Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Play Characters) for Wednesday, February 23, 2022 (Season 38, Game 118):
A 1949 review noted the “wrong formulas for success” of this character & “fatal misconceptions about his place in the scheme of things”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Christine Whelchel, a piano teacher & church organist from Spring Hill, Tennessee
|Patrick Byrnett, a school administrator from Alexandria, Virginia
|Henry Rozycki, a physician & professor from Richmond, Virginia (2-day total: $27,301)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: After a smart wager in Final Jeopardy! yesterday, Henry Rozycki defended his Jeopardy! title. His attempt stats appear to be about average (in the 35-36 range), but he’s playing well enough to be a 2-day champion. Patrick and Christine are your challengers today, will either of them be able to take him down?
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Correct response: Who is Willy Loman?
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Willy Loman was the title salesman in Arthur Miller’s 1949 play Death of a Salesman. It opened at the Morosco Theatre in New York, and Brooks Atkinson’s glowing review also spoke of Lee J. Cobb’s “heroic performance”, directed by Elia Kazan. Atkinson also said “Mr. Cobb’s tragic portrait of the defeated salesman is acting of the first rank”.
Personally, I was able to get this clue correct. That being said: I also know that I’m very easily able to associate things with specific years—and I have associated Death of a Salesman with 1949. This might be more difficult for people who haven’t made that connection as easily.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Patrick $8,800 + $8,800 = $17,600 (Who is Willy Loman?)
Henry $17,000 + $17,000 = $34,000 (Who is Willy Loman?)
Christine $19,000 + $15,000 = $34,000 (1-day total: $34,000) (Who is Willy Loman?)
Tiebreaker round category: FLOWERS
Tiebreaker round clue: After its inclusion in a 1915 poem, this red flower became a symbol of fallen World War I soldiers
Tiebreaker round correct response: What is a poppy?
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS $800 (clue #26)
Henry 4400 +2000 (Patrick 2800 Christine 6000)
2) NOTABLE PEOPLE $1200 (clue #13)
Christine 14000 +3000 (Henry 9800 Patrick 2400)
3) COUNTRY NICKNAMES $1600 (clue #16, $18000 left on board)
Christine 18200 -2000 (Henry 9800 Patrick 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 56
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 25 (0.21 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Christine $19,200 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Henry $15,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Patrick $8,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,800
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Henry Rozycki, career statistics:
52 correct, 7 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (45/171)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,400)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200
Patrick Byrnett, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,800
Christine Whelchel, career statistics:
29 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
44.83% in first on buzzer (26/58)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,200
Christine Whelchel, to win:
2 games: 60.151%
Avg. streak: 2.509 games.
Christine is a breast cancer survivor; she auditioned for Jeopardy the night before her surgery.
Patrick met his wife at graduate school; she was his TA.
Henry was on a quiz show in Montreal when he was very young. (I’m trying to determine which one.)
- Today’s game is the 13th known occurrence of a tiebreaker round in the history of Jeopardy!, and the fourth in regular play.
- If you remember yesterday’s game, Henry bet $1 too much from second place. In light of that, I think that Christine’s bet was a good idea, just in case Henry had done the same thing today. Plus, it worked out for her.
- Christine’s and Henry’s overall stats include the extra clue from the tiebreaker.
Link to the box score: February 23, 2022 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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