Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 10, 2023

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Art History) for Monday, July 10, 2023 (Season 39, Game 216):

At the 1865 Paris art salon, the elder of these 2 men said if the younger were successful, it would be “because his name sounds like mine”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

James Tyler, a senior editor from Blandon, Pennsylvania
James Tyler on Jeopardy!
Dileri Johnston, a pottery teacher from Maplewood, New Jersey
Dileri Johnston on Jeopardy!
Alex Gordon, a medical student from Somers, New York (2-day total: $41,500)
Alex Gordon on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Welcome to a new week of Jeopardy! episodes. We’ve got an East Coast battle today. Today’s challengers are New Jersey’s Dileri Johnston and Pennsylvania’s James Tyler.

It’s clear that Jeopardy!‘s writers are becoming increasingly online (Which, I would say, is not a bad thing. As I have written in these spaces before, it’s important for them to be aware of online culture). I very nearly spit out my coffee this morning when I saw the category STITCH INCOMING in J!6. For the uninitiated, it’s a TikTok term to alert your followers that you’ve attached, or “stitched” someone else’s video, to the front of yours, usually one with an opinion diametrically opposed to yours, so that you can post your own rebuttal to it.

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Correct response: Who are (Édouard) Manet and (Claude) Monet?

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This Final Jeopardy results from a story that Claude Monet recounted decades later in an 1924 interview with art critic Marc Elder, reprinted in the French-language Paris newspaper La Parisien in 2015. According to Monet:

At the Salon of 1865, I exhibited two seascapes which were successful. I was in the theaters with Frédéric Bazille when he met a family of his acquaintance. He introduced me. We chatted. Suddenly a gentleman in a top hat arrives, lively, agitated, who throws himself across our group, shakes hands and exclaims: “It’s disgusting, I’ve only been complimented on two paintings. which are not mine! They are by a man named Monet. If this boy is successful, it’s because his name sounds like mine! And running off he went. It was Edouard Manet. A moment later he was informed that he had spoken in front of me. He was upset. I was no less.

I’m actually quite a fan of this Final Jeopardy—both names are short, it’s easy to “figure it out”, and you don’t have to worry about “which one”, because you have to name them both. And, I have to say, I definitely found the research part of today’s Final amusing—in order to find the source, I had to translate the quote into French and then search for the French quote.

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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, July 10, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Word Puzzles; Edible Etymology; The High “C”S; International Supermodels; Momentous Dates; Kander & Ebb Musicals)

Alex had an excellent round, picking up more than half of the correct responses! James got the Daily Double, though, and sat second at both breaks.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Alex 9 correct 0 incorrect
James 4 correct 1 incorrect
Dileri 0 correct 0 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

James is a cancer survivor, 17 years in remission.
Dileri had her family help her prepare for the show.
Alex is hoping to start residency in ENT.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Alex 16 correct 1 incorrect
James 6 correct 1 incorrect
Dileri 4 correct 1 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Alex $8,200
James $3,200
Dileri $1,600

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Quotable Books; Lakes & Rivers; Stitch Incoming; Wallpaper; Pop Culture-Pourri; Homophones)

Alex was leading until he took a chance to put the game away on a late Daily Double; an unfortunate incorrect response sent him to third place going into Final, giving James the lead.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

James 13 correct 1 incorrect
Dileri 13 correct 3 incorrect
Alex 25 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 36 (0 today).

Scores going into Final:

James $14,200
Dileri $10,400
Alex $3,000

Alex was the only player correct in Final after both challengers only gave one of the two names. As it turns out, James ends up as champion and will return tomorrow.

Tonight’s results:

Alex $3,000 + $2,500 = $5,500 (Who are Manet and Monet?)
Dileri $10,400 – $10,000 = $400 (Who is Manet?)
James $14,200 – $6,000 = $8,200 (Who is Monet?) (1-day total: $8,200)

James Tyler, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the July 10, 2023 game.)

Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) MOMENTOUS DATES $400 (clue #6)
James 1000 +1000 (Alex 2200 Dileri 0)
2) QUOTABLE BOOKS $1600 (clue #18)
James 7600 +3000 (Alex 13800 Dileri 9200)
3) STITCH INCOMING $1200 (clue #25, $8800 left on board)
Alex 15000 -12000 (Dileri 10400 James 12200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 59

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Alex 4 5 4 3
James 3 2*

DJ! Round:
Alex 4 5 4 3 2 5 4 3*
Dileri 2 3 4 1 1 3 2 3 1 2 4
James 1 3 1 4* 1 2

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

James 2.13
Alex 3.83
Dileri 2.36

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 36 (0.17 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

James $12,200 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Alex $15,000 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 45.61% in first on buzzer (26/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Dileri $10,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,600
Lach Trash: $8,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

Player Statistics:

Alex Gordon, career statistics:

78 correct, 12 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
46.20% in first on buzzer (79/171)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,200

Dileri Johnston, career statistics:

13 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
26.32% in first on buzzer (15/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400

James Tyler, career statistics:

13 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,200

James Tyler, to win:

2 games: 46.948%
3: 22.041%
4: 10.348%
5: 4.858%
6: 2.281%
Avg. streak: 1.885 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Viewers are reminded that the show is always in search of the thing that follows “these” or “this” in the clue. The show made it unequivocally clear that it wanted 2 people. Any possible confusion is not on the show’s writers—it is on the viewers or contestants—the show is just following the same style that it has followed for the past 40 years.
  • Especially with Alex getting a guaranteed return in Champions’ Wildcard, Alex trying to cement the game on the Daily Double is absolutely the best move. Even though it didn’t work out for him in this game, that doesn’t stop it from being the best move. In fact, the issue from Alex’s perspective is that it happens to be a type of surgery that a layman is more likely to be aware of (namely, Tommy John surgery from the world of sports) than a medical professional would be.
  • I hope the players waiting to play noticed James’ non-cover bet.
  • Today’s box score: July 10, 2023 Box Score.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: James $14,200 Dileri $10,400 Alex $3,000)

