Good morning! It’s Thursday, April 8, 2021 (Season 37, Game 139). I’ve thought that Aaron Rodgers’ hosting has improved over the first three days of his stint. I also think that LeVar Burton needs to be given a guest hosting spot. (Though, if Rodgers were to retire from the Packers, Aaron Rodgers as permanent host would check the vast majority of Sony’s boxes.)
Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category South America):
2 of the 3 national capitals on the continent whose metro areas have more than 10 million people
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Abbey Copeland, a professor & scenic designer from North Haven, Connecticut
|Pasquale Palumbo, a financial services professional from Hawthorne, New York
|Brandon Deutsch, a student from Long Beach, California (3-day total: $70,026)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Brandon is the first player since February to win 3 games—and our guest host loves the fact that he’s a student at the University of California, Berkeley. He’s been able to keep the momentum going and is a strong favorite to take win #4 today.
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Correct response: What are Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lima, Peru, and Bogotá, Colombia?
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Interestingly, this question could not be written even six years ago; both the Lima and Bogotá metro areas only passed the 10 million mark in the last five years. Neither São Paulo nor Rio de Janeiro are the capital of Brazil; Brasilia’s population is just over 4 million.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Abbey $10,800 – $10,500 = $300 (What are Buenos Aires + Montevideo?)
Brandon $13,200 – $13,198 = $2 (What are Buenos Aires and Santiago?)
Pasquale $14,200 – $7,401 = $6,799 (What are
Rio Sao Paolo + Buenos Aires?) (1-day total: $6,799)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) PLACES IN TEXAS $600 (clue #11)
Brandon 3200 +3000 (Pasquale 2600 Abbey 0)
2) IT HAPPENED IN EUROPE! $1600 (clue #17)
Brandon 5400 +5000 (Pasquale 18000 Abbey 5200)
3) BOOKS BY NUMBER $1600 (clue #27, $2800 left on board)
Pasquale 18800 -5000 (Brandon 13200 Abbey 10800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 160
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: FUNNY TV SONGS $400
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 170 (1.22 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Pasquale $19,200 Coryat, 26 correct, 5 incorrect, 50.00% in first on buzzer (28/56), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Abbey $10,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer (15/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Brandon $7,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.64% in first on buzzer (11/56), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,400
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000
Brandon Deutsch, career statistics:
89 correct, 14 incorrect
13/15 on rebound attempts (on 24 rebound opportunities)
34.36% in first on buzzer (78/227)
6/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,900)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,300
Pasquale Palumbo, career statistics:
26 correct, 6 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
50.00% in first on buzzer (28/56)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,200
Abbey Copeland, career statistics:
13 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.79% in first on buzzer (15/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800
Pasquale Palumbo, to win:
2 games: 42.984%
Avg. streak: 1.754 games.
- Yes, North Haven is a suburb northeast of New Haven, Connecticut.
- Betting to cover 3rd place’s score by $1 from the lead is a good way to risk an unneccessary tiebreaker.
- Thus far, $88,825 has been donated to the North Valley Community Foundation.
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