Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 26, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Children’s Lit) for Friday, January 26, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 100):

Introduced in 1945, she claimed to have the middle names Delicatessa Windowshade Mackrelmint Efraim’s Daughter

(correct response beneath the contestants)


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Today’s contestants:

Melissa Stewart, a baker & barista from Spokane, Washington
Melissa Stewart on Jeopardy!
Jennifer Tomassi, a freelance writer from Los Angeles, California
Jennifer Tomassi on Jeopardy!
Rachel Lindgren, a fire lookout from Bend, Oregon (5-day total: $75,999)
Rachel Lindgren on Jeopardy!

Rachel is on a win streak; see where she places on our ToC Tracker!


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Correct response: Who is Pippi Longstocking?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Created by Astrid Lindgren, Pippi Longstocking was created in order to tell get-well stories to Astrid’s daughter Karin, who was ill with pneumonia in 1941. Given superhuman strength, Pippi is a 9-year-old whose father Efraim had vanished at sea. Much of the comedy in the series comes from Pippi’s limited knowledge of common courtesy, and the aforementioned strength. The series has spawned many books, films, and television series since its creation.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Jennifer $11,600
Melissa $10,200
Rachel $9,600


Tonight’s results:
Rachel $9,600 – $9,500 = $100 (Who is Amelia Bedelia?)
Melissa $10,200 – $10,000 = $200 (Who is ?)
Jennifer $11,600 + $8,801 = $20,401 (1-day total: $20,401)


Jennifer Tomassi, today's Jeopardy! champion (for the January 26, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jennifer $6,600
Melissa $3,800
Rachel $3,000



Opening break taken after: 14 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE THING’S THE PLAY $600 (14th pick)
Jennifer 3200 +1000 (Rachel 2800 Melissa 0)
2) CHARACTERS IN MYTH $1200 (3rd pick)
Rachel 3800 -1000 (Jennifer 7000 Melissa 3800)
3) CREDITORS & PREY $1600 (29th pick) ($2000 remaining)
Jennifer 10600 -1000 (Melissa 10200 Rachel 9600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -4
Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Jennifer $12,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer
Melissa $10,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer
Rachel $10,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $33,000
Lach Trash: $14,600 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400


Rachel Lindgren, final stats:
101 correct, 15 incorrect
29.05% in first on buzzer (95/327)
3/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,400)
2/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,500


Jennifer Tomassi, stats to date:
20 correct, 2 incorrect
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200


Jennifer Tomassi, to win:
2 games: 38.91%
3: 15.14%
4: 5.89%
5: 2.29%
6: 0.89%
Avg. streak: 1.637 games.


Miscellaneous:

  • Thank you to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – January 26, 2018"

  1. Surely Rachel Lindgren has read Astrid Lindgren.

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