Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, November 5, 2021

Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Toys) for Friday, November 5, 2021 (Season 38, Game 40):

Introduced in 1964, he fell out of favor in changing times & in 1970 was marketed as a “land adventurer”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s contestants:

Jeff Smith, a music educator from San Diego, California
Jeff Smith on Jeopardy!
Kate Kohn, a communications manager from Washington, D.C.
Kate Kohn on Jeopardy!
Sri Kompella, a corporate strategy professional from Frisco, Texas (1-day total: $30,000)
Sri Kompella on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is G.I. Joe?

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The G.I. Joe Adventure Team—which included Air Adventurer, Land Adventurer, Sea Adventurer, Adventurer, and Adventure Team Commander, among others—were introduced by Hasbro in 1970 as anti-Vietnam sentiment in the late 1960s had caused sales of the original G.I. Joe action figure to fall significantly in 1968. The line was a big hit, with 1972 seeing the biggest sales.

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Scores going into Final:
Jeff $17,200
Kate $14,200
Sri $8,800

Tonight’s results:
Sri $8,800 – $1,200 = $7,600 (What is Ken?)
Kate $14,200 + $5,800 = $20,000 (What is ?? G.I. Joe ???) (1-day total: $20,000)
Jeff $17,200 – $11,800 = $5,400 (What is Jungle Jim?)

Kate Kohn, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 5, 2021 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Jeff $6,200
Kate $5,000
Sri $800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:
1) I GOT A STRAIT $400 (clue #27)
Jeff 8800 -3000 (Sri 800 Kate 4600)
2) STATES & SYMBOLS $1600 (clue #3)
Jeff 9000 -3000 (Sri 800 Kate 5000)
3) DOUBLE MEANINGS $800 (clue #16, $14800 left on board)
Sri 3200 +2000 (Kate 9800 Jeff 10400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -5

Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.10 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:
Kate $14,200 Coryat, 19 correct, 1 incorrect, 35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Sri $7,600 Coryat, 10 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Jeff $23,200 Coryat, 25 correct, 3 incorrect, 43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $45,000
Lach Trash: $4,400 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,600

Sri Kompella, career statistics:
25 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
21.24% in first on buzzer (24/113)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,900

Kate Kohn, career statistics:
20 correct, 1 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
35.09% in first on buzzer (20/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $14,200

Jeff Smith, career statistics:
25 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
43.86% in first on buzzer (25/57)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$6,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,200

Kate Kohn, to win:
2 games: 45.792%
3: 20.969%
4: 9.602%
5: 4.397%
6: 2.013%
Avg. streak: 1.845 games.

Today’s interviews:
Jeff also works at a craft brewery.
Kate has drawn the artwork for her friends’ tattoos.
Sri volunteers for his HOA.

Andy’s Thoughts:

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9 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, November 5, 2021"

  1. With the pronoun ‘he’, GI Joe was the only toy I could think of from that era.

    • I thought briefly of Barbie’s guy, Ken, but the clue didn’t really fit him. If the contestants associate the time period with the unpopularity of the Vietnam War, this one shouldn’t be too hard.

    • I thought of Mr Potato Head.

    • Kate played a good game, but Jeff more so, except for 3 critical misses, his 2 missed DDs and FJ. Had he nailed his DDs we’re looking at a lock game.

  2. I went with Stretch Armstrong. Go ahead and laugh.

    • My family always laughs now when Stretch Armstrong is mentioned because when late night hosts where poking so much fun at the shape of Jeff Bezos’ rocket, I said it formed a pattern because Amazon’s logo has always made me think of Stretch Armstrong’s “missile”.

  3. GI Joe was my favorite television series from the 1990s but Jungle Jim? that did not come out in the 1960s and was not even in the markets. It was a comic strip that ended in 1954 I am sure Jungle Jim didn’t go out on air land or sea. But stil though as a fan of the GI Joe toys, I could rewatch that series any time

    • He may have been thinking of Big Jim, Mattel’s line of adventurers that debuted in 1972 to capitalize on the GI Joe adventure team’s success

  4. Now the GI Joe theme song is stuck in my head. GI Joe, GI Joe, fighting man from head to toe…

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