Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, September 19, 2022

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Historic Documents) for Monday, September 19, 2022 (Season 39, Game 6):

The governor of Massachusetts wrote, it “is a poor document, but a mighty act…wrong in its delay till January, but grand & sublime after all”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Jason Freeman, an event producer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jason Freeman on Jeopardy!
Suzanne Goss, an oncology advertising consultant from Brooklyn, New York
Suzanne Goss on Jeopardy!
Emmett Stanton, a freelance writer from Baltimore, Maryland (1-day total: $25,800)
Emmett Stanton on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Welcome to Week 2 of Season 39 of Jeopardy! Emmett Stanton ended the run of 5-day champion Luigi de Guzman on Friday and returns today to defend his title against Jason Freeman and Suzanne Goss! It will also be a good week of Jeopardy! with the week ending on Sunday with the premiere of Celebrity Jeopardy; Sunday’s match features Andy Richter, Ego Nwodim, and Simu Liu.

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Correct response: What is the Emancipation Proclamation?

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On September 22, 1862, Abraham Lincoln issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, freeing “all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States” still in rebellion on January 1, 1863. Giving the warning was seen as a ploy to end the rebellion against the United States being undertaken by the Confederacy. In his comments quoted above, Massachusetts Governor John Andrew felt that Lincoln might have erred in giving the warning (instead of simply granting freedom immediately); social media—and its inability to convey nuance—would have certainly struggled with this. However, the final Proclamation—issued January 1, 1863—was universally seen as good.

Let’s just hope everyone spells the correct response correctly today.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Historic Happenings; A Hunger For Reading; Flags; Hodgepodge; Words Before Words; TL;DW)

Jason challenged our champion well over the first 30 clues today, but Emmett’s $2,000 on the Daily Double gave him the lead at the second commercial break.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Jason 6 correct 1 incorrect
Emmett 5 correct 0 incorrect
Suzanne 2 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Emmett 9 correct 0 incorrect
Jason 12 correct 2 incorrect
Suzanne 4 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Goddesses; Take The Broadway Home; 4-Syllable Verbs; Jack; London; The Call Of The Wild)

The Daily Doubles were not kind to Emmett in this round, he lost $2,000 twice—the second one dropping him to third place on the final clue of Double Jeopardy—a bit a mistake there. Scores going into Final were Suzanne at $8,600, Jason at $8,400, and Emmett at $8,000.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Suzanne 14 correct 4 incorrect
Jason 17 correct 3 incorrect
Emmett 17 correct 4 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 4 (0 today).

Emmett’s Daily Double mistake didn’t come back to haunt him—he was the only correct player! (See the Andy’s Thoughts section for more.) He’s now a 2-day champion and will come back tomorrow!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, September 19, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Suzanne $8,600
Jason $8,400
Emmett $8,000

Tonight’s results:

Emmett $8,000 + $8,000 = $16,000 (What… is the Emancipation Proclamation ) (2-day total: $41,800)
Jason $8,400 – $8,398 = $2 (What is the Plymouth Compact)
Suzanne $8,600 – $6,000 = $2,600 (What is Stamp Act)

Emmett Stanton, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the September 19, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Emmett $7,200
Jason $4,400
Suzanne -$600

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) FLAGS $800 (clue #24)
Emmett 4200 +2000 (Suzanne -200 Jason 4000)
2) LONDON $1600 (clue #13)
Emmett 10000 -2000 (Suzanne 1400 Jason 6800)
3) THE CALL OF THE WILD $2000 (clue #30, $0 left on board)
Emmett 10000 -2000 (Suzanne 8600 Jason 8400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 8

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 4 (0.67 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Emmett $10,800 Coryat, 17 correct, 4 incorrect, 28.07% in first on buzzer (16/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Suzanne $8,600 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Jason $8,400 Coryat, 17 correct, 3 incorrect, 33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $27,800
Lach Trash: $12,400 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $13,800

Emmett Stanton, career statistics:

41 correct, 6 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
32.46% in first on buzzer (37/114)
2/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
2/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,200

Suzanne Goss, career statistics:

14 correct, 5 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,600

Jason Freeman, career statistics:

17 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (19/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,400

Emmett Stanton, to win:

3 games: 38.606%
4: 14.904%
5: 5.754%
6: 2.221%
7: 0.858%
Avg. streak: 2.629 games.

