Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category American Cities) for Wednesday, February 9, 2022 (Season 38, Game 108):
Recorded on a visit to this California city, YouTube’s first video featured a man saying, “They have really, really, really long trunks”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|James Cantres, a historian & professor from Brooklyn, New York
|Michelle Bemis, a high school history teacher from Allen Park, Michigan
|Lawrence Long, a nursing student & stay-at-home uncle from East Bend, North Carolina (2-day total: $43,591)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Lawrence Long won his second game yesterday after a very competitive game; James Cantres and Michelle Bemis take to the stage today in an attempt to prevent Lawrence from reaching win number three.
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Correct response: What is San Diego?
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The very first video uploaded to YouTube could be watched and contestants could still have time to write down “What is San Diego?” on their screens; the video is only 19 seconds long. It was filmed near the elephants at the famous San Diego Zoo and was uploaded by the site’s founder, “jawed”, on April 23, 2005. The video was titled “Me at the zoo”.
The San Diego Zoo itself was founded in 1916 as a result of the animal exhibitions of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. A permanent tract of land in the city’s Balboa Park was set aside in 1921 for the zoo.
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
James $8,800 – $8,000 = $800 (What is San Francisco?)
Michelle $13,200 + $4,401 = $17,601 (What is San Diego?)
Lawrence $18,000 + $13,201 = $31,201 (What is San Diego?) (3-day total: $74,792)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) ISLE “B” $600 (clue #8)
Lawrence 800 +1000 (Michelle 0 James 2000)
2) VICE PRESIDENTS $1200 (clue #9)
Michelle 8400 +2000 (Lawrence 4800 James 5600)
3) IN AUTHORS’ FOOTSTEPS $1200 (clue #16, $19200 left on board)
Lawrence 6800 +6800 (Michelle 11200 James 7200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 224
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 21 (0.19 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Lawrence $12,000 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Michelle $12,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
James $8,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,200
Lach Trash: $15,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000
Lawrence Long, career statistics:
57 correct, 9 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
32.14% in first on buzzer (54/168)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,400)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200
Michelle Bemis, career statistics:
21 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,400
James Cantres, 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
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,800
Lawrence Long, to win:
4 games: 45.137%
Avg. streak: 3.823 games.
James became a father during the pandemic.
Michelle used “The Big Bang Theory” to help prepare for Jeopardy.
Lawrence had to retrieve a dinghy while sailing from the Bahamas to Florida.
- This was definitely a game that came down to the aggression on Daily Doubles. Lawrence bet much more aggressively than Michelle did, and that was your difference.
Link to the box score: February 9, 2022 Box Score
Contestant photo credit: jeopardy.com
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