Celebrity Jeopardy! Game Recap – Sunday, October 30, 2022


Warning: This page may contain spoilers for the October 30, 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:

Hasan Minhaj, an actor from “The Morning Show” and a comedian, playing for the International Rescue Committee
Hasan Minhaj on Jeopardy!
Wil Wheaton, an actor from “Stand by Me” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, playing for the National Women’s Law Center
Wil Wheaton on Jeopardy!
Troian Bellisario, an actor from “Pretty Little Liars” and “Where’d you Go, Bernadette”, playing for War Child
Troian Bellisario on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

After last week’s fireworks, we have Hasan Minhaj, Wil Wheaton, and Troian Bellisario competing tonight for the right to join John Michael Higgins in the semi-finals on November 13! Unlike last week, though, none of today’s contestants have any Celebrity Jeopardy! experience.

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Final Jeopardy category: 19th Century People

Final Jeopardy! clue: In 1863 Walt Whitman wrote that this politician “has a face like a Hoosier Michael Angelo, so awful ugly it becomes beautiful”


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Star Track: The Next Generation; Answer In The Form Of An Abbreviation; Patriot Act; With Author-Ity; Going Green; Pretty Little Lies)

Troian and Wil had the best time over the first 15 clues; Troian found the Daily Double way too early, though! After the break, the vamping continued, as Hasan got in a few times, and Wil took the lead!

Statistics after 15 clues:

Troian 8 correct 0 incorrect
Wil 6 correct 0 incorrect
Hasan 1 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Wil 12 correct 1 incorrect
Troian 9 correct 1 incorrect
Hasan 7 correct 2 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Tuning Into The ’90s; The U.S. Constitution; World Capital Attractions; Memoirs; High Finance; Figures Of Speech)

Wil picked up five correct in the first half of Double Jeopardy! to extend his lead; the Daily Doubles stayed uncovered by the third commercial break, though! Hasan finally found the first Daily Double on clue #25 of the round, but fell back down to $0. Wil got the last Daily Double on the last clue of the round and fell to $3,000.

Statistics after 45 clues:

Wil 17 correct 1 incorrect
Hasan 11 correct 3 incorrect
Troian 13 correct 3 correct

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Troian 13 correct 3 incorrect
Wil 22 correct 2 incorrect
Hasan 17 correct 5 incorrect

Triple Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Medieval Architecture; Classic Tv; Directional Geography In America; Out Of This World; Pick A “Card”; The Chase)

Triple Jeopardy belonged to Wil—he went 3 for 3 on the Daily Doubles and had 17 correct in the round! Scores going into Final were Wil at $26,500, Troian at $4,900, and Hasan at $1,200.

Statistics after Triple Jeopardy:

Wil 39 correct 3 incorrect
Troian 18 correct 5 incorrect
Hasan 21 correct 7 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 0 (0 today).

Wil was the only correct player in Final — he’ll be in the semifinals!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

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Scores going into Final:

Wil $26,500
Troian $4,900
Hasan $1,200

Tonight’s results:

Hasan $1,200 – $1,200 = $0 ($30,000) (Who is President Hoover?)
Troian $4,900 – $2,000 = $2,900 ($30,000) (Who is Alexander Polk?)
Wil $26,500 + $1,701 = $28,201 (Who is Lincoln?) (Semi-finalist)


Wil Wheaton, today's Celebrity Jeopardy! winner (for October 30, 2022 game.)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Wil $3,000
Troian $2,500
Hasan $1,200


Scores after the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Troian $3,100
Wil $3,000
Hasan $0


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) WITH AUTHOR-ITY $300 (clue #3)
Troian 200 +200 (Wil 0 Hasan 300)
2) HIGH FINANCE $600 (clue #25)
Hasan 7000 -7000 (Troian 3100 Wil 7400)
3) WORLD CAPITAL ATTRACTIONS $1000 (clue #30)
Wil 8000 -5000 (Troian 3100 Hasan 0)
4) OUT OF THIS WORLD $600 (clue #4)
Wil 3600 +3600 (Troian 3400 Hasan 0)
5) PICK A “CARD” $600 (clue #11)
Wil 10800 +6000 (Troian 5500 Hasan 1500)
6) DIRECTIONAL GEOGRAPHY IN AMERICA $1200 (clue #28, $3000 left on board)
Wil 24000 +1000 (Troian 4900 Hasan 2700)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 37

