Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Academy Award Winners) for Friday, April 15, 2022 (Season 38, Game 155):
In 2019 he won his first competitive Oscar, 36 years after a Student Academy Award for a film about a Brooklyn barbershop
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Allan Joseph, a fellow in pediatric critical care medicine from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
|Katie Teller, a dietitian from Seattle, Washington
|Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (8-day total: $182,801)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: 8-game champion Mattea Roach sits 21st all-time in regular play winnings; with a win today, she’ll pass Tom Walsh to enter into the top 20. A fun fact is that it was Walsh who held the regular-play winnings record (for about five months) before Ken Jennings demolished it in 2004. Will Mattea have a good Friday and end the week as champion?
One thing to look forward to—and one way of telling just how quickly ubiquitous the game has become—a category in today’s Double Jeopardy! round is “5-Letter Wordles”. I’m pretty certain that Wordle references would not have been on anyone’s Season 38 bingo cards at the start of the season.
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Correct response: Who is Spike Lee?
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Renowned filmmaker Spike Lee won a Student Academy Award for 1983’s “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads.”, which was his master’s degree thesis at Tisch School of the Arts. His films include 1989’s Do the Right Thing, often considered to be one of the biggest Best Picture nomination snubs of all time. Lee finally won a competitive Oscar, for Best Adapted Screenplay, for the 2018 film BlacKkKlansman—the film itself received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. One last point: Because I always say this, by saying “in 2019”, the clue is sufficiently pinned, as the award was presented to Lee in calendar year 2019 (in spite of the film being a 2018 film). Also, I enjoy the use of the term “competitive Oscar”, as this came four years after Lee was awarded an Honorary Academy Award.
Jeopardy! Round categories: In the Zoom Room; 19th Century America; Handle with Air; A Country of Laws; Your TV Host with the Most; Homophonic Pairs
The opening 15 clues saw a good battle between Mattea and Katie, with Mattea holding a small lead (helped by both Allan and Katie taking a $1,000 neg at the bottom of IN THE ZOOM ROOM). The second half of the round saw Allan play very strong, going from -$1,000 to the lead at $4,800 (including $2,000 on a Daily Double.)
Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Saintly Spots; Trios; Scientific Canadian; These Songs Really Move; Female Literary Characters; 5-Letter Wordles
It was Allan who found the first Daily Double, but he only bet $2,000 at the $800 level—a bigger bet might have been better for him. Meanwhile, Mattea, in spite of her strong play, seemed spooked by the SCIENTIFIC CANADIAN category; it might have been worth going there just to keep the Daily Double out of Katie’s hands! Katie doubled her $7,000 with only three clues left in order to prevent a runaway! Scores going into Final saw Mattea just in “crush game” territory at $21,800, Katie at $14,000, and Allan at $10,000.
Mattea and Allan got Final correct today to finish first and second; Mattea comes back on Monday to go for win #10!
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, April 15, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Allan $10,000 + $5,000 = $15,000 (Who is Spike Lee?)
Katie $14,000 – $8,000 = $6,000 (Who)
Mattea $21,800 + $6,201 = $28,001 (Who is Spike Lee) (9-day total: $210,802)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) 19th CENTURY AMERICA $800 (clue #29)
Allan 2800 +2000 (Mattea 4600 Katie 3000)
2) SAINTLY SPOTS $800 (clue #4)
Allan 5600 +2000 (Mattea 5800 Katie 3000)
3) SCIENTIFIC CANADIAN $1200 (clue #27, $4000 left on board)
Katie 7000 +7000 (Mattea 21800 Allan 8000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 207
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 64 (0.41 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Mattea $21,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Allan $7,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Katie $8,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,600
Lach Trash: $9,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200
Mattea Roach, career statistics:
246 correct, 19 incorrect
15/18 on rebound attempts (on 42 rebound opportunities)
44.97% in first on buzzer (228/507)
8/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,000)
7/9 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,000
Katie Teller, career statistics:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200
Allan Joseph, career statistics:
17 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600
Mattea Roach, to win:
10 games: 70.915%
Avg. streak: 11.438 games.
Allan got to visit space camp for his 10th birthday.
Katie went to the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD.
Mattea got to work at the Parliament of Canada as a tour guide.
- It shouldn’t come as a surprise after his low Daily Double bets, but Allan didn’t bet enough in Final to give him any chance whatsoever at victory.
- Mattea moves into 18th place in all-time regular play winnings.
- Link to the box score: April 15, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Mattea $21,800 Katie $14,000 Allan $10,000)
Mattea: Standard cover bet today is $6,201.
Katie: You’re safe to just cover Allan; bet $6,001.
Allan: Your only chance of winning is a single-get Final and a sufficiently large bet. Go all-in—but your absolute minimum is $5,600.
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