Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, July 23, 2021

Happy Friday! Today is the final day of Robin Roberts’ hosting stint; $141,410 has been donated to Be The Match thus far. Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literary Characters) for Friday, July 23, 2021 (Season 37, Game 215):

This owner of a large estate in Derbyshire is described as “proud” at least half a dozen times

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Rachel Vanarsdall, a translator from Silver Spring, Maryland
Rachel Vanarsdall on Jeopardy!
John Roberson, a medical coder from Apple Valley, Minnesota
John Roberson on Jeopardy!
Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (2-day total: $81,400)
Matt Amodio on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Mr. Darcy?

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Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is one of the main characters of Jane Austen’s famous 1813 work Pride and Prejudice; Darcy is a wealthy owner of Pemberley, an estate in Derbyshire and is the romantic interest of Elizabeth Bennet, the protagonist of the novel.

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Scores going into Final:
Matt $28,000
John $9,400
Rachel $6,600

Tonight’s results:
Rachel $6,600 – $3,000 = $3,600 (Who is Mr. Bennett?)
John $9,400 – $4,000 = $5,400 (Who is Prudence)
Matt $28,000 – $8,000 = $20,000 (Who is Rochester?) (3-day total: $101,400)

Matt Amodio, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 23, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Matt $10,200
Rachel $1,800
John $1,400


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) LITERARY GEOGRAPHY $1000 (clue #18)
Matt 4000 +4000 (John 800 Rachel 400)
2) ANIMALS IN ART $1600 (clue #3)
Matt 12200 +4000 (John 1400 Rachel 1800)
3) HISTORICAL NONFICTION $2000 (clue #23, $9600 left on board)
Matt 23000 +3000 (John 5400 Rachel 5800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 146

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $2,800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 204 (0.95 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Matt $21,600 Coryat, 30 correct, 5 incorrect, 59.26% in first on buzzer (32/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
John $9,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 16.67% in first on buzzer (9/54), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Rachel $6,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,600
Lach Trash: $5,600 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000

Matt Amodio, career statistics:
82 correct, 12 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
50.30% in first on buzzer (83/165)
6/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,000

John Roberson, career statistics:
10 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
16.67% in first on buzzer (9/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400

Rachel Vanarsdall, career statistics:
11 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600

Matt Amodio, to win:
4 games: 84.206%
5: 70.907%
6: 59.708%
7: 50.278%
8: 42.337%
Avg. streak: 8.332 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Through Robin Roberts’ hosting stint, $164,410 has been donated to Be The Match. $2,432,826 has been donated in total through all hosts.
  • Matt is the 15th person to win at least $100,000 over their first three wins.

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, July 23, 2021"

  1. Doctoral degree-granting institutions in New Haven: What is Yale? Yesterday Matt said he was a big history nerd. Is that perhaps what he is studying there? Hard to tell his strengths. He appears to have broad knowledge.

  2. Congratulations on the 100K, Matt!

    I thought it was a one-and-done when he won his first game, but nope!

  3. easy final jeopardy There was a movie based on the book pride and prejudice starring Kiera Knightly and the dame Judi Dench. Still I can’t believe how everyone just missed this one. Oh well congrats to Matt on his 3rd win today. 100K in 3 days is a enormous total so I think he definitely has a good chance of winning game 4 next week.

    • There were multiple Pride and Prejudice movies – not to be mistaken with the movies “Bride and Prejudice” and “Pride + Prejudice + Zombies”

  4. Matt’s winning ways are leaving me breathless! He cleaned up on the DDs, 59% 1st on the buzzer for 30 correct responses, and ran away with FJ!, for a 3 game total over $100k and an 84% chance to win a 4th!
    Congrats Matt! Can’t wait for Monday’s game!

  5. Denise B. | July 23, 2021 at 3:19 pm |

    Did they not get that “proud” alluded to the title? Tiny leap to the “hero’s” name.

  6. Brad (not Rutter) | July 23, 2021 at 5:15 pm |

    I was bummed when Josh lost, but it makes me feel better that his conqueror was the real deal, as we are seeing.

  7. Years of watching Big Bang Theory has me yelling out “Darcy” at the Tv. Sheldon was unable to ruin P&P for Amy…“Amy’s beloved Pride and Prejudice is a flawless work of genius. He’s proud, she’s prejudiced, it just works.”

  8. I can’t keep all the Austen sisters’ books straight. Maybe I just need to read them.

  9. Of the 15 players who have won at least $100,000 in 3 days, I can remember 12 of them. Matt Amodio, James Holzhauer, Roger Craig, Mark Runsvold, Brian Weikle, Kevin Joyce, Joon Pahk, Andrew Pau, Larissa Kelly, Arthur Gandolfi, Tom Baker & Seth Alcorn. Who were the other 3?

  10. I’ve just remembered Megan Barnes & David Skaar. 1 more.

  11. I found the last 1: Jack Feerick, with 3 wins & $108,200. Alright, that done.

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