Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Children’s Books) for Tuesday, September 21, 2021 (Season 38, Game 7):
A book by her says, “It is said that the effect of eating too much lettuce is ‘soporific’…but then I am not a rabbit”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|John Klass, a logistics manager from Huntington Beach, California
|Melissa John-Guisti, a corporate attorney from Salisbury, Massachusetts
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (24-day total: $857,001)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt Amodio is now at 24 wins. I’m really glad to see that the topic of conversation has drifted away from the hosting question over to the fact that we’re currently watching one of the all-time greats do their thing. I’d like to see Matt extend his streak today.
One thing that I noticed yesterday: People who are encountering Matt for the first time—potentially because they tuned in to watch Mayim Bialik—are still mad about how Matt chooses to respond in the form of a question. And, I would like to say: Matt is just fine. There is nothing wrong with what he’s doing, and there’s never been anything wrong with what he’s doing. The fans online who are invoking Alex’s name—or worse, Merv Griffin—are deluding themselves. Alex would not have ruled any differently.
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Correct response: Who is Beatrix Potter?
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This specific story comes from “The Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies”, one of Beatrix Potter’s stories about Peter Rabbit. According to the stories, bunnies who ate too much lettuce would fall asleep (“soporific” means “sleep-inducing”). That being said, “rabbit” + “Children’s” directs me immediately to the stories of Beatrix Potter, who wrote children’s stories about animals in the early 20th century.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
John $2,000 + $1,000 = $3,000 (Who is Potter)
Melissa $3,600 + $3,000 = $6,600 (Who is Potter?)
Matt $23,200 + $13,000 = $36,200 (Who is Potter?) (25-day total: $893,201)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) COLOR ME GOOD $600 (clue #16)
Matt 7400 +7400 (Melissa 0 John -600)
2) ABDICATION NATION $2000 (clue #4)
John 2000 -2000 (Matt 21800 Melissa 1200)
3) AWARDS & PRIZES $2000 (clue #19, $8400 left on board)
Matt 36200 -15000 (Melissa 2000 John 1600)
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 $31,400 Coryat, 38 correct, 3 incorrect, 66.67% in first on buzzer (38/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Melissa $3,600 Coryat, 7 correct, 1 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
John $4,000 Coryat, 7 correct, 3 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,000
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,000
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
803 correct, 82 incorrect
41/48 on rebound attempts (on 88 rebound opportunities)
53.51% in first on buzzer (755/1411)
49/56 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $181,600)
18/25 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,952
Melissa John-Guisti, career statistics:
8 correct, 1 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,600
John Klass, career statistics:
8 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,000
Matt Amodio, to win:
26 games: 92.774%
Average streak: 36.167 games.
- $15,000 is the largest amount lost on a single Daily Double in regular play in my dataset that dates back to October 4, 2004.
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