Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 5, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fictional Characters) for Tuesday, June 5, 2018 (Season 34, Episode 192):

He got a real New York Times obit in 1975; it said he wore “false mustaches to mask signs of age that offended his vanity”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Megan Beesley/b>, a public defender from St. Louis, Missouri
Megan Beesley on Jeopardy!
Joe Castro, a comptroller from Pasadena, California
Joe Castro on Jeopardy!
Leslie Manion, a bookseller from Vancouver, Washington (1-day total: $599)
Leslie Manion on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Hercule Poirot?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The obituary appeared on August 6, 1975. Poirot was one of the most famous characters of Dame Agatha Christie, and the news of his death surfaced as a part of the lead-up to the novel “Curtain”, which detailed Poirot’s final days and was published in October 1975.


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

Scores going into Final:
Joe $12,600
Megan $3,600
Leslie $2,600


Tonight’s results:
Leslie $2,600 – $2,595 = $5 (Who is Don Corleone)
Megan $3,600 – $3,598 = $2 (Who is the Monopoly)
Joe $12,600 – $3,216 = $9,384 (1-day total: $9,384) (Who was Mark Twain?)


Joe Castro, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 5, 2018 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Joe $4,000
Leslie $3,000
Megan $2,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) TRUE CRIME BOOKS, SWEETHEART $600 (3rd pick)
Joe 400 -1000 (Megan 200 Leslie 0)
2) GEOGRAPHY “B” $1200 (23rd pick)
Megan 6000 -4000 (Joe 11600 Leslie 4200)
3) PORTUGAL, THE MAN $1200 (28th pick) ($3600 remaining on the board)
Joe 13600 -1000 (Megan 3600 Leslie 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -174


Unplayed clues:
J! round: HAWAIIAN CROSSWORD CLUES $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: PORTUGAL, THE MAN $1600 & $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $5,400


Game Stats:
Joe $14,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 37.74% in first on buzzer
Leslie $2,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 32.08% in first on buzzer
Megan $7,600, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 18.87% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $24,800
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,200


Leslie Manion, final stats:
32 correct, 8 incorrect
33.64% in first on buzzer (37/110)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600


Joe Castro, stats to date:
19 correct, 5 incorrect
37.74% in first on buzzer (20/53)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,600


Joe Castro, to win:
2 games: 41.98%
3: 17.63%
4: 7.40%
5: 3.11%
6: 1.30%
Avg. streak: 1.724 games.


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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 5, 2018"

  1. Disaster strikes again. Second dud in a row, all 3 DDs wrong and the scores before FJ (except Joe) : dismal. Good thing they have a 1K and 2K guarantee, otherwise the winnings of the non winners in the last 2 days would not even cover a night in the cheapest motel in L.A.
    Granted, yesterday’s clue was sneaky (durability????) but today the European curse struck again.
    If this continues, we WILL have 3 game winners in the ToC (unless they postpone it for 6 months or more). Either the clues have become more difficult (I don’t think so) or the overall knowledge of the players has dropped significantly over the last year +.

    • That’s pretty rough…I thought today’s final was pretty tough. Unless you’re an Agatha Christie fan, trying to come up with a vain fictional character with a moustache seems a pretty tall order. It wasn’t even specified whether it was a fictional character from print, film, advertising, or whatever.

      • Well, being European might have helped me. Anything outside the U.S. seems to be difficult for J players. I wonder if today’s players would know who Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is?
        “Murder on the Orient Express” is a classic in Europe like GWTW in the U.S.

  2. The reference to a New York Times obituary might have misled the players to a fictional character from “the North American side of the pond”

    • Yes, absolutely. But then the writers are “sneaky” Just yesterday they put in”durability”. What has that to do with death and/or taxes???? You have to sort out the chaff in a FJ clue, J just L O V E S to put that stuff in!!

  3. Leslie—a returning champion—went home with less money over two days ($1599) than Tommy, who ended yesterday’s game with only $1 when he finished second to Leslie.

  4. This happened last week, and Alex has taken note of it several times prior to that, but a fair amount of contestants attempt to “even off” their totals in Final Jeopardy (if they’re uncatchable). If memory serves, at least once in the past few years a contestant wagered to try and even off his amount when hitting a Daily Double! I’m curious as to why “evening off” matters? Would be interesting if a former Jeopardy! player can weigh in on this and offer an explanation.

  5. But, Poirot’s mustache was real – not false!! Is this not so? Mon dieu!

  6. There was a question in double jeopardy about a sportscaster who said holy cow and I thought that was Harry Carray… but that wasn’t the answer? Anyone know what the exact question was?

    • “After big plays, Yankees broadcaster Phil Rizzuto would often exclaim this 2-word beastly interjection”.

      (While Harry Caray did say “holy cow”, Phil Rizzuto also did. Also, Phil Rizzuto lent his voice to Meat Loaf’s “Paradise By The Dashboard Light”, where he did utter “holy cow” there too, giving an entryway into the clue other than sports (and thus Rizzuto is probably a better example than Caray on a general-knowledge show like Jeopardy!)

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