Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 22, 2021


Happy Tuesday! It’s Day 7 of Savannah Guthrie’s hosting stint. Through 6 games, $121,680 has been raised for the Bowery Mission. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Literary Creatures) for Tuesday, June 22, 2021 (Season 37, Game 192):

The author said the name of this 10-letter creature in his poem meant “the result of much excited discussion”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Sandy Olive, a high school English teacher from St. Louis, Missouri
Sandy Olive on Jeopardy!
Bridget Gallagher, an accounts receivable clerk from Austin, Texas
Bridget Gallagher on Jeopardy!
Michael Tran, a Ph.D. student from El Monte, California (1-day total: $12,879)
Michael Tran on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is (the) Jabberwock?


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The Jabberwock is the title character of Lewis Carroll’s famed poem “Jabberwocky”, included in 1871’s Through the Looking-Glass, the sequel to 1865’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; “jabber” meaning “excited discussion” and “wock” from the Anglo-Saxon “wocer”, meaning “offspring” or “the fruit of”.

That being said: today’s Final Jeopardy! clue is as much an exercise of parsing what the writers want as it is coming up with the response. Firstly, both the category and the clue specify “creature”. (This should hopefully keep players from responding with Carroll.) The more important part of the clue, though, is “10-letter”. This, again, pins the clue to “Jabberwock” (the creature) as opposed to “Jabberwocky” (the poem). Whether or not you think that the writers should be hinging clues on such a distinction is another matter, but the writers have certainly made their intentions clear on this clue. I would definitely say that the lines “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! / The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!” are very apt for today’s Final.


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Scores going into Final:
Sandy $21,000
Michael $10,000
Bridget $3,300


Tonight’s results:
Bridget $3,300 – $0 = $3,300 (What is Jaberwocky?)
Michael $10,000 + $10,000 = $20,000 (What is Jabberwock?)
Sandy $21,000 – $0 = $21,000 (What is a hullaballoo?) (1-day total: $21,000)


Sandy Olive, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 22, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Bridget $8,800
Sandy $8,600
Michael $1,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) PSYCHOLOGY $400 (clue #11)
Bridget 2600 +2600 (Michael 0 Sandy 2600)
2) MUSIC HISTORY $1600 (clue #8)
Bridget 11200 -5500 (Michael 2200 Sandy 9800)
3) AROUND THE WORLD $1200 (clue #12, $22000 left on board)
Michael 5400 +3000 (Bridget 5700 Sandy 9800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 106


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 195 (1.02 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Sandy $21,000 Coryat, 24 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Michael $8,200 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Bridget $6,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,800
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,800

Michael Tran, career statistics:
30 correct, 6 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
27.03% in first on buzzer (30/111)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,100

Bridget Gallagher, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,900)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600

Sandy Olive, career statistics:
24 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,000

Sandy Olive, to win:
2 games: 66.929%
3: 44.796%
4: 29.981%
5: 20.066%
6: 13.430%
Avg. streak: 3.024 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through 7 days, $145,680 has been donated to the Bowery Mission. $1,840,656 has been donated to all charities.
  • Savannah should have communicated why Bridget’s response was incorrect. Just saying “No” will lead to a lot more viewer confusion. Being that a full credit roll took place, there was absolutely time for a more detailed explanation.

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, June 22, 2021"

  1. Michael R | June 22, 2021 at 9:10 am |

    I wonder if anyone will leave the “Y” on by mistake.

  2. If the producers’ intent is to call Jabberwocky incorrect because of the letter count then I call it unfair and too cute under time pressure. But that is apparently their intention. Not good, Jeopardy!

    • Bridget might have spelled Jabberwocky as Jaberwocky because she thought 10 letters meant only one “b”.

  3. I predict the English teacher will get it…we shall see abt the others.

  4. The English teacher didn’t get it, but fortunately didn’t need to. In fact, she used 11 letters just as Jabberwocky has! I agree with Bill that calling Jabberwocky incorrect is a bit too cute and unfair considering the time pressure.

  5. Sometimes it is okay to get upset over a mistake. This is not a mistake. The show cannot accept Jabberwocky as it has more letters than the correct answer, and it does change pronunciation. Besides, the contestant who answered Jabberwocky would not be able to catch the contestant who answered Jabberwock no matter what. It’s $1,000 either way.

  6. Brad (not Rutter) | June 22, 2021 at 5:36 pm |

    Today was just a weird game.

  7. I don’t understand Michael wagering everything. He cannot catch Sandy, but he risked being caught by Bridget with nothing to gain but the unlikely chance Sandy makes a bad wager.

    • Especially in close runaways such as this one, overbets have happened from the lead. I don’t think that criticism of a player wanting to take advantage of that slim hope is fair.

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