Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 19th Century Notables) for Monday, January 10, 2022 (Season 38, Game 86):
On his deathbed in France in 1890, he told his brother, “The sadness will last forever”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|David Petersen, a boiler operator from Dunbarton, New Hampshire
|Jenni Govea, an operations generalist from Schaumburg, Illinois
|Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (28-day total: $1,019,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: A week begins anew on Jeopardy!, with Amy Schneider passing the $1 million mark on Friday. If she finishes out this week, she’ll pass James Holzhauer’s win total and will move to #3 all time. When will Amy lose, though? Well, when contestants are as good as she is, it’s almost impossible to predict. It’s really a matter of “When will the ball bounce the wrong way?” or “When will Amy roll a 1 on the 20-sided die?”. It could happen today, it could happen tomorrow, it could happen three weeks from now. One thing we can do, though, is sit down and enjoy the ride.
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Correct response: Who is Vincent Van Gogh?
More information about Final Jeopardy: (The following write-up is original content and is copyright 2022 The Jeopardy! Fan. It may not be copied without linked attribution back to this page.)
(Warning: Potentially disturbing mental health-related content to follow.)
Vincent Van Gogh, one of the most celebrated and brilliant painters of the late 19th century, died in late July 1890 after losing his own battle with mental illness. Van Gogh’s mental health had been deteriorating during the previous two years, and he had been admitted to various French hospitals for assistance. However, it was not to be, and he died with his brother Theo at his bedside.
While understanding the difficulties that Van Gogh was going through at the end of his life is important to understanding some of the themes of his later artistic works, I think that there are plenty of things that Jeopardy! can ask about to celebrate the works and the life of Vincent Van Gogh that don’t involve the circumstances surrounding his death. To me, this clue essentially says that the painfulness of suicide is worthy of a trivia question. I disagree, I’m disappointed, and I think that the show can do better than this going forward.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
David $4,600 – $4,599 = $1 (Who is Sartre?)
Jenni $7,400 – $7,000 = $400 (Who is Napoleon?)
Amy $25,800 – $10,000 = $15,800 (Who is Dreyfuss?) (29-day total: $1,035,400)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) NEXT IN LINE… $800 (clue #15)
David 1000 +1000 (Amy 3200 Jenni 2200)
2) WHALES $1600 (clue #9)
David 5400 -4000 (Amy 9800 Jenni 3000)
3) PARTS OF A POEM $1600 (clue #17, $16000 left on board)
Amy 16200 +4000 (Jenni 4200 David 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 51
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 13 (0.15 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Amy $23,400 Coryat, 28 correct, 1 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jenni $7,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
David $8,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,200
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,200
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
923 correct, 52 incorrect
44/49 on rebound attempts (on 102 rebound opportunities)
51.43% in first on buzzer (847/1647)
43/50 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $135,600)
23/29 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,786
Jenni Govea, career statistics:
11 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,400
David Petersen, career statistics:
10 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400
Amy Schneider, to win:
30 games: 85.900%
Avg. streak: 36.950 games.
David thought Alex Trebek looked like Mario back in the ’80s.
Jenni has made plenty of costumes for her children.
Amy hasn’t had time to process becoming a game show millionaire.
- I’ve come under some criticism from some of you for saying what I did earlier in my “More Information about Final Jeopardy” section. I’m glad to hear that for some of you that have had your own mental health struggles and have overcome them to the point that you did not find issue with today’s clue. I’m happy for you. But please do realize that not everyone is at the same point in their journey, and that others may still find today’s Final Jeopardy! clue to be troublesome for them.
- I’m glad that Jeopardy! went back to its usual Chyron to show a contestant’s total winnings.
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