Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Comic Book Publishers) for Friday, January 5, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 85):
In 1946, MLJ Mags. changed its name to this “Comics”, incorporating the first name of its popular teenage hero
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Claudia Hochstein, an environmental program administrator from Saint Paul, Minnesota
|Brandon Brooks, an HR manager from Chicago, Illinois
|Sean Sullivan, a financial advisor from Verona, New Jersey (1-day total: $15,000)
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Correct response: What is Archie Comics?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The Andy Hardy movies inspired MLJ Magazines (the three founders were Maurice Coyne, Louis Silberkleit, and John L. Goldwater) to create a relatable, normal person as the headliner for a comic book. Thus, Archibald “Archie” Andrews was created in 1941. Archie became popular enough by 1946 that the company changed its name to Archie Comics at that point.
Of course, the famed Archie comics series is currently being adapted for television with the CW series Riverdale, starring KJ Apa as Archie. (I have it on pretty strong authority that KJ Apa’s girlfriend at the present time is a bit of a Jeopardy! fan herself, so I wonder if she’ll get this Final Jeopardy correct?)
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Claudia $5,400 – $1,603 = $3,797 (What is Jeff?)
Brandon $9,500 + $1,301 = $10,801 (1-day total: $10,801)
Sean $14,600 – $4,500 = $10,100 (What is Marvel?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) TO THE SALT LAKE CITY $1000 (25th pick)
Sean 3400 +2000 (Brandon 3800 Claudia 2600)
2) -ISMs & -OLOGIES $1600 (9th pick)
Sean 6200 +4000 (Brandon 5000 Claudia 3000)
3) BOOKS & AUTHORITIES $1600 (19th pick)
Brandon 9000 -1500 (Sean 12600 Claudia 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 107
J! round: AND THE GUYS ARE PRETTY $400, $600 & $800
DJ! Round: THEY NAMED A SHIP FOR ME $400, $800 & $1200
Total $ Left On Board: $4,200
Brandon $11,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 5 incorrect, 45.10% in first on buzzer
Sean $11,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 15.69% in first on buzzer
Claudia $5,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 27.45% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $27,600
Lach Trash: $14,000 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,200
Sean Sullivan, final stats:
32 correct, 4 incorrect
22.55% in first on buzzer (23/102)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,300
Brandon Brooks, stats to date:
20 correct, 5 incorrect
45.10% in first on buzzer (23/51)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,500)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000
Brandon Brooks, to win:
2 games: 32.74%
Avg. streak: 1.487 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)
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