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April 28, 2016

Final Jeopardy! wagering analysis:
Thursday, April 28, 2016

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My first note on tonight’s game: “Why does Alex hate Buzzy?”

Enjoy tonight’s video. We’ve got a fun little situation:

Buzzy

Cohen (3x)

Ben

Rothenberg

Heather

Burnett

12,200 16,000 9,400

with a category of:

ISLANDS

The song Buzzy’s firm helped go platinum is “Walking on a Dream” by Empire of the Sun.

It was first released in 2008, but was released as a single earlier this year after this Honda ad came out:

As I mention in the video, I usually hate car commercials, but I really liked this one.

Combined analysis

Buzzy is in Stratton’s Dilemma: odds are good he’ll go for everything.

Buzzy
Ben
Heather
12,200 16,000 9,400
FIRST-ORDER SECOND-ORDER COVER ZERO
min max min max min max
6,600* 8,400 1,800
1,000 800 2,800 3,800 3,800

What actually happened

Buzzy Ben Heather
12,200 16,000 9,400
8,000 8,401 0
20,200 7,599 9,400
min max min max min max
12,200 8,401 1,799
999 801 2,799 3,800 3,801

With the sole get, Buzzy climbs the ToC leaderboard with 4 wins and $78,601, but he left $4,200 in Sony’s pocket tonight.

The Final Jeopardy! clue

ISLANDS
THE SPANISH NAME OF THESE ISLANDS IS ISLAS DE SOTAVENTO; THEIR FRENCH NAME IS ILES SOUS-LE-VENT

Correct response: Show

The Final Wager – April 28, 2016
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2 Comments
  1. You could always put a mirror to the left of the whiteboard while you record, so the commercials don’t end without you realizing.

    • Reply to SamK:
      Actually, It would be more fun and increase viewership if Keith hired women of the type that parade around the ring at a boxing match holding up a large card with the number of the next round.
      Just a thought.

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