Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Movie Settings) for Monday, January 18, 2021 (Season 37, Game 81):
In 2017 this New York City luxury store opened its first café, with truffle eggs, waffles & croissants on the menu
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|Helen Belcastro, a medical device program manager originally from West Lafayette, Indiana
|Donesh Olyaie, a strategist from Corona, California
|Jennifer Linde, an associate professor from Minneapolis, Minnesota (1-day total: $24,800)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Jennifer took down three-day champion Lucy Ricketts on Friday, buoyed by 17 correct responses and 0 incorrect. Avoiding incorrect responses are a very underrated skill; if she can “stay clam” and avoid being incorrect, Jennifer has a good chance of defending her title.
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Correct response: What is Tiffany (& Co.)?
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Currently closed, the Blue Box Cafe opened at high-end New York City jeweler Tiffany & Co. in 2017, in an attempt to draw potential shoppers into the store. When it opened in 2017, it had set breakfast, lunch, and tea service for between $29 and $49. Its opening made for very easy references to the 1961 Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
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Scores going into Final:
Helen $8,400 + $8,400 = $16,800 (What is Tiffany’s)
Jennifer $15,200 + $3,500 = $18,700 (What is Tiffany’s?)
Donesh $18,400 + $10,000 = $28,400 (What is Tiffany & Co.) (1-day total: $28,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HISTORICAL MARKERS $1000 (clue #26)
Donesh 4400 -1000 (Jennifer 4800 Helen -200)
2) HISTORIC TV $800 (clue #2)
Helen 400 +2000 (Jennifer 6000 Donesh 3400)
3) BUSINESS PAIRS $1600 (clue #20, $13600 left on board)
Donesh 9400 +5000 (Jennifer 10400 Helen 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 130
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 146 (1.80 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Donesh $16,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Jennifer $15,200 Coryat, 23 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Helen $7,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,400
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,800
Jennifer Linde, career statistics:
41 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
35.96% in first on buzzer (41/114)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,800
Donesh Olyaie, career statistics:
19 correct, 2 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000
Helen Belcastro, career statistics:
13 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,200
Donesh Olyaie, to win:
2 games: 55.141%
Avg. streak: 2.229 games.
- While I don’t think he would have seen the bets from Friday, Donesh’s choice not to make a covering bet (instead betting a random number) was especially risky considering that Jennifer went all-in on Friday. Donesh’s bet today is one thing that players in the audience should absolutely pay attention to and adjust their own strategies accordingly — if I were coming on to play him, any situation where I am trailing him going into Final Jeopardy would now very likely become “bet it all”.
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