Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, August 25, 2022

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Broadway Musicals) for Thursday, August 25, 2022 (Season 38, Game 127):

Characters Mark, Roger & Maureen in this musical were inspired by Marcello, Rodolfo & Musetta in another work

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Gundeep Singh, an analyst from Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Gundeep Singh on Jeopardy!
Miranda Wilson, an occupational therapist from Fayetteville, West Virginia
Miranda Wilson on Jeopardy!
Maureen O’Neil, an executive assistant from Rye Beach, New Hampshire (1-day total: $2,200)
Maureen O'Neil on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today’s game originally aired on March 8, 2022.

Today in “Best of Season 38″‘s encore presentations features Tournament of Champions qualifier Maureen O’Neil against Gundeep Singh and Miranda Wilson.

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Correct response: What is Rent?

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Jonathan Larson’s famous 1996 musical Rent was based on Puccini’s opera La Bohème of a century earlier, moving the opera from Paris to Lower Manhattan in New York City; tuberculosis in La Bohème became HIV & AIDS in Rent.

Sadly, Larson never saw his famed musical become the smash hit it became; he died suddenly of an aortic dissection in the early morning of the day Rent premiered off-Broadway in January 1996.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Anthropologist’s Dictionary; The At Least 5 Labors Of Hercules; Reality Show Spin-Offs; More Than One Meaning; Oceans; 11)

There were some “early jitters” (Ken’s words) in the opening segment, including a three incorrect response Triple Stumper that saw Ken say “No harm, no foul”—even though incorrect responses do have differing harm to the three players (as it affects the proportion of the scores). Gurdeep also found the first Daily Double and went True Daily Double instead of the maximum $1,000 (which worked out for him, as he was unable to come up with a correct response).

Our three players seemed much more settled after the break. I also found the juxtaposition between Maureen’s more methodical play and the more hurried play from Miranda and Gundeep interesting.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Maureen 5 correct 1 incorrect
Gundeep 4 correct 2 incorrect
Miranda 2 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Maureen 9 correct 1 incorrect
Miranda 9 correct 3 incorrect
Gundeep 6 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Ancient Warfare; Poetry Fill In The Blank; 14-Letter Words; First & Last Alphabetically; People In Science; The Osca”R”s)

Double Jeopardy! today saw a lot of high-valued incorrect responses (and a pair of missed Daily Doubles) keeping the scores down. Maureen’s more methodical play led to another two unplayed clues today as well, but she did hold a slim lead going into Final. Maureen had $9,400; Gundeep had $8,600; Miranda had $6,200.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Maureen 14 correct 2 incorrect
Gundeep 15 correct 3 incorrect
Miranda 16 correct 6 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 38 (2 today).

In Final today, both Maureen and Miranda got the correct response; Maureen doubled up in Final and becomes a 2-day champion!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, August 25, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Maureen $9,400
Gundeep $8,600
Miranda $6,200

Tonight’s results:

Miranda $6,200 + $6,000 = $12,200 (What is Rent?)
Gundeep $8,600 – $8,599 = $1 (What is Bye Bye Birdie?)
Maureen $9,400 + $9,400 = $18,800 (What is Rent?) (2-day total: $21,000)

Maureen O'Neil, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 8, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Maureen $4,200
Miranda $3,800
Gundeep $2,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) OCEANS $800 (clue #10)
Gundeep 600 -600 (Maureen 1000 Miranda -400)
2) FIRST & LAST ALPHABETICALLY $1200 (clue #14)
Gundeep 6200 -2000 (Maureen 8200 Miranda 7800)
3) POETRY FILL IN THE BLANK $1600 (clue #25, $6800 left on board)
Miranda 6600 -2400 (Maureen 9400 Gundeep 8600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -129

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: PEOPLE IN SCIENCE $400 $800
Total Left On Board: $1,200
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 38 (0.30 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Maureen $9,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 27.27% in first on buzzer (15/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Miranda $8,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 6 incorrect, 34.55% in first on buzzer (19/55), 0/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Gundeep $11,200 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,200
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600

Maureen O’Neil, career statistics:

33 correct, 5 incorrect
3/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
28.97% in first on buzzer (31/107)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,800

Miranda Wilson, career statistics:

17 correct, 6 incorrect
0/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
34.55% in first on buzzer (19/55)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,400)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,600

Gundeep Singh, career statistics:

15 correct, 4 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
23.64% in first on buzzer (13/55)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,200

Maureen O’Neil, to win:

3 games: 29.985%
4: 8.991%
5: 2.696%
6: 0.808%
7: 0.242%
Avg. streak: 2.428 games.

Today’s interviews:

Gundeep is an amateur filmmaker.
Miranda is a championship-level innertube water polo player.
Maureen used to be a hotel concierge and used her trivia knowledge to help.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Maureen $9,400 Gundeep $8,600 Miranda $6,200)

Maureen: Standard cover bet over Gundeep is $7,801. (Actual bet: $9,400)

Miranda: If Maureen and Gundeep both bet to cover, they’ll fall to $1,599 and $4,799. Limit your bet to $1,399 yourself. (Actual bet: $6,000)

Gundeep: Standard cover bet over Miranda is $3,801. (Actual bet: $8,599)

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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, August 25, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | August 25, 2022 at 9:10 am |

    tsk Another one I missed originally and couldn’t remember the solution to on the replay 😅

  2. Musetta! Of course it had to be La Boheme which I got immediately! But it took a minute (much longer than the time allowed contestants) to come up with Rent!

  3. Robert Fawkes | August 25, 2022 at 7:41 pm |

    My son was a Theater major in Community College and they put on “Rent” as one of their productions. That made this an easy one both the first and second times. 🙂

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