Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Contemporary Playwrights) for Friday, November 12, 2021 (Season 38, Game 45):
“The Murder of Gonzago” is used as a play within a 1966 play by this man who was inspired by Shakespeare
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Brennan Harkin, a business analyst from Cambridge, Massachusetts
|Dorothy Lam Frey, a radiologist from Chicago, Illinois
|Andrew He, a software developer from San Francisco, California (2-day total: $72,301)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Andrew He has had a very strong first two games; the Jeopardy! round yesterday definitely had shades of Matt Amodio or James Holzhauer. Andrew has missed a pair of Daily Doubles in his first two games, though, which will introduce more variance into the proceedings.
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Correct response: Who is Tom Stoppard?
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“The Murder of Gonzaga” is well-known as the play with in a play from Act 2, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the basis of Tom Stoppard’s absurdist 1966 play Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; the Stoppard play focuses on Rosencrantz and Guildenstern’s messenger trip to England with Hamlet himself from Hamlet.
A reminder to the viewers at home: The thing that the writers are looking for with each clue is what comes after the “this”, in this case Stoppard (as opposed to the actual play’s title).
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Dorothy $1,600 – $1,000 = $600 (Who is Miller?)
Brennan $1,800 – $1,700 = $100 (Who Arthur Miller)
Andrew $24,800 + $10,000 = $34,800 (Who is Stoppard?) (3-day total: $107,101)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 16 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 20th CENTURY FICTION $400 (clue #6)
Dorothy 200 -1000 (Andrew 2000 Brennan -2000)
2) TRAIN STATIONS $1600 (clue #2)
Andrew 12000 -6000 (Dorothy 800 Brennan -1400)
3) SYNONYMS $1600 (clue #10, $20400 left on board)
Andrew 12800 +4000 (Dorothy -400 Brennan 200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -119
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.09 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Andrew $28,400 Coryat, 31 correct, 1 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Dorothy $2,600 Coryat, 7 correct, 3 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Brennan $1,800 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $14,000 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Andrew He, career statistics:
87 correct, 8 incorrect
9/9 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
44.44% in first on buzzer (76/171)
4/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $13,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,067
Dorothy Lam Frey, career statistics:
7 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,600
Brennan Harkin, career statistics:
7 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,800
Andrew He, to win:
4 games: 85.518%
Avg. streak: 8.905 games.
Brennan is very interested in genealogy and has traced his family history back to the 19th century.
Dorothy got to be an extra in an MC Hammer biopic.
Andrew is not the Andrew He of competitive programming.
- Andrew becomes the 16th player to win at least $100,000 over their first 3 wins on the show; $107,101 is the 8th-best 3-day total. (Roger Craig, at $138,401, has the best 3-day total.)
- Andrew’s average score going into Final Jeopardy: $26,867; Andrew’s average Coryat: $24,067. It appears as though there isn’t as much of a difference between his average score and his Coryat as some have perceived.
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