer us timeshifting.

      • Plus, even in the US, it isn’t always shown at 7pm. I watch on a Minneapolis station at 4:30 (Daytime J! airs at 3:30), other Midwest places do similar, probably because here in the Central time zone (as well as Mountain), prime time runs from 7-10 instead of 8-11 like it is on the coasts, so shows like J!, Wheel, Dr. Phil, the local news, all the stuff you might see at 7, we see from 4-6.

  2. Frank Smith | October 31, 2016 at 7:11 pm |

    The fact that we finally have another Alaska champ is neat. Oliver Bundy had a chance, but failed, to beat Todd Giese.

    • Chip Brooks had a chance, but failed, to beat Greg Seroka. Our first Alaska champ since Norah McKissic back in November 2013.

  3. Anita Bethune | October 31, 2016 at 9:31 pm |

    What happened to Jon on today’s game??

    • Andy Saunders | October 31, 2016 at 9:46 pm |

      Not having spoken to him, my best guess, looking at the numbers, is that Thea and Julia were beating him often on the signalling device, and he then started taking more chances in an effort to get back into the game.

      It happens more often than you think, especially if confidence is lost.

      Jon had just as strong of a test and audition performance as everyone else who appears on Jeopardy.

  4. Harris Stutman | November 1, 2016 at 12:05 am |

    Don’t know if anyone else noticed this, but the exact same video clue appeared on today’s show as on the June 30 show. The category was also the same ‘Where am I’ for $1000 in the first round. We’ve always been told that although facts may occasionally appear more than once, the actual clue is never identical. Guess this is the exception that proves the rule.
    I recognized it because in each case, Kelli mentioned that mispronouncing ‘Schuylkill’ would not be counted against you.

    • Andy Saunders | November 1, 2016 at 7:52 am |

      It did sound really familiar, now that you point it out.

      After going to J! Archive, it turns out that it is the same clue! You really don’t normally see that!

      Thanks for pointing this out, Harris!

  5. Moral: if you live in Alaska, try to get the October 28-November 4 taping week. 🙂

  6. Congrats Thea from Cincinnati family;
    Aunt Roberta

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