Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Broadway Musicals) for Tuesday, January 11, 2022 (Season 38, Game 87):

Each in a show that ran more than 2 years, Ethel Merman & Sarah Jessica Parker played 2 different characters with this first name

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Brigid Hogan, a server from Ephraim, Wisconsin
Brigid Hogan on Jeopardy!
Steve Chanderbhan, a philosophy professor from Lewiston, New York
Steve Chanderbhan on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (29-day total: $1,035,400)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Amy Schneider looks to close out her sixth full week as Jeopardy! champion today and become only the 4th player in Jeopardy! history to win 30 games. Over 29 games, Amy has picked up 923 correct responses (23 of those in Final Jeopardy); I would expect that correct response #1,000 will come on Thursday (Assuming that she makes it that far, of course).

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Correct response: What is Annie?

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Ethel Merman, as part of her illustrious acting career, portrayed Annie Oakley in multiple Broadway runs of Annie Get Your Gun, and Sarah Jessica Parker, while still a teenager, took a turn as the title orphan in Annie. One thing I’d like to note: The clue clearly says that the shows (not the respective turn in the roles) lasted more than two years. I imagine that some home viewers might be tripped up by today’s clue wording, but this one might be on the viewer at home as opposed to the show; I don’t see any better wording for this clue.

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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Amy $42,400
Steve $9,500
Brigid $2,600

Tonight’s results:
Brigid $2,600 – $2,000 = $600 (What is Mary?)
Steve $9,500 – $500 = $9,000 (What is Melissa?)
Amy $42,400 – $20,000 = $22,400 (What is Rose?) (30-day total: $1,057,800)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 11, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Amy $14,800
Brigid $1,000
Steve $200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) STARS $400 (clue #22)
Amy 7000 +3000 (Steve 200 Brigid 1000)
2) THE VICTORIAN ERA $1200 (clue #5)
Amy 16400 +6000 (Steve 200 Brigid 1000)
3) “D-D-S” $1200 (clue #19, $15200 left on board)
Steve 4600 +2500 (Amy 30000 Brigid 3000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 134

Unplayed clues:
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

Game Stats:
Amy $35,000 Coryat, 41 correct, 1 incorrect, 64.91% in first on buzzer (37/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Steve $8,200 Coryat, 7 correct, 1 incorrect, 8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Brigid $2,600 Coryat, 6 correct, 3 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,800
Lach Trash: $7,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $800

Amy Schneider, career statistics:
964 correct, 54 incorrect
47/52 on rebound attempts (on 105 rebound opportunities)
51.88% in first on buzzer (884/1704)
45/52 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $144,600)
23/30 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,093

Steve Chanderbhan, career statistics:
7 correct, 2 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
8.77% in first on buzzer (5/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200

Brigid Hogan, career statistics:
6 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,600

Amy Schneider, to win:
31 games: 87.934%
32: 78.890%
33: 71.820%
34: 66.476%
35: 58.622%
Avg. streak: 39.017 games.

Today’s interviews:
Brigid lives in what was the last dry location in Wisconsin.
Steve got married on Sept. 21 because of the Earth, Wind and Fire song “September”.
Amy would like to thank her mom.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s the first game where Amy got at least 40 correct responses.
  • Today’s $35,000 Coryat score will make it onto my top Coryats list.

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30 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, January 11, 2022"

  1. Annie Oakley was a great broadway play but still though this shouldn’t be that hard to miss The Annie Get Your Gun was a dead giveaway here. There have been several movies about Annie Oakley as well. But nevertheless congrats once again to Amy on her big win

  2. Amy’s largest FJ loss to date is reminiscent of Matt’s recent history of several such big losses. But they’re both exceptionally good to have a lock and such a big lead in the first place! Only James managed to have so many big FJ wins without a big FJ loss during his regular run, but of course he lost $44,000 in his last GOAT FJ response!

  3. 30 wins! Remarkable! Congrats to Amy!

    One thing I will note: the success of Matt and Amy, who are definitely not as good at Jeopardy as James Holzhauer, is a good reminder of just how shocking James’s loss was. Hopefully Amy doesn’t run into an Emma anytime soon, though if she does, it should make for some great viewing.

    • I don’t agree with the statement “definitely not as good at Jeopardy” on its face. I think Amy’s and Matt’s broad knowledge is every bit as good as James’. However, I do believe James’ wagering skills and confidence in those skills is much more conducive to making money

    • I’m waiting for Amy to play Matt and James.
      I think she can win that match. Her ability to recall things that seem to be on the tip of her brain is outstanding. I hope this comes to fruition.

    • I just think it shows that James faced tougher competition (or at least one tougher competitor)

      • In James’s loss, it took a perfect storm. Two strong competitors, as they set a coryat record. This reduced his chances to dominate and Emma getting the important daily double. Daily Doubles and Final are very important in beating strong players.

  4. Karma Wanamaker | January 11, 2022 at 2:45 pm |

    Wow, Amy misses 2 final jeopardy questions in a row!

