Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Happy JeoparDAY! Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Americans in Paris) for Wednesday, March 30, 2022 (Season 38, Game 143):

In 2021 she became the sixth woman & the first Black woman to be inducted into the Panthéon in Paris

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Joey Lavarias, a bassoonist & graduate student from Greensboro, North Carolina
Joey Lavarias on Jeopardy!
Candace Orsetti, a writer & editor from Annapolis, Maryland
Candace Orsetti on Jeopardy!
Jackie Kelly, a pension calculation developer from Cary, North Carolina (3-day total: $91,101)
Jackie Kelly on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: On this JeoparDAY!, Jackie Kelly returns as a 3-day champion after a comprehensive performance. Candace Orsetti and Joey Lavarias are going to attempt to stop her, but if Jackie has the signalling device figured out (as happened yesterday), we might be in for a long run.

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Correct response: Who is Josephine Baker?

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Josephine Baker was one of the most celebrated performers at the Folies Bergère cabaret in Paris in the 1920s, and was the most successful American entertainer working in France during her time. After World War II her stardom remained; she was also noted in the United States for refusing to play for segregated audiences; her insistence on this helped to integrate live shows in Las Vegas. Due to her heroism in the French Resistance during World War II, she received full French military honors at her 1975 funeral, and French President Emmanuel Macron announced in 2021 that she would be honored at the Panthéon in November. While her body remains in Monaco, a symbolic casket containing soil from the locations where Baker lived would be interred in a crypt at the Panthéon.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: Let’s Put On a Show; Multi-Sport Athletes; Good Line, Famous Name!; The Name in the Middle; Join the Crowd; Gimme Some Space

Jackie’s utter dominance of the bottom of the board continued, with the champion picking up five $1,000 clues to jump out to a big lead at the first break. Coming out of the break, Jackie continued her strong play, and held an incredibly commanding lead, thanks to a hesitant, but still successful, True Daily Double!

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: A Dish of Schubert; International Geographic; Magical Mystery Tour; Fa”sh”ion; Historical Nonfiction; Contractions

Candace struggled to open the second round, giving incorrect responses on the first three clues. Meanwhile, Joey went 4/5 in the Schubert category. It was Candace, though, who found the first Daily Double of the round. Unfortunately for her, she fell to $0. It was then Joey who found the final Daily Double on clue #22—but only bet $2,000 of his $11,000. The money left on the table could have come in handy for him, as the clues following saw Jackie pick up 6 of the final 8 clues to cement a runaway going into Final—Jackie having $23,000 to Joey’s $11,000 and Candace’s $4,000.

Final Jeopardy! saw Jackie be the only player to get the clue correct, which means her 4th victory for her! She’ll go for #5 tomorrow!

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Jackie $23,000
Joey $11,000
Candace $4,000

Tonight’s results:
Candace $4,000 – $4,000 = $0 (Who is Fitzgerald?)
Joey $11,000 – $2,500 = $8,500 (Who is Zora Neale Hurston?)
Jackie $23,000 + $999 = $23,999 (Who is Josephine Baker?) (4-day total: $115,100)

Jackie Kelly, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 30, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jackie $14,600
Candace $2,800
Joey $2,200

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) JOIN THE CROWD $600 (clue #23)
Jackie 7000 +7000 (Candace 2000 Joey 2000)
2) HISTORICAL NONFICTION $1200 (clue #16)
Candace 3200 -3200 (Jackie 16200 Joey 7800)
3) MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR $1200 (clue #22, $9200 left on board)
Joey 11000 +2000 (Jackie 16200 Candace 3600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 18

Unplayed clues:
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 55 (0.38 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Jackie $16,600 Coryat, 19 correct, 0 incorrect, 29.09% in first on buzzer (16/55), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Joey $10,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Candace $7,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 7 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,000
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,200

Jackie Kelly, career statistics:
77 correct, 6 incorrect
9/9 on rebound attempts (on 25 rebound opportunities)
28.96% in first on buzzer (64/221)
4/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,200)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,700

Candace Orsetti, career statistics:
15 correct, 8 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$3,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,200

Joey Lavarias, career statistics:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200

Jackie Kelly, to win:
5 games: 66.795%
6: 44.616%
7: 29.802%
8: 19.906%
9: 13.296%
Avg. streak: 6.012 games.

Today’s interviews:
Joey is the mascot for a collegiate summer baseball team.
Candace flew to Prague to go fetch a duck puppet that had been left behind by her father.
Jackie surprised her parents with a trip to Ireland for their 25th anniversary.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • In my regular-play dataset dating back to October 2004, nobody has scored $14,600 or higher after the Jeopardy! round and gone on to lose the game.
  • Link to the box score: March 30, 2022 Box Score

Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Jackie $23,000 Joey $11,000 Candace $4,000)

Jackie: Bet no more than $999 and keep your runaway.

Candace: There’s really not much you can do here—bet whatever you like!

Joey: You can keep Candace locked out if you don’t wager any more than $2,999.

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, March 30, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | March 30, 2022 at 12:11 pm |

    … wow. Tough one. I don’t recall hearing anything about that at the time (last year), although I know it had to have been mentioned.

    Current FJ streak – 1L

    • She has a star on the St. Louis walk of fame (a little more than a mile from my house), so it was big news here.

    • It was mentioned by various news media at the time. And I am almost certain that I heard this as a question in some other game show within the last three months [probably The Chase].

      • Dear Lisa, I thought I had lost my mind!! Neither one of my Jeopardy friends remembered that, but I did! I just can’t remember where I heard the Josephine Baker question. But I know it was recently!
        I rarely watch the Chase, so I am lost as to where I heard it, but now I know I did!
        Thanks for saving my mind!! April

        • It wasn’t on Jeopardy! because I have no means of viewing Jeopardy! and must get my “Fix” here. The only game shows that I can watch are those that stream after airing and I only watch those that involve trivia questions/answers — not singing/music nor [all] actions. So to have seen this fact used relatively recently [but not within the last couple of weeks], I believe it would have had to have been in the one episode of The Wall that aired in November or the one episode that aired on February 1st; or the first couple of episodes of Weakest Link in early March; otherwise The Chase (which is what I really think it was, so maybe you just happened to see THAT episode even though I see all of them).

          November 30th was when she was inducted, but it was announced by the BBC and France24 in August. So if I was wrong about how recently I saw the question on a game show I supposed it could have been on WWtoBaM or Mental Samurai in Fall 2021, but I checked and they were both finished airing episodes well before then. Also, that one episode of The Wall that aired in mid-November could have included that question trying to be timely, but since it would have had to be recorded between late August and early November, I think that is too recent info to be fair to ask one of THEIR contestants and their questions are usually not very current. I also vaguely remember it being a “straight out” question, not a multiple choice.

  2. Happy JeoparDay to Andy and all TJF readers!

  3. Robert Fawkes | March 30, 2022 at 2:35 pm |

    The donation of $5.80 per person for the first 10,000 people taking the Jeopardy! Anytime Test seemed like an odd amount until I realized this is the 58th anniversary of the start of Jeopardy! in 1964. Now, the amount makes sense.

    The only name I could even think of that fit today’s FJ clue was Josephine Baker. There was no second choice for me. 🙂

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | March 30, 2022 at 5:01 pm |

    What a weird game, momentum wise.

  5. If there were no Schubert, Jackie may have had another huge payday. She’s so dominant when it comes to U.S. and world history and geography related questions.

  6. Josephine Baker came to mind instantly, even though I did not know about the Pantheon honor. There are numerous African American women who sojourned in Paris, but less well known than Baker. I tried to think of others, but drew a blank.

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