Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 25, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame) for Monday, July 25, 2022 (Season 38, Game 226):

Honored in 1998 as part of a rock group & in 2019 as a solo artist, this singer was the first woman to be inducted into the Hall twice

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Angela Xu, a corporate lawyer from San Mateo, California
Angela Xu on Jeopardy!
Ed Coulson, an economics & real estate professor from Dana Point, California
Ed Coulson on Jeopardy!
Karla Fossett, a content administrator from Saco, Maine (1-day total: $16,600)
Karla Fossett on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

As we enter the season’s final week, Karla Fossett—who played a strong game on Friday—returns as champion. Interestingly, with how the standings look, Karla would be the only player with a chance of qualifying inside the Top 15 for November’s Tournament of Champions. Today’s challengers are Ed Coulson and Angela Xu.

A number of people are starting to become surprised at the fact that Jeopardy! has still yet to announce (at least as of the time of publication Monday morning of this section of the article) who will be hosting next season. As far as I know here at The Jeopardy! Fan, the upcoming host has been asked to ensure taping availability, which means I still believe than an official announcement is imminent. (I have articles drafted and ready to go, awaiting the announcment).

Also, the schedule of encore presentations for the six weeks following this week have started to appear on TV program guides throughout North America. It appears the show will highlight 30 of this season’s most memorable games as a “season in review” of sorts. I wouldn’t use the game selection as a clue as to “Second Chance Tournament” invitations.

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Correct response: Who is Stevie Nicks?


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Twenty-six people have been inducted multiple times into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but only three women: Tina Turner, Carole King, and Stevie Nicks. Nicks was the first of the three, inducted with Fleetwood Mac in 1988 and for her solo career in 2019.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Eastern European History; Breakfast Time; 8-Letter Words; Chemistry; Slow; Your Role)

Ed and Angela got off to the best start today; however, Karla got her mojo going after the interviews in order to make for a very close game going into Double Jeopardy.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Ed 7 correct 1 incorrect
Angela 5 correct 0 incorrect
Karla 1 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Ed 11 correct 2 incorrect
Angela 7 correct 1 incorrect
Karla 7 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: U.S. Geography; Literature Of The Middle Ages; It’s A Bust!; Special “K”; Celebrity Catchphrases; Homonames)

Ed definitely had the best time in Double Jeopardy, picking up 11 correct (and a Daily Double). Karla got to a Daily Double as well, but unfortunately for her, didn’t have an “aha moment” in CELEBRITY CATCHPHRASES, and lost $4,000 and fell out of contention going into Final. Angela played well enough to keep things from being a runaway, though. Scores going into the final question were Ed at $18,700, Angela at $10,000, and Karla at $7,000.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Ed 22 correct 2 incorrect
Angela 14 correct 2 incorrect
Karla 14 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 83 (0 today).

Final Jeopardy! today was a Triple Stumper; Ed only bet $1,301 and became Jeopardy! champion! He’ll return tomorrow.

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, July 25, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Ed $18,700
Angela $10,000
Karla $7,000

Tonight’s results:

Karla $7,000 – $7,000 = $0 (Who is Beyonce?)
Angela $10,000 – $7,399 = $2,601 (Who is Gwen Stefani?)
Ed $18,700 – $1,301 = $17,399 (Who is Tina Turner?) (1-day total: $17,399)


Ed Coulson, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 25, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Ed $5,000
Angela $3,600
Karla $3,400


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) EASTERN EUROPEAN HISTORY $600 (clue #4)
Angela 400 +1000 (Karla 200 Ed -200)
2) IT’S A BUST! $1200 (clue #13)
Ed 11400 +2500 (Karla 7000 Angela 5200)
3) CELEBRITY CATCHPHRASES $800 (clue #19, $11200 left on board)
Karla 9000 -4000 (Ed 16300 Angela 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 77

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.37 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Ed $17,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Angela $9,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Karla $11,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,000
Lach Trash: $11,000 (on 9 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,000

Karla Fossett, career statistics:

33 correct, 5 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (30/114)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,000

Ed Coulson, career statistics:

22 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
38.60% in first on buzzer (22/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,400

Angela Xu, career statistics:

14 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600

Ed Coulson, to win:

2 games: 60.397%
3: 36.478%
4: 22.032%
5: 13.307%
6: 8.037%
Avg. streak: 2.525 games.

Today’s interviews:

Angela has parents who were worried that going on “Jeopardy” would be dangerous.
Ed likes to collect local water bottles.
Karla drove the Oregon Trail by herself.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Ed $18,700 Angela $10,000 Karla $7,000)

Karla: Not really much you can do today for a win unless Ed overbets. However, you could get second place if you stay above $2,601. I would bet no more than $4,399.(Actual bet: $7,000)

Ed: Standard cover bet over Angela is $1,301. (Actual bet: $1,301)

Angela: If Ed bets to cover and misses, he falls to $17,399. Your minimum bet today should be $7,401. (Actual bet: $7,399)

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29 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 25, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | July 25, 2022 at 9:08 am |

    … another ceremony that I do not follow :/

    Current FJ streak: 1L

  2. Diganta Das | July 25, 2022 at 9:17 am |

    I did not know by the years but just knew it as music trivia. She had so many new lives …

  3. Michael R | July 25, 2022 at 9:29 am |

    Ed seems like the only baby-boomer contestant here, and is the most likely to get this, IMHO.
    I am often jealous at my father’s generation, having seen the Beatles, Elvis, the Beach Boys, and many more back in their heyday. I can only thank him for exposing me to all the great music of the 60s and 70s by permanently setting the radio to the Oldies station.

