Celebrity Jeopardy! Game Recap – Sunday, October 9, 2022

Warning: This page may contain spoilers for the October 9, 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:

Jalen Rose, a host & analyst for ESPN, philanthropist, and author, playing for Operation Graduation
Jalen Rose on Jeopardy!
Ike Barinholtz, an actor from “The Mindy Project” and “The Afterparty”, playing for Pacific Clinics
Ike Barinholtz on Jeopardy!
Constance Wu, an actor from “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Fresh Off the Boat”, playing for the Asian Mental Health Collective – Lotus Therapy Fund
Constance Wu on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Tonight on Celebrity Jeopardy, we have a pair of actors—Ike Barinholtz and Constance Wu—as well as retired NBAer Jalen Rose; Rose was a member of the University of Michigan’s “Fab Five” of the 1990s, who then had a 13-season NBA career and then became an ESPN analyst.

I would also like to say that a number of viewers appear to have had significantly unrealistic expectations regarding this tournament. Celebrity Jeopardy! episodes have always been as much about the celebrities vamping as it’s been about the actual gameplay. This is one reason why I thought it was such a genius move to give us three rounds over the course of one hour. It gives everyone at home a chance to see all of the clues played, and allows the celebrities to “stretch their legs”. Obviously, if you’re expecting gameplay as you’d see on the civilian version, you’re going to be disappointed. But if you remember that it’s not entirely going to be about the trivia, you can sit down and find yourself entertained over the hour-long episode!

Back to the tournament, though, Simu Liu and Iliza Shlesinger are waiting in next week’s first semifinal. Who of these three celebrities will also make it into the semifinals?

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Final Jeopardy category: Newspaper Headlines

Final Jeopardy! clue: A New York Times headline about this disaster included “866 rescued” & “noted names missing”

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Correct response: What is (the sinking of) the Titanic?

Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: The Terminal List; Science Fiction; Go Blue!; A League Of Their Own; Americana; The After Party)

Ike certainly had the best time on the signaling device early on in the proceedings; meanwhile, Constance struggled with incorrect responses. Coming out of the interviews, Jalen missed the Daily Double, Constance continued to struggle with incorrect responses, and Ike extended his lead. It’s still very early days, though—and as Andy Richter showed, it’s not over for another 61 clues!

Statistics after 15 clues:

Ike 8 correct 0 incorrect
Jalen 3 correct 1 incorrect
Constance 2 correct 4 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Ike 14 correct 0 incorrect
Jalen 4 correct 3 incorrect
Constance 6 correct 6 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Ancient Rome; 21 Or Under; What Are You Afraid Of?; Celebrity Memoirs; Stars; They’Re Just Like “Us”)

Ike absolutely hit his stride early in Double Jeopardy, picking up 12 of the 16 clues, including a Daily Double! Meanwhile, Constance got herself out of the negatives. In the second half of the round, Ike’s dominance continued to the tune of 35 correct of the first 60 clues.

Statistics after 46 clues:

Ike 26 correct 0 incorrect
Constance 10 correct 6 incorrect
Jalen 4 correct 3 incorrect

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Ike 35 correct 0 incorrect
Jalen 4 correct 3 incorrect
Constance 11 correct 7 incorrect

Triple Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: 1992 In Books: 30 Years Ago; Words Of Love; In The Park; Food & Drink; Technology; A Long Run On Tv With Ken Jennings)

Constance came to play! She figured out the signaling device and converted a pair of True Daily Doubles, and out came the fireworks! Scores going into Final were Ike at $37,200, Constance at $23,000, and Jalen at -$1,300. (Jalen was given $1,000 to play Final Jeopardy.)

Statistics after Triple Jeopardy:

Ike 51 correct 0 incorrect
Constance 23 correct 7 incorrect
Jalen 4 correct 5 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 0 (0 today).

