Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literary Characters on Screen) for Thursday, July 7, 2022 (Season 38, Game 214):
Per Guinness, this character who debuted in 1887 is the most portrayed human literary character in film & television
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Brian Ahern, a user support associate from Daly City, California
|Heather Brown, a civil servant from South Berwick, Maine
|Yungsheng Wang, a public defender from Los Angeles, California (3-day total: $84,202)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
LA public defender Yungsheng Wang has excitedly won three games of Jeopardy!; he’ll need to keep his run going in order to get a Tournament of Champions invitation, though! Today, Maine’s Heather Brown and Daly City’s Brian Ahern want to stop Yungsheng from getting to victory #4!
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, and if you’d like to donate, you can do so via Tiltify!.
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Correct response: Who is Sherlock Holmes?
More Information About Final Jeopardy:
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Guinness World Records awarded the record to Sherlock Holmes in 2012. Up until that point, Sherlock had been depicted in film and television 254 times; 48 portrayals more than Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Dracula, who had been portrayed 272 times on film (through 2012), is the overall most portrayed literary character; however, Dracula is not considered to be human by Guinness. Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887’s A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
(Categories: Which New York City Borough?; ____ & ____; Salad Dressing for Success; Hemingway; Rhyme Zone; From the Speedway)
Yungsheng got off to the best start today, holding the lead after 15 clues. However, Brian played very well between clues 15 and 30, picking up 7 clues, including a $4,600 True Daily Double, to hold a big lead after Single Jeopardy!
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Next Leader in Line; 4-Letter Acronyms; Such Great Chemistry; The Scarf; Old Newspapers; “G”eography)
In Double Jeopardy!, Yungsheng stormed back with 14 correct of his own, and re-took the lead after the second Daily Double on Clue 15! He bet all but $1 on the first Daily Double, which made the numbers more interesting today for Final Jeopardy! Yungsheng didn’t quite have a runaway after 60 clues, holding $22,099; Brian was at $13,400 after only 4 correct in the round and Heather $4,800, after she gave 5 incorrect responses in Double Jeopardy.
In Final, only Brian was correct, which means that Yungsheng’s run stops at 3 victories, and that Brian will be back tomorrow to defend his title!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, July 7, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Heather $4,800 – $4,800 = $0 (Who is Scrooge.)
Brian $13,400 + $13,400 = $26,800 (Who is Sherlock Holmes) (1-day total: $26,800)
Yungsheng $22,099 – $4,900 = $17,199 (Who is Zorro?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HEMINGWAY $400 (clue #23)
Brian 4600 +4600 (Yungsheng 2600 Heather 3000)
2) SUCH GREAT CHEMISTRY $1600 (clue #5)
Yungsheng 2400 +2399 (Heather 2800 Brian 11800)
3) NEXT LEADER IN LINE $1600 (clue #15, $20800 left on board)
Yungsheng 7599 +4500 (Heather 5200 Brian 11800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 259
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 83 (0.39 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Brian $9,200 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Yungsheng $18,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Heather $4,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 6 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 1/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,400
Lach Trash: $11,600 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,000
Yungsheng Wang, career statistics:
83 correct, 13 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (80/228)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,899)
3/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,300
Heather Brown, career statistics:
13 correct, 7 incorrect
1/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,800
Brian Ahern, career statistics:
17 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200
Brian Ahern, to win:
2 games: 44.587%
Avg. streak: 1.805 games.
Brian has a bronze walrus statue as a prized possession.
Heather obsessively checked her Jeopardy! audition status during her honeymoon in Vegas.
Yungsheng had Noah Wylie’s Celebrity Jeopardy! episode as a first show memory.
- I didn’t like Yungsheng’s Final Jeopardy! bet—it could have afforded Brian a back door into victory had Brian underbet in Final (and yes, this is a thing that happens).
- Link to the box score: July 7, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Yungsheng $22,099 Brian $13,400 Heather $4,800)
Yungsheng: Standard cover bet over Brian is $4,702. I’d recommend not going much higher at all with your bet, just in case Brian accidentally underbets to keep second place over Heather. (Actual bet: $4,900)
Heather: Unless Yungsheng really overbets, you can’t win today. However, Brian does have occasion to go all-in. That said, I would bet between anywhere between $4,603 and $4,798, as that defends best against Brian’s most likely bets. (Actual bet: $4,800)
Brian: If Yungsheng bets to cover and is wrong, he falls to $17,397. Thus, you need to bet at least $3,998. The more you bet, though, the more money you win if you win the game, though. (Actual bet: $13,400)
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