Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, June 23, 2022


Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Classic Albums) for Thursday, June 23, 2022 (Season 38, Game 204):

This classic album by a Southern rocker gets its title from a Civil War quote by a Union admiral

(correct response beneath the contestants)


Today’s contestants:

Andrew Lewis, a lawyer from Oakland, California
Andrew Lewis on Jeopardy!
Whitney Wood, a history professor from Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
Whitney Wood on Jeopardy!
Jeff Weinstock, a marketing lecturer from Miami, Florida (1-day total: $11,202)
Jeff Weinstock on Jeopardy!

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Correct response: What is Damn the Torpedoes?


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Damn the Torpedoes was Floridian Tom Petty’s third studio album; its best-known songs from the album would be “Refugee” and “Don’t Do Me Like That”. The 1979 album reached #2 on the Billboard 200 (only kept from the top spot by Pink Floyd’s Another Brick in the Wall) and was certified 3× Platinum by the RIAA. The album gets its title from Admiral David Farragut’s famous quote from the August 1864 Battle of Mobile Bay, when Farragut ordered “”Damn the torpedoes! Four bells. Captain Drayton, go ahead! Jouett, full speed!”—a quote which became paraphrased as Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!”


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round categories: My Personal Quotation Device; Kitchen Tools; Pop Culture is Always In Season; You’ve Been Booked; The Devil; The “D” Tails

Our Canadian challenger got off to the best start, getting 7 correct and $5,000 before the first commercial break! However, both Jeff and Andrew battled back in the back half of Single Jeopardy, with Jeff picking up a True Daily Double on clue #17! It was a very tight game after 30 clues!

Double Jeopardy! Round categories: It’s Anarchy; Vowel, Consonant, Vowel, Consonant; Published Posthumously; That Used to Be a Trademark; Mountains; It Came from a Graphic Novel

Jeff found both Daily Doubles in Double Jeopardy! as well. The first one—on clue #2—didn’t go well. In between, it was still a very close game, with all three players within $3,400 late in the game. Then, Jeff got to play the last Daily Double. Behind by $2,000, Jeff chose to go aggressive with a shocking True Daily Double wager! This worked out perfectly for him, as he got the correct response, and ended up breaking today’s game wide open! Scores going into Final were Jeff holding a commanding lead at $20,000, Andrew in second at $11,000, and Whitney in third and functionally out of contention at $7,600.

Final today was a Triple Stumper, which meant that Jeff’s strong position going into Final worked perfectly for him! He’s now a 2-day champion, going for win #3 tomorrow!


Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Thursday, June 23, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:
Jeff $20,000
Andrew $11,000
Whitney $7,600


Tonight’s results:
Whitney $7,600 – $5,000 = $2,600 (What is ?)
Andrew $11,000 – $10,000 = $1,000 (What is Let it Burn)
Jeff $20,000 – $2,001 = $17,999 (What is the whites of their eyes?) (2-day total: $29,201)


Jeff Weinstock, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the June 23, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Whitney $4,800
Andrew $3,800
Jeff $3,000


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues


Daily Double locations:
1) THE DEVIL $1000 (clue #17)
Jeff 1400 +1400 (Whitney 5000 Andrew 800)
2) THAT USED TO BE A TRADEMARK $1600 (clue #2)
Jeff 4200 -2400 (Whitney 4800 Andrew 3800)
3) PUBLISHED POSTHUMOUSLY $1600 (clue #28, $3200 left on board)
Jeff 9000 +9000 (Whitney 7600 Andrew 11000)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 143


Unplayed clues:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 81 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles


Game Stats:
Jeff $14,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Whitney $7,600 Coryat, 11 correct, 2 incorrect, 21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Andrew $11,000 Coryat, 17 correct, 1 incorrect, 31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,200
Lach Trash: $15,400 (on 15 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,400

Jeff Weinstock, career statistics:
31 correct, 10 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
31.25% in first on buzzer (35/112)
2/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800

Whitney Wood, career statistics:
11 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
21.05% in first on buzzer (12/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $7,600

Andrew Lewis, career statistics:
17 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
31.58% in first on buzzer (18/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000

Jeff Weinstock, to win:
3 games: 44.205%
4: 19.541%
5: 8.638%
6: 3.818%
7: 1.688%
Avg. streak: 2.792 games.

