Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, February 4, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Behind the Disney Attraction) for Friday, February 4, 2022 (Season 38, Game 105):

The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror utilizes technology developed by this company founded in 1853

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Molly Mastantuono, a director of university communications from Natick, Massachusetts
Molly Mastantuono on Jeopardy!
Sara Lefort, a 3rd grade teacher from San Jose, California
Sara Lefort on Jeopardy!
Emma Saltzberg, a consultant from Brooklyn, New York (2-day total: $36,999)
Emma Saltzberg on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Emma picked up her second victory yesterday. Something that I found very interesting when it came to yesterday’s game, looking at the boxscore: Emma made 48 attempts on the buzzer yesterday. Those are Amy-level numbers. I’m very interested in seeing how sustainable this might be for her.

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Correct response: What is (the) Otis (Elevator Company)?

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The Otis Elevator Company was founded in 1853 after Elisha Otis introduced the safety passenger elevator at the Crystal Palace Convention in New York City. What made Otis’ elevator safer—and different—was that the elevator cab would not fall if the elevator cable broke.

In 1994, Otis Elevator Company created the vertical ride system for the Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Walt Disney World. Versions of the ride have also been installed at other Disney parks worldwide, including Tokyo and Paris.

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Scores going into Final:
Emma $24,600
Molly $5,400
Sara $4,200

Tonight’s results:
Sara $4,200 + $3,000 = $7,200 (What is Otis?)
Molly $5,400 – $3,001 = $2,399 (What is General Electric?)
Emma $24,600 – $7,400 = $17,200 (What is Kodak?) (3-day total: $54,199)

Emma Saltzberg, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the February 4, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Emma $5,200
Sara $3,800
Molly $200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) “R” TOWN $800 (clue #19)
Emma 2600 +1400 (Sara 3000 Molly -600)
2) BOOKS & AUTHORS $2000 (clue #5)
Molly 3000 -2000 (Emma 6400 Sara 2200)
3) HISTORIC OFFSPRING $800 (clue #17, $16800 left on board)
Emma 15600 +5000 (Sara 600 Molly 1800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 19

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 18 (0.17 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Emma $19,800 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Sara $4,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 7 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Molly $7,400 Coryat, 9 correct, 5 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,400
Lach Trash: $11,800 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,800

Emma Saltzberg, career statistics:
66 correct, 11 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
37.43% in first on buzzer (64/171)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $11,400)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,400

Sara Lefort, career statistics:
16 correct, 7 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,200

Molly Mastantuono, career statistics:
9 correct, 6 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,400

Emma Saltzberg, to win:
4 games: 62.394%
5: 38.930%
6: 24.290%
7: 15.155%
8: 9.456%
Avg. streak: 4.659 games.

Today’s interviews:
Molly thought her second daughter was going to wait longer once she went into labor.
Sara is a brown belt in karate.
Emma gets confused with other Emma Saltzbergs in Brooklyn.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I enjoyed some of Mayim’s additions to this game, especially the sea lion bark.

Link to the box score: February 4, 2022 Box Score

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, February 4, 2022"

  1. Once again the time factor comes into play. One has to go with the year and eliminate electricity, anything to do with light, realize that the mentioned ride involves heights, and connect it with elevators before things click. Fair clue on a written quiz but not sure if this is appropriate for a 30-second time limit.

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  2. 1853 is the big clue. My first thought was Otis.

  3. Art Cassell | February 4, 2022 at 9:56 am |

    I’m not sure I would’ve gotten it if I hadn’t actually been on the ride, it helps

  4. Michael Johnston | February 4, 2022 at 10:01 am |

    tch tough one. I even thought of elevators, but I fixated on effects and only came up with Kodak, which I knew was wrong 🙁 There’s no way I would have thought of Otis.

  5. Very easy if you are familiar with this ride. Otherwise, not so much. I’m guessing all three contestants will get this one right.

  6. Instant correct answer and I’ve never been on the Tower of Terror. I predict all three contestants will nail it.

    • Well, I thought it was easy.

    • I’ve also never been on that ride (nor similar ones elsewhere) but what immediately came to mind was “elevators”, then “Otis”. I did not KNOW the 1853 part, but it seemed reasonable. But I must admit that for YEARS I used to walk from a parking lot to my workplace, passing right by an Otis Elevator Company office.

  7. Debbie Stover | February 4, 2022 at 1:03 pm |

    Andy, that’s a good point about Emma’s performance yesterday, and she’s the first person who’s come close to the 75- to 85-percent buzz-in-attempt range for Amy. On the other hand, Emma’s rate for her first game was only 61.4 percent. So I guess I’m a little skeptical that she can keep it up.

    The fantastic thing about more data, though, is that it makes all these musings possible.

    I wish Jeopardy would publish these stats for the early part of Amy’s run.

  8. So, my two years living in Orlando weren’t a complete waste of time! Got it.

  9. Ive been to orlando before as I have been on the tower of terror back in 2007. I got otis as well since these kinds of elevators are found in malls and hospitals plus universities. Easy final. Kodak developed cameras and not elevators.

    • does this particular ride have that feature where they take everyone’s picture at a dramatic part of the ride and then try to sell them a print as a souvenir? That could be what led some to guess Kodak being involved.

  10. Once I heard the correct response, I immediately thought of George Steinbrenner getting into a fight with a Dodgers fan inside an elevator during the World Series. The sports media I believe named Steinbrenner the Otis Elevator Heavyweight Champion.

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