Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 19, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Explorers) for Friday, August 19, 2022 (Season 38, Game 79):

Confirming a theory, fossils found with this explorer in 1912 included a plant from more than 250 million years ago

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Sarah Wrase, a certified public accountant from Monroe, Michigan
Sarah Wrase on Jeopardy!
Nate Levy, a script coordinator from Los Angeles, California
Nate Levy on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (21-day total: $806,000)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today’s game originally aired on December 30, 2021.

“Best of Season 38” continues today with an encore presentation of Amy Schneider’s 22nd game; it was a competitive game between Amy, Sarah Wrase, and Nate Levy.

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Correct response: Who is Robert Falcon Scott?

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The plant fossils proved that the land now part of Antarctica was once densely forested, proving the theories about plate tectonics. Here’s a link to Scott’s Wikipedia page, which has information about the fossil found by Scott’s crew on his 1912 South Pole expedition.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: New Year’s Rockin’ Eve; Facts & Figures; World Islands; Pants; Drawing; A ____)

Amy had her usual excellent start to the game, picking up 16 correct and $10,000 in the opening round. Nate, however, kept things close.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Amy 8 correct 0 incorrect
Nate 3 correct 0 incorrect
Sarah 3 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Amy 16 correct 0 incorrect
Nate 9 correct 0 incorrect
Sarah 4 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Quick History; Global Lit; Word Of Mouth; The First African-American…; Movie Landmarks; Female Name Words)

Amy got to the first Daily Double, but only increased her score by $4,000. This left the door open for Sarah, who nearly doubled up through the second one—her score moved from $6,800 to $12,800! This kept Amy from holding on to a runaway going into the final clue; scores going into clue #61 were Amy at $19,600, Sarah at $12,400, and Neil at $11,400.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Amy 28 correct 3 incorrect
Sarah 11 correct 3 incorrect
Nate 16 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 11 (0 today).

Amy was the only player correct in Final—this means she’ll pick up her 22nd win!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, August 19, 2022, Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Amy $19,600
Sarah $12,400
Nate $11,400

Tonight’s results:

Nate $11,400 – $4,399 = $7,001 (Who is Leake?)
Sarah $12,400 – $12,399 = $1 (Who is Amundson?)
Amy $19,600 + $6,000 = $25,600 (Who is Shack Scott) (22-day total: $831,600)

Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 19, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Amy $10,000
Nate $5,800
Sarah $1,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) PANTS $400 (clue #2)
Sarah 200 +1000 (Amy 0 Nate 0)
2) QUICK HISTORY $1600 (clue #4)
Amy 11600 +4000 (Nate 6600 Sarah 1600)
3) WORD OF MOUTH $1600 (clue #15, $18800 left on board)
Sarah 6800 +6000 (Amy 15200 Nate 6200)
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: 11 (0.14 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Amy $17,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 49.12% in first on buzzer (28/57), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Nate $11,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $7,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,000
Lach Trash: $7,400 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,600

Amy Schneider, career statistics:

693 correct, 42 incorrect
37/42 on rebound attempts (on 84 rebound opportunities)
50.40% in first on buzzer (630/1250)
35/41 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $108,600)
19/22 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,964

Nate Levy, career statistics:

16 correct, 3 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,400

Sarah Wrase, career statistics:

11 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,400

Amy Schneider, to win:

23 games: 90.608%
24: 82.098%
25: 74.388%
26: 67.402%
27: 61.071%
Avg. streak: 31.648 games.

Today’s interviews:

Sarah got The Call on her birthday.
Nate is part of a fantasy awards season league.
Amy got a perfect 1600 on the SATs. (Ken did not.)

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s “Clue of the Day” was: This group smashed labor-saving machinery in England in 1811; it was in the category Quick History. The correct response: Who are the Luddites?

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Amy $19,600 Sarah $12,400 Nate $11,400)

Amy: Standard cover bet over Sarah is $5,201. (Actual bet: $6,000)

Nate: If Amy bets to cover Sarah and is incorrect, she falls to $14,399. Your minimum bet should be $3,001. Because second place is a thing that can happen, you should limit your bet to $9,399. (Actual bet: $4,399)

Sarah: Standard cover bet over Nate is $10,401. You can go all in if you want, though. (Actual bet: $12,399)

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2 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, August 19, 2022"

  1. Robert Fawkes | August 19, 2022 at 7:02 pm |

    Another ho-hum victory by Amy. Not a runaway but still nothing special to recommend it. This game did not impact the Second Chance Tournament or the ToC. Unlike yesterday, neither the Jeopardy Round nor the Double Jeopardy Round produced a perfect round (which did give some appeal to yesterday episode). In my opinion, there was again nothing special about this episode (just one of many victories by Amy).

  2. Michael Johnston | August 19, 2022 at 8:47 pm |

    Scott’s name is engrained in my memory now, but I’m still kicking myself for not remembering it on the original broadcast 🙁

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