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Today’s Celebrity Jeopardy! contestants:
|Iliza Shlesinger, an actor from “Good on Paper” and a comedian, playing for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
|Reggie Watts, an actor, writer, musician, and comedian, playing for Musicares
|Eddie Huang, the creator of “Fresh Off the Boat” and a restaurateur, playing for the Innocence Project
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
After the massive upset in last week’s game, Simu Liu sees himself in the first semifinal on October 16! This week sees Eddie Huang, Reggie Watts, and Iliza Shlesinger take to the stage to do battle in the second quarterfinal.
One thing that I’ve definitely noticed: a lot of people, predominantly older viewers, are flabbergasted that there might be celebrities that they haven’t heard of. To those viewers: I hate to tell you this, but the world doesn’t revolve around your knowledge base; there will be celebrities you haven’t heard of. And that’s okay. Insisting that the show pick people who have only been relevant for thirty years is not going to lead to a particularly interesting group of games, in my opinion.
I also would like to point out that I think the show has done a really good job of balancing various factors. Three rounds are perfect for a celebrity game as it both allows the celebrities to have fun and vamp, while also getting all of the clues finished for the home viewers. It’s also my belief that a number of fans have come into this show with unrealistic expectations.
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Final Jeopardy category: 19th Century Literature
Final Jeopardy! clue: William Brodie, an upstanding Scottish tradesman by day & leader of a gang of burglars by night, helped inspire these 2 title characters
Correct response: Who are Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde?
You can find game-by-game stats here at The Jeopardy! Fan of all 14 players, including Matt Amodio, Jonathan Fisher, Amy Schneider, Mattea Roach, and Ryan Long, that have won 10 or more games on Jeopardy!?
(Categories: This Information; Creatures Great & Small; Around The House; Boogie!; Comedy Atlas; “All” Things Aside)
Iliza certainly had the run of the signaling device early on, and she took the early lead, in spite of three incorrect responses. Eddie and Reggie rebounded after the first break, but Iliza still held a small lead after 30 clues.
Statistics after 15 clues:
Iliza 8 correct 3 incorrect
Eddie 3 correct 1 incorrect
Reggie 2 correct 2 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Iliza 15 correct 4 incorrect
Eddie 4 correct 1 incorrect
Reggie 6 correct 3 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: History Quiz; What Happens In Vegas; That Paints A Picture; French Words & Phrases; 19th Century Novels; TV Show Theme Songs)
In the first half of Double Jeopardy, Reggie used his strong knowledge of French—so good that it even threw Mayim on one clue—to jump into a slight lead over Iliza. However, the two Daily Doubles were saved for the round’s back half. Those two Daily Doubles were split by Iliza and Eddie—Iliza getting hers correct, Eddie missing his.
Statistics after 45 clues:
Reggie 11 correct 3 incorrect
Iliza 20 correct 5 incorrect
Eddie 8 correct 2 incorrect
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Iliza 26 correct 7 incorrect
Eddie 13 correct 3 incorrect
Reggie 13 correct 4 incorrect
Triple Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Helpful Internet Acronyms; World Geography; Celebrity Cameos; “Go” Into The Dictionary; Mythology; Austin Tends Bar)
Iliza got to all three Daily Doubles in this round, getting two of them. The third would have given her a runaway, but she didn’t quite get there. Scores going into Final were Iliza at $13,300, Eddie at $7,200, and Reggie at $4,700.
Statistics after Triple Jeopardy:
Iliza 40 correct 13 incorrect
Eddie 17 correct 5 incorrect
Reggie 17 correct 7 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 0 (0 today).
Iliza was the only player correct in Final—she moves onto the semifinals!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
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Scores going into Final:
Reggie $4,700 – $2,000 = $2,700 (Who? Thelma + Louise)
Eddie $7,200 – $7,200 = $0 (Who are the Peaky Bl)
Iliza $13,300 + $1,101 = $14,401 (Who are Jekyl + Hyde) (Semi-Finalist)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Scores after the Double Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) CREATURES GREAT & SMALL $300 (clue #9)
Iliza 600 +300 (Eddie 300 Reggie -100)
2) HISTORY QUIZ $400 (clue #16)
Iliza 4100 +700 (Eddie 3500 Reggie 4700)
3) THAT PAINTS A PICTURE $800 (clue #24, $9900 left on board)
Eddie 5700 -1000 (Reggie 4100 Iliza 6800)
4) MYTHOLOGY $900 (clue #3)
Iliza 11400 +1200 (Eddie 6000 Reggie 3200)
5) HELPFUL INTERNET ACRONYMS $600 (clue #11)
Iliza 13300 -500 (Eddie 5700 Reggie 4400)
6) WORLD GEOGRAPHY $1200 (clue #16, $9900 left on board)
Iliza 12700 -3000 (Eddie 5700 Reggie 2600)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 33
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
TJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 0 (0.00 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Iliza $16,200 Coryat, 40 correct, 13 incorrect, 50.00% in first on buzzer (42/84), 3/6 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Reggie $4,700 Coryat, 17 correct, 7 incorrect, 22.62% in first on buzzer (19/84), 5/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
Eddie $8,200 Coryat, 17 correct, 5 incorrect, 20.24% in first on buzzer (17/84), 3/4 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $29,100
Lach Trash: $9,000 (on 13 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,900
Eddie Huang, career statistics:
17 correct, 6 incorrect
3/4 on rebound attempts (on 15 rebound opportunities)
20.24% in first on buzzer (17/84)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200
Reggie Watts, career statistics:
17 correct, 8 incorrect
5/5 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
22.62% in first on buzzer (19/84)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,700
Iliza Shlesinger, career statistics:
41 correct, 13 incorrect
3/6 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
50.00% in first on buzzer (42/84)
3/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$1,300)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,200
Iliza is having her second book and sixth Netflix special coming out on Oct. 11.
Reggie was born in Germany, but doesn’t think his worldliness will help.
Eddie plays basketball with Iliza’s husband.
Today’s interviews, part 2:
Iliza’s mom is a huge fan of both Jeopardy! and Mayim.
Reggie has one memory of Jeopardy: SNL Celebrity Jeopardy.
Eddie has been a correct response on the show.
- Celebrity Jeopardy! has been played like this for over 30 years. What we’re seeing is no surprise to me. Some fans have given themselves unrealistic expectations regarding the show, and I would suggest that these fans try to lighten up a bit.
- While I’m covering this like normal shows, I’m also finding myself entertained—once I realized I needed to lighten up.
- Today’s box score: October 2, 2022 Celebrity Jeopardy! Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Iliza $13,300 Eddie $7,200 Reggie $4,700)
Eddie: You have to be right to win. You might as well go all in! (Actual bet: $7,200)
Reggie: Bet whatever you’d like. You don’t have much of a chance unless Iliza overbets. (Actual bet: $2,000)
Iliza: Standard cover bet over Eddie is $1,101. (Actual bet: $1,101)
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