Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category French Literature) for Tuesday, November 17, 2020 (Season 37, Game 47):

An 1862 novel says this character “would have arrested his own father…and would have denounced his mother”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Holly Bishop, a program director from Shafter, California
Holly Bishop on Jeopardy!
Dan Burg, a stay-at-home dad from Santa Rosa, California
Dan Burg on Jeopardy!
Andy Wood, a writer originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan (1-day total: $26,799)
Andy Wood on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: Who is Inspector Javert?


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Inspector Javert is the antagonist of Victor Hugo’s 1862 work Les Misérables, whose professional life intertwines with that of Jeal Valjean. Hugo chose the wording to demonstrate Javert’s devotion to his police work. Javert has been most famously portrayed by Terrance Mann in the original Broadway cast and Russell Crowe on film in 2012.


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

Scores going into Final:
Andy $19,800
Dan $9,400
Holly $8,000


Tonight’s results:
Holly $8,000 + $7,999 = $15,999 (Who was Javert?)
Dan $9,400 – $0 = $9,400 (Who is Joubert?)
Andy $19,800 + $999 = $20,799 (Who is Javert?) (2-day total: $47,598)


Andy Wood, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 17, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Andy $10,200
Dan $3,000
Holly $1,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) COLOR FILMS $600 (clue #9)
Andy 1800 +1800 (Dan 2000 Holly 0)
2) THE 15th CENTURY $800 (clue #6)
Andy 10600 -5000 (Dan 4600 Holly 3600)
3) EPONYMOUS ELEMENTS $1200 (clue #12)
Andy 8000 +3000 (Dan 5800 Holly 5200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 90


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: AROUND THE GARDEN $1600
Total Left On Board: $1,600
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 113 (2.40 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Andy $21,800 Coryat, 28 correct, 3 incorrect, 48.21% in first on buzzer (27/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Holly $8,000 Coryat, 10 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.43% in first on buzzer (12/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Dan $9,400 Coryat, 14 correct, 2 incorrect, 26.79% in first on buzzer (15/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,200
Lach Trash: $6,800 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400

Andy Wood, career statistics:
46 correct, 5 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
37.17% in first on buzzer (42/113)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $12,800)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000

Dan Burg, career statistics:
14 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
26.79% in first on buzzer (15/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,400

Holly Bishop, career statistics:
11 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.43% in first on buzzer (12/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000

Andy Wood, to win:
3 games: 71.638%
4: 51.320%
5: 36.764%
6: 26.337%
7: 18.867%
Avg. streak: 4.526 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Over the past 15 episodes, third lectern has won 7 times, second lectern 3, and first lectern 5.
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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Tuesday, November 17, 2020"

  1. I was on my way to getting all excited when I said to myself –
    “Self, cool your jets; we’ve been here before. Let’s see where we are on Thursday…or Friday.”
    Nonetheless, congrats, Andy! I wish you the best!

  2. Brad (not Rutter) | November 17, 2020 at 7:23 pm | Reply

    Nice change of pace today, with the best player winning. (Yes, still bitter about John). By the way, aren’t “renounce” and “recant” basically the same thing?

  3. Assuming the champion win% is still similar to the 46.26% 2017 when Andy wrote his article on what a win is worth (and that lecterns 2 and 3 should win equally), the average should be just about 7 wins from lectern 1 and 4 each from 2 and 3 over a 15 game stretch.

  4. Gary Kevin Ware | November 17, 2020 at 10:17 pm | Reply

    If you want to see the best film version of Les Miserables, check out the French language version from 1934 which is over 4 1/2 hours long. The 1935 Hollywood version with Fredric March as Jean Valjean and Charles Laughton as Javert is also good.

    • Gary Kevin Ware | November 18, 2020 at 10:21 pm | Reply

      Also, if you want to read the novel at a leisurely pace, you can read one chapter a day and finish the book in one year as there are exactly 365 chapters.

  5. Michael Schwartz | November 17, 2020 at 10:38 pm | Reply

    Andy Wood reminds me of Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who) for some reason.

  6. Prithvi Sudhakar | November 18, 2020 at 9:47 am | Reply

    I hope Andy goes on a streak! He does seem to be a good player.

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