Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Awards Around the World) for Tuesday, January 18, 2022 (Season 38, Game 92):

France’s national theater award, it’s named for a man who died in Paris in 1673

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Taryn Agati, a law librarian from Watertown, Connecticut
Taryn Agati on Jeopardy!
Dan Tobin, a college instructor from Manchester, New Hampshire
Dan Tobin on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (34-day total: $1,148,600)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is the Molière Award?

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The Molière Award is the French equivalent of the American Tony Awards (or British Olivier Awards) and were first awarded for excellence in French theatre in 1987. The awards were founded by Georges Cravenne, who also created the César Awards for French film.

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

Scores going into Final:
Amy $35,400
Dan $5,000
Taryn $400

Tonight’s results:
Taryn $400 – $400 = $0 (What is ?)
Dan $5,000 + $500 = $5,500 (What is Moliere?)
Amy $35,400 – $20,000 = $15,400 (What is the Cyrano Voltaire?) (35-day total: $1,164,000)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the January 18, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Amy $7,400
Taryn $2,800
Dan $1,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) A PART OF IT $800 (clue #25)
Amy 9200 -4000 (Dan 0 Taryn 2800)
2) INTERNATIONAL CARS $2000 (clue #10)
Amy 12600 +2000 (Dan 3000 Taryn 1200)
3) ESCAPIST LITERATURE $800 (clue #17, $16800 left on board)
Amy 21000 +6000 (Dan 3000 Taryn -400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 1

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 13 (0.14 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Amy $34,200 Coryat, 40 correct, 2 incorrect, 64.91% in first on buzzer (37/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Dan $5,000 Coryat, 6 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Taryn $400 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,600
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,400

Amy Schneider, career statistics:
1126 correct, 68 incorrect
54/60 on rebound attempts (on 128 rebound opportunities)
52.04% in first on buzzer (1035/1989)
54/64 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $166,800)
25/35 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,177

Dan Tobin, career statistics:
7 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000

Taryn Agati, career statistics:
8 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $400

Amy Schneider, to win:
36 games: 87.272%
37: 78.930%
38: 72.365%
39: 67.116%
40: 60.430%
Avg. streak: 43.387 games.

Today’s interviews:
Taryn was blessed by Joe DiMaggio when she was a baby.
Dan was on two different archaelogical digs.
Amy has “Pride and Prejudice”, “Catch-22”, and “Moby-Dick” as favorite works of literature.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Amy’s Coryat score of $34,200 is Amy’s second-best in her run and the 29th-best known Coryat score of all time.
  • Amy ran 3 categories today—I WANT 2 B, ESCAPIST LITERATURE, and MURALS; the known record for one game is 4.

Link to the box score: January 18, 2022 Box Score

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, January 18, 2022"

  1. This FJ comes down to: Write down the first name you think of when you hear the words “French Theater”. For those with a deeper knowledge of French lit, hope that you don’t overthink and say Racine or Corneille.

  2. My guess…this will be a mental 50/50 between Moliere and Voltaire.

    • (I know you said “mental 50/50” and not just “50/50” but I am choosing to ignore that word for this post)

      And somehow, despite there being three people in final, you were right that it was 50/50 of the given answers.

    • I would think the date eliminates Voltaire even if you (like me) just know the first sentence or two of his wiki (Voltaire=Enlightenment=18th century).

  3. Pam Schultz | January 18, 2022 at 1:45 pm |

    Maybe this has been answered before…what if Amy is still winning and it’s tournament of champions time?

    • Can’t be tournament of champion time until we have 15 qualifiers which won’t happen until after Amy loses

      • Tom Galloway | January 18, 2022 at 3:29 pm |

        Not necessarily correct. In the commentary posted on the J! site by Executive Producer Michael Davies last week, he said the ToC will be in November, and implied that it would become fixed there. This further implies that if there aren’t 15 4 and up qualifiers under the current system, they’d add enough (presumably the top 3-win money winners) to hit 15.

        • I assume that the TOC will tape sometime in September or early October if it will be airing this November and become a fixed month for the tournament. With that said, it would be some kind of miracle to see Amy still winning at the end of season 38 on July 29th. The summer break would have started by then. And taping would be resuming for Season 39 soon after. But for Amy to be still the Champion at the end of Season 38 would be astonishing. To win 75 consecutive games takes one to a 15th week. With Amy getting FJ wrong so many times lately, being tired or not, one day (soon) she may meet her match. But responding incorrectly 2 or three times during the game is one thing. BUT now she is incorrectly responding to FJ more often now. Can she be that tired on a Tuesday episode? But I am still on her side.

        • Good to know. I felt bad for even thinking it, but after Amy got to $1M, I was hoping somebody would beat her to clear the way for others to potentially qualify for a TOC. This looks to be an epic TOC, and I can’t remember looking forward to one more.

    • I just checked out the 4-way chart, remarkable how similar Amy’s stats are to Matt and Ken, and just a reminder of how crazy it was when James played. But outcomes are random, and a player of Amy’s caliber can be expected to lose sometime between Matt’s run (the end of this week) and Ken’s run (another month and a half), which means the producer probably already knew the outcome when he made that remark. Even during runs of few TOC players like the guest host era last year, there are still a handful that make it, so I highly doubt that any 3-game winners are getting into the next TOC. Assuming it is actually going to air in November. It has moved around before, they have to align everyone’s taping schedules.

  4. Michael Johnston | January 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm |

    tch I missed this one… couldn’t even come up with a guess. At least I recognize the name “Molière”, although I couldn’t tell you a thing about him :/

  5. David John Craven | January 18, 2022 at 2:39 pm |

    I didn’t immediately know the answr but guessed Moliere. He was one of the greatest Authors of plays in the History of France. And, unlike Voltaire, he was an actor as well. For students of theater, its a pretty easy answer. another example of an FJ that’s very easy for some and very hard for the rest. And he (essentially) died on stage during a production in which he was appearing.

  6. I’m very happy for Amy’s great run here…how many times has she gone “all in” for her Daily Doubles? I’m sure I can look it up somehow but that’s what I liked best about James H., his wagering on those. 🤑

  7. Moliere was the french author I came up with although I didn’t read his plays, I still think it was pretty easy since it is all french theater. If anyone here has strong french literature knowledge they should know this one.

  8. loren riley | January 18, 2022 at 4:25 pm |

    I’m glad to see Amy going strong, but she’s taken an absolute beating on Final Jeopardy the last two weeks.

  9. Hurricane883 | January 18, 2022 at 4:58 pm |

    Amy’s run has been great, though she has seemingly missed quite a few Final Jeopardy questions of late, unlike the start of her run when she was getting them all correct (to point Ken was bringing it up in the daily show intro). If someone can give her a game it may be how this comes to an end.

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