Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 24, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Thursday, November 24, 2016:

Final Jeopardy! category: FOOD HISTORY

Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: In 1525 Spanish New World official Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo wrote, “the flesh of these peacocks is very good”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Lexie Gagliardi, a digital fashion editor from New York, New York
Jay Johnson, an attorney from Henderson, Tennessee
Andrew Lee, an aspiring TV writer from West Hollywood, California (1-day total: $26,001)

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What are turkeys?


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Remember, if you’re going to be a contestant on Jeopardy!, always hope to get a general sense of your airdate. This clue is very much the reason why, as this episode was taped back in August. This clue plays much easier in everybody’s mind when it’s Thanksgiving Day.

That being said (editorial time here): As I always like to tell people, easier Final Jeopardy clues are very important to the general meta-game of Final Jeopardy strategy. If a clue was always going to be challenging, you would see contestants — especially leaders — stand pat significantly more often in Final. And that wouldn’t make for as good of a game in general.

I realize the idea of an “easy Final Jeopardy!” goes antithetical to the “Platonic Jeopardy! Ideal” that a number of viewers have, but it really is crucially important to the game as a whole.

Going back to more information about this Final Jeopardy! clue:

You can find this quote on Page 32 of David DeWitt’s book Precious Cargo: How Foods From the Americas Changed The World.

Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo used the term “peacocks” to refer to the turkeys in 1525 because he simply didn’t have another term to use to refer to them as!

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3 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 24, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | November 24, 2016 at 5:43 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Andrew $11,600
    Jay $7,000
    Lexie $3,800

    Final Results:
    Lexie $3,800 + $3,799 = $7,599
    Jay $7,000 + $2,201 = $9,201
    Andrew $11,600 + $2,401 = $14,001 (2-day total: $40,002)

    Scores after the opening round:
    Andrew $3,000
    Jay $3,000
    Lexie $2,600

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) U.S. CITY SEALS $800 (29th pick)
    Andrew 6000 -3000 (Lexie 2600 Jay 2000)

    2) JAPANESE HISTORY $800 (22nd pick)
    Andrew 8200 +3000 (Jay 7000 Lexie 5800)
    3) HALLELUJAH! $1600 (27th pick, $5,600 left on board, minute-to-go signal given)
    Lexie 7800 -4000 (Andrew 11600 Jay 7000)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: None!
    DJ! round: JAPANESE HISTORY $1600 & $2000; HALLELUJAH! $2000

    Game Stats:
    Andrew $12,400 Coryat, 23 correct, 4 incorrect, 42.59% in first on buzzer
    Jay $7,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 3 incorrect, 22.22% in first on buzzer
    Lexie $7,800 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 20.37% in first on buzzer

    Andrew Lee, stats to date:
    47 correct
    5 incorrect
    1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $0)
    2/2 in Final Jeopardy
    39.45% in first on buzzer (43/109)
    Average Coryat: $15,800

    Andrew Lee, to win:
    3 games: 54.27%
    4: 29.46%
    5: 15.99%
    6: 8.68%
    7: 4.71%
    Avg. streak: 3.187 games.

  2. On Thanksgiving, Alex Trebek usually wears his pumpkin tie.

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