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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Disney Songs) for Friday, September 16, 2022 (Season 39, Game 5):
“We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from Encanto is the first song from an animated Disney film to hit No. 1 since this duet in 1993
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Emmett Stanton, a freelance writer from Baltimore, Maryland
|Melissa Woodall, a homemaker from Fort Smith, Arkansas
|Luigi de Guzman, an attorney from Arlington, Virginia (5-day total: $140,700)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Much like the beginning of Season 38, the beginning of Season 39 of Jeopardy! has a very strong champion at the champion’s lectern. Instead of Matt Amodio, though, our champion is Luigi de Guzman. Luigi has been averaging 49.6 buzzer attempts per game over his first five games (last season’s average was 33.) With that sort of consistency—even Amy Schneider was only averaging 45.5 attempts per game at the end of her run—Luigi is going to be an incredibly difficult player to defeat. Luigi has made some games close, though, due to missing Daily Doubles or his opponents getting the hang of the signaling device—remember, if you don’t have a runaway, you’re always in jeopardy of losing on the game’s final clue!
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Correct response: What is “A Whole New World”?
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“A Whole New World”, sung by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle, was from the early-’90s Disney animated smash hit Aladdin, and went to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 1 week in March 1993. Interestingly, “All for Love” from The Three Musketeers went to #1 in 1994; of course, The Three Musketeers was live-action, and definitely not animated.
(Categories: Herstory; Texting Abbrev.; 2022 Geogra-Fee; Freds Up; Magazine Covers; Help Me Move My Stuff?)
It was Emmett who got off to an absolute rocket start in today’s Jeopardy! round, but he made a very conservative Daily Double bet, leaving $2,600 on the table, only betting $1,000 of his $3,600. He did have a big lead after the Jeopardy! round.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Emmett 10 correct 0 incorrect
Luigi 2 correct 0 incorrect
Melissa 1 correct 0 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Emmett 14 correct 1 incorrect
Luigi 10 correct 2 incorrect
Melissa 3 correct 1 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: British Literature; Magnets!; Think Fast; Television; Explorers; Beyond The Pale)
Luigi came back like gangbusters in Double Jeopardy! today, even though he split the Daily Doubles. The $2,600 that Emmett left on the table in the opening round would have come in handy here, as he was $2,200 off the lead going into Final! Scores going into clue #61 were Luigi at $18,000, Emmett at $15,800, and Melissa at $2,800!
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Luigi 26 correct 5 incorrect
Emmett 22 correct 2 incorrect
Melissa 7 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 4 (0 today).
Both Luigi and Emmett got Final Jeopardy! correct, but for the second time this week, the leader going into Final didn’t win, as Luigi’s gambit hoping that Emmett wouldn’t get Final correct didn’t work out—Emmett bet $10,000 and is the Jeopardy! champion going into the weekend! He’ll be back on Monday to defend!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, September 16, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Melissa $2,800 – $2,799 = $1 (What is Can you feel the love tonight)
Emmett $15,800 + $10,000 = $25,800 (What… is… ‘A Whole New World’?) (1-day total: $25,800)
Luigi $18,000 + $1,551 = $19,551 (What is A Whole New World?)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HERSTORY $800 (clue #10)
Emmett 3600 +1000 (Luigi 200 Melissa 400)
2) EXPLORERS $1200 (clue #18)
Luigi 11200 -3000 (Melissa 2800 Emmett 12200)
3) BEYOND THE PALE $1200 (clue #23, $9600 left on board)
Luigi 8600 +3000 (Melissa 3200 Emmett 14200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 36
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.80 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Emmett $15,600 Coryat, 22 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Luigi $19,200 Coryat, 26 correct, 5 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 1/3 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Melissa $2,800 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,600
Lach Trash: $4,000 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $12,400
Luigi de Guzman, career statistics:
165 correct, 22 incorrect
9/12 on rebound attempts (on 26 rebound opportunities)
46.75% in first on buzzer (158/338)
9/11 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $25,800)
5/6 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,200
Melissa Woodall, career statistics:
7 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $2,800
Emmett Stanton, career statistics:
23 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,600
Emmett Stanton, to win:
2 games: 51.794%
Avg. streak: 2.074 games.
Emmett tries to take the train whenever possible when traveling in the US.
Melissa was in a punk metal band.
Luigi hopes to visit friends with his winnings.
- Jeopardy! would be considerably more boring if contestants always made the standard cover bet from the lead. Shaming contestants who choose not to do so is completely inappropriate fan behavior.
- Today’s box score: September 16, 2022 Box Score
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Luigi $18,000 Emmett $15,800 Melissa $2,800)
Luigi: Standard cover bet over Emmett is $13,601. (Actual bet: $1,551)
Melissa: If Luigi bets to cover and is incorrect, he falls to $4,399. Thus, you should bet at least $1,600. (Actual bet: $2,799)
Emmett: Betting between $4,400 (therefore covering any of Luigi’s small range) and $10,199 gives you the best chance of winning while guaranteeing second place if you’re incorrect. (Actual bet: $10,000)
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