Today's Final Jeopardy - Thursday, February 9, 2023 – The Jeopardy! Fan (2023)

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Theater History) for Thursday, February 9, 2023 (Season 39, Game 109):

In 1904, wearing a harness, actress Nina Boucicault became the first to play this character onstage

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Mira Hayward, a writer from Portland, Oregon
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Scott Perry, an associate professor of history from St. Petersburg, Florida
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Dan Wohl, a high school history teacher from Forest Hills, New York (1-day total: $26,799)
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Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Dan Wohl took full advantage of his Daily Double yesterday, unseating 4-day champion Matthew Marcus in runaway fashion! He perfectly demonstrated what it takes to win when you’re up against a strong player. It’s the type of play that I’d like to see more of from everyone. Daily Doubles are generally easier than Final Jeopardy—it’s okay to play the Daily Doubles aggressively! Today’s challengers are Portland writer Mira Hayward and St. Petersburg professor Scott Perry.

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Correct response: Who is Peter Pan?

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Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up was first a play (seven years before it became a novel) that debuted at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End in December of 1904. Gerald du Maurier (father of famed writer Daphne) portrayed Captain Hook and Mr. Darling, while Nina Boucicault portrayed Peter, as the regulations of the time prohibited children from performing on stage. Thus, in the tradition of pantomime, Boucicault portrayed Peter. This began the tradition of having a woman portray Peter Pan.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: South American Geography; Music For Sharks; Life Lines; “World”; On Their Fast Food Menu; Put In Your Ordinal)

Today’s game started out well for Mira; she led with 6 correct at the first break. After the break, Dan picked up 8 correct responses, and nearly took the lead!

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Mira 6 correct 2 incorrect
Scott 4 correct 2 incorrect
Dan 3 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Mira 11 correct 2 incorrect
Dan 11 correct 2 incorrect
Scott 5 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Eponyms; American History; Oscar-Winning Women; Autobiographies; Chemistry; You’Re On The World Money)

This Double Jeopardy! Round can best be described by “players actively avoiding the Daily Doubles”. Mira lost clue value on hers, while Dan, holding a small lead, eventually got into a “Penultimate Wager” situation on clue 30 of Double Jeopardy. Choosing to protect his lead instead of playing for the runaway, he got the clue correct and held a small lead going into FInal. Scores going into Final were Dan at $12,100, Mira at $10,600, and Scott at $5,600.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Dan 20 correct 2 incorrect
Mira 20 correct 6 incorrect
Scott 12 correct 5 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 16 (0 today).

Mira was the only correct player in Final—she’s your new champion! She’ll return tomorrow to defend.

Tonight’s Game Stats:

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Scores going into Final:

Dan $12,100
Mira $10,600
Scott $5,600

Tonight’s results:

Scott $5,600 – $5,598 = $2 (Who is Mother Courage?)
Mira $10,600 + $4,000 = $14,600 (Who is Peter Pan?) (1-day total: $14,600)
Dan $12,100 – $9,101 = $2,999 (Who is Pygmalion)

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Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Mira $5,400
Dan $5,200
Scott $1,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) “WORLD” $1000 (clue #7)
Dan 800 -1000 (Scott 1600 Mira 1400)
2) EPONYMS $2000 (clue #23)
Mira 13000 -2000 (Dan 10400 Scott 6400)
3) CHEMISTRY $2000 (clue #30, $0 left on board)
Dan 11600 +500 (Scott 5600 Mira 10600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -111

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Dan 3 5*
Scott 4 3 4
Mira 3 5

DJ! Round:
Dan 3 5 2 2 1 3 1 5*
Scott 4 5 4 3 3 5 4 1 1 1
Mira 4 2 4 3 5 2 5* 4† 1 2 3 2†

† – selection in same category as Daily Double

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Mira 3.21
Dan 3.00
Scott 3.23

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 16 (0.15 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Mira $12,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 6 incorrect, 40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Dan $14,600 Coryat, 20 correct, 2 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Scott $5,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 5 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $7,000 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,200

Dan Wohl, career statistics:

40 correct, 3 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
30.09% in first on buzzer (34/113)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,500)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,300

Scott Perry, career statistics:

12 correct, 6 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,600

Mira Hayward, career statistics:

21 correct, 6 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
40.35% in first on buzzer (23/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600

Mira Hayward, to win:

2 games: 36.503%
3: 13.325%
4: 4.864%
5: 1.776%
6: 0.648%
Avg. streak: 1.575 games.

Today’s interviews:

Mira was on “Antiques Roadshow” in 2004.
Scott has written six books.
Dan has a collection of 10 MLB baseballs.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • With third place in contention in games where second place is within two-thirds of the leader, the leader going into Final wins 56.5% of the time. The average player is between 60 and 70% on $2,000-level Daily Doubles over the last five seasons.
  • Today’s box score will be linked to when posted by the show.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Dan $12,100 Mira $10,600 Scott $5,600)

Dan: Standard cover bet over Mira is $9,101. (Actual bet: $9,101)

Scott: You can’t defend against Mira’s smallest cover bet and win a Triple Stumper—you might as well go all in. (Actual bet: $5,598)

Mira: Standard cover bet over Scott is $601. (Actual bet: $4,000)

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