Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 1, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 1980s Movies) for Monday, August 1, 2022 (Season 38, Game 6):

The Dip used to kill characters in this 1988 film consisted of acetone, benzene & turpentine, ingredients of paint thinner

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Tracy Pitzel, an accountant from Ellensburg, Washington
Tracy Pitzel on Jeopardy!
Carlo Anguili, a postdoctoral researcher from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Carlo Anguili on Jeopardy!
Matt Amodio, a Ph.D student from New Haven, Connecticut (23-day total: $825,801)
Matt Amodio on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today’s the first day of Season’s 38 Encore Presentations; the show has selected 30 of Season 38’s best games to highlight this summer — Season 39 begins September 12.

It’s also going to be an interesting day for Jeopardy! fans, as Pluto TV begins carrying old episodes of Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. As of the current moment, only episodes that have previously appeared on Netflix are in the Pluto on demand collection. I certainly hope that more episodes will be added in time, as this collection certainly does not add anything that a diehard fan of the show likely hasn’t seen recently.

Furthermore, the contestants selected to return to the show in this fall’s Second Chance Tournament will be released today on the show’s new official podcast, Inside Jeopardy!.


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Correct response: What is Who Framed Roger Rabbit?


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Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a 1988 live-action/animated comedy film set in a world where live-action and cartoon characters (“Toons”) coexisted; a character named Judge Doom creates the Dip as a method of executing Toons; the substance is allegedly harmless to the human characters. Another interesting bit of trivia about this film: it’s the only time that Mickey Mouse and Bugs Bunny appeared onscreen together, sharing a scene.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Books & Authors; Common Bonds; Alliterative People; Lizards; A Word In Spanish; Ventriloquism For Dummies)

It was Tracy who got to play the first Daily Double; unfortunately, she lost $1,000 on it to bring her back to square one. From there, Matt rang up 10 correct before the interviews and another 8 after them to have a commanding lead after the Jeopardy! round.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Matt 10 correct 0 incorrect
Tracy 3 correct 1 incorrect
Carlo 0 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Matt 18 correct 0 incorrect
Tracy 7 correct 1 incorrect
Carlo 2 correct 3 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Greats In History; Youthful Pop Stars; Starts With “B”; Oh My Gods!; American Lakes; Food Fights Back)

Double Jeopardy! was very closely contested between Matt and Tracy! Matt was undoubtedly saved by the fact that he picked up $7,000 on the game’s second Daily Double. However, Tracy played Matt evenly over the final 17 clues of Double (after Carlo picked up the third Daily Double) to prevent Matt from having a runaway going into Final! Scores going into the final round were Matt at $33,200, Tracy at $17,000, and Carlo at $1,600.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Matt 31 correct 1 incorrect
Tracy 20 correct 2 incorrect
Carlo 5 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 0 (0 today).

Carlo was the only correct player in Final Jeopardy! today, which means that Matt picks up his 24th victory!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, August 1, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Matt $33,200
Tracy $17,000
Carlo $1,600

Tonight’s results:

Carlo $1,600 + $5 = $1,605 (What’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)
Tracy $17,000 – $16,600 = $400 (What is Dune?)
Matt $33,200 – $2,000 = $31,200 (What is Raiders of the Lost Ark?) (24-day total: $857,001)


Matt Amodio, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 20, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Matt $11,400
Tracy $3,000
Carlo -$800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) BOOKS & AUTHORS $800 (clue #2)
Tracy 1000 -1000 (Matt 0 Carlo 0)
2) GREATS IN HISTORY $1200 (clue #8)
Matt 17000 +7000 (Carlo 0 Tracy 7400)
3) OH MY GODS! $1200 (clue #13, $18400 left on board)
Carlo 400 +2000 (Matt 26000 Tracy 9400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 41

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Matt $27,400 Coryat, 31 correct, 1 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Carlo $800 Coryat, 5 correct, 4 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
Tracy $18,000 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $46,200
Lach Trash: $2,400 (on 3 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400

Matt Amodio, career statistics:

764 correct, 79 incorrect
40/47 on rebound attempts (on 87 rebound opportunities)
52.95% in first on buzzer (717/1354)
48/54 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $189,200)
17/24 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $26,767

Carlo Anguili, career statistics:

6 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 1 rebound opportunity)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $800

Tracy Pitzel, career statistics:

20 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $18,000

Matt Amodio, to win:

25 games: 93.336%
26: 86.592%
27: 80.011%
28: 72.614%
29: 67.631%
Average streak: 36.580 games.

