Happy Wednesday! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Americans) for Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (Season 38, Game 88):
In 1838 he took a new last name, of a family in Walter Scott’s “The Lady of the Lake”; for distinction he added a 2nd “S” to the end
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Ally Bove, a physical therapist from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Emma Shirato Almon, a government effectiveness associate manager from Sunnyside, New York
|Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (30-day total: $1,057,800)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Amy picked up her 30th victory last night, and as the run continues, there are a lot of people who are starting to get upset that Amy Schneider is being treated and portrayed normally, just like anyone else would be treated on the show. These are people whose worldview apparently can not handle a transgender person being portrayed as normal, and now have to push back against it, either outwardly, or by being more critical than they otherwise would be towards the show, its host, and the judges.
Here’s a fun fact: Amy is a normal person, as much of a normal person as you, me, your parents, or my parents and I still very much hope that this leads to a change in attitudes in both North America and worldwide.
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Correct response: Who is Frederick Douglass?
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In Walter Scott’s 1810 adaptation of The Lady of the Lake, two main characters had the last name Douglas. Abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass had been known as Frederick Johnson shortly after obtaining his freedom, but realized that in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he had been living, that Johnson was the most common last name. Thus, upon the advice of Nathan Johnson (a New Bedford businessmen known for aiding and sheltering escaped slaves), Douglas was suggested after the Walter Scott poem. Frederick then added the second S. Douglass became known throughout the United States as one of the best orators and writers of the abolitionist movement, constantly being a living counterexample to many of the bigoted claims made by slaveholders.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Emma $200 + $20 = $220 (Who is Douglas (the second S was half complete, the response was accepted as it made no difference to the pronunciation))
Ally $3,000 – $2,000 = $1,000 (Who is ??)
Amy $23,000 – $12,000 = $11,000 (Who is ) (31-day total: $1,068,800)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 3 SHORT WORDS $800 (clue #9)
Ally 1600 -1000 (Amy 1200 Emma 400)
2) ONE LETTER DIFFERENT $1200 (clue #10)
Amy 12200 -4000 (Emma -200 Ally 4400)
3) SCIENCE $1200 (clue #12, $23600 left on board)
Ally 6000 -5000 (Amy 8200 Emma -200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -179
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 $27,000 Coryat, 30 correct, 3 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer (30/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Ally $9,000 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Emma $200 Coryat, 4 correct, 2 incorrect, 10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,200
Lach Trash: $10,800 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
994 correct, 58 incorrect
49/54 on rebound attempts (on 107 rebound opportunities)
51.90% in first on buzzer (914/1761)
45/53 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $140,600)
23/31 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,123
Emma Shirato Almon, career statistics:
5 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
10.53% in first on buzzer (6/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $200
Ally Bove, career statistics:
13 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000
Amy Schneider, to win:
32 games: 89.715%
Avg. streak: 38.873 games.
Ally had rain, slow, and hail on her wedding day.
Emma was on Sesame Street at the age of 4.
Amy has a cat that escaped onto the fire escape.
- I agree with the judges’ decision on Emma’s Final Jeopardy! response, as “Douglas” and “Douglass” are pronounced identically.
- The fact that San Marino and Dan Marino are one letter different is one of my favourite wordplay facts, and I feel as though the Daily Double in that category was the centerpiece and/or inspiration for the category itself.
- Between Newfoundland itself going for a Triple Stumper and trilobites (a fossil found often on the island) being missed as a Daily Double, today was not a good day for the Newfoundland content on the show.
- The prediction model thinks that Amy is just as likely to lose tomorrow as she is to win 20 more games.
Link to the box score: January 12, 2022 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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