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:

Wil $23,300 Coryat, 39 correct, 3 incorrect, 38.10% in first on buzzer (32/84), 6/6 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
Troian $5,000 Coryat, 18 correct, 5 incorrect, 22.62% in first on buzzer (19/84), 2/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
Hasan $8,200 Coryat, 21 correct, 7 incorrect, 32.14% in first on buzzer (27/84), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $36,500
Lach Trash: $7,100 (on 10 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $10,400

Troian Bellisario, career statistics:

18 correct, 6 incorrect
2/3 on rebound attempts (on 8 rebound opportunities)
22.62% in first on buzzer (19/84)
1/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,000

Wil Wheaton, career statistics:

40 correct, 3 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts (on 10 rebound opportunities)
38.10% in first on buzzer (32/84)
3/4 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $5,600)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $23,300

Hasan Minhaj, career statistics:

21 correct, 8 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
32.14% in first on buzzer (27/84)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$7,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,200

Today’s interviews:

Hasan is playing for the International Rescue Committee to raise money for flood victims.
Wil is also a New York Times bestselling author, for his autobiography.
Troian is playing for War Child.

Today’s interviews, part 2:

Hasan, to his father: “I’m going to win”.
Wil has been watching Jeopardy! for at least 35 years and has a Jeopardy! alarm on his phone.
Troian has a new film coming out, titled “Doula”.

Andy’s Thoughts:

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Wil $26,500 Troian $4,900 Hasan $1,200)

Troian: Bet between $0 and $2,499 and enjoy second place! (Actual bet: $2,000)

Wil: Bet between $0 and $16,699 and enjoy your victory! (Actual bet: $1,701)

Hasan: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $1,200)

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9 Comments on "Celebrity Jeopardy! Game Recap – Sunday, October 30, 2022"

  1. Would you, by any chance, know if every episode of Celebrity Jeopardy has already been filmed?

  2. Michael Johnston | October 30, 2022 at 9:11 pm |

    After getting only one of the commercial break clues, I was nervous about the FJ, and the Category seemed like it was a disguised pitfall. But then I saw the clue – 1863? Whitman? Who else could it be besides AL? I’m always happy for the easy ones, but especially with the ToC starting tomorrow, where I’m thinking correct FJ responses are going to be hard to come by.

    • I did a little better on the commercial break clues, but not having sufficient time to think is typically my biggest problem.
      And you’re obviously right about the upcoming ToC FJ responses. Sometimes all the time in the world doesn’t conjure up a correct response . . . 🙄

  3. Pizza Face Fred | October 31, 2022 at 12:15 am |

    Politician, 1863 — who else? I’ve always thought his image is the personification of dignity and wisdom. Love his memorial. Nothing “ugly” about him. Forgot for a moment how to spell his last name, the inclusion and placement of the “l” . . .

  4. bill vollmer | October 31, 2022 at 1:35 pm |

    Until I read his biography on Wikipedia I had the IMPRESSION that Wil Wheaton was like Mayim, Jodie Foster, and, some other actors, who had managed to combine thier acting careers with advanced academic degrees. I was wrong, though watching tonights CJ! you can tell he is well read.
    On tonight’s Final Jeopardy. Knowing Whitma’s era, and, seeing the reference to Hooiser, I correctly deduced Lincoln. (Though Lincoln spent his political life in Illinois, Kentucky can say he was born there. and, Indiana has some claim to him as well)
    This was a Final where if you had a least a little knowledge of Whitman, and, could decipher the hints in the clue the correct reponse was easy.
    Andy; the site you quote says the next CJ! episode will be taped the same day it will air? Isn’t that very unusal for a show like Jeopardy? I know it’s done for shows like Jimmy Fallon and, the like. But for Jeopardy? I remember reading that Micheal Davies talked about doing a series of Jeopardy! games live, saying that the thought made the producers extremly nervous. I’d imagine same day showing of a game would do the same.

  5. I though it was sort of funny that someone would remember there was a president kind of around that time (around 15 years earlier, actually) named Polk, but not remember his first name, but guess Alexander. James or William would have been a more likely guess for first name, but then there is the thing about just ‘Polk’ probably being sufficient if it had actually been him.

    • Jay Rosenberg | November 3, 2022 at 1:27 pm |

      I wonder if somehow she conflated Alexander Pope and James Polk and combined them under the pressure of the lights.

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