Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Popular Phrases) for Tuesday, October 5, 2021 (Season 38, Game 17):
This phrase relating nutrition & health was popularized by fruit scientist J.T. Stinson at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Anthony Christopher-Smith, a social worker from Newark, New Jersey
|Angie Vroom Givant, a writer from La Crescenta, California
|Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (34-day total: $1,350,801)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Matt had one of his strongest performances of his entire run yesterday and his highest single-game total, picking up a staggering $83,000. Tuesday’s been a strong day for Matt historically; we may well see more fireworks today. On the flip side, Matt is always in jeopardy of being defeated. Will today be the day Matt catches an unlucky break?
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Correct response: What is “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”?
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The phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” was adapted from a Welsh proverb from the mid-1860s: “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread”. In the early 1900s, the apple, needing a new method of consumption after the burgeoning temperance movement threatened its use as the main ingredient of alcoholic cider, got new life after “an apple a day…” was popularized; fruit being marketed as a healthy eating choice led to apples remaining an American staple. Stinson was director of the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station when he gave the address at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Angie $2,400 + $2,400 = $4,800 (What is an apple a day keeps the doctor away?)
Anthony $11,200 + $6,000 = $17,200 (What is an apple a day keeps the doctor away?)
Matt $39,000 + $11,000 = $50,000 (What is an apple a day keeps the doctor away?) (35-day total: $1,400,801)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) IT’S A PROCESS $600 (clue #5)
Anthony 1800 +1400 (Matt 2000 Angie 0)
2) THAT’S GRAND! $1600 (clue #5)
Angie 2200 +2200 (Matt 17400 Anthony 5200)
3) HERE COMES THE SONNET $800 (clue #15, $12400 left on board)
Matt 24600 +10000 (Angie 2800 Anthony 9600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 218
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 $29,800 Coryat, 35 correct, 2 incorrect, 59.65% in first on buzzer (34/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Anthony $10,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Angie $1,800 Coryat, 6 correct, 5 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $42,000
Lach Trash: $5,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400
Matt Amodio, career statistics:
1162 correct, 107 incorrect
54/62 on rebound attempts (on 120 rebound opportunities)
55.17% in first on buzzer (1093/1981)
68/78 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $278,200)
27/35 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $27,726
Angie Vroom Givant, career statistics:
7 correct, 5 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,800
Anthony Christopher-Smith, career statistics:
16 correct, 2 incorrect
1/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400
Matt Amodio, to win:
36 games: 94.660%
Avg. streak: 50.807 games.
- $50,000 is tied for the 53rd-best one-day total of all time on the show.
- Not that it ended up mattering, but I was disappointed by Anthony not making his first Daily Double a True Daily Double. Leaving money on the table is not how you beat Matt.
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