Today's Final Jeopardy - Wednesday, April 26, 2023 (2024)

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Hollywood History) for Wednesday, April 26, 2023 (Season 39, Game 163):

Last name of 3 men who missed the 1927 premiere of “The Jazz Singer” because a 4th of that name had died hours before

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Jesse Matheny, a customer success implementation manager originally from Huntington, Indiana
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Liz Everhart, a subrogation analyst & science teacher from Louisville, Kentucky
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Johanna Stoberock, a fiction writer & adjunct professor from Walla Walla, Washington (1-day total: $6,999)
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Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Last night’s Jeopardy! saw Johanna Stoberock win just $6,999—but she gets to play again, and that’s the more important prize. Today’s challengers are Jesse Matheny & Liz Everhart.

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Correct response: What is Warner?

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Sam Warner, who obtained the technology for the Warner Brothers movie studio to be able to put sound and video on one film (Vitaphone) that led to the production of the groundbreaking 1927 film The Jazz Singer, died of pneumonia the night before the film’s premiere; his three brothers returned to California from New York for Sam’s funeral. However, the premiere was a rousing success, with Robert E. Sherwood of Life magazine writing “I for one suddenly realized that the end of the silent drama is in sight”. The success of the film revitalized the Warner Brothers studio.

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Game Recap & Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, April 26, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers, along with a recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Rihanna; Historical Potpourri; Confidence; Brit Lit; Top To Bottom; A Nation Of Vodka Brands)

Jesse got out to an early lead, but went back to $0 on the Daily Double. Liz, however, had a strong Rihanna category—eventually running it—to lead after 15 clues; Jesse did claw back to take a very slim lead, but it was still anyone’s game, with just $600 separating the three players.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Liz 6 correct 1 incorrect
Jesse 4 correct 1 incorrect
Johanna 0 correct 0 incorrect

Today’s interviews:

Jesse married his work sweetheart and became close over Jeopardy!
Liz bartended one year on Mardi Gras.
Johanna is an avid player of duplicate bridge.

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Jesse 9 correct 1 incorrect
Johanna 8 correct 0 incorrect
Liz 8 correct 2 incorrect

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Jesse $4,200
Johanna $4,000
Liz $3,600

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: The New Capital; 4-Syllable Words; Whistleblowers; Comedians; Ungulates; The Parent Company)

Double Jeopardy! saw Jesse miss another Daily Double—this one for $3,000, while Liz picked up $3,000 on hers. Neither challenger led, though, as Johanna skillfully avoided incorrect responses to take a slim lead going into Final!

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Johanna 14 correct 0 incorrect
Liz 13 correct 2 incorrect
Jesse 19 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 26 (0 today).

Scores going into Final:

Johanna $12,000
Liz $11,000
Jesse $10,800

Final Jeopardy! today was another Triple Stumper, and it came down to the wagers! Jesse survived with just $2,600 to take the championship! He’ll be back tomorrow.

Tonight’s results:

Jesse $10,800 – $8,200 = $2,600 (What is Marx?) (1-day total: $2,600)
Liz $11,000 – $10,000 = $1,000 (What is Marx?)
Johanna $12,000 – $10,001 = $1,999 (What is Jolsen?)

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Other Miscellaneous Game Statistics:

Daily Double locations:

1) HISTORICAL POTPOURRI $1000 (clue #8)
Jesse 1200 -1200 (Johanna 0 Liz 400)
2) THE NEW CAPITAL $1600 (clue #2)
Jesse 5400 -3000 (Johanna 4000 Liz 3600)
3) 4-SYLLABLE WORDS $1600 (clue #21, $12000 left on board)
Liz 7600 +3000 (Johanna 9200 Jesse 6800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -116

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Johanna 5 4
Liz 3 4 5 2
Jesse 1 5*

DJ! Round:
Johanna 2† 1 1 3
Liz 3 1† 5 4*
Jesse 4* 5† 3† 4 3 2 3 2 4 2 1 5 2

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Jesse 3.07
Johanna 2.67
Liz 3.38

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 26 (0.16 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Jesse $15,000 Coryat, 19 correct, 2 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Johanna $12,000 Coryat, 14 correct, 0 incorrect, 23.21% in first on buzzer (13/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Liz $9,600 Coryat, 13 correct, 2 incorrect, 25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,600
Lach Trash: $12,800 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $3,400

Player Statistics:

Johanna Stoberock, career statistics:

32 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.32% in first on buzzer (32/113)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,100

Liz Everhart, career statistics:

13 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
25.00% in first on buzzer (14/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $3,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,600

Jesse Matheny, career statistics:

19 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$4,200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,000

Jesse Matheny, to win:

2 games: 37.044%
3: 13.723%
4: 5.083%
5: 1.883%
6: 0.698%
Avg. streak: 1.588 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

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

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Johanna $12,000 Liz $11,000 Jesse $10,800)

Johanna: Standard cover bet over Johanna is $10,001. (Actual bet: $10,001)

Liz: You can’t both cover Jesse and win a Double Stumper with Johanna. Either make the cover bet—$10,601—or bet no more than $199, forcing Jesse to at least be correct to bet you. ((Actual bet: $10,000)

Jesse: Limit your bet to $8,799 in order to stay ahead of Johanna if you both miss Final. (Actual bet: $8,200)

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