Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, August 17, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fictional Characters) for Wednesday, August 17, 2022 (Season 38, Game 71):

Introduced in 1938 & inspired by movie character Torchy Blane of the Morning Herald, she has since gone on to win a fictional Pulitzer

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Do Park, a sportswriter from Minneapolis, Minnesota
Do Park on Jeopardy!
Erin Creed, a middle school teacher from Williams Bay, Wisconsin
Erin Creed on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (13-day total: $536,400)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today’s game originally aired on December 20, 2021.

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Correct response: Who is Lois Lane?


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Not only was Torchy Blane the inspiration for the character Lois Lane, famously Clark Kent (Superman)’s co-worker at the Daily Planet in the DC Comics series, the name Lois Lane comes from the name of the actress Lola Lane, who portrayed Blane in the 1938 film Torchy Blane in Panama.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Angels We Have Heard On High; Silver & Gold; Joy To The World; O Holy Knight; We 5 “King”s; A Different Look At Christmas Songs)

Amy got the first six clues correct, and then was silent until the commercial break. Meanwhile, Erin picked up the Daily Double, only to find herself back at $0 afterwards. Both Do and Amy played very well after the break, with Amy jumping out into a commanding lead.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Amy 6 correct 0 incorrect
Erin 4 correct 1 incorrect
Do 3 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Amy 16 correct 0 incorrect
Do 7 correct 0 incorrect
Erin 5 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Skiing Around The World; The Heroine’s Author; Sale Of The Century; The Electoral College; 7-Letter Words; “B” Movies)

It was Do who found the first Daily Double, and he took full advantage, turning this into a close game by doubling up through it! Amy got $4,000 on the last one and could have had a runaway had the last 9 clues turned in her favor; unfortunately for her, Do picked up a very crucial $2,000 rebound of an Amy neg in order to make the game close going into Final! The scores going into the 61st clue were Amy at $23,800, Do at $17,200, and Erin at $3,600.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Amy 30 correct 3 incorrect
Do 17 correct 0 incorrect
Erin 8 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 11 (0 today).

Amy and Erin got Final Jeopardy! correct; Amy, thus, won her 14th game today! Amy’s 20th game airs tomorrow.

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, August 17, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Amy $23,800
Do $17,200
Erin $3,600

Tonight’s results:

Erin $3,600 + $3,600 = $7,200 (Who is Lois Lane?)
Do $17,200 – $3,999 = $13,201 (Who is Ms. Mrs. Marpole?)
Amy $23,800 + $11,000 = $34,800 (Who is Lois Lane?) (14-day total: $571,200)


Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 17, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy $9,400
Do $3,200
Erin $2,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) JOY TO THE WORLD $800 (clue #9)
Erin 1000 -1000 (Amy 3200 Do 0)
2) THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE $1600 (clue #4)
Do 4400 +4400 (Amy 10200 Erin 2400)
3) SKIING AROUND THE WORLD $2000 (clue #21, $9600 left on board)
Amy 19000 +4000 (Erin 2800 Do 11200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 21

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 11 (0.15 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Amy $21,800 Coryat, 30 correct, 3 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer (30/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Do $14,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Erin $4,600 Coryat, 8 correct, 3 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $40,800
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,000

Amy Schneider, career statistics:

432 correct, 26 incorrect
24/27 on rebound attempts (on 53 rebound opportunities)
49.50% in first on buzzer (393/794)
21/24 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $68,200)
13/14 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,229

Erin Creed, career statistics:

9 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,600

Do Park, career statistics:

17 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400

Amy Schneider, to win:

15 games: 91.539%
16: 83.795%
17: 76.705%
18: 70.215%
19: 64.275%
Avg. streak: 24.820 games.

Today’s interviews:

Do has never been to a hockey or football game.
Erin is a 5th-generation teacher.
Amy has a tattoo of Ozma of Oz (she was in the sequels).

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Daily Double wagering is much harder than Final Jeopardy wagering, and DD3 was in a tricky situation today, especially with it being at the $2000 level. Hindsight is also 20-20.
  • Today’s “Clue of the Day” was: This annual festival began in 1810 when Prince Ludwig of Bavaria invited the people of Munich to join in celebrating his marriage; it was in the category Joy to the World. The correct response: What is Oktoberfest?

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Amy $23,800 Do $17,200 Erin $3,600)

Amy: Standard cover bet over Do is $10,601. (Actual bet: $11,000)

Erin: Really not much you can do today—bet whatever you’d like. (Actual bet: $3,600)

Do: If Amy bets to cover you and is incorrect, she falls to $13,199. Limit your bet to $3,999. (Actual bet: $3,999)


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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, August 17, 2022"

  1. DruidOfTheFang | August 17, 2022 at 9:43 am |

    This was a relatively easy one. The date and the similarity in the names led me right to it. Lois Lane is probably the most famous female journalist in pop culture.

  2. Michael Johnston | August 17, 2022 at 9:46 am |

    It was super easy the first time with the tangential comics trivia tie 🙂

  3. As a girl, I had a doll of another fictional female reporter—Brenda Starr—so that’s who I guessed.

    • If Brenda Starr had been mentioned as part of a clue, I would’ve known that she was a female reporter in the comics (then in a movie), but I don’t know that she would have come to mind at all as my mind immediately went to Lois Lane even though I did not KNOW the Pulitzer part. Perhaps had I known Brenda Starr was a redhead, I might have second-guessed myself because of the “Torchy” part. [This is referring to the first time this episode aired.]

  4. Jim Cardillo | August 17, 2022 at 9:23 pm |

    I got this wrong (again!) because I was thinking of Brenda Starr. I looked it up and the comic strip started in 1940.

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