Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, August 9, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Toys) for Tuesday, August 9, 2022 (Season 38, Game 40):

Introduced in 1964, he fell out of favor in changing times & in 1970 was marketed as a “land adventurer”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Jeff Smith, a music educator from San Diego, California
Jeff Smith on Jeopardy!
Kate Kohn, a communications manager from Washington, D.C.
Kate Kohn on Jeopardy!
Sri Kompella, a corporate strategy professional from Frisco, Texas (1-day total: $30,000)
Sri Kompella on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is G.I. Joe?


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The G.I. Joe Adventure Team—which included Air Adventurer, Land Adventurer, Sea Adventurer, Adventurer, and Adventure Team Commander, among others—was introduced by Hasbro in 1970 as anti-Vietnam sentiment in the late 1960s had caused sales of the original G.I. Joe action figure to fall significantly in 1968. The line was a big hit, with 1972 seeing the highest total sales.


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Playing “Card”s; Kings & Queens; Clubs; Jokers; 3 Of A Kind; I Got A Strait)

The two challengers, Kate and Jeff, had the best time during the opening round today. Sri’s struggles started with an incorrect response on the opening clue, and he only gave 4 correct responses following that. Even missing a Daily Double didn’t keep Jeff from holding the lead.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Kate 6 correct 1 incorrect
Jeff 4 correct 0 incorrect
Sri 3 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Jeff 13 correct 1 incorrect
Kate 10 correct 1 incorrect
Sri 4 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Florist’s Reading List; I Helped In The 17th Century; States & Symbols; Computer History; Classic Albums; Double Meanings)

Jeff and Kate continued their strong play; unfortunately for Jeff, he dropped $3,000 on the first Daily Double in this round. While turning it around wouldn’t have given him a runaway, it certainly made the game close going into the final question! Scores going into Final Jeopardy were Jeff at $17,200, Kate at $14,200, and Sri at $8,800.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Jeff 25 correct 3 incorrect
Kate 19 correct 1 incorrect
Sri 10 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 4 (0 today).

Kate was the only correct player today, which means that she became Jeopardy! champion! Of course, Jeff has been invited back for the Second Chance Tournament!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

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Scores going into Final:

Jeff $17,200
Kate $14,200
Sri $8,800

Tonight’s results:

Sri $8,800 – $1,200 = $7,600 (What is Ken?)
Kate $14,200 + $5,800 = $20,000 (What is ?? G.I. Joe ???) (1-day total: $20,000)
Jeff $17,200 – $11,800 = $5,400 (What is Jungle Jim?)


Kate Kohn, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the August 9, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Jeff $6,200
Kate $5,000
Sri $800


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) I GOT A STRAIT $400 (clue #27)
Jeff 8800 -3000 (Sri 800 Kate 4600)
2) STATES & SYMBOLS $1600 (clue #3)
Jeff 9000 -3000 (Sri 800 Kate 5000)
3) DOUBLE MEANINGS $800 (clue #16, $14800 left on board)
Sri 3200 +2000 (Kate 9800 Jeff 10400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -5

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.10 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Kate $14,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Sri $7,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jeff $23,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,000
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600

Sri Kompella, career statistics:

25 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
21.24% in first on buzzer (24/113)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,900

Kate Kohn, career statistics:

20 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200

Jeff Smith, career statistics:

25 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,200

Kate Kohn, to win:

2 games: 45.792%
3: 20.969%
4: 9.602%
5: 4.397%
6: 2.013%
Avg. streak: 1.845 games.

Today’s interviews:

Jeff also works at a craft brewery.
Kate has drawn the artwork for her friends’ tattoos.
Sri volunteers for his HOA.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s “Clue of the Day” was: Bearing the name of an 8th century Berber conqueror, this strait separates 2 continents; it was in the category I Got a Strait. The correct response: What is the Strait of Gibraltar?

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Jeff $17,200 Kate $14,200 Sri $8,800)

Sri: If Jeff and Kate both make standard cover bets and are incorrect, they fall to $5,999 and $10,799, respectively. Thus, your bet range must be between $2,001 and $2,800. Anything else significantly reduces your chances of winning. (Actual bet: $1,200)

Kate: Standard over bet over Sri is $3,401. (Actual bet: $5,800)

Jeff: Standard cover bet over Kate is $11,201. (Actual bet: $11,800)


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3 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, August 9, 2022"

  1. Diganta Das | August 9, 2022 at 9:09 am |

    Luckily, I did not recall the original episode. It was a deduction process with the unpopularity of the Vietnam war coming in the mid to late sixties and the need for rebranding.

    A good mental exercise to get to the answer.

  2. Michael Johnston | August 9, 2022 at 10:00 am |

    Heh they kinda come back to me in fragments which fill in the more recent the original is. I remember this clue, but not it being in FJ. Still easy though.

    Between Seasons FJ Streak: 7W

  3. I remember this game, thought “GI Joe” was a slam dunk!

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