Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, April 29, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Musical Inspirations) for Friday, April 29, 2022 (Season 38, Game 165):

“Tuileries” & “The Great Gate of Kiev” were 2 of the artworks that inspired this classical work completed in 1874

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Terri Huggins, an associate director of admissions from New York, New York
Terri Huggins on Jeopardy!
Julian Glander, an animator from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Julian Glander on Jeopardy!
Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (18-day total: $438,183)
Mattea Roach on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is “Pictures at an Exhibition”?


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Modest Mussorgsky’s “Pictures at an Exhibition”, one of his most famous works, was inspired by a number of artworks by Russian painter Viktor Hartmann; who had passed away suddenly of an aneurism in 1873. An 1874 exhibition of over 400 Hartman paintings was set up at the Academy of Fine Arts in Saint Petersburg; this exhibition inspired the composition of the piece. While the work was composed for piano, the best-known arrangement of the work was undertaken by Maurice Ravel in the 1920s and was adapted for a full symphony orchestra.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: States’ Most Populous Cities; Sitcoms; Newspapers & Magazines; The Language of Sport; The Atmosphere; Waits & Measures

One player today got off to a strong start; today, however, that strong starter was Julian, who picked up $2,000 over the first 10 clues. Unfortunately, clue #11 was the Daily Double—and Julian fell back to $0. Mattea held the lead at the interview break. In the second half of the round, Julian rebounded from the early Daily Double miss to re-take the lead! Mattea was second, and Terri got the honor of selecting first in Double Jeopardy.

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Politicians in Their School Days; Entertainment Awards; Fun with Cooking Terms; The 18th Century; Felines in Fiction; Middle P

Mattea got to play both Daily Doubles in this round, and she split them; her losing $4,000 on the final Daily Double meant that the game wasn’t a runaway! Meanwhile, Terri dug herself out of a hole in the waning moments and got to play Final as well! The scores going into Final were Mattea at $17,000, Julian at $11,000, and Terri at $800.

In Final, Mattea was the only correct contestant, which means she sees out April as champion with her 19th win! She goes for #20 on Monday!


Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, April 29, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Mattea $17,000
Julian $11,000
Terri $800


Tonight’s results:
Terri $800 – $799 = $1 (What is ?)
Julian $11,000 – $6,001 = $4,999 (What is Swan Lake?)
Mattea $17,000 + $5,001 = $22,001 (What is Pictures at an Exhibition?) (19-day total: $460,184)


Mattea Roach, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the April 29, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Julian $4,200
Mattea $3,400
Terri $1,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) WAITS & MEASURES $1000 (clue #11)
Julian 2000 -2000 (Mattea 1200 Terri 800)
2) THE 18th CENTURY $1200 (clue #4)
Mattea 5800 +2000 (Julian 4200 Terri 1200)
3) MIDDLE P $2000 (clue #24, $8400 left on board)
Mattea 17800 -4000 (Julian 8600 Terri -2000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -88


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 64 (0.39 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Mattea $20,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 44.64% in first on buzzer (25/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Julian $13,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Terri $800 Coryat, 6 correct, 3 incorrect, 16.07% in first on buzzer (9/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $34,000
Lach Trash: $9,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000

Mattea Roach, career statistics:
527 correct, 48 incorrect
27/32 on rebound attempts (on 73 rebound opportunities)
46.10% in first on buzzer (496/1076)
23/28 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $47,000)
13/19 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,432

Julian Glander, career statistics:
18 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,000

Terri Huggins, career statistics:
6 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
16.07% in first on buzzer (9/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $800

Mattea Roach, to win:
20 games: 76.747%
21: 58.901%
22: 45.205%
23: 34.694%
24: 26.626%
Avg. streak: 22.301 games.

Today’s interviews:
Terri had a father who was the first African-American mounted NYPD officer.
Julian sang the alphabet not backwards, but in reverse.
Mattea has played Trivial Pursuit with her father and has to answer like it’s in the mid-1980s.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • $460,184 moves to 14th all time in terms of money won on the show, including tournaments. Austin Rogers sits 13th at $486,000.
  • With 527, Mattea moves to #9 all time in terms of number of correct responses, passing Matt Jackson (514).
  • Link to the box score: April 29, 2022 Box Score
  • Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
    (Mattea $17,000 Julian $11,000 Terri $800)

    Mattea: Standard cover bet today is $5,001.

    Julian: You need to get to at least $12,000, so you need to bet at least $1,000; if you keep your bet to $9,399, you’ll ensure you finish ahead of Terri.

    Terri: Any bet but “all in” is probably acceptable here. The most likely overbet is Julian going all in himself, so you might as well play for that hope.

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    23 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, April 29, 2022"

    1. Michael Johnston | April 29, 2022 at 9:19 am | Reply

      whew 😅 Classical music (romantic, itc) is more my speed – Glad something came up to get me off the schneid!

