Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Children’s Literature) for Thursday, September 30, 2021 (Season 38, Game 14):
A 2000 Library of Congress exhibit called this 1900 work “America’s greatest and best-loved homegrown fairy tale”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Andrew Fox, a museum web & interactive developer from Novato, California
|Abigail Noy, a screen printer from New York, New York
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (31-day total: $1,158,001)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt has matched the Baskin-Robbins total of 31 wins and is now 1 win away from tying James Holzhauer for #2 on the all-time wins list.
One thing that I’ve found to be very disturbing recently: the number of people who believe that Matt’s opponents are subpar. This could not be further from the truth. (In fact, Daniel yesterday had stats equal to that of an average champion on the show). Matt, last night, on Twitter, said: “All of my competitors are extremely smart people, and those people saying otherwise are probably the only things that actually bother me on here. Insult me, hate me, I don’t care. But uninformed trolls insulting the other contestants is just the lowest of the low”. It’s great to see Matt stand up for his fellow players like this.
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Correct response: What is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz? (also reprinted as The Wizard of Oz)
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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is L. Frank Baum’s famous 1900 work of literature, the basis of the very famous 1939 MGM film The Wizard of Oz. An important note here is that this work has been reprinted using the shortened The Wizard of Oz title (and even the Library of Congress, in the title of its centenary exhibit in 2000, used the abbreviated title). If you’re going to comment on this aspect of today’s Final Jeopardy! without having read this section today, know that my patience for your arguments will very likely be very thin.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Abigail $7,000 – $2,001 = $4,999 (What is Shrek?)
Andrew $9,000 + $1,000 = $10,000 (What is The Wizard of Oz?)
Matt $39,400 + $15,000 = $54,400 (What is Wizard of Oz?) (32-day total: $1,212,401)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HOMOPHONES $1000 (clue #8)
Matt 2600 +2600 (Abigail 0 Andrew 2000)
2) THE GEOGRAPHY $1600 (clue #5)
Matt 13000 +7000 (Abigail 5800 Andrew 3000)
3) OLD-SCHOOL SELFIES $800 (clue #20, $7200 left on board)
Matt 30400 +3000 (Abigail 5800 Andrew 9000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 164
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 $30,200 Coryat, 37 correct, 3 incorrect, 64.91% in first on buzzer (37/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Andrew $9,000 Coryat, 8 correct, 0 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Abigail $7,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $46,200
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,800
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
1041 correct, 100 incorrect
49/56 on rebound attempts (on 110 rebound opportunities)
54.14% in first on buzzer (980/1810)
63/72 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $254,600)
24/32 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,131
Abigail Noy, career statistics:
11 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,000
Andrew Fox, career statistics:
9 correct, 0 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000
Matt Amodio, to win:
33 games: 92.246%
Avg. streak: 46.987 games.
- $54,400 is the 37th-best one-day total of all time in regular play on Jeopardy!; the top 100 will be updated once the game has aired in all markets.
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