Today’s interviews:

Tracy has a patron saint of trivia: William Howard Taft.
Carlo has been mistaken for Troy Polamalu.
Matt had a bat encounter on his balcony.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s “Clue of the Day” was: “War & Peace” opens in this year, 7 years before a fateful invasion; in the category Books & Authors. The correct response: What is 1805?
  • It is unknown if a box score will be posted by the show for today’s encore presentation; if it is, today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Matt $33,200 Tracy $17,000 Carlo $1,600)

Matt: Standard cover bet over Tracy is $801. (Actual bet: $2,000)

Carlo: You’re playing for second place today. I would bet exactly $0, as if Tracy chooses to bet $15,401, she falls to $1 below your current score. (Actual bet: $5)

Tracy: If Matt bets to cover and is incorrect, he falls to $32,399. I would suggest betting exactly $15,400, as Carlo’s score is exactly $1,600 right now. (Actual bet: $16,600)


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8 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 1, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | August 1, 2022 at 11:45 am |

    Heh. This ep was before I started checking this site on a regular basis. It was an easy one for me. I think I saw WFRR three times at the theater.

    This should probably be folded into my Season totals, but I’ll wait to see if there are others that I don’t have recorded solutions for the FJ clue.

    Between Seasons FJ streak: 1W

  2. The time of Matt Amodio is before I knew of this site. But this information is nonetheless interesting to know about. And the amount of money he has built up at the end of his 24th win is astonishing. I can’t wait for his performance in the TOC.

  3. I don’t think it’s correct that the Aztecs claimed descent from the Toltecs.

    • The Site Comment Policy reads:

      “You’re welcome to voice objections to question material; however, your remarks must be reasonably sound with citations provided. It’s very rare for the show to make mistakes—it’s much more likely that you as a viewer either misunderstood the clue, or misremembered the requisite knowledge. We all watch Jeopardy! to learn—use the clue as a learning experience instead of assuming that you already know everything.”

      I do not see citations in your above comment. Please provide them, especially in light of this: https://www.worldhistory.org/Toltec_Civilization/

      “Ultimately, they passed on that heritage to civilizations such as the Aztecs, who regarded the Toltecs as a great and prosperous civilization, even claiming descent from them.”

      • My bad. I’ll be more mindful of the posting rules in the future.

        “Aztec” literally means people from Aztlan: a likely mythical land in northwest Greater Mexico. The Aztecs’ principal origin myth has them migrating from Aztlan to the Valley of Mexico around the same time as — and possible precipitating — the fall of Toltec civilization. However, this doesn’t preclude them from also viewing themselves as descended from the Toltec, and it seems that at least the Mexica did. So the clue is fine.

        When I read the last sentence of the clue, my mind went to Aztlan, which threw me for a huge loop.

  4. Although not followed, the potential betting situation here was quite interesting.

    I’m happy I remembered the answer! It shows I’m remembering what I’ve picked up watching jeopardy! Thanks Jeopardy and Andy!

    Compared to others, I learned of this website a few weeks after this game; namely, the day that Matt lost. Which originally led me to think that this site was a spoof for a few hours (it just couldn’t be… lol)

  5. Ryan McClelland | August 2, 2022 at 7:22 pm |

    The episode was partly pre-empted due to a special news coverage but it was joined in progress midway through the episode.

    Other than that, there wasn’t too much to miss.

    • Your first sentence might have been the case for your local station, but other markets have J! on at different times and/or different networks, so they may have gotten the episode in its entirety.

      Your second sentence is merely your own opinion.

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