Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Book Characters) for Thursday, July 15, 2021 (Season 37, Game 209):
Trying to emulate the title character, he fails & is told “You lack a set of spinnerets, & you lack know-how”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Andre Golovchenko, a human resources specialist from Damascus, Oregon
|Judith Pond, an attorney originally from The Bronx, New York
|Tyler Vandenberg, a Marine officer from Washington, D.C. (1-day total: $30,000)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Tyler picked up $30,000 in his first win yesterday, buoyed by betting the maximum on both of the first two Daily Doubles that he saw. He did miss the third, though. Tyler was also unheard from in three different categories yesterday, and while knowledge of Canadian geography is important to have, it also doesn’t show up every day. I wouldn’t be particularly surprised if yesterday was the outlier game for him.
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Correct response: Who is Wilbur?
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Wilbur the pig is the main protagonist of E.B. White’s famous book Charlotte’s Web; at one point in the story, he attempts to spin a web himself, but fails, clearly lacking the spinnerets and know how that Charlotte the spider has.
I’m curious to see how this Final Jeopardy! will play; I didn’t get it playing at home (even though I read Charlotte’s Web many years ago), thinking that it was a reference to Sancho Panza and Don Quixote.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Andre $100 – $97 = $3 (Who is ???)
Judith $10,800 – $10,800 = $0 (Who is Pancho Villa?)
Tyler $17,400 – $6,000 = $11,400 (Who is Oliver Twist?) (2-day total: $41,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) IT’S LIGHTS OUT $800 (clue #10)
Andre 4800 -1500 (Tyler 800 Judith -200)
2) ARCHITECTS $800 (clue #6)
Tyler 10000 +3000 (Judith 400 Andre 2100)
3) BROADWAY MUSICALS BY SETTING $1600 (clue #22, $10000 left on board)
Judith 6400 +3200 (Tyler 13800 Andre 2100)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 49
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 198 (0.95 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Tyler $15,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Andre $1,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 6 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Judith $9,200 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,000
Lach Trash: $16,400 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600
Tyler Vandenberg, career statistics:
45 correct, 6 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
35.96% in first on buzzer (41/114)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,600)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,800
Judith Pond, career statistics:
12 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200
Andre Golovchenko, career statistics:
14 correct, 7 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,600
Tyler Vandenberg, to win:
3 games: 66.490%
Avg. streak: 3.984 games.
- I was pleasantly surprised to see IT’S LIGHTS OUT / & AWAY WE GO! were categories today, just showing how much Formula 1 is growing in the United States. For the uninitiated, that phrase is British commentator David Croft’s catchphrase at the start of each race.
- Through George Stephanopoulos’ hosting stint, $126,001 has been donated to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign. $2,270,021 has been donated in total through all hosts.
- I’m going to assume that Judith got Sancho Panza and Pancho Villa confused.
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