Today’s interviews:

Jason sets up events for the Philadelphia public library.
Suzanne was once the youngest member of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.
Emmett once was on a flight where the airline went out of business mid-flight.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • As the show has said dozens of times now, the judges can view the contestants’ pens as they write their responses. They clearly saw Emmett write the letters of the correct response—how it looks at the end generally doesn’t factor into the judging. The judges’ call was thus correct. Further comments regarding his handwriting and this specific ruling are out of order and will be removed.
  • That being said, any issues at this point are 100% the show’s own doing. Just give the contestants a keyboard—we know the technology is there, they used it for Eddie Timanus—and we completely eliminate any and all debates that come up all-too-regularly in 2022 regarding handwriting.
  • On the final Daily Double, Emmett either needed to bet for the runaway or bet to keep his lead. A “middle-range” bet is very ill-advised here.
  • Today’s box score: September 19, 2022 Box Score

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Suzanne $8,600 Jason $8,400 Emmett $8,000)

Emmett: If Suzanne and Jason both make cover bets and are incorrect, they will fall to $399 and $799 respectively. Thus, your bet should be limited to $7,199. (Actual bet: $8,000)

Suzanne: Standard cover bet over Jason is $8,201. (Actual bet: $6,000)

Jason: Standard cover bet over Emmett is $7,601. (Actual bet: $8,398)

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, September 19, 2022"

  1. Andy…You mean to tell me “Imansupashun Proklomashin” won’t be acceptable?

  2. Predictions: If someone has a runaway, they’ll spell the response “Emanciptation Proclamation” on purpose to get a laugh.

    Also, how was that 9 years ago?

    • I don’t know…that’s real money they are wagering. Depends how much cash you are ready to throw away in the name of the joke. Maybe one of the runner ups might do it – but I’d surely doubt that.

  3. The “delay until January” was the clue that got me to the Emancipation Proclamation. I expect a “Triple Get” today.

  4. Marvin Gregory “Greg” Fuller | September 19, 2022 at 9:33 am |

    I’ve heard of Andy Richter but not the other two.

    • Robert Fawkes | September 19, 2022 at 6:31 pm |

      I’m pretty sure Ego Nwodim has been a regular on “Saturday Night Live” for the past 2 or 3 years or so. Don’t know what else she’s been on or in but she seems a very likeable comedian. She graduated high school in Maryland (my home state) so I might be more likely to know her because of that. Simu Liu is a Chinese-born Canadian actor. He filled in as a guest host on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and hosted at least one episode of SNL. My son tells me he has played a character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They both may or may not be as well-known as Andy Richter. It depends on your cohort, I suppose.

      • You are right about the cohort. I imagine the largest number of them will know Simu Liu from “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, but I know him best from 5 seasons of “Kim’s Convenience”. [He played a Korean-Canadian.] Though Andy Richter has done a lot of acting and voice work since then, I most associate him with the NBC “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” (way back after Letterman jumped ship for CBS).

  5. Michael Johnston | September 19, 2022 at 9:51 am |

    tsk A particular of the EP I never heard before. I was trying to think of something directly relevant to Massachusetts and guessed the Mass. Charter even though I figured it was probably wrong.

    Current FJ streak: 1L

  6. I knew the emancipation proclamation sinve i was in grade school and this final was a piece of cake. Ive been a big fan of American history and with some civil war knowledge it helped me here. Good game by the players. Congrats Emmett.

  7. Love this final.

  8. Can’t wait to see Andy Richter on celebrity Jeopardy Sunday. I’ll be shocked if he doesn’t crush it like he always had… (he would have easily won the million dollar tournament if he didn’t have conflicting engagements)

  9. I like the idea of keyboards. Maybe pre-fill the question phrase to give contestant a little more time.

    I assume the show would have to be strict about transposition errors in order to be fair to all contestants, but at least those are more controllable than handwriting.

  10. I recalled reading somewhere that the Emancipation Proclamation was criticized in its time as inelegantly written.

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