Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, November 26, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Religious Words) for Thursday, November 26, 2020 (Season 37, Game 54):

This sacred syllable is sometimes said to be composed of sounds representing Vishnu, Shiva & Brahma

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Aaron Fernandez, a freelance editor originally from Santa Cruz, California
Aaron Fernandez on Jeopardy!
Zack Jones, a law student from Fountain Valley, California
Zack Jones on Jeopardy!
Ryan Hemmel, a legal technology professional from Los Angeles, California (1-day total: $20,001)
Ryan Hemmel on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is om?


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Considered the most sacred mantra in many forms of Buddhism, “om” is a contraction of a-u-m, which represents many important triads: the three worlds (the earth, atmosphere, and heaven) and three sacred Vedic scriptures (Rigveda, Yajurveda, and Samaveda) are two examples. It is also used at the beginning and end of Hindu prayers, chants, and meditation.


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

Scores going into Final:
Ryan $24,400
Zack $14,400
Aaron $13,000


Tonight’s results:
Aaron $13,000 + $13,000 = $26,000 (What is om?)
Zack $14,400 + $13,001 = $27,401 (What is om?)
Ryan $24,400 + $4,401 = $28,801 (What is om?) (2-day total: $48,802)


Ryan Hemmel, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 26, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ryan $6,200
Aaron $5,000
Zack $4,800


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Opening break taken after: 16 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) ART & ARTISTS $1000 (clue #19)
Zack 1800 +1800 (Ryan 3200 Aaron 3200)
2) ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH CENTURY RAIDER? $1600 (clue #7)
Aaron 6600 +2000 (Ryan 8200 Zack 4800)
3) ZOOLOGY $1600 (clue #20)
Ryan 13400 +5400 (Zack 6800 Aaron 13000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 171


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 115 (2.13 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Ryan $20,600 Coryat, 23 correct, 1 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Zack $13,600 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Aaron $12,600 Coryat, 15 correct, 1 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $46,800
Lach Trash: $4,600 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $2,600

Ryan Hemmel, career statistics:
39 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
30.70% in first on buzzer (35/114)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $6,400)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,000

Zack Jones, career statistics:
18 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $1,800)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,600

Aaron Fernandez, career statistics:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600

Ryan Hemmel, to win:
3 games: 62.270%
4: 38.775%
5: 24.145%
6: 15.035%
7: 9.362%
Avg. streak: 3.650 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Alex was incorrect in his statement regarding short Final Jeopardy! responses: LETTER PERFECT has been a category on multiple occasions, including this game.

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10 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, November 26, 2020"

  1. A rather unusual FJ!……

    • I was curious how often the category of RELIGIOUS WORDS has been used. According to j-archive.com it’s appeared at least twice before, in 2010 and in the College Tournament from last April.

  2. Not knowing how to spell it, I would have spelled it ohm like the unit of electrical resistance.

  3. Brad (not Rutter) | November 26, 2020 at 5:23 pm |

    I am dumbfounded that no one knew The Last Dance.

    • Not everybody likes basketball. For me it is more dull than watching paint dry. In a “close” game the last 2 minutes usually last 20…

      • Gary Kevin Ware | November 26, 2020 at 10:43 pm |

        And soccer should be sold as a sleep aid.

        • Just the most popular sport worldwide in terms of players and spectators. And it’s called FOOTBALL.All countries call it football except the U.S. and Italy where it’s called “calcio”= ball.Of course you have to understand the rules to appreciate the finesse and athleticism.

          • Gary Kevin Ware | November 27, 2020 at 10:22 pm |

            Ice hockey is essentially soccer on a much smaller scale with sticks replacing feet and skating replacing running and hence it has a lot more action and requires much more skill.

  4. Brad (not Rutter) | November 26, 2020 at 7:44 pm |

    …and you still probably knew The Last Dance.

  5. Prithvi Sudhakar | November 27, 2020 at 7:48 am |

    It’s a good thing I got that Final! But then again, I’m Indian, so.

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