Today’s interviews:
Andrew went to a 3rd grade dance DJed by Ludacris.
Whitney associated with the Jeopardy! credits music with bedtime.
Jeff touched his chin three times yesterday for his mother.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Jeff $20,000 Andrew $11,000 Whitney $7,600)

Jeff: Standard cover bet over Andrew is $2,001. While I generally don’t recommend doing so anymore, as the trailer often fails to bet enough to pass you, your maximum bet is $4,799, so as to keep Whitney locked out. (Actual bet: $2,001)

Whitney: Barring a major mistake from Jeff and Andrew, you don’t have a chance of winning today. I would limit my bet to $3,599 to play for second, just in case Andrew bets the minimum. (Actual bet: $5,000)

Andrew: If Jeff bets to cover and is incorrect, he falls to $17,999. Your minimum bet is thus $7,000. Anything over that should be fine. (Actual bet: $10,000)

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22 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Thursday, June 23, 2022"

  1. My first thought about admiral was the correct response. I was pleasantly surprised.

  2. Knew the quote. Didn’t know of an album by that name. To me, 1979 is not going back far enough to be “classic.” Only other thing I could guess was “Great Balls of Fire.”

  3. I am a big Tom Petty fan, so this one was easy for me.

  4. Michael Johnston | June 23, 2022 at 2:31 pm | Reply

    I’m familiar with the well known version of that quote, but for some reason I’ve always associated it with the War of 1812. I didn’t know that album of Petty’s :/

    Current FJ streak: 1L

    • Robert Fawkes | June 23, 2022 at 6:02 pm | Reply

      When people today visualize torpedoes, I would bet they are not picturing what was used back in the War of 1812 and The War Between The States. Back then, the term torpedo was applied to something that would more closely resemble what today would be a contact mine, floating on or just below the surface. They weren’t self-propelled like people picture torpedoes today.

      • Under the pressure of having to come up with the correct response in 30 seconds in a TV studio, who knows what you visualize. It’s not always logical. You have to write down something if you can, and you just might get lucky.

  5. ID’d the admiral and the quote, but didn’t know the album so I chose the wrong half of the quote. Now I wonder if anyone ever titled an album, “Full speed ahead.”

    • There has been at least one album by that name, but not anything that I’d consider “well known”. And according to Andy’s blurb above, “Full speed ahead” wasn’t actually part of the Farragut quote

  6. Know the album quite well, one of my favorites, but I’ve never thought of Tom Petty as a “Southern Rocker” like Lynyrd Skynyrd, even though he comes from Florida.

    • I know what you mean. I immediately was thinking about Allman Bros albums but then when I saw admiral in the clue, the only naval quote I could think of was “Damn the Torpedoes.” Being a huge Petty fan, that sealed it for me. I knew he was from Florida, but I don’t think of him as a “southern rocker.”

    • Exactly.I love that album and I was trying to think of someone.but Petty didn’t cross my mind. His music doesn’t fall under the Southern rock category like Skynyrd,Molly Hatchet,Blackfoot, and The Outlaws.

  7. I was totally thrown off at first by Final, because I was thinking in terms of “Southern” the genre. So considering Gregg Allman and the like and getting nowhere, I pivoted and looked at the clue again. The reference to the admiral clicked, and I wrote “What is Damn the Torpedoes” with not a lot of time to spare. I suppose the clue is technically correct, but “This Southern rocker” is misleading to a degree. I made the adjustment on the fly, but I would have been quite upset if I’d been on there, hadn’t come up with it, and it had cost me the game. If it had been worded, “This rocker born in the South,” it wouldn’t have been as misleading, because Tom Petty was not a Southern rocker — he was a heartland rocker who happened to be from Florida. I suppose the losing players don’t have standing for an appeal, but that presupposes they knew of the album to begin with.

    BTW, that album also includes the awesome “Here Comes My Girl,” an example of this German word that describes a cross between talking and singing. “What is Sprechstimme?”

  8. Another triple stumper. And yes southern rocker was misleading. Final Jeopardy is getting tougher lately. This could impact betting strategy where the assumption has always been that it’s more likely than not to get FJ correct – not sure that’s the case anymore.

    • I agree with you on all counts. As a big fan of The Allman Brothers and pretty much also Lynyrd Skynyrd, I agree that Tom Petty was not a Southern rocker in the “true sense” of the term, but I’m really curious (though we’ll never know) whether the J! writers intended to be misleading or if they were ignorant of there being a “Southern rock” genre. If the latter, then similar circumstances could account for other “misleading” clues.

  9. Pizza Face Fred | June 23, 2022 at 11:06 pm | Reply

    I now close my 3-day Final streak and just fade away. All I could think of was Neil Young’s “Stars and Bars” (the Confederacy’s first official national flag. That’s southern sounding, ain’t it?). Turns out he’s Canadian. News to me . . .

  10. I don’t think the FJ question was written well. There is a large difference between “a rocker from the South” and “Southern Rock” the style/genre. Jim Morrison and Marilyn Manson were born in Florida, and they certainly wouldn’t be considered “Southern Rock”!

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