Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 13, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category TV Legends) for Monday, June 13, 2022 (Season 38, Game 196):

Buster Keaton considered her the tops in her field &, in fact, was one of her early mentors

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Lisa Hernson, a banking director from New York, New York
Lisa Hernson on Jeopardy!
Mazin Omer, a student from Toledo, Ohio
Mazin Omer on Jeopardy!
Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota (5-day total: $133,801)
Eric Ahasic on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: After defeating 16-day champ Ryan Long, 5-day champion Eric Ahasic has picked up four consecutive runaways, mostly on the strength of his stellar play on Daily Doubles. In fact, with his stats just through 5 games, he is the second-best player of Daily Doubles in the entire field for the 30th Tournament of Champions (coming up in November), averaging $7,320 per game on these important betting clues. (Only Matt Amodio, who averaged $7,800 a game, is stronger). And, if you don’t think Daily Doubles are important, the contrast in how Sam Kavanaugh and Jennifer Quail played their respective Daily Doubles in the 29th Tournament of Champions final last May should be illustrative enough to demonstrate their importance.

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Correct response: Who is Lucille Ball?

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Lucille Ball was one of American television’s first stars, starring in the 1950s megahit television series I Love Lucy. She said of famed slapstick film star Buster Keaton, “He taught me most of what I know about timing, how to fall and how to handle props and animals.”

Lucille Ball also had a hand in the history of Jeopardy!; it was Ball who suggested to Merv Griffin in the early 1980s that Griffin hire Alex Trebek to be the answer-and-question presenter of the revival of Jeopardy!. I’d say that it was a pretty good pick!

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: Hungary; Book Title References; Knight After Knight; Pre Historic; Texting, Texting; One, Two

Both Eric and Mazin got off to a strong start, in spite of Mazin not quite getting the correct Agatha Christie Title on the game’s first Daily Double. Lisa was also hurt early by a couple of incorrect responses. The second half of the round saw Eric jump to to a bit of a lead, as Mazin gave a pair of incorrect responses, while Eric picked up seven correct himself! Lisa finished Single Jeopardy! in the red and got to select first in Double Jeopardy!

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: U.S. History; Astronomy; Biblical Women; Finance Bros; Rock Docs; Decipher Our Top-Secret Code Part II

(“Decipher Our Top-Secret Code” first appeared earlier this season, on September 21st, in Matt Amodio’s 25th game.)

Eric’s incredibly strong Daily Double play continued, with him picking up $11,000 over the two Daily Doubles. Meanwhile, the contestants wanted zero part of the “Top-Secret Code” category. Mazin nearly broke the runaway, but a late $2,000 incorrect response—rebounded by Eric to boot—sealed his fate. Eric had $29,400 going into Final, to Mazin’s $9,200 and Lisa’s $200.

Lisa was the only correct respondent in Final, but that didn’t matter for Eric—he’s now a super-champion at 6 wins and $160,601! He’ll go for win #7 tomorrow!

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, June 13, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Eric $29,400
Mazin $9,200
Lisa $200

Tonight’s results:
Lisa $200 + $200 = $400 (Who Lucille Ball?)
Mazin $9,200 – $8,799 = $401 (Who is Mary Tyler Moore?)
Eric $29,400 – $2,600 = $26,800 (Who is Ginger Rogers?) (6-day total: $160,601)

Eric Ahasic, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 13, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Eric $6,800
Mazin $2,800
Lisa -$200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) BOOK TITLE REFERENCES $600 (clue #5)
Mazin 800 -1000 (Eric 600 Lisa 800)
2) ASTRONOMY $1600 (clue #11)
Eric 12000 +6000 (Mazin 5200 Lisa -200)
3) BIBLICAL WOMEN $1200 (clue #15, $17600 left on board)
Eric 17200 +5000 (Mazin 5200 Lisa -200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -21

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 78 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Eric $21,200 Coryat, 26 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Mazin $10,200 Coryat, 18 correct, 6 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Lisa $200 Coryat, 7 correct, 4 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,600
Lach Trash: $8,600 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,800

Eric Ahasic, career statistics:
157 correct, 17 incorrect
11/12 on rebound attempts (on 28 rebound opportunities)
41.23% in first on buzzer (141/342)
13/15 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $47,600)
2/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,833

Mazin Omer, career statistics:
18 correct, 7 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,200

Lisa Hernson, career statistics:
8 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $200

Eric Ahasic, to win:
7 games: 83.839%
8: 70.290%
9: 58.931%
10: 49.408%
11: 41.423%
Avg. streak: 11.188 games.

Today’s interviews:
Lisa once worked booking extras for New York TV productions.
Mazin works in a lab that studies Alzheimer’s.
Eric works for the National Weather Service.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Friendly reminder that the term “super-champion” was coined by the fandom in 2003 to refer to contestants with 6 or more victories.
  • Link to the box score: June 13, 2022 Box Score

Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Eric $29,400 Mazin $9,200 Lisa $200)

Eric: Bet between $0 and $10,999 and enjoy win #6! (Actual bet: $2,600)

Mazin: You’re guaranteed second place if you bet between $0 and $8,799. (Actual bet: $8,799)

Lisa: Bet whatever you like! (Actual bet: $200)

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, June 13, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | June 13, 2022 at 9:29 am | Reply

    Seems like an easy guess for old-timers, but I’m sure I remember reading that somewhere before… maybe a TV Guide article?

    Current FJ streak: 1W

  2. Marvin fuller | June 13, 2022 at 9:49 am | Reply

    I guessed Lucille Ball before I read the clue.

  3. My guess also, because of the era and thinking of female comedians.

  4. Regarding Andy now living in Newfoundland and Labrador and his comment regarding the time zone – the old Canadian “joke” was that when the world ends, it will end half an hour later in Newfoundland (that was before Newfoundland became Newfoundland and Labrador).

    • I hadn’t heard that one, but will have to use it now I know the fact . . . 🙄

      • According to the late songwriter Charlie Russell, this is the reason that NL has a unique time zone:

        Half an hour later
        on an island in the sea,
        She may be late, but she’s still great,
        she means the world to me;
        When God designed creation
        and drew up His master plan,
        He spent half an hour more
        creating Newfoundland.

  5. Lucy was a rather obvious choice but I did consider Carol Burnett.

  6. Lucille Ball was the obvious response here because of the show I Love Lucy. That show brings back great memories. Still though happy to see eric winning again

  7. Robert Fawkes | June 13, 2022 at 3:35 pm | Reply

    As a child of the fifties, as soon as I saw “TV Legends,” my first thought was Lucille Ball. The clue merely confirmed it. I fondly recall watching “I Love Lucy” in black and white with my parents back then.

  8. Lucille Ball is quite the legend. In addition to her own work, her studio saved Star Trek and evidently made a contribution to Jeopardy as well.

    As for Newfoundland… it would feel totally weird if local time was half-hour offset from the rest of the world. Though evidently India, Iran, and Afghanistan (amongst others) have a similar half-hour offset, and there are some timezones that have a 45-minute offset which would be even weirder.

  9. So I had no clue…is it because I’m in my early 50s???
    My mom and dad had a guess right away, mom being correct! Dad said Betty White 🤷‍♀️

    • Tell your Dad I said Betty White also – my son got it right though. I felt it may be Betty White since she passed away recently.

  10. Tonight was a great example of the weirdness of human knowledge I got the Texas two-step question pretty easily though I know nothing about folk/country dancing. Yet I know a lot about basketball.
    In the mid 1980s there was a player for the Texas-Paso team named Tim Hardaway. His signature dribble move became the “UTEP Two-Step”

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