Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, June 9, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Children’s Literature) for Thursday, June 9, 2022 (Season 38, Game 194):

First published in French in 1943, this book has been called the most translated non-religious work, rendered into more than 300 languages

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Sean McGrath, a middle school teacher from Washington, D.C.
Sean McGrath on Jeopardy!
Allison MacDonald, a lawyer from Randolph, New Jersey
Allison MacDonald on Jeopardy!
Eric Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis, Minnesota (3-day total: $75,601)
Eric Ahasic on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Eric Ahasic, after defeating 16-day champion Ryan Long, has picked up two very dominant victories. Will he be able to keep his run going and pick up victory number four today? A win today would be very helpful for any Tournament of Champions aspirations!

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Correct response: What is The Little Prince (Le Petit Prince)?

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In 1943, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry first published his famed novella, about the adventures of a pilot who has crashed in the Sahara Desert, and the unexpected meeting of a young boy, known as “the little prince”. It is one of the most famous literary works of the 20th century and has sold over 140 million copies worldwide. Sadly, it was not able to be published in France during Saint-Exupéry’s life, as the Vichy regime (the Nazi puppet government in France during World War II) had banned Saint-Exupéry’s works. He died in 1944 when his plane crashed while on a reconnaissance mission over the Mediterranean; he became a French national hero following the war.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: Ancient History; Abbreviated TV; One-Letter First Name Change; Book It!; Pump-Pourri; Silent W Words

Eric went $600-$800-True Daily Double in ANCIENT HISTORY to open and then picked up four more correct responses before the first commercial break. After the break was more Eric, with our defending champion picking up 13 correct responses over the entire round (though Allison and Sean were playing well, they were both well behind after 30 clues.)

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: Presenting Jeopcoin!; Classical Music; Country of the Waterfall; That’s Not a President; Drink Up Pop Culture; Words of Comfort

The game was pretty much decided on Clue #2 of Double Jeopardy; Eric went for an $8,800 True Daily Double and hit it to take a very commanding lead. Again, while Allison and Sean played well, their respective performances were no match for Eric today, and the game was pretty much over on Clue 13 after Eric picked up another $5,000 on the game’s final Daily Double. The scores going into Final saw Eric at $32,600, Allison at $10,400, and Sean at $5,800.

Allison and Sean got Final, while Eric did not; Eric didn’t lose that much, though, and found his 4-day total over $100,000! He’ll go for the all-important win #5 tomorrow!

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, June 9, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Eric $32,600
Allison $10,400
Sean $5,800

Tonight’s results:
Sean $5,800 + $5,799 = $11,599 (What is The Little Prince? :))
Allison $10,400 + $2,000 = $12,400 (What is the Little Prince?)
Eric $32,600 – $2,400 = $30,200 (What is Goodnight Moon?) (4-day total: $105,801)

Eric Ahasic, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 9, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Eric $8,400
Sean $3,800
Allison $3,200

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) ANCIENT HISTORY $1000 (clue #3)
Eric 1400 +1400 (Allison 0 Sean 0)
2) COUNTRY OF THE WATERFALL $1200 (clue #2)
Eric 8800 +8800 (Allison 3200 Sean 3800)
3) CLASSICAL MUSIC $800 (clue #13, $18400 left on board)
Eric 22000 +5000 (Allison 6000 Sean 3400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 223

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 $20,400 Coryat, 25 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Allison $10,400 Coryat, 12 correct, 0 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Sean $5,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,600
Lach Trash: $13,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,800

Eric Ahasic, career statistics:
100 correct, 12 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 19 rebound opportunities)
39.91% in first on buzzer (91/228)
9/11 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $31,400)
2/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,550

Allison MacDonald, career statistics:
13 correct, 0 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400

Sean McGrath, career statistics:
14 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,800

Eric Ahasic, to win:
5 games: 79.393%
6: 63.032%
7: 50.043%
8: 39.731%
9: 31.543%
Avg. streak: 7.853 games.

