Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Hollywood History) for Monday, April 8, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 151):
On June 6, 2018 the Chinese Theatre dimmed its lights to honor Jerry Maren, who lived to the greatest age of any of this 1939 group
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Matthew Amster-Burton, a podcast host from Seattle, Washington
|Maryanne Mowen, an accounting professor from Santa Fe, New Mexico
|James Holzhauer, a professional sports gambler from Las Vegas, Nevada (2-day total: $82,606)
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Correct response: What are the Munchkins?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
Following the death of Ruth Duccini in January 2014, Jerry Maren became the last surviving Munchkin on the cast of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, playing a member of the Lollipop Guild. When he was part of the cast at 18 and 19, he stood just three feet, six inches tall, but grew to four feet, six inches later in life. Maren, who was present at the 2007 Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony honoring the Munchkins, died in May 2018, aged 98. He also outlived all major cast members of the film.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Maryanne $6,000 + $4,000 = $10,000
Matthew $17,600 – $5,600 = $12,000 (Who are the…nope.)
James $43,815 + $7,030 = $50,845 (3-day total: $133,451) (Who are the Munchkins? Happy Birthday Pops <3)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) GET YOUR KICKS $600 (18th pick)
Matthew 4800 +4800 (James 5400 Maryanne 600)
2) EMPIRES & DYNASTIES $1200 (5th pick)
James 10000 +10000 (Matthew 10000 Maryanne 2000)
3) THEATRE $2000 (13th pick)
James 26800 +8615 (Matthew 10000 Maryanne 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 232
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: EMPIRES & DYNASTIES $400
Total $ Left On Board: $400
James $28,400 Coryat, 30 correct, 1 incorrect, 50.00% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts
Matthew $13,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts
Maryanne $6,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 16.07% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $47,800
Lach Trash: $3,000 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,800
James Holzhauer, stats to date:
86 correct, 3 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts
44.71% in first on buzzer (76/170)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $45,341)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,000
James Holzhauer, to win:
4 games: 95.05%
Avg. streak: 22.197 games.
Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 99 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 3.2805 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3831).
An average of 5.2092 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.8351).
An early cutoff took place 5.796% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).
James Holzhauer qualified 94.228% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 78.842% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 53.882% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 25.298% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 7.954% of the time.
Jonathan Dinerstein qualified 0.509% of the time.
- Roger Craig holds the winnings record through 3 games. ($138,401)
- Comparing James’ first three games to the first three games of the recent Jeopardy! All Stars, using the same model as was used for the All-Stars predictions, James’ first three games (3-game rating $21,200) only trails Roger Craig ($22,600) and Ken Jennings ($22,200).
- Effective in first on buzzer stats: James 52.83% (28/53), Matthew 30.19% (16/53), Maryanna 16.98% (9/53).
- Thank you to Mark Barrett for providing me with a full chart of this game.
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