Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 30, 2016

Here’s tonight’s Final Jeopardy answer and question for Wednesday, November 30, 2016:


Final Jeopardy! clue/answer: She won a comedy Grammy in the 1980s, a Supporting Actress Oscar in the 1990s & a Daytime Emmy in the 2000s

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Vicki Kelly, a biologist from Newark, Delaware
Michael Malyszko, a commercial photographer from Boston, Massachusetts
Justin Bender, an technical engineer from Boulder, Colorado (3-day total: $40,800)

Newark, Delaware has had quite its share with regards to Jeopardy! as of late. Earl Holland has been on quite a roll on Sports Jeopardy! recently, reaching octochamp status!

Also, Justin Bender finds himself on Page 2 of our ToC Tracker at the moment. Will he improve his chances with a fourth win?

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Who is Whoopi Goldberg?


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The awards referred to in the clue:

The Grammy was in 1986 for Best Comedy Recording for the album “Whoopi Goldberg Original Broadway Show Record”.

The Oscar was for “Ghost”.

The Daytime Emmys were surprisingly not for “Hollywood Squares” (where she received many nominations), but for producing “Beyond Tara: The Extraordinary Life of Hattie McDaniel” (Outstanding Special Class Special) and for Outstanding Talk Show Host (for “The View”).

Some things to note on this final day of November:

With regards to the STATE FLAGS category today, do you remember J! alumna Alexandra Petri’s Washington Post article where she makes fun of all 50 state flags?

Also, in case you weren’t aware, former NBC head Grant Tinker (who passed away this week) had quite a role in the early history of Jeopardy!

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5 Comments on "Quick Recap & Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 30, 2016"

  1. Andy Saunders | November 30, 2016 at 4:31 pm |

    Scores going into Final Jeopardy:
    Justin $17,800
    Michael $10,800
    Vicki $5,800

    Final Results:
    Vicki $5,800 + $2,200 = $8,000
    Michael $10,800 – $3,201 = $7,599 (Who is Bette Midler?)
    Justin $17,800 + $3,801 = $21,601 (4-day total: $62,401)

    Scores after the opening round:
    Justin $7,400
    Vicki $3,000
    Michael $2,600

    Opening break taken after: 15 clues

    Daily Double locations:
    1) & WHAT DO YOU “GET” $1000 (10th pick)
    Vicki 2400 -1000 (Justin 2600 Michael 0)

    2) STATE FLAGS $1200 (2nd pick)
    Justin 8600 +2400 (Vicki 3000 Michael 2600)
    3) THE ERIE CANAL $1200 (23rd pick)
    Michael 7400 +3000 (Justin 17400 Vicki 5400)

    Unplayed clues:
    J! round: DEEPER IN DEBT $200
    DJ! round: SHORT STORIES $2000

    Game Stats:
    Justin $16,600 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 54.55% in first on buzzer
    Vicki $6,800 Coryat, 9 correct, 1 incorrect, 16.36% in first on buzzer
    Michael $9,000 Coryat, 9 correct, 0 incorrect, 14.55% in first on buzzer

    Justin Bender, stats to date:
    95 correct
    11 incorrect
    4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,700)
    2/4 in Final Jeopardy
    42.72% in first on buzzer (94/220)
    Average Coryat: $16,100

    Justin Bender, to win:
    5 games: 56.53%
    6: 31.95%
    7: 18.06%
    8: 10.21%
    9: 5.77%
    Avg. streak: 5.300 games.

  2. If not for Justin’s not-so-big win on game 2, he would most likely be ahead of Fred Vaughn in winnings. But it’s still nice to see another 4-day champion.

  3. I think it’s clear Justin wants to try and make it a challenge, but doesn’t show risk. He doesn’t seem agitated at all from the way he plays. I mean, talk about being sneaky under the radar. Like Frank Smith said, if it wasn’t for the haphazard wagers in the 2nd game of FJ!, Justin wouldn’t have made it this far as a 4-time champion.

    • Andy Saunders | November 30, 2016 at 7:50 pm |

      True. Though that sort of a bet happens often enough that a leader is around in a two-thirds game is empirically 65% to win in Final Jeopardy (as opposed to the “just over 50%” that would happen if every trailer wagered rationally).

  4. Right now, even though Alex Maggio has won $1,000 more than Justin, Justin has won 1 game more than Alex, so I think Alex Maggio is out now. Sorry buddy, you had a great run.

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