Today’s interviews:
Sean broke his foot at a wedding dancing to the Backstreet Boys.
Allison was inspired by “Legally Blonde” to become a lawyer.
Eric has wanted to be a meteorologist since the age of 6.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Thankfully, the Jeopcoin category appeared to just be a category about cryptocurrency, there does not appear to be actual mining operations.
  • Link to the box score: June 9, 2022 Box Score

Final Jeopardy! betting suggestions:
(Scores: Eric $32,600 Allison $10,400 Sean $5,800)

Eric: Bet no more than $11,799 and enjoy victory #4! (Actual bet: $2,400)

Allison: Standard cover bet over Sean for second place today is $1,201. (Actual bet: $2,000)

Sean: If Allison bets to cover you and is wrong, she will fall to $9,199. I would bet at least $3,401. (Actual bet: $5,799)

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21 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, June 9, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | June 9, 2022 at 9:21 am |

    Le Petit Prince, bien sûr 🙂
    I was first introduced to that story in my summer job after graduating high school. One of my co-workers would show it to us as a chalk talk during our lunch period😅

    Current FJ streak: 2W

  2. Andy – best wishes on your move to Mount Pearl, NL.
    Remember to head to Trapper John’s to get “screeched in”

    • Yes, good luck with the move. Every time We have moved, it’s turned out to be far more work than ever anticipated. Hopefully your move goes much more smoothly.

  3. Très facile pour moi! 😄

  4. My guess is “Babar the Elephant” and I’m wrong again. It is French but was published in 1931 and the official title is “Histoire de Babar.

    • I said Madeline which, while published in 1939 (closer), was first published in New York

      • My first thought was Goodnight Moon (as being such a widely distributed book) but I was quite sure it wasn’t French, my second was Madeline, but I was pretty sure it was American. I never thought of Babar. I would have never thought of The Little Prince because though I have [slightly] heard of it, I was never read that book as a child and never ran across it nor was it recommended to me when my kids were little (though it is possible that they were introduced to it in pre-K or K and just never mentioned it to me). [I also never heard of Babar as a child, but did encounter him once I was a mother — though probably as animated first.]

  5. Le petit prince. The french author of the book gave it away as i am pretty fluent in French. Still though happy to see eric winning again and nailing the daily doubles. He could well be on his way for a future tournament of champions

  6. Jim Cardillo | June 9, 2022 at 3:46 pm |

    I had three choices in mind – all of them mentioned above (Little Prince, Babar, and Madeline). Little Prince was the first that came to mind and I talked myself out of it. When in doubt, go with your first instinct!

    Earlier this week, when Eric beat Ryan, someone mentioned that Eric appeared to be a strong contender for a good run. That’s coming true.

  7. Happy moving day Andy, and congrats on relocating to such a fantastic location. Best of luck, and thanks always for this site.

  8. have fun mounting pearl!

  9. Robert Fawkes | June 9, 2022 at 5:53 pm |

    I’m really pulling for Eric to win a 5th game to make the ToC so that another 4-time winner will get bumped. I feel better about the ToC when all of the competitors have, at least, five wins (even though I know occasionally a four-win person can get in if needed to round out the field). I like the way Eric plays, going for true Daily Doubles early and even later when the opportunity presents itself.

    As far as today’s FJ, Children’s Literature “First published in French in 1943,” made it an instant get for an old man. 🙂

    • if they are truly going to a set schedule of having a ToC every November (as opposed to how it has often been 1.5 to 2 years between ToC’s), then I suspect there will be alot more 4-game winners rounding out the field.

  10. Bold bet on the second true Daily Double. I thought it meant he had studied waterfalls hard, but he only knew one of the remaining four in the category.

    • It was a low-money clue, so it’s a great time to go bold, regardless of the category.

      On Final. I thank Madame Chambers, my high school French teacher, for making us read “Le Petit Prince.”

  11. It was $1200, and he missed $400 in the same category…

    • I sit partially corrected. It was a $1,200, and I was thinking it was $800. But he missed the $400 later, so that didn’t influence his wager. I didn’t do all that well in that category, but I got that one from watching the Open Championship and the Firth of Clyde running past one of the classic Scottish courses.

  12. Amused that I got two of their triple-stumpers correct because I love [most of] the Boss Baby cartoons and I used to have an older coworker who said “copacetic” interminably!

  13. Pizza Face Fred | June 9, 2022 at 11:48 pm |

    I remembered the author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, but I couldn’t come up with the book title . . .

  14. Enos Williams | June 10, 2022 at 1:22 am |

    Lots o’ fish in Bonavist’ Harbour.

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