Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 12, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Popular Products) for Wednesday, June 12, 2019 (Season 35, Episode 198):

This product that brought virtual tourism into homes in 1939 introduced its first virtual reality device in 2015

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

EJ Wolborsky, a freelance project manager from Brooklyn, New York
EJ Wolborsky on Jeopardy!
Ben Hatch, a pastor from Houston, Texas
Ben Hatch on Jeopardy!
Dan Martson, a forklift operator from Declo, Idaho (1-day total: $40,600)
Dan Martson on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the View-Master?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

The View-Master is a well-known line of stereoscopes with corresponding “reels” (thin cardboard disks with seven color stereoscopic 3D pairs of photographs.) Introduced at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York, views of tourist attractions were most of the original reels; however, the line expanded to provide promotional reels for movies, TV shows, and even military training. The 2015 virtual reality View-Masters implemented the Google Cardboard VR platform and was accompanied by a mobile app.

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

Scores going into Final:
Dan $15,800
E.J. $14,400
Ben $200

Tonight’s results:
Ben $200 – $116 = $84 (What is Sarah queen of hotness?)
E.J. $14,400 + $14,400 = $28,800 (1-day total: $28,800) (What is Kodak Viewmaster?)
Dan $15,800 – $13,001 = $2,799 (What is Occulus?)

E.J. Wolborsky, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 12, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Dan $8,800
E.J. $6,600
Ben $1,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) COLLEGE TOWNS $600 (8th pick)
E.J. 1000 -1000 (Dan 3000 Ben 0)
Dan 12000 -3000 (E.J. 14200 Ben 1000)
E.J. 14600 -5000 (Dan 10200 Ben -1000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -159

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0

Game Stats:
E.J. $20,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 3 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer
Dan $18,800 Coryat, 26 correct, 1 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer
Ben $200 Coryat, 3 correct, 1 incorrect, 7.02% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $39,400
Lach Trash: $8,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800

Dan Martson, final stats:
43 correct, 2 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
35.96% in first on buzzer (41/114)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,100

E.J. Wolborsky, stats to date:
24 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,400

E.J. Wolborsky, to win:
2 games: 46.412%
3: 21.541%
4: 9.997%
5: 4.640%
6: 2.154%
Avg. streak: 1.866 games.


Tournament of Champions projections:
With a projected 62 regular-play games to go prior to the Tournament of Champions cutoff, after 500,000 simulations, our model shows:
An average of 1.6839 5+-time champions (standard deviation 1.0923).
An average of 3.0844 4+-time champions (standard deviation 1.3598).

An early cutoff took place 0.079% of the time (or a 5-game winner will be left out).

E.J. Wolborsky qualified 5.627% of the time.
Eric R. Backes qualified 93.634% of the time.
Anneke Garcia qualified 75.830% of the time.
Lindsey Shultz qualified 41.936% of the time.
Dave Leffler qualified 11.283% of the time.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • EJ risked Dan winning this game with $2,799 had EJ been incorrect in Final Jeopardy. He should have kept his bet to less than $11,600.

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – June 12, 2019"

  1. I knew exactly what the FJ! clue was referring to, we had one, but never would have gotten the name of it. I don’t think I even knew it was called that when I was young…I think we called it something like the picture clicker…I doubt they would have accepted that!

    • Elizabeth Harris | June 12, 2019 at 11:31 pm |

      Several people stated they would not know the name of the Viewmaster, but you can still buy them. Our young grandchildren have one. Check them out on Amazon!

  2. Tough Day today with players going 0/3 in DDs. And only 1/3 in FJs. And luckily winner got FJ for a come from behind victory.

    Boy, did we get spoiled with James correct answers on DD & FJ Questions. Who basically matched the above, but in 33 games.

    • Bob Chang | June 12, 2019 at 4:31 pm |

      That!s an amazing stat, James’s 72/76 in DDs and 32/33 in FJ, the same misses in 33 games that these mere mortals made in one!

      • Bob Chang | June 12, 2019 at 5:19 pm |

        Another amazing related record is James’s 33 consecutive games with no more than 1 combined miss in DDs and FJ, but we will never know how long it might have been. Ken’s record of zero or one miss was 21 between games 42 and 64 of his streak. Overall, he missed a combined 2 DDs/FJ in 6 of his 75 regular games and a combined 3 misses in 3 of his 75 games, including game 75 itself.

  3. Jay Rosenberg | June 12, 2019 at 1:26 pm |

    I think this was a very poor clue for FJ – stereoscopes existed for decades before the ViewMaster and were all the rage in bringing virtual tourism into the home well before 1939. It is basically the same technology with the addition of a rotating disc. So it wasn’t really anything new in 1939 but the way the clue was worded it sounded like this type of thing hadn’t been done before.

    • Michael J | June 12, 2019 at 2:28 pm |

      I think the specificity (a “product,” 1939) of the clue would exclude stereoscopes for most people, who know they were around before 1939. I agree with the commenter above that many would know the answer but not get the exact name of it.

  4. Never thought I’d be missing James THIS long. All subsequent players have been “nice” – but where is the !!!ZIP!!! Last night I fell asleep before FJ

    • Why don’t you try being a at the home contestant and participate by trying to answer some of the questions. That may help you stay awake.

  5. The way things are going after James, I think Lindsey and Dave are breathing a little easier….

  6. Bob Chang | June 12, 2019 at 5:50 pm |

    Although I noted James amazing performance with DDs, he does NOT have the best DD percentage among Ultra Champs (10 or more wins). That belongs to Dave Madden, who was 41of 43, which trumps James’s 72 of 76. His 32 of 33 in FJ tops the previous best percentage among Ultra Champs by Austin Rogers, who was 12 of 13.

    But his combined percentage with both DDs & FJs is unparalleled.

  7. Very disappointed episode. Three wrong answers on the daily double resulted a shutout. Let’s hope that tomorrow’s episode will be much better.

  8. Vader47000 | June 13, 2019 at 1:27 am |

    I was thinking Viewmaster but then Alex said he bet he was the only one old enough to have had one, which made me question if that was the answer. I had Viewmasters growing up as a kid in the 1970s and 1980s, so I’m not quite sure what Alex was thinking with that remark.

  9. Vader47000 | June 13, 2019 at 1:29 am |

    Jeopardy’s fun and all but a dude just made $182,000 in one episode of the new Card Sharks by guessing if the next card would be higher or lower.

  10. david williams | June 13, 2019 at 11:51 am |

    he killed the football catergory

  11. Pizza Face Fred | June 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm |

    Who cares if they get them wrong, I care if I get them right, or at least have a shot at getting it. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I’m just in it for the trivia. Trivia and I have a love that goes way back, way back to a time when boys like me had ViewMasters…

    I like the strategy stuff I see on here, like knowing which rows the Daily Doubles are in, and going for the higher-number clues first to build up money before hitting them. All that stuff about what someone should’ve done and whether they get Daily Doubles is a bunch of hooey!

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