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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Before They Were Authors) for Friday, September 30, 2022 (Season 39, Game 15):
While working for British intelligence during World War II, he was codenamed 17F
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Cris Pannullo, a customer success operations manager from Ocean City, New Jersey
|Pam Warren, a high school science teacher from Petersburg, Illinois
|David Sibley, an Episcopal priest from Walla Walla, Washington (4-day total: $78,098)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
We’ve reached the end of the third week on Jeopardy!, and David Sibley looks to run the week! His strength has definitely been the signaling device; there have been games where David seemingly could signal at will!
Today, our challengers are another contestant (the third of this week) from the Land of Oz (New Jersey) in Cris Pannullo and Illinois high school science teacher Pam Warren.
In case you haven’t watched it yet, the video footage from the first-ever Jeopardy! Honors event was shared on Jeopardy!’s YouTube channel last night. You definitely should watch if you haven’t yet!
Also, in general site housekeeping news: Starting Monday, I’ll be putting this post up later in the day—I’m noticing my content being stolen again, and while I don’t think that it will end the theft completely, I do at least want to disrupt the routine of the content thieves.
Finally: Remember to watch Celebrity Jeopardy!, on ABC at 8:00 PM Eastern (7:00 PM Central) on Sunday night! This week’s game is between Eddie Huang, a celebrity chef whose autobiography Fresh off the Boat was adapted into the TV series of the same name, Reggie Watts, a comedian and musician who also leads the house band for The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Iliza Shlesinger, a comedian who has won NBC’s Last Comic Standing and who stars in Netflix’s Good on Paper. (And, once again, these are very much celebrities—the fact that you as a viewer may not have heard of one or two of them is not the show’s problem.)
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Correct response: Who is Ian Fleming?
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Ian Fleming is best known today as an author; his most famous works include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang as well as the James Bond novels, which inspired the multi-billion-dollar film franchise. Fleming relied on his personal experiences in the Naval Intelligence Division in World War II in order to write the Bond novels. Interestingly, the name Goldeneye—which inspired the name of the famous 1995 film in the Bond series—gets its name from Fleming’s home in Jamaica, which, in turn, got its name from the Operation Goldeneye intelligence campaign in Spain that Fleming spent most of his time on during the war.
(Categories: Supernatural Stories; Official State Stuff; Sandwiches; A Pro Team In That Sport; Popes Under The Scope; It’s “Over”)
The early part of tonight’s game belonged to Cris, picking up $4,000—including the first Daily Double—before the interviews. However, Pam battled back to within $2,000 going into the second commercial break.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Cris 5 correct 0 incorrect
Pam 4 correct 1 incorrect
David 4 correct 2 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Cris 11 correct 0 incorrect
Pam 9 correct 2 incorrect
David 8 correct 3 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Bodies Of Water; As Credited On Their IMDb Page; Same First & Last Consonant; Beg; Borrow; Steel)
Today’s Double Jeopardy! round had three turning points. The first was when Cris bet $7,000 on his Daily Double. The second was when Pam only bet $4,000 of her $7,600 on hers. The third was when Cris picked up four consecutive $2,000 clues on clues #18 through #21 of the round, leading to a runaway at $29,800. Pam came up just $900 short of breaking the runaway at $14,000, and David was in a distant third at $4,000.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Cris 22 correct 0 incorrect
Pam 16 correct 3 incorrect
David 15 correct 5 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 6 (1 today).
Cris having a runaway was crucial, as he was the only player to miss Final Jeopardy. He’s the new Jeopardy! champion and returns on Monday to defend!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, September 30, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
David $4,000 + $3 = $4,003 (Who is Ian Fleming?)
Pam $14,000 + $13,995 = $27,995 (Who is Ian Fleming?)
Cris $29,800 – $221 = $29,579 (Who is Orwell) (1-day total: $29,579)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) SUPERNATURAL STORIES $800 (clue #2)
Cris 600 +1000 (David 0 Pam 0)
2) BODIES OF WATER $1200 (clue #2)
Cris 8400 +7000 (David 2000 Pam 4800)
3) BEG $800 (clue #9, $24400 left on board)
Pam 7600 +4000 (David 2400 Cris 18600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 236
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: SAME FIRST & LAST CONSONANT $400
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 6 (0.40 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Cris $23,800 Coryat, 22 correct, 0 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Pam $10,800 Coryat, 16 correct, 3 incorrect, 30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
David $4,000 Coryat, 15 correct, 5 incorrect, 33.93% in first on buzzer (19/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,600
Lach Trash: $7,200 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800
David Sibley, career statistics:
111 correct, 20 incorrect
11/12 on rebound attempts (on 24 rebound opportunities)
37.81% in first on buzzer (107/283)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $18,300)
2/5 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $15,200
Pam Warren, career statistics:
17 correct, 3 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $4,000)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,800
Cris Pannullo, career statistics:
22 correct, 1 incorrect
3/3 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
30.36% in first on buzzer (17/56)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $8,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,800
Cris Pannullo, to win:
2 games: 82.772%
Avg. streak: 5.804 games.
Cris was a professional poker player for a few years.
Pam received a “teaching helmet” as a gift from a coworker after a fall.
David got engaged on the plaza at Lincoln Center.
- As I always say, players underbet Daily Doubles and overbet Final Jeopardy. Today was another case of that.
- Today’s box score: September 30, 2022 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Cris $29,800 Pam $14,000 David $4,000)
David: Not much you can do today. Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $3)
Pam: Bet between $0 and $5,999 and you’re guaranteed second place. (Actual bet: $13,995)
Cris: Bet between $0 and $1,799 and enjoy the title of Jeopardy! champion! (Actual bet: $221)
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