Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, February 24, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fictional Families) for Thursday, February 24, 2022 (Season 38, Game 119):

Introduced in the 1930s in The New Yorker, they’ve appeared on TV & Broadway & in live action & animated films

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Anne Large, a bar & restaurant owner from Washington, D.C.
Anne Large on Jeopardy!
Lucian Wang, a law clerk from New York, New York
Lucian Wang on Jeopardy!
Christine Whelchel, a piano teacher & church organist from Spring Hill, Tennessee (1-day total: $34,000)
Christine Whelchel on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: After a very exciting game yesterday that many on the West Coast didn’t get to see the conclusion of, thanks to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Christine Whelchel picked up the victory—and $34,000—on a tiebreaker clue. She was 71% on the signalling device during the game—that bodes very well for her if she can keep things going on that front today. Anne Large and Lucian Wang are your challengers today and I’m sure they want to become Jeopardy! champion as well!

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Correct response: Who are The Addams Family?

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The Addams Family was created in 1938 as part of a series of 150 single-panel cartoons by cartoonist Charles Addams; the first cartoon featured a salesman attempting to sell a vacuum cleaner to the family, that cartoon appeared on Page 9 in the August 6, 1938 issue. The first television adaptation took place in 1964, with three more television series, four feature-length films (two live-action, two animated), and a 2010 Broadway musical. The pinball game based on the 1991 film is the best-selling solid state pinball machine of all time, selling over 20,000 units.

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

Scores going into Final:
Christine $12,600
Lucian $4,600
Anne $1,200

Tonight’s results:
Anne $1,200 – $800 = $400 (Who are the Von Trapps?)
Lucian $4,600 + $600 = $5,200 (Who are the Addams Family?)
Christine $12,600 – $2,000 = $10,600 (Who are ?) (2-day total: $44,600)

Christine Whelchel, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 24, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Christine $6,800
Anne $3,200
Lucian $1,400

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) SENATE COMMITTEES $800 (clue #6)
Anne 1200 -1200 (Christine 0 Lucian 400)
2) HISTORIC WOMEN $800 (clue #5)
Christine 8400 -3000 (Lucian 200 Anne 3200)
3) NAUTICAL LINGO $1200 (clue #19, $13200 left on board)
Lucian 7400 -4000 (Christine 8200 Anne 400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -190

Unplayed clues:
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

Game Stats:
Christine $15,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Lucian $8,600 Coryat, 9 correct, 4 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Anne $2,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $26,600
Lach Trash: $17,400 (on 17 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,000

Christine Whelchel, career statistics:
50 correct, 5 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
40.87% in first on buzzer (47/115)
1/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400

Lucian Wang, career statistics:
10 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,600

Anne Large, career statistics:
10 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,400

Christine Whelchel, to win:
3 games: 50.798%
4: 25.805%
5: 13.108%
6: 6.659%
7: 3.383%
Avg. streak: 3.032 games.

Today’s interviews:
Anne owns 11 bars in the DC and Philadelphia areas.
Lucian was in a show choir in Toronto in high school.
Christine once played the violin on a llama farm for the llamas; they didn’t spit at her.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I’m enjoying the “in case you missed it” recaps at the start of shows, and it doesn’t appear to be affecting the time alloted for gameplay.
  • The known record for Triple Stumpers in a regular play game appears to be 23.

Link to the box score: February 24, 2022 Box Score

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14 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, February 24, 2022"

  1. I knew this one just from the category fictional families and “Introduced in the 1930s in The New Yorker”

  2. I read the clue and immediately started to hum the Addams Family ditty and snap my fingers. I must admit that I had a crush on Carolyn Jones (Morticia). Loved that slinky black dress and her come-hither, flirtatious looks.

  3. Todd mcdonald | February 24, 2022 at 1:32 pm |

    I read the category and immediately The Addams Family was the first fictional family that came to my mind

  4. Nancy Garrett | February 24, 2022 at 2:09 pm |

    Andy, please make the following correction:

    The first television adaptation TOK place…should be “TOOK place.”


  5. Michael Johnston | February 24, 2022 at 3:09 pm |

    I think I’ve got a book with a selection of those old New Yorker cartoons somewhere in my another collection? Yeah, it was correct FJ for me too 🙂

  6. Rough game, but a runaway is a runaway. Really rooting for Christine.

  7. The “New Yorker” part of the clue was a giveaway for me -always glad to get one correct without it being a guess!

  8. They are creepy and they’re kookie the addams family. I can never get that song out of my head as I snapped my fingers. This was easy for me because I am a huge fan of the Addams family since their show aired on cartoon network and I loved the movies. Still a bad daily double game still Christine is looking good to get another runaway game. Morticia adams and Uncle fester were a few of my favorite characters.

  9. I predict Christine outperforms the projection. She said on Reddit that this was a nightmare board for her. And she still got a runaway.

    On another note, I liked Ken snapping his fingers during FJ.

  10. With 17 triple stumpers and 9 incorrect responses, I’d have expected some unplayed clues. Nice to see them get through every clue.

  11. Enos Williams | February 25, 2022 at 12:14 am |

    The “arcade” at my university consisted of Galaga and two pinball machines, one of with was the Addams Family one. Memories…

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