Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Music) for Monday, February 22, 2021 (Season 37, Game 106):
Just 24 notes, this piece is nicknamed “Butterfield’s Lullaby” for the U.S. Army general who arranged it
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The Jeopardy! community is mourning the loss of Brayden Smith, who passed away on February 5. The Brayden Smith Memorial Fund has been established, dedicated to furthering the educational aspirations of Southern Nevada students.
|David Maybury, a magnetics engineer originally from Richmond, Virginia
|Natalie Tyson, an academic advisor from Walnut Creek, California
|Sam Stapleton, a college consultant from Los Gatos, California (1-day total: $33,201)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Today is the first episode hosted by Mike Richards, the Executive Producer of both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. There are a couple of things that fans should really note with this: firstly, the show did make it clear in November that not every guest host was in contention for the job of replacing Alex Trebek (in fact, there is a chance that the permanent host will not get a guest hosting spot); secondly, the only reason why Richards is hosting this week and next is that California enacted stricter COVID-19 guidelines prior to this week of taping, and Richards was the only person on set with hosting experience. Any other potential guest host was unable to meet the increased COVID restrictions in time to be able to tape. Also, it should be noted that Mike Richards is not Michael Richards, the problematic actor who played Kramer on Seinfeld. Now, onto the actual game: Sam had a very strong performance on Friday, winning over $33,000 and not giving an incorrect response. If he keeps that up, he’ll have a very good chance of picking up win #2. Another thing to watch out for today: which contestant will pick up Mike Richards’ cadence the best.
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Correct response: What is “Taps”?
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“Taps” is a very well-known bugle call played daily at 2100 hours, during military funerals, and at flag ceremonies by the U.S. Armed Forces. It was arranged during the U.S. Civil War by Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield and was an arrangement of a previous bugle call now known as “Scott Tattoo”. Originally written to sound the end of the day, the playing of “Taps” at funerals became de rigeur because the previous tradition, three volleys of rifle fire, was too mistaken for enemy fire.
In Commonwealth countries (including Canada), a bugle call known as “Last Post” is played during military funerals.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Natalie $5,200 + $3,201 = $8,401 (What is taps?!?)
David $8,400 + $2,001 = $10,401 (What is Taps?)
Sam $17,200 – $100 = $17,100 (What is Love, Baby Don’t Hurt Me No More) (2-day total: $50,301)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) POLITICAL SLANG $800 (clue #4)
Sam 600 +1000 (Natalie 0 David 600)
2) HISTORIC SECONDS $2000 (clue #20)
Sam 11800 +3000 (Natalie 6400 David 14800)
3) ANIMALS WITHIN WORDS $1200 (clue #27, $5600 left on board)
David 18400 -10000 (Sam 15200 Natalie 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 71
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 154 (1.45 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Sam $16,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
David $18,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Natalie $5,200 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,600
Lach Trash: $10,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,400
Sam Stapleton, career statistics:
42 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (36/114)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,500
Natalie Tyson, career statistics:
11 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200
David Maybury, career statistics:
23 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$10,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,400
Sam Stapleton, to win:
3 games: 61.717%
Avg. streak: 3.612 games.
- After Alex and Ken, it’s going to take me some time to get used to Mike’s cadence. That said, I am happy to see we got through all of the clues today.
- On the final Daily Double, it was a good idea for David to make a large bet. The problem lay in the fact that David’s bet was not large enough. At a minimum, it needed to be at least $12,000, in order to put himself in a lock position; betting only $10,000 risked way too much for any potential upside. That said: I don’t want this to be a criticism of aggressive wagering; I very much like that. It’s just that there’s a middle-ground of “not aggressive enough”, which this bet fell into.
- One thing I’ve also noticed in the discussion about the show over the past few weeks: It makes me feel uneasy when I see my opinions parroted as others’ opinions on places like Reddit. Form your own opinions, please!
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