Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1970s Top 40 Hits) for Friday, October 22, 2021 (Season 38, Game 30):
Seeing a poster for a production of “Cyrano de Bergerac” in a seedy Paris hotel & ladies of the evening nearby inspired this hit
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Rudy Fernàndez-Dieppa, an investment manager from Tampa, Florida
|Lea Zaric, a graduate student from Vista, California
|Jonathan Fisher, an actor originally from Coral Gables, Florida (9-day total: $215,900)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: 48 games ago, we had 9 ultra-champions. If Jonathan wins today, that number will be 11. We’re in the midst of a historic run right now, and it’s been very exciting to watch.
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Correct response: What is “Roxanne” (by the Police)?
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“Roxanne” was The Police’s debut single, released in the late 1970s. The BBC refused to play it because of its subject matter (Roxanne was a prostitute; her name was given because Roxanne was Cyrano de Bergerac’s unrequited lover in that well-known Edmond Rostand play). It didn’t gain traction until it began getting airplay in the United States (due to the band beginning to tour the US) and peaked at #32 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Louder Sound has more information about the beginnings of Roxanne (and The Police).
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Rudy $3,800 + $3,800 = $7,600 (What is Roxanne?)
Lea $4,800 + $0 = $4,800 (What is Roxanne?)
Jonathan $19,600 – $5,400 = $14,200 (What is “Honky Tonk Women”?) (10-day total: $230,100)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WHAT’S IN A GEOGRAPHIC NAME $1000 (clue #22)
Rudy 2600 +1000 (Jonathan 3600 Lea 5200)
2) ACTORS & ACCENTS $800 (clue #4)
Lea 7600 -5000 (Jonathan 8000 Rudy 2200)
3) YOU SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION $1600 (clue #7, $27200 left on board)
Lea 3800 +1800 (Jonathan 8000 Rudy 1400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 20
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 3 (0.10 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Jonathan $19,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Rudy $3,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 4 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Lea $9,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,000
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,400
Jonathan Fisher, career statistics:
256 correct, 29 incorrect
12/13 on rebound attempts (on 41 rebound opportunities)
43.56% in first on buzzer (247/567)
12/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $20,600)
6/10 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,860
Lea Zaric, career statistics:
19 correct, 3 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600
Rudy Fernàndez-Dieppa, career statistics:
14 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,800
Jonathan Fisher, to win:
11 games: 72.840%
Avg. streak: 12.682 games.
Rudy met his wife while as a bouncer in college.
Lea is going to be studying in Munich.
Jonathan failed while trying to carry his current girlfriend over ice.
- Jonathan becomes the first player to defeat an ultra-champion and become one himself.
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