Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, March 30, 2023

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Brand Names) for Thursday, March 30, 2023 (Season 39, Game 144):

The success of this brand has its roots with a hydrotherapy pump its cofounder created for his son, who had arthritis

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Sharon Stone, a manager from Round Rock, Texas
Sharon Stone on Jeopardy!
Jacob Lang, an e-commerce specialist from Cleveland, Ohio
Jacob Lang on Jeopardy!
Lisa Sriken, a lawyer from New York, New York (2-day total: $26,800)
Lisa Sriken on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Lisa Sriken—whose mannerisms over her first two victories have proven to be very popular with fans—makes her third appearance on the show today. Today’s challengers are an e-commerce specialist from Cleveland, Jacob Lang, and a manager from Round Rock, Texas with the name of Sharon Stone—a point that the show was happy to capitalize on overnight in its own promotions of tonight’s game. No, the Golden Globe- and Emmy-winning actress will not be a contestant on tonight’s Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Jacuzzi?

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As many who played LearnedLeague last fall learned, the famous Jacuzzi hydrotherapy pump was first invented in 1948 for Ken Jacuzzi—the son of inventor Candido Jacuzzi—who was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis; the family wanted to be able to treat arthritis between hospital visits. Patented four years later, it began being marketed as a portable device that could turn a regular bathtub into a therapeutic spa. Jacuzzi’s first whirlpool bath was first produced in the late 1960s and became popular first in California, then the entire United States. Today, many use the name Jacuzzi to refer to any whirlpool bath, much to the company’s consternation (as what happens in the case of many trademarks that suffer from being genericized.)

The wording of the LearnedLeague question, from November 11, 2022, read: “Name the Italian engineer and inventor, born in 1903, whose name lives on today via the hydrotherapeutic pump he developed to alleviate the arthritis pain suffered by his infant son.” I just find it curious that this question came up on Jeopardy! a scant two months after it showed up in LearnedLeague. (This week’s games were taped on January 11.)

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Spousal Support; 5 Consonants In A Row; State Motto Translations; Celebrity Memoirs; A Salt; A Deadly Weapon)

Lisa was rolling along, leading at the first break—and then she found the Daily Double. Unfortunately, her incorrect response brought her back to $0. Sharon, on the back of three rebounds in the opening round, found herself with an $800 lead after 30 clues.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Lisa 7 correct 1 incorrect
Sharon 4 correct 0 incorrect
Jacob 4 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Sharon 8 correct 0 incorrect
Jacob 9 correct 1 incorrect
Lisa 11 correct 4 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: The Historic 1950s; World Place Names; The Greatest Snowman; A Religious Service; “Ei”, Oh!; Quoth The Title)

Lisa’s struggles continues; she was on both sides of the $0 mark and unfortunately ended the game in the red. Meanwhile, Sharon picked up 3 more rebounds, both Daily Doubles, and got into a runaway position going into Final! Scores going into Final were Sharon at $18,000, Jacob at $7,600, and Lisa at -$1,000.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Sharon 20 correct 2 incorrect
Jacob 13 correct 2 incorrect
Lisa 16 correct 10 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 22 (2 today).

Final Jeopardy! today was a Double Stumper, but Sharon is now Jeopardy! champion! She’ll return to defend tomorrow.

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, March 30, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Sharon $18,000
Jacob $7,600
Lisa -$1,000

Tonight’s results:

Lisa -$1,000 (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)
Jacob $7,600 – $7,000 = $600 (What is WaterPik)
Sharon $18,000 – $1,000 = $17,000 (What is Aleve?) (1-day total: $17,000)

Sharon Stone, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the March 30, 2023 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Sharon $4,800
Jacob $4,000
Lisa $200

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) SPOUSAL SUPPORT $1000 (clue #17)
Lisa 3800 -3800 (Jacob 2000 Sharon 2200)
2) “EI”, OH! $800 (clue #6)
Sharon 6400 +2000 (Lisa -1800 Jacob 2800)
3) WORLD PLACE NAMES $1600 (clue #12, $22400 left on board)
Sharon 10000 +4000 (Lisa 1400 Jacob 2800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -29

