Happy Fourth of July! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classic Children’s Literature) for Tuesday, July 4, 2017:
A 2016 biography of a children’s author is titled “In the Great Green Room”, a line from this classic book
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Robert D’Emilio, a writer from Ridgewood, New York
||Jacob Farrell, a strategy consultant from Washington, D.C.
||Jon Eisenman, an attorney from Los Angeles, California (2-day total: $45,100)
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What is “Goodnight, Moon”?
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“In the great green room there was a telephone and a red balloon and a picture of the cow jumping over the moon.” Margaret Wise Brown was the author of the 1947 classic children’s literature work “Goodnight, Moon”. Amy Gary wrote the 2016 biography titled “In the Great Green Room: The Brilliant and Bold Life of Margaret Wise Brown”.
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Scores going into Final:
Jacob $3,500 – $2,000 = $1,500 (What is Eloise at the Plaza?)
Robert $6,200 – $801 = $5,399 (What is The Velveteen Rabbit?)
Jon $19,600 – $400 = $19,200 (What is :)?) (3-day total: $64,300)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CASINO ROYALE $600 (1st pick)
Jon 0 +600 (Jacob 0 Robert 0)
2) LOOK AT THOSE CURVES $1200 (3rd pick)
Jacob 4400 -1200 (Jon 5200 Robert 4200)
3) NEW WORDS IN THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY $1600 (21st pick)
Jacob 6000 -2500 (Jon 13600 Robert 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -9
J! round: None!
DJ! round: NEW WORDS IN THE MERRIAM-WEBSTER DICTIONARY $400 & $800
Total $ left on board: $1,200
Jon $19,600 Coryat, 23 correct, 2 incorrect, 41.82% in first on buzzer
Robert $6,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer
Jacob $7,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer
Lach Trash: $10,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
Jon Eisenman, stats to date:
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,300)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
33.93% in first on buzzer (57/168)
Average Coryat: $16,200
Jon Eisenman, to win:
4 games: 56.19%
Avg. streak: 4.283 games.
With a projected 38 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 250,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 1.4913 5+-time champions (standard deviation 0.94548).
An average of 2.4519 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.1323).
An early cutoff took place 1.871% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Jon Eisenman qualified 36.668% of the time.
Tim Kutz qualified 75.020% of the time.
Todd Giese qualified 28.744% of the time.
Rob Liguori qualified 4.601% of the time.
If Robert’s mentioned as a “writer”, you would suppose he would get a wheelhouse category like Classic Children’s Literature. If this becomes a 2:1 (Right/Wrong) ratio, that would shock me.
I’ll take the under for a 2R/1W bet.
When Jon answered the 60’s Pop question regarding the Iron Butterfy song, it sure sounded to me like he said “in a Gadda da Vina”, instead of da Vida. Am I just losing my hearing????!!!
After my not-particularly-scientific attempt to pronounce both words:
If one is able to definitively tell the difference between “vina” and “vida”, I don’t think one’s hearing is an issue.
That said: the judging panel has a direct audio link to each contestant’s microphone and they review every response. If they felt the contestant said “Vina” and not “Vida”, they would have gone back and made a score correction.
I heard the same thing you did. He definitely said “vina”. I was waiting for them to make a correction.
I personally hold a much different opinion. I saw nothing wrong the first time, and definitely heard “vida” the second time I watched, specifically to figure out what he said.