Happy Wednesday! Meaning, I’m sure we’ll be seeing the GEICO clue referencing Hump Day on the show today. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classic Albums) for Wednesday, May 5, 2021 (Season 37, Game 158):
The title of this huge hit 1977 album was the idea of the bass player, who specified it should be spelled the British way
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Jamie Logan, a writer & consultant from Augusta, Maine
|Elliott Goodman, a history & Latin teacher from Culver City, California
|Hanna Howard, an editor from New York, New York (1-day total: $20,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: “Live by the Daily Double, die by the Daily Double”. Emily likely would have won Game #4 yesterday had she gotten the final Daily Double correct. However, she did not, and Hanna’s excellent play was more than enough to claim the spoils of victory: over $20,000 and the opportunity to play again. This should be a good game today as she takes on Elliott and Jamie in her title defense.
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Correct response: What is Rumours?
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Rumours is Fleetwood Mac’s smash hit 1977 album whose title was spelled the British way because Fleetwood Mac originated in the United Kingdom (though the band was living in California by the mid-1970s when the album was conceived.) The album is best known today for its singles “Go Your Own Way”, “Dreams”, and “Don’t Stop”. The album was Billboard’s #1 album of 1977. Bassist John McVie suggested the title; the band agreed because it felt everyone in the music industry, whether informed or not, was talking about the band.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Hanna $7,800 – $7,000 = $800 (What is ?)
Jamie $16,200 + $16,000 = $32,200 (What is Rumours?) (1-day total: $32,200)
Elliott $16,800 + $928 = $17,728 (What is Rumours?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SHAKESPEARE FAMILY TIES $600 (clue #8)
Jamie 1800 +1800 (Hanna 600 Elliott 400)
2) DOUBLE “OU” WORDS $1600 (clue #19)
Jamie 14400 -3000 (Hanna 7000 Elliott 12000)
3) MEDICAL PREFIXES & SUFFIXES $1600 (clue #27, $5600 left on board)
Jamie 14200 +4000 (Hanna 7800 Elliott 13200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 107
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 184 (1.16 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Jamie $15,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Elliott $16,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 0 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Hanna $7,800 Coryat, 10 correct, 0 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,200
Lach Trash: $9,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,000
Hanna Howard, career statistics:
28 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
23.21% in first on buzzer (26/112)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,900
Elliott Goodman, career statistics:
22 correct, 0 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,800
Jamie Logan, career statistics:
21 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Jamie Logan, to win:
2 games: 49.227%
Avg. streak: 1.970 games.
- Thus far, $81,399 has been donated by Jeopardy! to Media Fellowship House. $1,073,526 has ben donated to all charities thus far.
- Elliott’s reaction during Final Jeopardy! led me to believe that he had in fact bet enough. I also very much liked Jamie’s larger bet. Today’s game saw a betting scenario known as the Faith Love scenario as 1st place’s score ($16,800) is double the difference between 2nd and 3rd ($16,200 – $7,800 = $8,400). Thus, due to the numbers, Elliott does have occasion to bet $0, thinking that Jamie might choose to keep Hanna locked out. Of course, being that Elliott now has occasion to bet very small, Jamie could go very large, and that’s exactly what happened.
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