Today begins the Mayim Bialik/Ken Jennings era of Jeopardy! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1980s Movies) for Monday, September 20, 2021 (Season 38, Game 6):
The Dip used to kill characters in this 1988 film consisted of acetone, benzene & turpentine, ingredients of paint thinner
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Tracy Pitzel, an accountant from Ellensburg, Washington
|Carlo Anguili, a postdoctoral researcher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (23-day total: $825,801)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: As was mentioned above, today begins the Mayim Bialik/Ken Jennings era of Jeopardy!; this also means that Matt Amodio is now onto his sixth different host. Going forward, I also believe that I now have enough data to calculate Matt’s chances of winning based on each individual day of the week (for example, the prediction model believes that Matt is more likely to lose on a Friday than any other day of the week). Thus, the prediction model will use a slightly different calculation until Matt loses.
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Correct response: What is Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
More information about Final Jeopardy: (The following write-up is original content and is copyright 2021 The Jeopardy! Fan. It may not be copied without linked attribution back to this page.)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a 1988 live action/animated comedy film set in a world where live action and cartoon characters (“Toons”) coexisted; a character named Judge Doom creates the Dip as a method of executing Toons; the substance is allegedly harmless to the human characters. Another interesting bit of trivia about this film: it’s the only time that Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny appeared onscreen together, sharing a scene.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Carlo $1,600 + $5 = $1,605 (What’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
Tracy $17,000 – $16,600 = $400 (What is Dune?)
Matt $33,200 – $2,000 = $31,200 (What is Raiders of the Lost Ark?) (24-day total: $857,001)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) BOOKS & AUTHORS $800 (clue #2)
Tracy 1000 -1000 (Matt 0 Carlo 0)
2) GREATS IN HISTORY $1200 (clue #8)
Matt 17000 +7000 (Carlo 0 Tracy 7400)
3) OH MY GODS! $1200 (clue #13, $18400 left on board)
Carlo 400 +2000 (Matt 26000 Tracy 9400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 41
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Matt $27,400 Coryat, 31 correct, 1 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Carlo $800 Coryat, 5 correct, 4 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Tracy $18,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $46,200
Lach Trash: $2,400 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
764 correct, 79 incorrect
40/47 on rebound attempts (on 87 rebound opportunities)
52.95% in first on buzzer (717/1354)
48/54 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $189,200)
17/24 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,767
Carlo Anguili, career statistics:
6 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $800
Tracy Pitzel, career statistics:
20 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000
Matt Amodio, to win:
25 games: 93.336%
Average streak: 36.580 games.
- Once again, the prediction model is now using data split out by day of the week to calculate the chances of his streak continuing.
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