Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 14, 2018


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Business & Industry) for Friday, December 14, 2018 (Season 35, Episode 70):

After it stopped U.S. operations in 2018, its website said, “Promise us just this one thing: don’t ever grow up”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Noah Link, an organic farmer from Detroit, Michigan
Noah Link on Jeopardy!
Jackie Fuchs, an attorney/writer from Los Angeles, California
Jackie Fuchs on Jeopardy!
Faris Alikhan, a speechwriter from Atlanta, Georgia (1-day total: $22,700)
Faris Alikhan on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Toys “R” Us?


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Toys “R” Us evolved from Children’s Supermart in the Washington, DC area, as a baby-furniture retailer in the late 1940s. He began receiving requests to carry toys for babies, and then older children, and the toy sales ended up dwarfing the furniture sales. The first Toys “R” Us store, dedicated exclusively to toys, opened in Rockville, Maryland in 1957.

While the US stores are no longer in existence, Toys “R” Us does still operate in Canada and was sold to Fairfax Financial in April.


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

Scores going into Final:
Jackie $13,200
Noah $6,000
Faris $5,400


Tonight’s results:
Faris $5,400 + $5,400 = $10,800 (What is Toys R’ Us)
Noah $6,000 + $5,111 = $11,111 (What is Toys-R-Us?)
Jackie $13,200 + $1,000 = $14,200 (1-day total: $14,200) (What is Toys Я Us? (♥ U Mom!)


Jackie Fuchs, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the December 14, 2018 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Faris $6,200
Jackie $2,600
Noah $400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) MYTHICAL TAXONOMY $1000 (3rd pick)
Faris 800 +800 (Jackie 200 Noah 0)
2) LAW PRACTICE $1200 (6th pick)
Jackie 3800 +3000 (Faris 5000 Noah 2000)
3) GREAT BOOKS ON AUDIBLE $1600 (17th pick)
Faris 5800 -2000 (Jackie 10000 Noah 3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 124


Unplayed clues:
J! round: TEAMS ON THE MOVE $400, $600 & $800
DJ! Round: CELEBRITIES $800, $1200 & $1600
Total $ Left On Board: $5,400


Game Stats:
Jackie $11,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.29% in first on buzzer
Noah $6,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 4 incorrect, 25.49% in first on buzzer, 1/2 on rebound attempts
Faris $7,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 25.49% in first on buzzer, 2/3 on rebound attempts
Combined Coryat Score: $25,000
Lach Trash: $13,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200


Faris Alikhan, final stats:
39 correct, 5 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts
29.52% in first on buzzer (31/105)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,000


Jackie Fuchs, stats to date:
17 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts
35.29% in first on buzzer (18/51)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,400


Jackie Fuchs, to win:
2 games: 43.94%
3: 19.31%
4: 8.48%
5: 3.73%
6: 1.64%
Avg. streak: 1.784 games.


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Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 170 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.74 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8256).
An average of 8.5841 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.2619).

An early cutoff took place 32.653% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

Jackie Fuchs qualified 4.093% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 39.062% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 15.877% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 3.728% of the time.
Kyle Becker qualified 0.077% of the time.
Scott McFadden qualified 0.001% of the time.


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6 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – December 14, 2018"

  1. oh Boy Andy the way that R looked u might be in for some headaches tonight with people saying the judges should not have accepted that.

  2. while it was lock game anyway so it did’n change the outcome anyway.

  3. that inverted “R” IS the logo….

  4. Everyone from the Nov. 6 taping has been eager to see this episode, to see how our “returning champion” had done. (We were told it had been a runaway, and she wasn’t on the transport with the rest of us because she’s a local… the combined effect of her showing up, in a furry coat to boot, was intimidating!)

  5. Christopher Denault | December 16, 2018 at 8:08 pm |

    Watching Jackie win in a “runaway”… how ironically cool is that?

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