      Current FJ streak: 1W

      • Yeh, easy for me but classical is not such a common interest nowadays. Sadly, commercial classical radio stations in the US are all but extinct. Even in a city like New York there’s not enough demand for Mozart et al. to sell ads.

        • Marty Cunningham | April 29, 2022 at 1:28 pm | Reply

          Thankfully, Denver still has Colorado Public Radio, where i listened to “Great Gate of Kiev” many times, which gave me the clue as soon as i read it.
          Interesting, i hope no one tries to ‘modernize’ the spelling of the city on that one.

          • Marty, it isn’t ‘modernizing’ the spelling, it’s using the Ukrainian spelling opposed to the Russian spelling.

      • Back in 1987, the Santa Clara Vanguard (a Drum Corps) performed “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Tremendous show! The horn and drum lines formed a full company front closing with The Great Gate of Kiev: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHTRnIZVG5k . They lost the championship by 0.1 to a corps performing Copland’s “Appalachian Spring” Over the years, I learned a lot of classical music from Drum Corps.

        • My HS friends were in the first talented group of Santa Clara Vanguard Drum & Bugle Corps, so thx for the mention

    2. It’s one of my favorite pieces of music.

      • Michael Johnston | April 29, 2022 at 11:30 am | Reply

        Yeah… I put on the live recording of Kissin playing it at the Orange in 2001. Got a little teary at the end 🥲😢

    3. I’d been 16/18 on FJ during Mattea’s run prior to this, but wouldn’t have guessed this one if they gave me all night. Should probably add “Mussorgsky works that aren’t Night on Bald Mountain” to my study list if I ever get the call!

      • Enos Williams | April 29, 2022 at 10:15 pm | Reply

        Ha. That’s exactly what happened to me. I knew it was Mussorgsky, but all I could think was “what’s the one that’s not Night on Bald Mountain?”

    4. Terrific piece of music. Easy question for me. We used to play it in high school orchestra.

    5. Nancy Garrett | April 29, 2022 at 1:36 pm | Reply

      Andy:

      You need a proof reader. I don’t know what you mean by

      she SEES out April as champion

      Clearly SEE is not the correct word.

      Please check on this. Thanks.

      • Nancy, “sees out” is the correct term here. In addition to meaning to show someone the exit, it can also mean to work on something through completion (in this case the completion of the month). One can see out the end of a term or the end of a project.

    6. This is probably one of my favorite pieces of classical music as I hear the promenade play on a loop while playing the Incredible Machine 3. My mom and I listen to This piece every time. I also have found this on youtube. So now we congratulate Mattea for closing out april on a big win again.

    7. Wm Michael B | April 29, 2022 at 2:05 pm | Reply

      Some rockers might know this from the Emerson Lake Palmer album “Pictures at an Exhibition” although Tuileries isn’t on the recording. Great Gate is.

    8. Robert Fawkes | April 29, 2022 at 3:30 pm | Reply

      In the 1950’s and 1960’s, I used to go to an old fashioned barbershop with my father. The only thing they ever played on the radio (note, not TV) in that shop was classical music. Thanks to my Dad and that barbershop, this was an easy FJ for me.

      Congratulations to Mattea for coming up with the correct response on what I thought might be a difficult FJ for a young person. She has shown great all-around knowledge in a broad range of categories. Very happy to see her continue the streak and hope that continues. I’m a little bit concerned that her run might be over soon now that she has appeared on “Good Morning America.” I’m thinking that might be a sign that her run is nearing its conclusion, although, I hope not.

      • Michael Johnston | April 29, 2022 at 3:56 pm | Reply

        Dunno if it means the end for her run is near… these Jeopardy! episodes were filmed about 10 weeks ago.

    9. I took a shot and said Carmen, because I couldn’t come up with anything else. Looking it up, Carmen was also completed in 1874 (premiering in March of the following year), so it wasn’t a bad guess. I never would’ve gotten the actual answer, seeing as I’m searching my brain’s archives for it and am not finding anything.

      One thing I’m really enjoying about Mattea’s run is that many of her games are actually contested, so I’m not getting bored the way I did when Matt and Amy crushed nearly everyone in their paths. The last three have all had someone challenging her and Monday required her to get both of Double Jeopardy’s Daily Doubles correct to run away with it. It’s more fun this way.

    10. I had never heard of anything mentioned in today’s FJ clue (or the response) before.
      Also, I’m glad that Jeopardy is aired at 4 p.m. in my market, as it very rarely gets preempted. (except for occasionally for severe weather coverage, or when domestic terrorists attempt an insurrection)

      • I’ve had little exposure to classical music and not a whole lot more for classic art, but “Pictures at an Exhibition” sounded familiar. I now suspect (based on another person’s comment) that I had somewhat heard of it via ELO. 🫢

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