Celebrity Jeopardy! Game Recap – Sunday, October 23, 2022

Warning: This page may contain spoilers for the October 23, 2022 game of Celebrity Jeopardy!, especially for those of you in the Pacific time zone—please do not scroll down if you wish to avoid being spoiled.

Today’s Celebrity Jeopardy! contestants:

Matt Rogers, the co-host of the “Las Culturistas” podcast and an actor from “I Love That For you”, playing for Story Pirates Changemakers
Matt Rogers on Jeopardy!
John Michael Higgins, the host of “America Says” and an actor, playing for Actors’ Equity Foundation
John Michael Higgins on Jeopardy!
Aisha Tyler, the host of “Whose Line is it Anyway” and previous Celebrity Jeopardy! champion, playing for Planned Parenthood
Aisha Tyler on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

It’s time for the second set of nine celebrities in the 2022–23 Celebrity Jeopardy! competition. Today sees Aisha Tyler, John Michael Higgins, and Matt Rogers take part; next Sunday will see Troian Bellisario, Wil Wheaton, and Hasan Minhaj, while November 6 will see Ray Romano, Joel Kim Booster, and Melissa Rauch.

Of today’s set, Aisha Tyler has taken part twice in the past on Celebrity Jeopardy!; she defeated Tom Bergeron and Elizabeth Perkins in 2009, while she and Anderson Cooper lost to Cheech Marin (one of the all-time greats of Celebrity Jeopardy) in 2010. I would say that Aisha’s past experience on the show will put her as the favorite to win tonight’s game. But, as we saw with Andy Richter four weeks ago: anything can happen.

Additionally, Aisha is playing tonight for Planned Parenthood; many fan community members are taking 7-time champion Josh Hill’s lead and donating $1 per correct response given by Aisha on tonight’s show.

Something to look out for: Ryan Long tweeted out in the last couple of hours that tonight’s game will feature an AROUND PHILLY WITH RYAN LONG category; the latest in a set of categories presented by civilian Jeopardy! celebrities.

On a more personal note, it is the time of year for the twice-yearly Gamers vs. MS 168-hour online fundraiser! 24 different Twitch streamers will be live between 8 AM Eastern on October 22 and 8 AM Eastern on October 29, raising money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. Canada has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis (MS) in the world, with an estimated 1 in every 385 Canadians living with the disease. I’ll be streaming live on my Twitch channel, twitch.tv/thejeopardyfan/ from 2 AM Eastern–8 AM Eastern on October 25! You can find more information about this fall’s relay at https://www.gamersvsms.ca/

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Final Jeopardy category: World Landmarks

Final Jeopardy! clue: Built of more than 18,000 metal parts & 2.5 million rivets, it was the world’s tallest manmade structure from 1889 to 1930

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Correct response: What is the Eiffel Tower?

Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Whose Line Is It Anyway?; Got A Bridge To Sell You; Pitch Perfect; Classic Kids’ Books; Yes, Chef!; “Q” Force”)

John Michael and Matt took a little bit to get the jitters out, but John Michael picked up his game; as did Aisha, who led after picking up the Daily Double just before the first break. Coming out of the break, John Michael and Aisha continued their strong play, while Matt—proud of his baseball knowledge—got closer to $0.

Statistics after 15 clues:

Aisha 7 correct 1 incorrect
John Michael 8 correct 1 incorrect
Matt 0 correct 2 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

John Michael 14 correct 2 incorrect
Aisha 12 correct 2 incorrect
Matt 3 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Cats Through Time; Biology; Holidays & Observances; Adverbs That Make Your Day; Variety; Hollywood Reporter)

John Michael made a huge move early in this round, successfully converting a true daily double! At the third commercial break, he had a big lead! He did it again coming out of the break, picking up $12,000! Incredible! He had a massive lead after Double Jeopardy.

Statistics after 45 clues:

John Michael 20 correct 3 incorrect
Aisha 16 correct 4 incorrect
Matt 7 correct 3 incorrect

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

John Michael 25 correct 5 incorrect
Aisha 21 correct 5 incorrect
Matt 10 correct 4 incorrect

Triple Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Advanced Criminal Law; A Little Poetry; U.S. Presidents; Of Course I’M Not Breaking Up With You; Music Of Today; Around Philly With Ryan Long)

Aisha and Matt needed to make a move, and they certainly did! All three Daily Doubles were converted for True Daily Doubles! John Michael still barely led going into Final, but this was a very exciting game! If you’re skipping these games, you’re missing out—a lot of civilians could learn lessons from these players! Scores going into Final were John Michael at $28,400, Matt at $27,500, and Aisha at $12,100.

Statistics after Triple Jeopardy:

John Michael 31 correct 6 incorrect
Matt 21 correct 5 incorrect
Aisha 32 correct 9 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 0 (0 today).

