Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Home & Garden) for Friday, November 22, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 55):
In 1847 eccentric horticulturalist Sir Charles Isham popularized these when he imported terra cotta ones from Nuremburg
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Joyee Dasgupta, an international affairs analyst from Washington, DC
|Seema Dahlheimer, a professor of technical writing from St. Louis, Missouri
|Elise Nussbaum, a financial counselor from Jersey City, New Jersey (2-day total: $54,800)
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Correct response: What are garden gnomes?
More information about Final Jeopardy:
In 1847, Sir Charles Isham was looking to decorate the large rockery alongside his house, Lamport Hall, in Northampton, England. Gartenzwerge, as they were called at the time, had been growing in fashion through Saxony, Thrungia, and into France, and Isham decided to import 21 of them into England. (The only remaining one of the 21 is nicknamed “Lampy”, which might be of interest to some in the North American quizzing community.) Once they became more popular, the term “Gnomen-Figuren” (miniature figurines) became used in catalogs, which led to the term “garden gnomes”.
Gnomes experienced a resurgence in England in the 1930s after the release of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, and in the 1990s, the concept of a travelling gnome prank (where someone would kidnap a garden gnome and send photographs of the gnome around the world to the unsuspecting owner) was in vogue; the travelling gnome prank was even a subplot in the 2001 Oscar-nominated French film Amélie.
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Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Tonight’s results are below!
Scores going into Final:
Seema $4,600 – $4,600 = $0 (What are flowerpots?)
Joyee $12,000 + $2,799 = $14,799
Elise $14,800 + $10,000 = $24,800 (3-day total: $79,600)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) IT’S ALL ABOUT THAT GREEN, BABY $600 (24th pick)
Joyee 5200 +4000 (Elise 5000 Seema 3800)
2) QUOTABLE BOOKS $1200 (5th pick)
Joyee 12400 -4000 (Elise 7600 Seema 3800)
3) U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATES $1600 (27th pick) ($2800 remaining on the board)
Elise 14400 +2400 (Joyee 11200 Seema 4600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 61
J! round: None!
DJ! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 94 (1.71 per episode average), 1 Daily Double
Elise $14,000 Coryat, 23 correct, 4 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Joyee $12,600 Coryat, 21 correct, 2 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer, 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Seema $4,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer, 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,200
Lach Trash: $8,800 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $14,000
Elise Nussbaum, stats to date:
80 correct, 7 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
46.06% in first on buzzer (76/165)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,800)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $21,533
Elise Nussbaum, to win:
4 games: 73.252%
Avg. streak: 5.739 games.
- Today’s wagering situation has famously been termed in the J! Archive glossary as the Faith Love scenario. In this case, a $0 bet would have worked for Elise; obviously, she took a different route.
- The Coryat scores were so low for this game because the $2,000 row saw four Triple Stumpers and six incorrect responses.
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