  5. David John Craven | January 11, 2022 at 2:55 pm |

    Kind of a bad trend, however, several Final Jeapordy’s in a row (2? 3?) with the wrong answer. That’s kind of playing a bit with fire. This was, however, a somewhat harder question as Merman did so much on Broadway and SJP has done so relatively little. The best chance to win would be recalling that SJP did Annie — one of her few Broadway credits.

  6. Brad (not Rutter) | January 11, 2022 at 5:17 pm |

    I think Amy has quite a ways to run, because we haven’t seen her do any interviews. Once Matt and James started showing up on GMA, etc, they lost soon thereafter.

  7. Tailspin = Nosedive? Front of the plane?

    Not taking anything away from Amy’s awesome play, but please someone explain this to me.

    • “Sometimes used of the stock market, it’s a plunge by an aircraft with the forward part pointing down”

      When an aircraft is in a tailspin, the forward part also points down.

      • Michael Johnston | January 12, 2022 at 2:52 pm |

        Yeah, In a ‘tailspin’ the plane is spiraling down nose first.

        I missed this FJ too. I also guessed “Rose”. Broadway is a weak category for me :/

      • “Tailspin” may be a technically correct answer, but it’s clearly not what was intended by the writers.
        With respect, I think it’s very rare that someone would refer to a downturn in the market (which was the “descriptive” part of the question) as a tailspin.
        In any event, I’m glad that nothing turned on it.

        • As you’ll find elsewhere in these comments, you probably should have Googled that first. There are myriad headlines that refer to the stock market in a tailspin.

      • Garrr. You are completely right. It is only the mentioning of the front of the plane that makes you realize that it ia a hint, but not a requirement, for nosedive. I officially take back the harsh words I yelled at the tv.

  8. I strongly agree with Matt and strongly disagree with Mark. Amy and Matt are simply not up to James’ knowledge, not just his quickness and strategies. I think he was just no longer interested. I bet the show was taking time away from him for his gambling activity.

    I wish my theory could be put to the test by having Amy, Matt, and James on the the show for two out of three games. Amy and Matt will surely be in a tournament of champions, but James would not be.

    I might’ve mentioned this right before, but it bears repeating even if I did. I am over 65. Why doesn’t Jeopardy! have a tournament where contestants must be at least 60? It has almost every other kind of tournament. And, I wouldn’t limit questions to those about events that took place in the 1950s 1960s, etc. Use all of them from whenever. Don’t simplify the questions or aim them at that group, like what happens with the college tournament and the high school tournament.

    • Hi, Greg.

      I’ve removed the parts of your comment which made disparaging remarks about Amy’s opposition. It’s not fair to them and it’s not the type of discussion that I want here.

      That being said: The show did have a Senior’s Tournament from 1987 through 1995. However, the show also felt that ratings did not justify the event, and they felt that those contestants performed acceptably well enough in regular play that a separate tournament wasn’t required.

    • Greg,

      Jeopardy! films 5 episodes per day. James averaged $77,007 per win. That means that every day he was averaging over $385,000. If you think he got tired of that and wanted to go back to gambling, then I just don’t know what to tell you. Do you think gamblers make that much money every day? I’ve seen this little conspiracy theory before, and it’s complete nonsense if you think about it for more than a couple seconds.

      • I don’t know where $77,007 came from, but yeah, usually professional gamblers make around ~$60,000 per year so I don’t think he would intentionally give up a job that makes him six times that every week. It’s the same reason why I think the “conspiracy theories” around James losing or throwing to Emma or whatever are completely ridiculous – not only is he sometimes banging out almost a half-million per week, but he’s bringing the show massive ratings. As far as I know, the episode where he lost was the most-watched episode of Jeopardy up to that point – though I think that may have been inflated by people knowing he was going to lose that day (because remember, his loss was leaked).

        • MasterDoge They got the $77,007 by taking total winnings and dividing by 32. Close but they should take out the 2,000 in his loss. Yes, conspiracy theories about throwing games and being paid to lose are ridiculous. The long term winners win quite a bit for a day’s work. Payoffs to lose are illegal and why would Jeopardy take the risk? To get worse ratings? Makes no sense.

  9. Andy, I kind of disagree about the wording of FJ. To me it seems that each actor played 2 roles for a total of 4 roles. I think it reads better if you just take out the “2”. Anyway that’s just a thought. Another thought is that I almost turned the game off after about 10 answers. It appeared to be over at that point. She’s just too strong. I can see another 15 wins in a row.

  10. Strange, I said “That’s easy” and then all three missed it. LOL! I figured at least two would know it. It wasn’t as easy/obvious as the “Oscar” one a while ago but … definitely a lot easier than “circus.” Why am I posting, LOL, my comments evaporate into the ether…

  11. *also tailspin doesn’t make sense as a stock market phrase

    The stock market took a nosedive today is a common phrase
    But the stock market took a tailspin??!

  12. SJP only played the role of Annie less than a year as a replacement for Andrea McCardle who originated the role. They should have used Andrea McCardle in the clue instead of SJP.

  13. Cool fact. Ethel Merman played Mama Rose in Gypsy and SJP played Rosemary in How To Succeed in Business Without Even Trying.

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