Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Familiar Phrases) for Monday, January 14, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 91):
Originally a folk term for a chronic rash, this phrase got a new meaning as a title for a 1952 stage comedy & later a movie
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Suzy Langevin, a social worker from Framingham, Massachusetts
|Charlie Jensen, a program director from Los Angeles, California
|Anneke Garcia, an instructional design consultant from Salt Lake City, Utah (2-day total: $37,701)
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Correct response: What is the seven-year itch?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
The usage of the term “seven-year itch” changed from its original usage (a term to describe chronic scabies) to its current usage (the psychological term suggesting that marital happiness begins to decline around the seven-year mark, and the inclination to become unfaithful) in the mid-to-late 1950s, thanks to George Axelrod’s 1952 play The Seven Year Itch. It was adapted into the 1955 film which famously stars Marilyn Monroe (credited as The Girl). Filming resulted in one of the century’s (and Monroe’s) most notable photographs, that being Monroe standing on a subway grate while her white dress is being blown upwards by a passing train.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Charlie $9,000 + $8,900 = $17,900
Suzy $13,400 + $13,000 = $26,400
Anneke $16,800 + $10,001 = $26,801 (3-day total: $64,502)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CONNECTIQUETTE $400 (12th pick)
Charlie 1600 +1000 (Suzy 1600 Anneke 1000)
2) TERMS OF ENDUREMENT $800 (7th pick)
Suzy 4600 +2000 (Anneke 8200 Charlie 5400)
3) THE STORY OF MY LIFE $1600 (14th pick)
Anneke 9400 -3000 (Suzy 12200 Charlie 5400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 74
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: IN THE CLOUD $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $2,000
Anneke $19,800 Coryat
Suzy $12,200 Coryat
Charlie $8,400 Coryat
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Anneke $19,800 Coryat, 24 correct, 4 incorrect, 44.64% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Suzy $12,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer, 2/2 on rebound attempts
Charlie $8,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $40,400
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Anneke Garcia, stats to date:
67 correct, 6 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts
38.92% in first on buzzer (65/167)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,333
Anneke Garcia, to win:
4 games: 65.38%
Avg. streak: 4.888 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 149 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 4.4461 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.7457).
An average of 8.0455 4+-time champions (standard deviation 2.1374).
An early cutoff took place 26.407% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
Anneke Garcia qualified 43.103% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 43.942% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 18.540% of the time.
Alex Schmidt qualified 6.558% of the time.
Jackie Fuchs qualified 0.934% of the time.
Mary Ann Borer qualified 0.086% of the time.
- Glad to see that Anneke isn’t going to need to find a new hobby for at least another day!
- Did Alex ever butcher the pronunciation of that CONNECTIQUETTE category. Sheesh!
- Sousa is my favourite composer; unfortunately, I do not possess the ability to telepathically send correct responses back in time to late November.
- I didn’t think Anneke was going to make the comeback she did, though, and then she got 7 of the final 8 clues correct going into Final Jeopardy.
- Ever wonder why a contestant’s promotional photograph on the show’s website is different from what they wear on the show? Look closer. Often the player’s got some sort of checked pattern in the promotional picture; the pattern does not do well on television, and they’ve usually been asked to change before the game starts!
- Alex opened today’s show by wondering how well returning champions adapted to coming back on Monday. He doesn’t have the numbers. I do; I’ll put it on my list of data to crunch.
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