Happy New Year and welcome to 2022! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Sculptors) for Monday, January 3, 2022 (Season 38, Game 81):
Los Angeles artist George Stanley sculpted this, first handed out at a private banquet on May 16, 1929
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Kate Woomer-Deters, a legal services attorney from Raleigh, North Carolina
|Harsh Daga, an analyst from Brooklyn, New York
|Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (23-day total: $855,600)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Amy Schneider enters 2022 as a 23-day champion, and less than $145,000 from the $1 million mark. With a good week, she’ll make the $1 million mark by the end of it!
If you’ve been through my Ultrachampion statistics section, you’ll have seen a statistic called “Dominance”. I may write up more about it later, but it’s a statistic I devised; it’s basically a logarithmic calculation of how dominant a player was compared to second place (or, if they were behind, the leader). It’s a stat that can be taken for an individual game and on aggregate. I am also being deliberately coy at this time about it, because it could turn into an effective copytrap against someone who might otherwise want to lift statistics wholesale without realizing the context.
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Correct response: What is the Oscar (statuette)?
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Today’s Final Jeopardy! clue is the epitome of why I believe that contestants should only take the category into account as an absolute final consideration when determining their wager. Here at the Jeopardy! Fan, I’d like to acknowledge that yes, this clue is ostensibly a sculptor clue, but in reality it’s a movie clue. The writers do this all of the time, and it’s a tactic in order in order to make sure that the contestants keep betting to win. By the way, some fun facts about the Oscar statuette: it’s 13.5 inches tall and weighs 8.5 pounds.
Moreover, it seems like the only way I can keep my thoughts from ending up on YouTube is by reminding everyone that there is someone who is copying information from one of the various Jeopardy! recapping areas, this site included, and posting them as YouTube comments. A couple of months ago, there was a user who was taunting me in my comments section about the idea of copyright, and I suspect that this user might be the culprit. (No, the comments were not made public, and I obviously do not have concrete proof. There are multiple people who it could be in my eyes) I do appreciate all of the users who are calling the person out on YouTube, though.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Harsh $3,200 + $3,000 = $6,200 (What is Oscar)
Kate $8,000 + $1,000 = $9,000 (What is the Oscar statue?)
Amy $31,000 + $11,000 = $42,000 (What is the Oscar?) (24-day total: $897,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WORLD GEOGRAPHY $600 (clue #7)
Kate -400 +1000 (Amy 2000 Harsh 1000)
2) SUBTITLES $800 (clue #6)
Harsh 2000 -2000 (Amy 11000 Kate 2800)
3) HISTORY PLAYS $1200 (clue #7, $30400 left on board)
Harsh 0 +2000 (Amy 11000 Kate 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 100
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 11 (0.14 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Amy $31,000 Coryat, 35 correct, 1 incorrect, 61.40% in first on buzzer (35/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Kate $7,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Harsh $4,400 Coryat, 5 correct, 1 incorrect, 5.26% in first on buzzer (3/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,000
Lach Trash: $7,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,600
Amy Schneider, career statistics:
765 correct, 44 incorrect
38/43 on rebound attempts (on 88 rebound opportunities)
51.25% in first on buzzer (699/1364)
37/43 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $120,600)
20/24 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,533
Harsh Daga, career statistics:
6 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
5.26% in first on buzzer (3/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,400
Kate Woomer-Deters, career statistics:
14 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600
Amy Schneider, to win:
25 games: 91.097%
Avg. streak: 34.232 games.
Kate had a bear encounter at Grand Teton National Park.
Harsh had a stingray encounter on a dive in Columbia.
Amy enjoys singing karaoke, especially Radiohead’s “Creep”.
- Today’s episode was taped less than a week after the superchampion/ultrachampion flap that I was in on Twitter; I feel as though Ken used the term “superchampion” a lot, considering.
- Both the $31,000 Coryat and $42,000 final score make it onto my top Coryats list and my top one-day totals list.
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