Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 21, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classic Albums) for Tuesday, November 21, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 52):

Hailed as the “Greatest Album of All Time”, in 2017 it returned to the top of the charts 50 years after its first release

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Wilbur Farley, a lecturer from Patchogue, New York
Wilbur Farley on Jeopardy!
Kiana Nakamura, a graduate student from Corona, California
Kiana Nakamura on Jeopardy!
Eric Maher, an attorney from Epping, New Hampshire (1-day total: $31,500)
Eric Maher on Jeopardy!


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What is “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”?


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The classic Beatles album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, released in June 1967, was hailed as the “Greatest Album of All Time” by Rolling Stone magazine; in June 2017, on the 50th anniversary of its release, returned to the UK album chart, where it reached #1.

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Scores going into Final:
Wilbur $10,200
Eric $9,200
Kiana $9,200

Tonight’s results:
Kiana $9,200 + $1,300 = $10,500 (1-day total: $10,500)
Eric $9,200 – $7,000 = $2,200 (What is The White Album The Wall)
Wilbur $10,200 – $8,201 = $1,999 (What is Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart)

Jeopardy! has released an article on its website detailing why Wilbur’s response was not accepted.

Kiana Nakamura, today's Jeopardy! champion (for the November 21, 2017 episode.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Eric $7,200
Kiana $2,200
Wilbur $2,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) STATE CAPITAL HAIKU $1000 (13th pick)
Eric 2800 +2800 (Kiana 600 Wilbur -400)
2) “INSTA”! $1200 (4th pick)
Kiana 3000 +1000 (Eric 8000 Wilbur 2000)
3) TRUUUE $1600 (25th pick) ($7,600 left on board, minute-to-go signal given)
Wilbur 11600 -1400 (Eric 9200 Kiana 9200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 121

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: TRUUUE $2000, NETFLIX & SPELL $800, $1200, $1600, $2000
Total $ Left On Board: $7,600

Game Stats:
Kiana $9,400 Coryat, 13 correct, 1 incorrect, 21.15% in first on buzzer
Eric $7,400 Coryat, 19 correct, 4 incorrect, 40.38% in first on buzzer
Wilbur $11,600 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 26.92% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $28,400
Lach Trash: $9,600 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

Eric Maher, stats to date:
38 correct, 9 incorrect
37.96% in first on buzzer (41/108)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,800)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000

Kiana Nakamura, stats to date:
14 correct, 1 incorrect
21.15% in first on buzzer (11/52)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400

Kiana Nakamura, to win:
2 games: 34.32%
3: 11.78%
4: 4.04%
5: 1.39%
6: 0.48%
Avg. streak: 1.523 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)

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43 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 21, 2017"

  1. An easy final for me, a Beatles fan. I’ll say at least 2 get it right, with one saying a album contemporary to “Sgt. Pepper’s.”

  2. john blahuta | November 21, 2017 at 3:11 pm |

    Boo hiss, judges. It’s a long title and obviously Wilbur knew it. How many albums are there that start with”Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart…” Sure, he ran out of time. Still unfair imo.

    • But “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart” isn’t the title.

      It’s simply not correct.

      I can count dozens of instances where incomplete titles haven’t been accepted in Final Jeopardy. It literally happens at least once a season.

      I mean, we can argue the appropriateness of lengthy responses in Final Jeopardy until we’re blue in the face, but as per the rules set out, Wilbur’s response was not correct.

      • Semantics. I don’t know exaxtly when, but once just “Sgt. Pepper” was accwptwd. At least they should bring him back. The whole thing was very dubious and you are right, one could argue till Doomsday….et pourtant…

        • Considering the statement that J! made on its website earlier tonight, I’d say the rules were clearly followed. Nobody was disadvantaged, and there is literally no case here for Wilbur to return.

  3. we went thru this back in february with the fj answer being Lord of the rings the return of the King and Kate had the right answer but didn’t have time to finish it so if they didn’t accept Kates then its noway they can accept Wilburs either and they had no choice to neg him.

  4. Steve Meeker | November 21, 2017 at 5:20 pm |

    I have to agree with John.
    What if Wilbur had just said “Sgt. Peppers”? The album is commonly referred to by that name.

    • Steve:

      “Sgt. Pepper’s” has been accepted in the past.

      But that does not mean “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart” should have been accepted. It is incomplete in every single sense of the term. Heck, it even left a word unfinished. And for the entire 34-year history of the show, incomplete Final Jeopardy responses are incorrect. This should not be a new discovery for long-time fans. Heck, as RT mentioned, it happened with that Lord of the Rings final back in February, and long-time fans will remember a contestant only getting “Eastwoo” down and being ruled incorrect.

      I’m sorry, but to me, you can certainly agree with John if you’d like, but I still think you’d be dead wrong.

  5. PriceRight89 | November 21, 2017 at 7:32 pm |

    Though break for Wilbur, but it’s the rule. It hasn’t changed in 33 years and they’re not going to change it now.

  6. What answer did the judges credit Kianna for? I missed the adjustment.

  7. Andrea Kinzer | November 21, 2017 at 8:12 pm |

    I been watching Jeopardy for years and it upsets me to see Wilbur lose the final jeopardy question by one word (band). It’s the same thing. Really!!!

    • Actually, he was missing two words (club and band).

      And it’s not the same thing. Allowing that answer is akin to giving him an extra second or two to write his response. And how fair would that have been to Kiana?

  8. They should have accepted Wilbur’s response if he had just only wrote down “Sgt. Pepper’s”.

  9. freddie leonard | November 21, 2017 at 8:27 pm |

    I still think Wilbur should’ve been ruled correct in FJ. When he wrote Sargent Peppers Lonely Heart, I don’t know anything else with that name.

  10. This is why I’m generally not a fan of FJs that have such a long answer. I remember this being an issue with “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” last season.

  11. It’s “sergeant,” people! So if Sgt. was spelled out instead of abbreviated, would that have been wrong?

  12. Per a Tweet from Wilbur:

    I asked. The judges wanted the complete album title, so even “Sgt. Pepper’s” wouldn’t have been acceptable.

  13. Actually there’s no apostrophe in “Peppers”. Look at the album cover – it was a mistake at the time but left that way. I thought they’d maybe not accept it if the apostrophe was included.

    • Yeah, I also wondered if it was Hearts’ Club(“s”-apostrophe, plural possessive, or an attributive noun, a noun modifying a noun and used as an adjective, in which case no apostrophe would be necessary).

  14. Marc Susselman | November 22, 2017 at 1:50 pm |

    Which version of Hamlet did Wilbur Farley say was his favorite? I didn’t hear his answer to Alex’s question.


  15. Necia Freeman | November 22, 2017 at 3:11 pm |

    Someone just told me that the Netflix Documentary Heroin(E) was a jeopardy question last night. My dad has watched Jeopardy for about 40 years and last night they had company and he couldn’t hear the show.
    I am in the Documentary and would love to have a clip of the question and answer, how would I go about that

    • I believe you are mistaken. The clue about heroin on the show in this episode was in reference to a story that 20/20 host David Muir reported on in 2016, not the Netflix documentary.

  16. Necia Freeman | November 22, 2017 at 5:35 pm |

    Thank you for letting me know. I appreciate it.

  17. William Hewlett | November 22, 2017 at 7:05 pm |

    That explanations not good enough!!

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