Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 27, 2019

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Movie Quotes) for Wednesday, November 27, 2019 (Season 36, Episode 58):

The 2 single-word quotes on AFI’s list of the top 100 movie quotes; 1 is from 1941, the other from 1967

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Ellen Keane, a librarian from Stoneham, Massachusetts
Ellen Keane on Jeopardy!
Ben Zhang, a medical student from Hempstead, New York
Ben Zhang on Jeopardy!
Beth Stewart, a receptionist from Naperville, Illinois (2-day total: $53,601)
Beth Stewart on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What are “Rosebud” and “Plastics”?

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More information about Final Jeopardy:

“Rosebud” is famous from 1941’s Citizen Kane, as they are the last words of the title character. “Plastics” comes from 1967’s The Graduate; on its surface, it was a well-meaning piece of investment advice from Mr. McGuire, but it has been analyzed into more.

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

Scores going into Final:
Ellen $14,200
Beth $5,400
Ben $5,100

Tonight’s results:
Ben $5,100 – $302 = $4,798 (What are nuts and)
Beth $5,400 – $4,801 = $599 (What are “Stella” and)
Ellen $14,200 – $3,000 = $11,200 (1-day total: $11,200) (What are Rosebud and?)

Ellen Keane, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 27, 2019 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ellen $7,400
Beth $3,800
Ben $3,400


Opening break taken after: clues

Daily Double locations:
1) ON THE GROUND FLOOR $800 (26th pick)
Ellen 5600 +1600 (Beth 2800 Ben 2400)
2) WORDS, WORDS, WORDS $1600 (7th pick)
Ben 7000 -3500 (Ellen 7400 Beth 5400)
3) WE SHARE THAT WATER $1600 (22nd pick)
Beth 7800 -4800 (Ellen 13400 Ben 4700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -83

Unplayed clues:
J! round: None!
Total $ Left On Board: $800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 96 (1.66 per episode average), 1 Daily Double

Game Stats:
Ellen $13,400 Coryat, 15 correct, 0 incorrect, 20.00% in first on buzzer, 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Ben $8,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 6 incorrect, 36.36% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Beth $10,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 32.73% in first on buzzer, 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,200
Lach Trash: $12,000 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $9,000

Beth Stewart, stats to date:
56 correct, 12 incorrect
5/6 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
30.18% in first on buzzer (51/169)
4/6 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,200)
1/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,467

Ellen Keane, stats to date:
15 correct, 1 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
20.00% in first on buzzer (11/55)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,400

Ellen Keane, to win:
2 games: 45.787%
3: 20.965%
4: 9.599%
5: 4.395%
6: 2.012%
Avg. streak: 1.845 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Alex said he thought that the Final Jeopardy! clue was “brutal”. Agree or disagree?

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25 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – November 27, 2019"

  1. I got one of the two. Didn’t get ‘Plastics’. I guessed ‘Stella’.

  2. I thought “plastic.” Would that be accepted? I’m guessing not, for leaving out the s.

  3. My feeling is that nobody will get both. THIS is what I call a tough FJ.

    • Well, just as I thought. Out of 6 right (3×2) words we got ONE. Good thing though that the winner came closest. So congrats to Ellen and the countdown starts again…..

      • @Andy
        And yes, I totally agree it was a brutal FJ. Compared to today, yesterday’s was child’s play (Still a TS as well..)

  4. I thought it was brutal. I came up with both, but after almost a minute.

  5. I didn’t think it was that brutal, and I’m not even a movie aficionado. The dates really helped. When I saw them, Graduate and Citizen Kane really popped in my head. But again, if the “s” is required for “plastics,” that is brutal.

  6. Not brutal for me, but I think I put the “fanatical” in classic movies “fan”, and I love lists, so I’d read read it before! It’s an interesting list, with quotes from Titanic at #100 to Gone with the Wind at #1.

  7. Wow, yesterday the FJ was 2 monosyllables. Today, 2 single word quotes. Seems like the writers are into the whole brevity thing. :).

  8. Very brutal FJ as we got another triple stumper.

    • Yes, though yesterday should not have been a TS.”New Deal” is a catchphrase, even younger people know that expression , linked to one of the greatest – if not the greatest POTUS, FDR. Today was not just brutal, that FJ clue was outright mean!

  9. Yes, I think it was brutal. Tough to come up with both in 30 seconds. I definitely think rosebud was the easier of the two. I thought Ellen might get it based on her success with other movie related clues. Ben must have been thinking about the movie Patton when he said “Nuts.” Not a bad guess. I guessed Hal, from 2001 A Space Odyssey for the second one, because I had no clue what the 1967 one might be.

  10. Did anyone catch who it was who “was so dashing that the queen allowed him to kiss her cheek instead of hand?” Everyone spoke over the answer here and I didn’t catch it

    • The clue: Revolutionary War hero Joshua Barney was so dashing that in France in 1782, this queen let him kiss her cheek instead of her hand

      The correct response: Who is Marie Antoinette?

  11. I got Rosebud right away. Took me a few minutes, but I did come up with Plastics.

  12. Anthony Aias Holland | November 27, 2019 at 10:35 pm |

    I thought Streetcar was 1951 for the movie and 1947 for the play……

  13. Call it nit-picking, but “Plastics” was meant as career advice in “The Graduate,” not investment advice. Not too many college graduates have a stash of cash available for investing.

    The “Streetcar” comment refers to the new champ’s response of “Stella.” “Stella” didn’t originate from either 1941 or 1967.

  14. BTW, I had them both within seconds . . . “Rosebud” first, and then “Plastics.” And I remembered the latter was plural.

  15. Enos Williams | November 27, 2019 at 11:50 pm |

    Agree. “Rosebud” came to me after a few seconds, but I don’t think I would have come up with “Plastics” if you gave me all day.

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