Today is Thursday, Day #4 of Robin Roberts’ hosting stint. Through 3 days, $97,410 has been donated to Be The Match. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1970s Movie Scenes) for Thursday, July 22, 2021 (Season 37, Game 214):
Writer Dan O’Bannon based a scene in this film on his own Crohn’s disease, which felt like things inside him fighting to get out
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Pete Wisniewski, a math teacher from King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
|Rekha Rajkumar, a stay-at-home parent from Oak Park, Illinois
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (1-day total: $40,400)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt knocked off a strong 3-day champion in Josh Saak yesterday, aided greatly by picking off 7 clues off the bottom of the board and another 5 off the fourth row. That sort of wide, deep knowledge is going to be difficult to beat.
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Correct response: What is Alien?
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O’Bannon based Alien‘s famous chest-bursting scene, where an alien punched his way out of John Hurt’s chest during dinner, on his own Crohn’s disease, where his “digestion process felt like something bubbling inside of [him] struggling to get out.” O’Bannon’s Crohn’s disease was the cause of his 2009 death at the age of 63.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Pete -$400 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Rekha $9,600 – $4,500 = $5,100 (What is The Exorcist?)
Matt $31,000 + $10,000 = $41,000 (What is Alien?) (2-day total: $81,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HOWARD’S END $600 (clue #16)
Rekha 5000 -2000 (Matt 7400 Pete -800)
2) MARK YOUR CALENDARS $1200 (clue #12)
Matt 18600 +4000 (Rekha 8000 Pete 0)
3) ANCIENT HISTORY $2000 (clue #23, $7200 left on board)
Matt 24600 +2000 (Rekha 11600 Pete 1600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -10
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: ANCIENT HISTORY $400 SOMETHING BIG IS COMING! $400
Total Left On Board: $800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 201 (0.94 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles
Matt $28,200 Coryat, 32 correct, 2 incorrect, 58.18% in first on buzzer (32/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Rekha $11,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55), 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Pete -$400 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 18.18% in first on buzzer (10/55), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,400
Lach Trash: $3,600 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
52 correct, 6 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
45.95% in first on buzzer (51/111)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,700
Rekha Rajkumar, career statistics:
16 correct, 3 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,600
Pete Wisniewski, career statistics:
7 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
18.18% in first on buzzer (10/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/0 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$400
Matt Amodio, to win:
3 games: 80.665%
Avg. streak: 6.172 games.
- Through Robin Roberts’ hosting stint, $141,410 has been donated to Be The Match. $2,432,826 has been donated in total through all hosts.
- Matt is the 23rd person to win at least $70,000 in their first two wins and only the 6th to win at least $80,000. The other 5: Larissa Kelly, Roger Craig, Mark Runsvold, Chris Fleitas, and James Holzhauer.
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