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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Fashion) for Monday, July 3, 2023 (Season 39, Game 211):
The name of these items that became a 1940s fad derives in part from a word meaning “to cut short”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Sarah Daily, an artist manager from New York, New York
|Elliott Kim, a television editor from Los Angeles, California
|Ilena Di Toro, a public relations specialist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (1-day total: $9,500)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
We have now entered the final 20 episodes of Season 39; Ken Jennings will be hosting all twenty of these episodes. We are now entering episodes taped after the WGA’s strike began on May 2; this game material would have been finalized before the writers went on strike; I should also note that the WGA has not called for a boycott of any properties.
In case you missed it, my Weekly Thoughts from last week were posted yesterday; feel free to check out my thoughts on how the judging has improved significantly since the show’s early days.
There is one other thing that I would like to point out, especially to those who like to point to unplayed clues as a metric to determine hosting quality: we have now completed 210 episodes of Jeopardy! this season. Over those 210 episodes, there have been only 35 clues unseen (an average of less than one clue a week). At the start of Season 36 in 2019—the middle of super champion Jason Zuffranieri’s run—the first 11 episodes saw 37 clues unseen.
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Correct response: What are bobby socks?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
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So named because they were “cut-off” from the usual knee-length socks of the time, “bobby socks” were ankle-length socks that began their popularity with teenagers in the 1940s; the name “bobbysoxers” became synonymous with teenage girls of the era. While many believe that World War II’s stocking shortages were the reason for the rise of bobby socks, many current sources note that the fashion predates the 1940s decade, even dating back to controversies at Wimbledon in the late 1920s with women competitors wearing socks and not stockings.
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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, July 3, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:
(Categories: Riots In History; A Job In Television; Car Go Fast; “Neg” Bait; Like Aversion; Touched For The Very First Time)
Elliott came out today like gangbusters, picking up 18 correct in the opening round, sealed with $5,000 on a Daily Double near the end of the round!
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Elliott 8 correct 0 incorrect
Ilena 2 correct 0 incorrect
Sarah 4 correct 1 incorrect
Sarah once helped Stephen King with his crossword.
Elliott had a very brief career as a thrash metal roadie.
Ilena had a teacher who was a 2-time champion in the 1990s.
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Elliott 18 correct 0 incorrect
Ilena 6 correct 2 incorrect
Sarah 4 correct 2 incorrect
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Books By Chapters; Words Within Words; Nature; “B” Movie Quotes; Counties Of England; No Cap)
Elliott’s dominance continued In this round, picking up another 10 correct. Missing the last Daily Double didn’t stop him! Sarah sat 2nd going into Final, while Ilena sat third.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Elliott 28 correct 2 incorrect
Sarah 10 correct 4 incorrect
Ilena 9 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 35 (0 today).
Scores going into Final:
Despite a potential incorrect response being a response in the Jeopardy! Round (“the Zoot Suit riots”), Final Jeopardy! was a triple stumper today! Elliott is your new champion. He’ll be back tomorrow to defend.
Ilena $3,200 – $1,800 = $1,400 (What is demiskirt?)
Sarah $4,000 – $4,000 = $0 (What are culottes?)
Elliott $27,200 – $2,800 = $24,400 (What is Culotte?) (1-day total: $24,400)
Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:
Daily Double locations:
1) TOUCHED FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME $800 (clue #29)
Elliott 9200 +5000 (Ilena 2800 Sarah -400)
2) “B” MOVIE QUOTES $1600 (clue #5)
Elliott 18000 +5000 (Ilena 2800 Sarah -800)
3) COUNTIES OF ENGLAND $1600 (clue #24, $8000 left on board)
Elliott 28600 -1400 (Ilena 4000 Sarah 2400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 77
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Ilena 1 4 1 4 1 3 2
Elliott 2 3 4 5 3 5 1 3 4 2 3 5 2 4 5 5 3 4*
Sarah 1 2 1 2
Ilena 3 4 2 2
Elliott 1 2 3 4* 5† 1 2 1 3 5 1 3 4*
Sarah 1 5 4 5 2 3 4
† – selection in same category as Daily Double
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 35 (0.17 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Elliott $21,000 Coryat, 28 correct, 2 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Ilena $3,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Sarah $4,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 4 incorrect, 22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $28,200
Lach Trash: $16,400 (on 12 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,400
Ilena Di Toro, career statistics:
20 correct, 9 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
21.93% in first on buzzer (25/114)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,400
Elliott Kim, career statistics:
28 correct, 3 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,000
Sarah Daily, career statistics:
10 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
22.81% in first on buzzer (13/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,000
Elliott Kim, to win:
2 games: 79.225%
Avg. streak: 4.814 games.
- If we take Ilena’s interview statement at face value, we do not know the specific airdates of her teacher, just that it was between December 1992 and June 1995. However, there was a 1-day champion named Mary Campbell (a teacher from Philadelphia), who only won once, on April 25, 1994, on the off chance that we are dealing with an unreliable narrator.
- Today’s box score: July 3, 2023 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Elliott $27,200 Sarah $4,000 Ilena $3,200)
Ilena: Limit your bet to $1,599. (Actual bet: $1,800)
Elliott: Limit your bet to $19,199. (Actual bet: $2,800)
Sarah: Standard cover bet over Ilena is $2,401. (Actual bet: $4,000)
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