    • Being part of that generation, and having grown up near Liverpool, England, I consider myself extremely fortunate to have actually met some of the great stars of those days. That was largely due to being educated at Liverpool University, where many of those bands and solo artists came to perform, often at our weekly Saturday night dances, which became one of the more popular performing venues on Merseyside. And of course, the Cavern club was just down the street.

  4. Sleep deprivation + a Final Jeopardy clue way outside my wheelhouse = crash and burn. I guessed Jackie Fuchs because I knew she was a part of The Runaways, but not only was that not in the 80’s, but I don’t think she had a solo career after that. Stupid guess, but anything’s better than nothing… right?

  5. Jay Williams | July 25, 2022 at 10:07 am |

    That Final Jeopardy! should be an easy one to get today!!!

  6. Whew! If I didn’t get this one, I’d question my memory’s staying power, having grown up with FM and Stevie. Way to start the week!

  7. I guessed Diana Ross. Live an hour from the Rock Hall, all should visit it…well, minus the fact that my fave band has been denied so far 😠 it’s interesting!

  8. Initially, I was thinking of one of the Wilson sisters from Heart, but then it occurred to me that they didn’t really have significant solo careers (at least I don’t think they did). As time was about to run out, I went with Stevie Nicks…

    • but could you have gotten the full response written before the music stopped and your light pen deactivated? (I would hope they’d have accepted “Who is Nicks” since there aren’t any other well known people in that category with the last name of “Nicks” besides Stevie.

  9. Hoping that I can relate this story this morning on this forum but Ken Jennings played a great “Pyramid” game last night, winning $50,000 each to a pair of twin brothers. Ken knew how to play the the Pyramid game, now with Michael Strayhan as host. Hopefully soon, we will find out if Ken has made his hosting job permanent on Jeopardy!

    • I agree about Ken on Pyramid. You could tell that he knew a lot more synonyms and possible items within a category than most contestants [celebrity or regular] — that helped for both giving clues and coming up with multiple possible responses. Also, that show has had to become more lenient over the years about being about to state the answer/category in the bonus(?) round, such as accepting “bicycles” instead of “parts of a bicycle” or “ship captains” instead of “things ship captains would say”, but Ken could keep the format of the show in mind at all times and frame his category answer correctly. But it also helped that he had above average contestants [the twins] to work with.

  10. Michael Johnston | July 25, 2022 at 1:25 pm |

    On an unrelated note, Andy wrote “Interestingly, with how the standings look, Karla would be the only player with a chance of qualifying inside the Top 15 for November’s Tournament of Champions.”
    I was thinking ‘Couldn’t one of the challengers win today then the rest of the week and automatically qualify for the ToC with 5 wins?’ NO, because they would still be playing at the beginning of the next season! 😂

    • Thomas G. | July 25, 2022 at 3:58 pm |

      You got that right Michael!!!

    • I have a feeling that even if Karla (or one of the other contestants from the past couple weeks) had won 5+ games, they would have bumped them to the 2023 ToC, since they already have 14 guaranteed qualifiers with the 15th spot going to the 2nd Chance Tourney winner (unless they end up scrapping that notion).
      But as it turned out, it won’t be an issue.

  11. The song landslide from Stevie Nicks was what got me to her but still leather and lace was my other favorite song from her. Congrats to Ed

  12. Personally, I hope they DON’T make any official announcement, and they’re able to avoid blabbermouth leaks, and people have to tune in to the season premiere to find out who is hosting.
    (but that’s likely a pipe dream)

  13. At first I was thinking Nancy Wilson of Heart, but she hasn’t had much of a solo career. Stevie Nicks was my next choice because I remembered Fleetwood Mac had reunited as a five-member band in 1997 and Nicks also had a very impressive solo career.

  14. I didn’t like Ken seemingly prompting Angela that she could wager up to $1000 after she had already said “let’s make it a true daily double” when she had only $400. If they jump in with a wager before he has a chance to say it he should just let the wager stand. But I do like that he says it (before the wager usually), unlike Mayim.

    • I thought it was fine. I think some people think of daily double as betting everything you can so it helps to clarify. She benefitted from it.

      I was thinking Stevie Nicks or Joan Jett, but ended up on Stevie Nicks since Joan Jett was in 2 groups so I wasn’t sure she would count as a solo artist. Nice to get one that everyone missed.

    • Agree completely. Even giving the appearance of suggesting that a contestant change their wager is poor form. Angela shouldn’t have jumped in before the prompt.

      • except he didn’t “suggest”, he merely made sure that she knew she had the option to bet up to $1K if she wanted to

  15. A couple of people guessed Diana Ross, as we did. It is odd that Pop royalty like the Supremes and Diana Ross (big solo career in the seventies) didn’t get the honor before the much younger Stevie Nicks. Oh well.

    • much younger indeed, since Ms. Ross is like 90-something, right?
      [this is a joke based on previous J! clue responses and the “uproar” that the internet had in reaction]

  16. I thought it was Tina Turner so I was close. Angela’s bet could have been disastrous had she gotten it right. She only bet enough to tie. I was surprised that 2 contestants guessed someone so young. I thought it was common knowledge that you had to be in the business quite a while to make any hall of fame.

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