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)
|Lisa Hernson, a banking director from New York, New York
|Mazin Omer, a student from Toledo, Ohio
|Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota (5-day total: $133,801)
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.
To keep all of my readers aware of things going on in my personal life: It is now day #5 of me at my new place in Newfoundland and Labrador–the move has gone well, all of my stuff has arrived and I am still in the process of unpacking. One thing that I’ve definitely noticed is that I feel like I have more time in the mornings to get work done—for those who don’t know, Newfoundland Time is one and a half hours ahead of Eastern Time. (While this does come at the expense of feel like I have less time in the evenings, I’m okay with that thus far.)
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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!
Here’s an AP article from almost exactly 1 year ago that talks about the Ball-Griffin-Trebek story, and is an incredibly interesting read knowing what we know now about the Great Host Search of 2021 (and counting).
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:
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)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
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
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
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%
Avg. streak: 11.188 games.
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.
- 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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