Tonight’s Game Stats:

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Scores going into Final:

Ike $37,200
Constance $23,000
Jalen -$1,300 ($1,000)

Tonight’s results:

Jalen $1,000 – $1,000 = $0 (What Katrina)
Constance $23,000 – $23,000 = $0 (What is the tita)
Ike $37,200 + $8,801 = $46,001 (What is the Titanic?) (1-day total: $46,001)

Ike Barinholtz, today's Celebrity Jeopardy! winner (for the October 9, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Ike $3,700
Jalen $500
Constance -$800

Scores after the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Ike $21,600
Jalen $500
Constance $200

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Double Jeopardy! round break taken after: 16 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) GO BLUE! $500 (clue #16)
Jalen 900 -200 (Constance -1000 Ike 1800)
2) ANCIENT ROME $800 (clue #9)
Ike 7500 +2500 (Constance -400 Jalen 500)
3) WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF? $800 (clue #24)
Ike 15600 +4400 (Constance 200 Jalen 500)
4) 1992 IN BOOKS: 30 YEARS AGO $900 (clue #9)
Constance 7000 +3200 (Ike 27900 Jalen -100)
5) IN THE PARK $900 (clue #23)
Ike 33000 +2400 (Constance 10900 Jalen -1300)
6) TECHNOLOGY $900 (clue #28, $2700 left on board)
Constance 11500 +11500 (Ike 36000 Jalen -1300)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 192

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:

Ike $30,400 Coryat, 51 correct, 0 incorrect, 54.76% in first on buzzer (46/84), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Constance $10,100 Coryat, 23 correct, 7 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (24/84), 2/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jalen -$1,100 Coryat, 4 correct, 5 incorrect, 8.33% in first on buzzer (7/84), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,400
Lach Trash: $8,200 (on 11 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,400

Constance Wu, career statistics:

23 correct, 8 incorrect
2/4 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
28.57% in first on buzzer (24/84)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $14,700)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,100

Ike Barinholtz, career statistics:

52 correct, 0 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
54.76% in first on buzzer (46/84)
3/3 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $9,300)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $30,400

Jalen Rose, career statistics:

4 correct, 6 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
8.33% in first on buzzer (7/84)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$200)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: -$1,100

Today’s interviews:

Jalen has a podcast that just released its 100th episode.
Ike recently got the chance to work with “up-and-coming young comedian” Mel Brooks.
Constance has a book and a film coming out.

Today’s interviews, part 2:

Jalen is a big fan of the Jeopardy! theme song and the Cheers! theme song.
Ike is a huge fan of Ken Jennings (the player) and played Alex Trebek on MAD TV.
Constance enjoyed blurting the answer out and playing at home.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Ike Barinholtz’s Coryat score through Double Jeopardy!, if doubled, would have been $32,600.
  • An Ike Barinholtz–Andy Richter matchup would have been epic.
  • While Constance was bleeped tonight on Celebrity Jeopardy, this is a reminder that these are not the first bleeps in the history of the show. Penn Jillette was bleeped, as well as Vincent Valenzuela.
  • Today’s box score: October 9, 2022 Celebrity Jeopardy! box score.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Ike $37,200 Constance $23,000 Jalen $1,000)

Constance: You can’t win unless you’re right and Ike isn’t. Go all in. (Actual bet: $23,000)

Ike: Standard cover bet over Constance is $8,801. (Actual bet: $8,801)

Jalen: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $1,000)

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

  1. Michael Johnston | October 9, 2022 at 5:58 pm |

    I’m 0-2 on the Celebrity FJs so far, a trend I hope to reverse tonight!

    • Michael Johnston | October 9, 2022 at 9:05 pm |

      Thank goodness for the easy ones. That gets me off the schneid for Celebrity FJ and a positive start to the week.

  2. What is “the greatest match I’ve ever seen in almost a decade of watching the show?”

  3. Was definitely glad to see Constance come alive at the end and be able to use those two daily doubles to make it competitive going into final. (I’m pretty sure they gave her more than the usual time to answer the avatar one, but I have no issues with them doing that for Celebrity J).

    and “What is t!t?” is now my favorite Jeopardy response.

  4. Not serious obviously but… Constance Wu for Second Chance Tournament? More seriously… Andy Richter for Second Chance Tournament?

  5. If not for Jalen Rose( I saw him play in the Final Four in NOLA), I would be 0-6 on knowing any of these “celebrities”. I guess, I’m not in the target audience for this Jeopardy off-shoot!!

  6. Christopher Denault | October 10, 2022 at 3:15 pm |

    No surprise to see Ike’s strong gameplay, as he’s been a regular player in LearnedLeague for the last six years running. Keeping your trivia skills sharp with online sites such as LL has already paid off for him – I expect his winning ways will continue.

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