Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 18, 2018

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Characters in Children’s Lit) for Thursday, October 18, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 29):

This winged character from an early 20th century work is so named “because she mends the pots and kettles”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Mark Johnson, a pastor & hospice chaplain from Rolla, Missouri
Mark Johnson on Jeopardy!
Jessica Cantrell, a museum development assistant from Adairsville, Georgia
Jessica Cantrell on Jeopardy!
Alan Dunn, a software development manager from Johns Creek, Georgia (4-day total: $87,202)
Alan Dunn on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Tinker Bell?


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More information about Final Jeopardy:

Tinker Bell is the fairy in J. M. Barrie’s series of works about Peter Pan.

Here at The Jeopardy! Fan, I think this is a great Final Jeopardy! clue. The reference to “mending the pots and kettles” a.k.a. “tinkering” is a perfect tease-out metric to point towards Tinker Bell.

Peter Pan is a favourite topic of the show’s writers as well; back in 2016, the fact that London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital has the rights to Peter Pan was the subject of a Final Jeopardy.


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

Scores going into Final:
Jessica $17,000
Alan $16,800
Mark $9,400


Tonight’s results:
Mark $9,400 – $0 = $9,400 (Who is Holly Hobbit?)
Alan $16,800 + $16,800 = $33,600 (5-day total: $120,802) (Who is Tinkerbell? Love you Kim!)
Jessica $17,000 – $16,601 = $399 (Who is Fairy Godmother?)


Alan Dunn, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 18, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Mark $8,200
Jessica $4,000
Alan $3,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) UNIONS ONLINE $800 (20th pick)
Alan 3200 +2000 (Jessica 3400 Mark 2800)
2) MYTHOLOGICAL HOMOPHONES $1600 (4th pick)
Jessica 6000 +3000 (Mark 8200 Alan 3600)
3) ONE-LETTER RESPONSES $1600 (18th pick)
Alan 8800 +4000 (Jessica 13400 Mark 9400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 158


Unplayed clues:
J! round: THEY SING! THEY ACT! $800 & $1000
DJ! Round: FICTIONAL WRITERS $800
Total $ Left On Board: $2,600


Game Stats:
Alan $13,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.63% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Mark $9,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 27.78% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Jessica $15,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 1 incorrect, 38.89% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $38,200
Lach Trash: $8,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000


Alan Dunn, stats to date:
109 correct, 14 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts
37.41% in first on buzzer (104/278)
7/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,000)
5/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,240


Alan Dunn, to win:
6 games: 55.97%
7: 31.32%
8: 17.53%
9: 9.81%
10: 5.49%
Avg. streak: 6.271 games.


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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – October 18, 2018"

  1. I only knew what a tinker was because one of my favorite movie comedians, Lou Costello, played one in one of Abbott and Costello’s best movies, imho,The Time of Their Lives (1946), in which he plays a “master tinker”! from over 200 years ago.

  2. good final jeopardy (i didn’t get it)..

  3. Good game today. It’s always more fun to watch when there are three very competitive contestants, and there is something on the line in Final Jeopardy.

  4. In the A.P. Biography category, I don’t understand why Jessica’s response “Who is Pinochet?” was accepted without Augusto. I always thought when a category specified initials, they both had to be part of a correct response. In fact, when Mark incorrectly responded “Who is Oscar Wilde?” Alex said “Remember, it’s A.P. Biography, so it’s Alexander Pope.” Arnold Palmer, Amy Poehler, and Anna Pavlova were all given as correct responses. Was it a judging error, and if not, what am I missing? Thanks.

    • Can you name another Pinochet?

      • Obviously not, but that doesn’t answer my question….if A.P. is specified in the category title, why was it not required for a correct response?

        • Essentially, “Pinochet” refers to one person and one person only; hence, the judges accepted it. Alex never explicitly said both the A and the P were required, nor did the category imply that. (there were no quotation marks).

          • Thanks, this explanation makes sense, i.e., there being no quotation marks, didn’t notice that. If the category had been “A.P.” Biography and not A.P. Biography, the two parts would have been required. Got it.

  5. (Catching up on missed episodes on TiVo.)

    Can someone explain to me the category of “the L you don’t say”? Before the Jeopardy round began, he said that all responses would have a silent L—but then three of the responses were balm, caulk, and chalk—none of which have a silent L anywhere ouside of Boston. What gives?

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