Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Business of Travel) for Tuesday, January 19, 2021 (Season 37, Game 82):
Adjusted for inflation, the nightly rate this company put in its name in 1962 is now $51
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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|Lisa Garner, a safety engineer from Carmichael, California
|Brian Chang, an attorney from Chicago, Illinois
|Donesh Olyaie, a strategist from Corona, California (1-day total: $28,400)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Donesh had a generally strong game yesterday. However, his Achilles heel may end up being Final Jeopardy!; if his opponents realize that he may not bet to cover (Donesh seemed to bet a random number yesterday instead of making a cover bet) they may be able to position themselves to take full advantage.
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Correct response: What is Motel 6?
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Founded in Santa Barbara in 1962, Motel 6 was named due to its price: $6 a night. Its founders, building contractors William Becker and Paul Greene, found that budget chains such as Holiday Inn were becoming increasingly upscale and set out to provide a “no-frills” lodging approach.
The chain has come under fire in recent years for providing guest lists to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on multiple different occasions.
I’m also not a particularly big fan of this clue because unless you know the specific founding dates of chains like Motel 6 and Super 8, there’s really no other way to differentiate between the two chains in this clue.
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Scores going into Final:
Donesh $6,000 + $6,000 = $12,000 (What is Motel 6?)
Lisa $6,600 + $5,500 = $12,100 (What is Motel 6?)
Brian $17,000 – $3,799 = $13,201 (What is H&R Block? =)) (1-day total: $13,201)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) PUT SOMETHING ON! $800 (clue #20)
Brian 4400 -4400 (Donesh 3600 Lisa 800)
2) LIBROS EN ESPAÑOL $2000 (clue #2)
Brian 1800 +2000 (Donesh 5200 Lisa 2200)
3) ANCIENT MONUMENTS & RUINS $800 (clue #25, $2800 left on board)
Donesh 15200 -10000 (Brian 15800 Lisa 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -66
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 146 (1.78 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Brian $21,400 Coryat, 26 correct, 1 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Lisa $6,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Donesh $16,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $44,000
Lach Trash: $5,200 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800
Donesh Olyaie, career statistics:
37 correct, 4 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
28.07% in first on buzzer (32/114)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000
Brian Chang, career statistics:
26 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,400
Lisa Garner, career statistics:
12 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600
Brian Chang, to win:
2 games: 51.096%
Avg. streak: 2.045 games.
- During the administration of the 45th president, Jeopardy! winners in regular play won a total of $17,526,319.
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