Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Television History) for Wednesday, June 29, 2022 (Season 38, Game 208):
In the opening scene of its July 21, 1969 pilot episode, a man carves the letter D into wet cement
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Halley Ryherd, a real estate attorney from Waukee, Iowa
|Lauryl Tucker, an associate professor from Murfreesboro, Tennessee
|Pete Chattrabhuti, an attorney from Washington, DC (1-day total: $10,800)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
In yesterday’s game, Pete Chattrabhuti survived a Triple Stumper Final Jeopardy! clue by standing pat. Today, he faces Murfreesboro, TN’s Lauryl Tucker and Waukee, IA’s Halley Ryherd. One thing I saw last night on Twitter was Halley’s excitement about Lilly Nelson being about to rate the fashion choices for the game! It’s incredible just how much of an effect Lilly has had on the game in such little time.
On a more personal note: For the past two and a half years, I have often raised money for the MS Society of Canada through their “Gamers vs. MS” program. This July, Gamers vs. MS is running a month-long fundraising campaign called “Boss Battles.” In an attempt to raise $25,000, the Gamers vs. MS team has designed a “fundraising adventure” to defeat eight evil bosses. (Much like a Mario game might have eight bosses to defeat.) You can get more information about the program at https://www.gamersvsms.ca/bossbattles.
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Correct response: What is Sesame Street?
More Information About Final Jeopardy:
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A few months before the show’s nationwide debut in November 1969, five test episodes of the famous children’s show Sesame Street were aired on WHUY Philadelphia to research the show’s educational value and appeal to children. In the opening scene of Test Show 1, a man named Gordon is repairing some cement on Sesame Street. Seeing two boys named Donald and David, Gordon carves a pair of Ds into the cement. The test shows were successful, and the show debuted nationwide, still airing today.
(Categories: Statuary Hall: The State Represented; Stanning That Ship; Chuck D, Times 3; Diet Hard with a Vengeance; Let’s Go Back in Time Machine Movies; Words Derived From Body Parts)
Today, Pete jumped out to an early advantage; Lauryl’s picking up a True Daily Double brought her back close to the lead. In the second half of the round, Halley picked up some excellent gets near the end of Single to get close to the lead. However, everything was still to play for after 30 clues, with all three players separated by just $200. In another instance of the apparent recent rule change that dictates who goes first in Double Jeopardy!, Halley’s getting clue #29 correct broke the tie in her favor. She got to select the game’s 31st clue.
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Literary Title Characters; Science-Podge; Municipal Music; In the Dictionary; -Ola; He Was a Shogun
Lauryl got to play the first Daily Double. The good news for me: The first thing I had thought of today when seeing -OLA—”payola”—was the subject of the clue. The bad news for Lauryl: “Payola” didn’t come to her, and she dropped $3,000. Pete went conservative on the third Daily Double when he found it. He generally struggled in the round, picking up only five correct responses. Halley, however, picked up three $2,000 clues, including a pair in science and music late in the round, to hold the lead and an advantageous position going into the Final. Halley had $14,000 going into Final, to Lauryl’s $11,000 and Pete’s $8,600.
Final Jeopardy! today was a Triple Stumper; Pete’s overbet and Laurel’s betting to cover Pete meant that Halley ended up as the winner of today’s game, with a score of just $5,999! She’ll get the opportunity to win more tomorrow, though—and that’s the important thing!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, June 29, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Pete $8,600 – $8,000 = $600 (What is Dick Tracy)
Lauryl $11,000 – $6,201 = $4,799 (What is Ge)
Halley $14,000 – $8,001 = $5,999 (What is I) (1-day total: $5,999)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) WORDS DERIVED FROM BODY PARTS $600 (clue #13)
Lauryl 1200 +1200 (Pete 2800 Halley 1000)
2) -OLA $1600 (clue #6)
Lauryl 4800 -3000 (Pete 5000 Halley 4000)
3) SCIENCE-PODGE $1600 (clue #17, $15200 left on board)
Pete 5800 +2000 (Lauryl 3400 Halley 10000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 72
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Halley $14,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 1 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Lauryl $13,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Pete $8,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $35,600
Lach Trash: $12,600 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Pete Chattrabhuti, career statistics:
24 correct, 5 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (24/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,500
Lauryl Tucker, career statistics:
20 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,800)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400
Halley Ryherd, career statistics:
14 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,000
Halley Ryherd, to win:
2 games: 46.394%
Avg. streak: 1.865 games.
Halley only cross-stitches “tiny masterpieces”.
Lauryl has her name spelled with a Y because of a shampoo ingredient.
Pete used Jeopardy! to help learn English while growing up.
- Link to the box score: June 29, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Halley $14,000 Lauryl $11,000 Pete $8,600)
Pete: If Halley bets to cover Lauryl, she falls to $5,999. I would bet at least $2,401, but no more than $2,599. (Actual bet: $8,000)
Lauryl: You can’t both cover Pete and win a Double Stumper with Halley (known as Stratton’s Dilemma). If you want to cover Pete, bet at least $6,201. If not, I’d recommend somewhere between $201 and $2,399. (This covers Pete’s range if he tries to win a Double Stumper with Halley.) (Actual bet: $6,201)
Halley: Standard cover bet over Lauryl is $8,001. (Actual bet: $8,001)
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