Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, November 25, 2021


Happy Thanksgiving! (Yes, there’s still an episode today, just like every other weekday between mid-September and the end of July.) Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Famous Do’s & Don’ts) for Thursday, November 25, 2021 (Season 38, Game 54):

In 1964 Berkeley alum Jack Weinberg, age 24, told a San Francisco Chronicle reporter this now-famous “Don’t”

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Ged Trias, an architect from Rockford, Illinois
Ged Trias on Jeopardy!
Nancy Edelman, a high school English teacher from Teaneck, New Jersey
Nancy Edelman on Jeopardy!
Amy Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California (6-day total: $207,800)
Amy Schneider on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts: Yesterday, Amy Schneider became the latest superchampion of Season 38, winning her 6th game and being only the 5th superchampion to surpass $200,000 over 6 victories. Interestingly, 2 of the 4 higher than her on that list—Roger Craig and Larissa Kelly—lost in Game #7. On the flip side, both Ken Jennings and Matt Amodio had incredibly dominant performances on Day 7. What will end up happening today?


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Correct response: What is “Don’t trust anyone over 30”?


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Although the phrase is attributed to many others, including Abbey Hoffman, Jack Weinberg coined the famous counterculture phrase of the 1960s, “Don’t trust anyone over 30”. According to Weinberg, the reporter was asking questions implying Weinberg’s “Free Speech Movement” group was being directed behind-the-scenes by Communists or others, and Weinberg was upset by the red-baiting. Weinberg responded, “We have a saying in the movement that you can’t trust anybody over 30.”


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

Scores going into Final:
Amy $34,000
Ged $7,000
Nancy $1,400


Tonight’s results:
Nancy $1,400 + $1,399 = $2,799 (What is “Don’t trust anyone over 30.”)
Ged $7,000 – $2,800 = $4,200 (What is Dont?)
Amy $34,000 + $16,000 = $50,000 (What is don’t trust trust anyone over 30?) (7-day total: $257,800)


Amy Schneider, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 25, 2021 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Amy $9,200
Ged $5,400
Nancy -$600


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Opening break taken after: 14 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) OSCAR’S BEST DIRECTOR $1000 (clue #14)
Ged 3600 -1000 (Amy 3000 Nancy -400)
2) WORLD HISTORY $1200 (clue #2)
Amy 10000 +4000 (Nancy -1400 Ged 5400)
3) THE STATE THAT… $1200 (clue #18, $15600 left on board)
Amy 20000 +4000 (Nancy 1400 Ged 7400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 32


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.15 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Amy $28,400 Coryat, 33 correct, 1 incorrect, 50.88% in first on buzzer (29/57), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Ged $8,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 3 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Nancy $1,400 Coryat, 5 correct, 3 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $37,800
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800

Amy Schneider, career statistics:
215 correct, 11 incorrect
14/15 on rebound attempts (on 34 rebound opportunities)
48.61% in first on buzzer (192/395)
11/12 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $32,400)
6/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,743

Nancy Edelman, career statistics:
6 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,400

Ged Trias, career statistics:
15 correct, 4 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,000

Amy Schneider, to win:
8 games: 88.425%
9: 78.190%
10: 69.139%
11: 61.136%
12: 54.060%
Avg. streak: 14.639 games.

Today’s interviews:
Ged has entered design competitions for space and the moon.
Nancy has a father-in-law named Julian Edelman.
Amy would like to do more world travelling with her winnings, especially Ireland.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Amy is the first woman to win at least $50,000 in a single regular-play game of Jeopardy!. The single-game amount is tied for 69th all-time (including pre-doubled dollar amounts).
  • In terms of what constitutes a correct response on the show: there are times where precision is required. Titles are one of those specific cases, explaining why Ged was prompted earlier in the game on Cleopatra/Cleopatra’s Needle, but not later on Bette Davis/”Bette Davis Eyes”.

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13 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, November 25, 2021"

  1. I was a tad more optimistic on this Thanksgiving.

    “Don’t stop believing” was my guess.

    By the way, happy Thanksgiving to all.

  2. Ah, this FJ could inspire some fun fake answers if any of our contestants are feeling particularly witty.

  3. I went with “Don’t harsh my mellow.” Giving thanks today for Andy and this site.

  4. Looks like Amy’s gonna have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!

  5. Amy has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. I got this one as well but still though we now have our second female seventh champion since Courtney Shah. A few years ago we had three 8 time female champs. Let us hope we get another lady champ in December.

  6. Yes, a third dominant performance by a 6 time superchamp (not named James) who’d topped $200k in their 7th!

  7. Brad (not Rutter) | November 25, 2021 at 6:59 pm | Reply

    Getting Matt vibes here.

  8. A weird situation in Albany, NY as WTEN decided to rerun the Wednesday game today. Not happy seeing the same game two days in a row. The backup station, WXXA, stayed with their normal Big Bang Theory rerun.

  9. The power went out when Ged looked like he might contend. I see that Amy took over after that. She has a really well-rounded knowledge base.

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