Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 30, 2020

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Comedy Movies) for Monday, November 30, 2020 (Season 37, Game 56):

In the original script for this 1975 film, the title object was finally found in London’s Harrods department store

(correct response beneath the contestants)

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Today’s contestants:

Ben Ring, an accountant originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania
Ben Ring on Jeopardy!
Tracy Arwari, a college administrator originally from Newport News, Virginia
Tracy Arwari on Jeopardy!
Ryan Hemmel, a legal technology professional from Los Angeles, California (3-day total: $78,203)
Ryan Hemmel on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Monty Python and the Holy Grail?


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In the final script to 1975’s famed comedy classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the movie ends (spoiler alert!) with the Grail unfound and police intervention, with the police breaking the camera. Conceived between the third and fourth series of the famed sketch comedy series, the film was later used by Eric Idle as the basis for the musical Spamalot.


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

Scores going into Final:
Ryan $25,800
Ben $6,600
Tracy $4,100


Tonight’s results:
Tracy $4,100 – $2,501 = $1,599 (What is ?)
Ben $6,600 – $6,158 = $442 (What is thanks to all who helped me get here?)
Ryan $25,800 + $523 = $26,323 (What is Monty Python + the Holy Grail?) (4-day total: $104,526)


Ryan Hemmel, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 30, 2020 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Ryan $6,600
Ben $2,600
Tracy $300


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE BIRDS & THE BEES $400 (clue #27)
Tracy 200 -500 (Ryan 5800 Ben 2600)
2) GEOGRAPHY $800 (clue #5)
Tracy 1500 +1000 (Ryan 6600 Ben 2600)
3) HAVING AN ARGUMENT $800 (clue #29, $400 left on board)
Ryan 19800 +6000 (Tracy 4100 Ben 6200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 30


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 115 (2.05 per episode average), 2 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Ryan $20,600 Coryat, 22 correct, 1 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Tracy $4,400 Coryat, 10 correct, 3 incorrect, 19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Ben $6,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $31,600
Lach Trash: $14,000 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $8,400

Ryan Hemmel, career statistics:
79 correct, 4 incorrect
6/8 on rebound attempts (on 20 rebound opportunities)
29.39% in first on buzzer (67/228)
4/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,400)
4/4 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,950

Tracy Arwari, career statistics:
10 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
19.30% in first on buzzer (11/57)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,400

Ben Ring, career statistics:
14 correct, 5 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $6,600

Ryan Hemmel, to win:
5 games: 70.446%
6: 49.626%
7: 34.959%
8: 24.627%
9: 17.349%
Avg. streak: 6.384 games.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Kudos to Ryan for his bet on the final Daily Double. Even had he been incorrect, he would have still been guaranteed a runaway. (In fact, $6,000 was nearly at the upper bound of potential bets that would have still guaranteed his runaway.)
  • Ryan’s Final Jeopardy! bet of $523 was revealed to be his father’s birthday. (Yes, Alex made a James Holzhauer reference.)

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21 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, November 30, 2020"

  1. Chris Stratton | November 30, 2020 at 10:39 am |

    Wow, that is an obscure tidbit. 1975 comedy film did not take me to the answer, and from there, there was no hope.

  2. Category (Comedy Movies) + Harrods (London Department Store) = Comedy + England
    The only two things that come to mind then are Monty Python and Peter Sellers.
    Since there is a title “object” and not having seen either movie or knowing which specific year they were produced, but being familiar with the era, for me it would be a toss-up between the Pink Panther (the Diamond) or MP’s Holy Grail.

    • Good logic.

      If I’d thought it out that well, I could’ve gotten it since I knew Pink Panther was from the 60’s (and sequels later). But I didn’t.

  3. I was thinking Hitchcock’s ‘Family Plot’ (which was 1976), but that didn’t have a title object in it. Since many haven’t seen it, I won’t say where the diamond is in the end.

  4. I’ve never watched Monty Python but I guessed it because of the era and the English comedy theme. The only problem was that I don’t know enough about Monty Python to add “the Holy Grail” at the end of the answer, so I would have gotten the answer wrong because I would have just answered “What is Monty Python?” and left it at that.

    • Pizza Face Fred | December 1, 2020 at 9:35 pm |

      I guessed “The Holy Grail” and left out Monty Python. Guess I was focused on the “title object” part of the clue. Think they would’ve given it to me?

      • Pizza Face Fred | December 2, 2020 at 2:38 pm |

        Well, I keep a record of my Jeopardy! performances on a calendar, and I gave it to myself! How do like them apples?

  5. Can’t wait to see this game play out!
    Wayda go Ryan! Your chances look good for a 5th win. In any case, we’ll see you in the next ToC !!!

  6. I was able to figure it out, but 30 seconds isn’t much time to think of it and write it down

  7. Matthew Yothers | November 30, 2020 at 7:34 pm |

    I heard Ben say he was a glutton for punishment twice in this game.
    1. Going into the $1000 clue in AUTHORS’ MIDDLE NAMES
    2. Going into the $600 clue in YIDDISH

  8. Michelle Sabol | November 30, 2020 at 7:40 pm |

    I want to know who is the next person to hosts jeopardy

    • A series of guest hosts will be hosting the show once Alex’s episodes finish airing, beginning with Ken Jennings. The next permanent host has not yet been named.

  9. Vickie L Vertel | November 30, 2020 at 7:40 pm |

    What were the 5 Yiddish answers?

  10. Judy Lichtman | November 30, 2020 at 8:07 pm |

    I was in high school at the time and not a Monty Python fan. I had no clue. My son, born in 1996, got it right away.

  11. A friend of mine’s husband was an answer on tonight show… Where can I get a screenshot?

  12. I’ve seen the movie at least five times and drew a complete blank. (I was focusing on the 1975 element.) My wife, who has never seen the movie, immediately said, “Is it some Monty Python movie?” She made the Harrod’s link right away.

  13. Ben (Glutton for Punishment) | December 4, 2020 at 4:22 am |

    I think they may have given you The Holy Grail (the title object referenced, found at Harrod’s) even though it specifically asked for the film. The mistake they’d be keeping an eye out for would be just plain Monty Python, which could be any number of them, such as The Life of Brian. I’d give it to yourself, but if you’re training to play on the show, maybe grade yourself harsher.

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