Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Play Characters) for Tuesday, August 23, 2022 (Season 38, Game 118):
A 1949 review noted the “wrong formulas for success” of this character & “fatal misconceptions about his place in the scheme of things”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Christine Whelchel, a piano teacher & church organist from Spring Hill, Tennessee
|Patrick Byrnett, a school administrator from Alexandria, Virginia
|Henry Rozycki, a physician & professor from Richmond, Virginia (2-day total: $27,301)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
“Best of Season 38” continues with Christine Whelchel’s first game from February, where she defeated Henry Rozycki in a tiebreaker. She did end up qualifying for the Tournament of Champions due to her four victories.
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Correct response: Who is Willy Loman?
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Willy Loman was the title salesman in Arthur Miller’s 1949 play Death of a Salesman. It opened at the Morosco Theatre in New York, and Brooks Atkinson’s glowing review also spoke of Lee J. Cobb’s “heroic performance”, directed by Elia Kazan. Atkinson also said “Mr. Cobb’s tragic portrait of the defeated salesman is acting of the first rank”.
Personally, I was able to get this clue correct. That being said: I also know that I’m very easily able to associate things with specific years—and I have associated Death of a Salesman with 1949. This might be more difficult for people who haven’t made that connection as easily.
(Categories: Highways & Byways; There’s An Animal In That Title; Broom Service; Musical Styles & Genres; Putting The Carbs; Before The Horse)
Overall, Christine had the best time of things over the first 30 clues, getting 15 correct, but it was Henry who kept it close because of the Daily Double.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Christine 9 correct 0 incorrect
Henry 4 correct 0 incorrect
Patrick 2 correct 0 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Christine 15 correct 0 incorrect
Henry 7 correct 1 incorrect
Patrick 6 correct 1 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Notable People; Science; Country Nicknames; Are You Smarter Than A 1905 5th Grader?; Child Actors; From P To Y)
Christine got to play a pair of Daily Doubles; she split them for a net $1,000. Henry, however, picked up three $2,000 clues to keep things very close going into Final Jeopardy! Scores going into the 61st clue were Christine at $19,000, Henry at $17,000, and Patrick at $8,800.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Christine 27 correct 2 incorrect
Henry 16 correct 2 incorrect
Patrick 12 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 25 (0 today).
Final today was a triple-get; but we needed a 62nd clue as both Christine and Henry finished at $34,000! Christine got the tiebreaker and is now Jeopardy! champion!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, August 23, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Patrick $8,800 + $8,800 = $17,600 (Who is Willy Loman?)
Henry $17,000 + $17,000 = $34,000 (Who is Willy Loman?)
Christine $19,000 + $15,000 = $34,000 (Who is Willy Loman?) (1-day total: $34,000)
Tiebreaker round category: FLOWERS
Tiebreaker round clue: After its inclusion in a 1915 poem, this red flower became a symbol of fallen World War I soldiers
Tiebreaker round correct response: What is a poppy?
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HIGHWAYS & BYWAYS $800 (clue #26)
Henry 4400 +2000 (Patrick 2800 Christine 6000)
2) NOTABLE PEOPLE $1200 (clue #13)
Christine 14000 +3000 (Henry 9800 Patrick 2400)
3) COUNTRY NICKNAMES $1600 (clue #16, $18000 left on board)
Christine 18200 -2000 (Henry 9800 Patrick 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 56
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 25 (0.21 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Christine $19,200 Coryat, 27 correct, 2 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Henry $15,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Patrick $8,800 Coryat, 12 correct, 2 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,800
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,800
Henry Rozycki, career statistics:
52 correct, 7 incorrect
6/7 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
26.47% in first on buzzer (45/170)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,400)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200
Patrick Byrnett, career statistics:
13 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,800
Christine Whelchel, career statistics:
28 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,200
Christine Whelchel, to win:
2 games: 60.151%
Avg. streak: 2.509 games.
Christine is a breast cancer survivor; she auditioned for Jeopardy the night before her surgery.
Patrick met his wife at graduate school; she was his TA.
Henry was on a quiz show in Montreal when he was very young.
- Today’s game is the 13th known occurrence of a tiebreaker round in the history of Jeopardy!, and the fourth in regular play.
- Link to the box score: February 23, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Christine $19,000 Henry $17,000 Patrick $8,800)
Henry: Standard cover bet over Patrick is $601. A small bet here forces Patrick into not being able to defend against Christine. (Actual bet: $17,000)
Patrick: You can’t both defend against a small bet from Henry and Christine’s cover bet. Thus, I think the best course of action is to go all-in and hope you’re the only player correct in Final. (Actual bet: $8,800)
Christine: Standard cover bet over Henry is $15,001. (Actual bet: $15,000)
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