All three players got Final Jeopardy! today — John Michael successfully predicted Matt’s small bet and managed to eke out a victory! He’ll be returning in the semifinal!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

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

Scores going into Final:

John Michael $28,400
Matt $27,500
Aisha $12,100

Tonight’s results:

Aisha $12,100 + $12,100 = $24,200 (What is the Eiffel Tower)
Matt $27,500 + $3,000 = $30,500 (What is the Eiffel Tower)
John Michael $28,400 + $3,000 = $31,400 (What is the Eiffel Tower?) (Semi-Finalist)

John Michael Higgins, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 23, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

John Michael $3,700
Aisha $3,600
Matt -$100

Scores after the Double Jeopardy! Round:

John Michael $23,600
Aisha $5,000
Matt $3,500


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY? $300 (clue #15)
Aisha 2000 +400 (John Michael 2200 Matt -800)
2) HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES $600 (clue #7)
John Michael 4100 +4100 (Aisha 4000 Matt 1500)
3) BIOLOGY $400 (clue #20, $4800 left on board)
John Michael 12000 +12000 (Aisha 2400 Matt 3300)
4) U.S. PRESIDENTS $600 (clue #9)
Matt 4700 +4700 (Aisha 4400 John Michael 27500)
5) ADVANCED CRIMINAL LAW $900 (clue #11)
Aisha 4700 +4700 (John Michael 27500 Matt 9400)
6) A LITTLE POETRY $900 (clue #23, $4800 left on board)
Matt 13000 +13000 (Aisha 11500 John Michael 28700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 520

Unplayed clues:

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

Game Stats:

John Michael $13,300 Coryat, 31 correct, 6 incorrect, 36.90% in first on buzzer (31/84), 4/4 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
Matt $11,300 Coryat, 21 correct, 5 incorrect, 20.24% in first on buzzer (17/84), 5/7 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
Aisha $8,200 Coryat, 32 correct, 9 incorrect, 40.48% in first on buzzer (34/84), 4/5 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $32,800
Lach Trash: $5,500 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $15,700

Aisha Tyler, career statistics:

70 correct, 18 incorrect
4/7 on rebound attempts (on 12 rebound opportunities)
38.83% in first on buzzer (73/188)
4/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $10,500)
2/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,000

John Michael Higgins, career statistics:

32 correct, 6 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 11 rebound opportunities)
36.90% in first on buzzer (31/84)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,100)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $13,300

Matt Rogers, career statistics:

22 correct, 5 incorrect
5/7 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
20.24% in first on buzzer (17/84)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $17,700)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $11,300

Today’s interviews:

Matt is playing for “Story Pirates Changemakers”.
John Michael was recently in the “Saved by the Bell” reboot.
Aisha is playing for “Planned Parenthood”.

Today’s interviews, part 2:

Matt has his first comedy special coming out Dec. 4 on Showtime.
John Michael hosts “America Says” and feels uncomfortable being a game show contestant.
Aisha is part of a reboot of “Criminal Minds”.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • All three players played very well and people are missing out if they miss this show.
  • Today’s box score: October 23, 2022 Box Score.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: John Michael $28,400 Matt $27,500 Aisha $12,100)

Aisha: Limit your bet to $10,300 and stay ahead of John Michael in case he misses Final. (Actual bet: $12,100)

John Michael: Standard cover bet over Matt is $26,601. (Actual bet: $3,000)

Matt: Bet between $0 and $3,099 to keep Aisha locked out. (Actual bet: $3,000)

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8 Comments on "Celebrity Jeopardy! Game Recap – Sunday, October 23, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | October 23, 2022 at 6:04 pm |

    Ha! Even if were someone who disliked Celebrity Jeopardy (I certainly am not!) I’d still tune in to watch Ryan presenting those category clues!☺️

    • Michael Johnston | October 23, 2022 at 9:07 pm |

      Seeing Ryan presenting those clues was 😁

      That FJ was kind of a cakewalk… I’m almost tempted to not count it, but getting this one right brings me up to a STILL sub-par 2 out of 5, so… bring on the easy ones!

  2. Since it is for charity, I think that if a non-winning celeb contestant finishes with a score higher than $30K, then Jeopardy! should pay out the score amount to the charity, rather than just the $30K. Of course, this might be the only game where that actually happens (and it would only cost them an extra $500), but still.

  3. I found this to be an extremely exciting game. For sure.

  4. bill vollmer | October 24, 2022 at 4:34 pm |

    As I commented after the first Celebrity Jeopardy (in prime time) game, I enjoyed it. The hour format allows for interplay between the contestants, without effecting the pace of the game. And, those “Clue(s) for you,” where Johnny Gilbert expands on a clue like Andy on Final Jeopardy, have been interesting.
    Getting to this past Sunday’s game, all those “true Daily Doubles” certainly made the competition exciting. The Final Jeopardy was relatively easy-IF you took a beat, or, two and, thought. I did, gueesed the Eiffel Tower, and, of course was right.

  5. Hi,

    On Sunday the 23rd of October the final question in regular Jeopardy was ” This bride in China was named after this mythical fire breathing animal”. Aisha Tyler answered and said ” What is the dragon bridge”. She was awarded a correct answer. The answer was the animal, not the bridge. I am really surprised such an obvious mistake went by. I recorded the remainder of the show as I had to go out. Nothing was said or corrected. The difference between an animal and a bridge is not a small thing. I am curious what your reaction is.

    Thank You
    Mark Wood

    • Mark:

      I don’t understand this comment. Firstly: the response would have been accepted in civilian play; this has happened numerous times over the years; as long as the correct name is given, adding other things from the clue is immaterial. Secondly: it’s a celebrity game for charity. It would be no fun for anybody for the judges to get their hackles up in a charity match, and it would only serve to make the show look bad.

  6. Have these later Celebrity Contestants been able to observe the earlier games being taped? It seems to me that the Daily Double questions have been easier than in regular play and these three contestants appear to have realized that and bet like they on counting on that to be true.

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