Alex: You can’t win unless both James and Dileri overbet. I would go all-in, just in case they do—that gives you the best chance to win. (Actual bet: $2,500)

Dileri: Limit your bet to $2,799 to win a Double Stumper with James. (Actual bet: $10,000)

James: Standard cover bet over Dileri is $6,601. (Actual bet: $6,000)

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28 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, July 10, 2023"

  1. I went with Vincent and Theo. Would not be surprised if that is an incorrect response today.

  2. I also love this FJ clue. It is fairly easy to work out the solution, provided one realizes that Manet and Monet were two different artists. If you didn’t, you’ve just learned something new about art history.

    • Agreed. I immediately thought “Monet & Manet” though the date meant nothing to me so I knew I could have been tricked and it was some pair I didn’t know (or more likely just didn’t know one of them).

      While thinking a moment about spelling Manet, I slipped into thinking “which one is older?”, but having to guess that, I re-read the clue to make sure that was even the ONE it was focused on and then realized (in time) it required both. I think the length of the clue misled Dileri and James to also fall into the trap of thinking it just wanted the elder one — NOT that I think there is ANYTHING wrong with the clue, its wording, etc.

      • Kathryn O. | July 11, 2023 at 11:38 am |

        I went through the same process—trying to figure out which one was older, but then realizing the answer consisted of both names, which actually made it easier!

        • Right. Isn’t it funny that Dileri and James certainly seemed to be going through the same process, but besides never realizing it wanted both, they each picked a different one. Dileri going with Manet, who WAS the older one at that time, and James going with Monet, who is now more well known, though more likely due to his prolificness (and being far older than Manet at death) than due to being a greater artist.

  3. Michael Johnston | July 10, 2023 at 9:20 am |

    This was a bit easy for me, as I used to confuse them all the time😅

    • Robert J. Fawkes | July 10, 2023 at 5:23 pm |

      Same here. The only way to get this one wrong is to name only one of the two instead of both. Otherwise, a possible triple get.

  4. I did misread this easy clue. I thought I had to to attribute the quotation to the speaker. And I guessed the wrong one anyway! What a way to start off the week. I hope the contestants and other commenters do better. For what it’s worth, my advice is “Don’t be in too much of a hurry to skim through the clue. Scan it, because even an easy clue can trip you up if you don’t pay attention to each detail of the wording!”

    • I believe this one would have been easier in studio. I know that they provide you with the Who/what to start your response and I think that they provide it as “Who are”, letting you know that multiple people are needed.

  5. Easy FJ for me, as a longtime fan of Impressionist painters.

    • Me too, Dave B.! I got both “Manet & Monet” in 2 shakes of a lamb’s tail. We have some stunning Monets on display here in Chicago. Yay!

  6. “They also painted occasionally.”

  7. I remember seeing Monet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art once. Geosafari pc also mentioned monet in the art and artists topic as well.

  8. Well, I just watched this ep and was gratified (?) to see that 2 of the 3 contestants were as confused by the wording of the Final clue as I was.

    My go-to brag when it comes to my cultural credentials has always been “I know the difference between Manet and Monet.” The shame I feel in this moments suggests I might retire that boast.

    Rather exciting game and I was happy to see Dileri do so well after a slow start.

  9. I think Andy hit the nail on the head about Tommy John surgery. However, I and my family really have had no interest in sports (except my sister used to be a college basketball fan) and none of us are doctors, but I had heard of Tommy John surgery and knew enough about it to make that my response.

    • Bill Vollmer | July 11, 2023 at 11:33 am |

      I think Alex as a doctor might have known the Daily Double as it’s more technical term (whatever that might be,) than the “layman’s” version that many sports fans have heard of, but don’t probably know what’s involved. (Like myself.) I think I had this Daily Double, but just not sure if I didn’t say of course when the correct response was given.
      I DIDN’T have the Final Jeopardy, butt when the correct response was given, said of course.

  10. Alex might be one on the “favorites” list in the tournament this fall, along with other great players like Yogesh Raut (assuming he’s not slotted in to the main ToC)

  11. Explain to me how a contestant can have the correct answer and still not win as happened on the episode 7-10-2023?

    • Well, namely, the game is decided by whoever has the most money at the end, not by who got Final Jeopardy correct.

    • So, the purpose of playing jeopardy is to not have the correct answer but have the most money?

      • How much money you can accumulate is not just a matter of how many clues you get right, but also your game-playing strategy and luck as to what the categories are and luck as to what the blind clues are — i.e., DDs and FJ — that is where the name JEOPARDY! comes from. It is not named QUIZ SHOW. [But even if it was, the more difficult questions would probably be given a higher point value, so winning would still be determined by who gains the most points, even if that does not directly equal how much money the winner gets.]

  12. What’s the criteria for Champions Wildcard? is it similar to the Second Chance Tournament?

    Andy is right that a sports geek like myself was more likely than a medical professional to get the Tommy John reference. There are three truly dreadful injuries that sports fans never want to hear: Tommy John surgery, torn MCL and torn Achilles – all three usually take a full calendar year of recovery.

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