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Lisa 1 2 5 1 2 5 1 3 5*
Jacob 3 4 3 4
Sharon 3 4 2 2

DJ! Round:
Lisa 1 5† 2 3
Sharon 2 3 4 1 2* 3† 4† 4*

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Sharon 2.83
Jacob 3.50
Lisa 2.77

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $2,400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 22 (0.15 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Sharon $14,400 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55), 6/6 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Jacob $7,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
Lisa $2,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 10 incorrect, 43.64% in first on buzzer (24/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $24,800
Lach Trash: $11,400 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,400

Lisa Sriken, career statistics:

59 correct, 24 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
42.86% in first on buzzer (72/168)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,333

Jacob Lang, career statistics:

13 correct, 3 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600

Sharon Stone, career statistics:

20 correct, 3 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
25.45% in first on buzzer (14/55)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,400

Sharon Stone, to win:

2 games: 58.394%
3: 34.099%
4: 19.912%
5: 11.627%
6: 6.790%
Avg. streak: 2.404 games.

Today’s interviews:

Sharon has a sister named Kathy who was on the show 5-6 years ago.
Jacob plays pub quiz at a hot dog bar.
Lisa refused to answer a question about her biggest mistake on the contestant questionnaire.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Sharon $18,000 Jacob $7,600 Lisa -$1,000)

Lisa: (By rule, did not participate in Final Jeopardy)

Jacob: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $7,000)

Sharon: Limit your bet to $2,799. (Actual bet: $1,000)

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, March 30, 2023"

  1. The last final jeopardy that I recall involving an Italian inventor was “Zamboni”. I got that one. I didn’t get this one.

  2. Michael Johnston | March 30, 2023 at 9:22 am |

    Heh… “Jacuzzi” was the only brand name I could think of that could fit with “hydrotherapy pump” and that also could have been a family name (I had no idea if it actually was).

    • The clue did not imply the name of the brand was the family’s name.

      • Michael Johnston | March 30, 2023 at 8:13 pm |

        No, I inferred it on the assumption that that detail of the cofounder and his son seemed extraneous unless it was connected to the Brand Name. It was a lucky guess.

  3. I drew a total blank 🙁

  4. Ben-Gay was not the correct response Seth … smh … yeah never would have gotten there I focused on the wrong part.

    • I thought Ben-Gay, too, due to arthritis…at least with the winner answering Aleve, we had good company.

      • I thought maybe the pulsating shower massage, but knew the response needed a brand name and did not know what that was. BTW, that was Waterpik (which I had only ever associated with dental cleansing devices).

  5. I think for the part that lists Lisa’s average Coryat, you added all of her Coryats together but didn’t divide them by 3. I’d be surprised if someone with an average Coryat of $25,000 failed to make it to Final Jeopardy in game 3 🙂

  6. I watch enough TV to have seen recently a lot of ads for this brand, so got it right away. Commercial-ism rules!

  7. I never would’ve have known this final if it hadn’t come up in LearnedLeague a while back.

  8. I stared at the question and thought how the heck would someone know anything about something specialized like a hydrotherapy pump. Then looked at the category, brand name, it has to be known publicly, and Jacuzzi jumped into my brain.

  9. Got myself to “Whirlpool” on this one as time expired. Might’ve gotten it if I’d had 35 seconds.

  10. I, too, came up with “Whirlpool.” I was thinking of all of the various appliances that Whirlpool makes. I forgot about Jacuzzi. Oops!

  11. Bill Vollmer | March 31, 2023 at 1:20 pm |

    Andy; your thoughts about syndicated Jeopardy going 52 weeks is inriguing. Although, even with two hosts rotating hosting duties it might not be viable, because of the prime time competitions. But, we’ll have to see where Micjeal Davies and Sony want to go.
    And, about this gammes FJ and the Learned League question, it probably isn’t a coincidence. A Jeopardy is probably a Learned League particpant. Did some research, and, came up with this Final Jeopardy.
    Which had I equated Hydotherapy with “water jets” I might have came up with the correct response. But, unfortunately like Sharon, and, Jacob, I didn’t.

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