Today is Thursday, March 25, 2021. We’re now on Day 4 of Dr. Oz’s guest hosting stint; his charity, Healthcorps, Inc., has received $72,201 from the first three of this week’s games. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy! clue:
Literary Inspirations: The now-debunked theories of Luigi Galvani influenced the science in this 1818 novel
(correct response beneath the contestants)
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.
|Lisa O’Brien, a stay-at-home mom & community volunteer from Edina, Minnesota
|Doug Small, a restaurant manager from Ypsilanti, Michigan
|Amal Dorai, a product manager originally from Lexington, Massachusetts (2-day total: $43,200)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Amal’s methodical play (he deliberately rereads the clue to ensure that he is answering the correct thing instead of making a ‘read the question’ error that trivia players are often prone to do) has been working very well for him, even though many viewers do prefer a different play style. It’s been very difficult recently for players to string together a run as of late; one theory for this is that it’s harder to keep momentum over a longer taping day (the tape days with the guest hosts have been a couple of hours longer due to both COVID restrictions and the fact that guest hosts are less familiar than Alex was with hosting the show.) If this holds true, then Lisa and Doug are both primed to take the champion’s title away from Amal.
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Correct response: What is Frankenstein?
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Luigi Galvani’s theories, where he made a frog’s legs twitch after hooking the frog up to an electric charge, was believed at the time to be able to make creatures come alive. This proved to be the inspiration for Mary Shelley’s very famous novel Frankenstein, where the monster was brought to life with electricity after its creation by Dr. Frankenstein.
You can read more about this at Smithsonian Magazine.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Amal $8,000 + $7,999 = $15,999 (What is Frankenstein?)
Lisa $14,600 + $1,500 = $16,100 (What is Frankenstein?) (1-day total: $16,100)
Doug $14,800 – $14,601 = $199 (What is the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll + Mr. Hyde)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) STATE PARKS $600 (clue #22)
Lisa 4400 +1000 (Amal 1000 Doug 2400)
2) VOCABULARY $1200 (clue #3)
Amal 2400 +2400 (Doug 3600 Lisa 8600)
3) BORN DURING THE CIVIL WAR $1600 (clue #23, $7600 left on board)
Doug 7600 +4000 (Amal 6400 Lisa 11800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 175
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 167 (1.29 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Lisa $14,200 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Amal $6,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Doug $12,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,400
Lach Trash: $12,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400
Amal Dorai, career statistics:
52 correct, 10 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
31.36% in first on buzzer (53/169)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,500)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,267
Doug Small, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400
Lisa O’Brien, career statistics:
21 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200
Lisa O’Brien, to win:
2 games: 43.372%
Avg. streak: 1.766 games.
- One major problem with Dr. Oz hosting Jeopardy: the IN A TEACUP $200 clue, which spoke of hibiscus tea and referring to studies. Because many viewers don’t trust Dr. Oz’s medical claims (based on past dubious claims he has made on his own show), Jeopardy!, by extension, does not come across as authoritative as it would have under a different presenter.
- Thus far, $91,301 has been donated to Healthcorps, Inc.
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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