Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 29, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Academy Award Winners) for Monday, August 29, 2022 (Season 38, Game 155):

In 2019 he won his first competitive Oscar, 36 years after a Student Academy Award for a film about a Brooklyn barbershop

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Allan Joseph, a fellow in pediatric critical care medicine from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Allan Joseph on Jeopardy!
Katie Teller, a dietitian from Seattle, Washington
Katie Teller on Jeopardy!
Mattea Roach, a tutor from Toronto, Ontario, Canada (8-day total: $182,801)
Mattea Roach on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Today’s game originally aired on April 15, 2022.

“Best of Season 38” continues as the season’s encore presentations now begin to feature Mattea Roach’s run of victories. Today’s game is her 9th where she faces Allan Joseph and Katie Teller.


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Correct response: Who is Spike Lee?


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Renowned filmmaker Spike Lee won a Student Academy Award for 1983’s “Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads.”, which was his master’s degree thesis at Tisch School of the Arts. His films include 1989’s Do the Right Thing, often considered to be one of the biggest Best Picture nomination snubs of all time. Lee finally won a competitive Oscar, for Best Adapted Screenplay, for the 2018 film BlacKkKlansman—the film itself received six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. One last point: Because I always say this, by saying “in 2019”, the clue is sufficiently pinned, as the award was presented to Lee in calendar year 2019 (in spite of the film being a 2018 film). Also, I enjoy the use of the term “competitive Oscar”, as this came four years after Lee was awarded an Honorary Academy Award.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: In The Zoom Room; 19th Century America; Handle With Air; A Country Of Laws; Your TV Host With The Most; Homophonic Pairs)

The opening 15 clues saw a good battle between Mattea and Katie, with Mattea holding a small lead (helped by both Allan and Katie taking a $1,000 neg at the bottom of IN THE ZOOM ROOM). The second half of the round saw Allan play very strong, going from -$1,000 to the lead at $4,800 (including $2,000 on a Daily Double.)

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Mattea 5 correct 0 incorrect
Katie 6 correct 1 incorrect
Allan 2 correct 3 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Allan 10 correct 3 incorrect
Mattea 9 correct 1 incorrect
Katie 7 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Saintly Spots; Trios; Scientific Canadian; These Songs Really Move; Female Literary Characters; 5-Letter Wordles)

It was Allan who found the first Daily Double, but he only bet $2,000 at the $800 level—a bigger bet might have been better for him. Meanwhile, Mattea, in spite of her strong play, seemed spooked by the SCIENTIFIC CANADIAN category; it might have been worth going there just to keep the Daily Double out of Katie’s hands! Katie doubled her $7,000 with only three clues left in order to prevent a runaway! Scores going into Final saw Mattea just in “crush game” territory at $21,800, Katie at $14,000, and Allan at $10,000.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Mattea 22 correct 1 incorrect
Katie 14 correct 2 incorrect
Allan 16 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 64 (0 today).

Mattea and Allan got Final correct today to finish first and second; Mattea picks up win #9!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, August 29, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Mattea $21,800
Katie $14,000
Allan $10,000

Tonight’s results:

Allan $10,000 + $5,000 = $15,000 (Who is Spike Lee?)
Katie $14,000 – $8,000 = $6,000 (Who)
Mattea $21,800 + $6,201 = $28,001 (Who is Spike Lee) (9-day total: $210,802)


Mattea Roach, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 29, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Allan $4,800
Mattea $4,600
Katie $3,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) 19th CENTURY AMERICA $800 (clue #29)
Allan 2800 +2000 (Mattea 4600 Katie 3000)
2) SAINTLY SPOTS $800 (clue #4)
Allan 5600 +2000 (Mattea 5800 Katie 3000)
3) SCIENTIFIC CANADIAN $1200 (clue #27, $4000 left on board)
Katie 7000 +7000 (Mattea 21800 Allan 8000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 207

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 64 (0.41 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Mattea $21,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Allan $7,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Katie $8,200 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,600
Lach Trash: $9,200 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200

Mattea Roach, career statistics:

246 correct, 19 incorrect
15/18 on rebound attempts (on 42 rebound opportunities)
44.97% in first on buzzer (228/507)
8/10 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,000)
7/9 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $20,000

Katie Teller, career statistics:

14 correct, 3 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200

Allan Joseph, career statistics:

17 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600

Mattea Roach, to win:

10 games: 70.915%
11: 50.289%
12: 35.663%
13: 25.290%
14: 17.935%
Avg. streak: 11.438 games.

Today’s interviews:

Allan got to visit space camp for his 10th birthday.
Katie went to the Corn Palace in Mitchell, SD.
Mattea got to work at the Parliament of Canada as a tour guide.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • It shouldn’t come as a surprise after his low Daily Double bets, but Allan didn’t bet enough in Final to give him any chance whatsoever at victory.
  • Link to the box score: April 15, 2022 Box Score

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Mattea $21,800 Katie $14,000 Allan $10,000)

Mattea: Standard cover bet today is $6,201. (Actual bet: $6,201)

Katie: You’re safe to just cover Allan; bet $6,001. (Actual bet: $8,000)

Allan: Your only chance of winning is a single-get Final and a sufficiently large bet. Go all-in—but your absolute minimum is $5,600. (Actual bet: $5,000)


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5 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, August 29, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | August 29, 2022 at 9:50 am |

    Another FJ I kind of got lucky with, since I did not know the referenced film. We’re coming in already kinda far into Mattea’s run… I hope we get to see a few more of her games.

    • I didn’t get FJ! the first time around, and I didn’t even remember it this time, probably because I was never a great Spike Lee fan.
      But like you, I’m hoping we get to see a number of Mattea’s games. It’s not too far into her run, only 9th out of 23 . . .

      • Both times I knew immediately who it was but could never think of his name. This happens to me a lot for his name because I always think first of Spike Jones (who was a favorite of my father) and instead of that helping me remember the actual name, it gives me a mental block to remembering the name I want to.

        • Michael Johnston | August 29, 2022 at 9:32 pm |

          Ha! Anyone who remembers Spike Jones can be forgiven for thinking of him first and foremost
          “A P-38? How did that get in the race?” 😂

          • It doesn’t help my brain any that there is another actor/film-maker about 10 years younger than Spike Lee who goes by “Spike Jonze”! I like Spike Lee’s movies. I have never seen any of Spike Jonze’s work and so far I don’t want to.

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