Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Long-Running TV Show Characters) for Thursday, February 17, 2022 (Season 38, Game 114):
This character who has been on the air for more than 50 years is only 6 1/2 years old
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Linda Sellars, a retired archivist from Durham, North Carolina
|Matt Takimoto, an elementary school teacher from Moraga, California
|Charles Fogelman, a geographer from Champaign, Illinois (1-day total: $10,500)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: The very popular Dave Rapp lost yesterday after three victories. Champaign, Illinois geographer Charles Fogelman is your new champion after a strong game on the signalling device; Matt Takimoto and Linda Sellars are your two challengers today.
Today also begins the semifinals of the Jeopardy! National College Championship; you can read my semifinal preview here, and watch tonight on ABC at 8:00 Eastern/Pacific (7:00 Central/Mountain).
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Correct response: Who is Big Bird?
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.)
Big Bird is the famed 8’2″-tall yellow bird from Sesame Street, first appearing on November 10, 1969. He is canonically six and a half years old, as evidenced by this tweet. Big Bird was inexplicably in the news in 2021 as he found himself in the cross-hairs of Republican Senator Ted Cruz (and others) for having the audacity to promote COVID vaccines for children.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Linda $10,600 – $1,000 = $9,600 (Who is Charlie Brown?)
Matt $11,400 + $10,000 = $21,400 (Who… is Big Bird?) (1-day total: $21,400)
Charles $14,400 – $8,403 = $5,997 (Who is Daniel Tiger?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) DESSERT $1000 (clue #18)
Matt 4000 -4000 (Charles 1200 Linda 1600)
2) BRITISH TERRITORIES & DEPENDENCIES $1600 (clue #15)
Linda 9600 -3000 (Charles 10400 Matt 2200)
3) A HARD CATEGORY $1200 (clue #21, $10800 left on board)
Matt 4600 +4000 (Charles 12800 Linda 6600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -44
J! Round: MIDAS $200 $400 $1000
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $1,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 24 (0.21 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Matt $12,600 Coryat, 18 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.19% in first on buzzer (19/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Linda $13,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Charles $14,400 Coryat, 18 correct, 2 incorrect, 37.04% in first on buzzer (20/54), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,600
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,600
Charles Fogelman, career statistics:
39 correct, 7 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
36.04% in first on buzzer (40/111)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,700)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,400
Matt Takimoto, career statistics:
19 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
35.19% in first on buzzer (19/54)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600
Linda Sellars, career statistics:
12 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
22.22% in first on buzzer (12/54)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600
Matt Takimoto, to win:
2 games: 37.633%
Avg. streak: 1.603 games.
Linda plays the J!6 clues with her grandkids.
Matt had to get a tuba for a bandmate’s wedding.
Charles had a mother that was a seventh-grade teacher.
- I enjoyed that the PLUS $400 clue was a clue about plus-fours pants.
- Viewers who enjoy finding new things to complain to Jeopardy! about are reminded that sponsored categories have existed on Jeopardy! for at least twenty years. This is not a new phenomenon and complaints otherwise are completely out of order.
Link to the box score: February 17, 2022 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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