Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 28, 2017

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Video Games) for Tuesday, November 28, 2017 (Season 34, Episode 57):

The desire in his childhood to catch every insect inspired Satoshi Tajiri to create this 1996 game

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Matt Preston, an assets protection leader form Harvest, Alabama
Matt Preston on Jeopardy!
Amanda Barlau, a stay-at-home mom from Seymour, Indiana
Amanda Barlau on Jeopardy!
Marcus Gresham, a WRAP facilitator from Corydon, Indiana (2-day total: $46,802)
Marcus Gresham on Jeopardy!

Marcus has been standing out for his Hawaiian shirts so far! Here’s his shirt today:
Marcus Gresham's shirt on Jeopardy on November 28, 2017.


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What is Pokémon?

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Pokémon, one of the best-known video game series of all time, was originally released in Japan in 1996 as Pokémon Red and Green; when it came across to North America in 1998, they became known as Pokémon Red and Blue. Its well-known slogan, “Gotta catch ’em all”, is clearly based on Tajiri’s desire to catch every single insect he could find.

More recently, the series became incredibly well-known in mainstream circles in the summer of 2016 with the release of Niantic’s Pokémon GO app, which used augmented reality to allow users to search for Pokémon and play the game in the real world.


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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!

Scores going into Final:
Marcus $14,400
Amanda $12,400
Matt $10,400


Tonight’s results:
Matt $10,400 + $10,399 = $20,799 (1-day total: $20,799)
Amanda $12,400 – $6,000 = $6,400 (What is Splat?)
Marcus $14,400 – $10,001 = $4,399 (What is Centipede?)


Matt Preston, today's Jeopardy! champion (for the November 28, 2017 episode.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Amanda $7,000
Matt $4,800
Marcus $3,600


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) TRANSPORTATION $800 (24th pick)
Amanda 4600 +1000 (Marcus 3600 Matt 2200)
2) FRENCH HISTORY $1600 (24th pick)
Amanda 11000 +1000 (Marcus 11600 Matt 10400)
3) LITERATURE $1200 (28th pick) ($3600 left on the board)
Marcus 12400 +2000 (Amanda 12400 Matt 10400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 47


Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0


Game Stats:
Matt $10,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer
Amanda $12,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Marcus $13,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 26.32% in first on buzzer
Combined Coryat Score: $36,800
Lach Trash: $15,600 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $1,600


Marcus Gresham, stats to date:
59 correct, 6 incorrect
31.58% in first on buzzer (54/171)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,800


Matt Preston, stats to date:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400


Matt Preston, to win:
2 games: 37.49%
3: 14.05%
4: 5.27%
5: 1.98%
6: 0.74%
Avg. streak: 1.600 games.
(Note: This model has been adjusted to take pre-Final Jeopardy! score into account instead of Coryat Score.)


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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 28, 2017"

  1. Nice, decent shirt with birds of paradise. As I said yesterday, I wear them all year long -even to church – except for very formal occasions. Even there you can get away with it.They come in 2.99 and 40.00 bucks quality. Plus your pants and shoes can and are enhancing your appearance. People marry in Hawaiian shirts…remember Magnum P.I.? Sometimes wearing a dress shirt (plus a tie!!) would look ridiculous, but then J is not Hawaii. I for one am glad that Marcus broke with the dull dress code on J. Good for him!And if the shirts would not have been quality shirts then they would probably have vetoed them.

    Bad bet by Marcus-not that it mattered – but had Amanda wagered everything and been right he would have been 400 bucks shy. But since both were wrong the last became the first (again). Congrats to Matt!! I am a little surprised though that there was only one correct answer. If Amanda and Marcus have kids, then they should have known. But there are so many new games that Pokemon is probably already outdated??
    Glad that all 3 DDs were answered correctly. I don’t know how difficult they were (it’s 8 am here and the game will not air until 4:30 pm) but a refreshing change from 3 misses not to long ago.
    And yes, yesterday’s FJ should have been in the ToC imo.

    • Marcus Gresham | December 5, 2017 at 2:05 pm | Reply

      Good eye on the bet. I locked it in and thought, “I just lost because I made a math error.” I added her 12,000 but then only tacked the 400 onto it instead of doubling it.
      My daughters are 27 and 18. The 27 year-old would have been the one of the right age to play Pokémon but she didn’t. I don’t even think of it as a video game–I thought it started as a card game & TV show. My idea of video games is EA Sports stuff or Guitar Hero. lol
      I knew Centipede was wrong but just thought I needed to write an answer.

  2. Sorry, 399 shy. But as I said, it’s still early here….Aloha…..

  3. John Blahuta: Believe it or not, Pokémon is still very popular. I know plenty of kids and adults alike who have incredible knowledge of the Pokémon universe!

    • As I mentioned in my own write-up, Pokémon GO was massive last summer.

    • @ Eric

      Including you?? Not having any grandchildren and my son having grown up with my first wife in Austria, I really never got into ANY video games. A waste of my time as an adult imo. I got better things to do and for entertainment I rather listen to music , read a REAL book (paper) or watch classic movies whenever I have time aside from my day to day activities. Yeah, and of course the English Premier League and FC Barcelona, which we all get here in Hawaii. As well as the Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Serie A (Italy), FA Cup…the times are of course sometimes murder. During DST it is 3 pm kick off in England and that makes it 2 am here….and recording is not the same as watching live.
      But when Liverpool play ManCity or Chelsea I don’t care. Can always go back to bed afterwards!

  4. I’ll be honest, I’m a 30-year old man who has been playing the franchise since I was 10. Yeah, it still has a cult following, and not just because of Pokemon Go, either.

    I was pretty disappointed about there being only 1 correct answer, as well… I was sitting there with my Alolan Raichu plush saying if any of them missed it, they must not have kids or just out of the loop… XD

  5. Wondering whether “Pokemon GO” would have been credited as a correct answer or, since it is a newer incarnation and does not date back to 1996, would it have been ruled incorrect?

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