Today's Final Jeopardy - Monday, March 13, 2023 – The Jeopardy! Fan (2023)

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Literature) for Monday, March 13, 2023 (Season 39, Game 131):

A 2006 book was titled “The Poem That Changed America:” this “Fifty Years Later”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Karen Rittenbach, an academic tutor from Freehold, New Jersey
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Roy Camara, a grocery specialist from Crawfordville, Florida
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Stephen Webb, a data scientist from Longmont, Colorado (4-day total: $100,881)
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Last Friday, Stephen Webb won his fourth game. Today, he goes for the very important win #5 against Roy Camara and Karen Rittenbach.

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Correct response: What is “Howl”?

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“Howl” is the signature work of 1950s Beat poet Allen Ginsberg, famously published in 1956 by fellow poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti of City Lights Books in San Francisco. Immediately upon its publication, charges were laid for disseminating obscene literature; however, it was ruled not obscene in 1957.

According to “The Poem that Changed America…” fifty years later, “The trial, and the publicity it garnered, helped confirm not only the poem’s literary and social significance, it also helped to root the poem’s opening line (one of the most famous lines of poetry in world literature) in our collective consciousness.” That line: “I have seen the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving, naked, hysterical…”

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: ‘Tis Shakespeare; Advertising Icons; Fill In The Blanket; Blossom; The Big Bang Theory; Call Me “Cat”)

Stephen had the best time in the Jeopardy! round, even though he failed to find the Daily Double; Karen found it, but only bet $500 on it. She wasn’t really a factor in today’s game.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Stephen 6 correct 0 incorrect
Roy 4 correct 0 incorrect
Karen 3 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Stephen 15 correct 0 incorrect
Roy 6 correct 1 incorrect
Karen 5 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Water On The Earth; A Stone Groove; Governors; Deep Thoughts; Dynasties Of Spain; Same Consonant Thrice)

Roy had the best time in Double Jeopardy, finding both Daily Doubles, and betting all of his money both times on it! This meant that Roy had a strong lead going into Final at $28,000, whereas Stephen had an all-Coryat $19,200 and Karen had just $1,500.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Roy 20 correct 3 incorrect
Stephen 23 correct 0 incorrect
Karen 6 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 16 (0 today).

Stephen was the only player to come up with “Howl”, so he is a champion for the fifth time! He’ll go for win #6 tomorrow after a scare! (I guess you might say people cheering for Stephen were saying “Howlelujah!” after that one!)

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, March 13, 2023 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Roy $28,000
Stephen $19,200
Karen $1,500

Tonight’s results:

Karen $1,500 – $400 = $1,100 (What is )
Stephen $19,200 + $19,200 = $38,400 (What is Howl?) (5-day total: $139,281)
Roy $28,000 – $10,401 = $17,599 (What is I know why the Caged bird sings?)

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Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Stephen $8,000
Roy $3,800
Karen $700


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) ‘TIS SHAKESPEARE $400 (clue #8)
Karen -800 +500 (Stephen 3000 Roy 0)
2) WATER ON THE EARTH $1600 (clue #2)
Roy 4200 +4200 (Stephen 8000 Karen 700)
3) GOVERNORS $1600 (clue #20, $10400 left on board)
Roy 11200 +11200 (Stephen 15200 Karen 700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 250

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Stephen 5 4 3 5 2 1 1
Karen 2*

DJ! Round:
Stephen 5 1 2 5 2
Roy 4* 3 4 4 3 4 3 3 3 4 5 2 2 4*
Karen 1

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Stephen 3.00
Roy 3.43
Karen 1.50

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 16 (0.12 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Stephen $19,200 Coryat, 23 correct, 0 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Roy $15,800 Coryat, 20 correct, 3 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Karen $1,400 Coryat, 6 correct, 2 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,400
Lach Trash: $13,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,200

Stephen Webb, career statistics:

120 correct, 14 incorrect
9/9 on rebound attempts (on 25 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (115/285)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $20,200)
3/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $19,000

Roy Camara, career statistics:

20 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $15,400)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,800

Karen Rittenbach, career statistics:

6 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,400

Stephen Webb, to win:

6 games: 72.776%
7: 52.963%
8: 38.545%
9: 28.051%
10: 20.415%
Avg. streak: 7.673 games.

Today’s interviews:

Karen got to spend 8 days camping in Minnesota.
Roy auditioned the same day his son was born.
Stephen bought scarves in Kyoto from a 400-year-old store.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I found this to be a very enjoyable game for me to watch. I was cheering very loudly throughout, and it was a very satisfying viewing experience overall.
  • With $28,000 going into Final, Roy has to be seen as a frontrunner for a spot in Second Chance.
  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Roy $28,000 Stephen $19,200 Karen $1,500)

Stephen: Limit your bet to $1,599. (Actual bet: $19,200)

Roy: Standard cover bet over Stephen is $10,401.(Actual bet: $10,401)

Karen: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $400)

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