Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, October 10, 2022

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Brand Names) for Monday, October 10, 2022 (Season 39, Game 21):

A neighbor’s charcoal drawing of Ann Turner Cook at age 4 or 5 months won a 1928 contest to appear in ads for this brand

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Allie Nudelman, a health care policy professional from Brooklyn, New York
Allie Nudelman on Jeopardy!
Eugene Hahm, an attorney from Oakland, California
Eugene Hahm on Jeopardy!
Cris Pannullo, a customer success operations manager from Ocean City, New Jersey (6-day total: $162,080)
Cris Pannullo on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Another week of Jeopardy! begins; this one will be the final week of regular play before the Second Chance Tournament and the 30th Tournament of Champions. Cris Pannullo cemented his place in the 31st Tournament of Champions with his play last week; will Cris win game #7? Today’s challengers are Eugene Hahm and Allie Nudelman.

Meanwhile, if you missed last night’s Celebrity Jeopardy, it is available on demand or on Hulu. If you haven’t, I think that it’s not a stretch of the imagination to think that Ike Barinholtz would have been able to pass the Anytime Test and would have been a reasonable player on the civilian version of the program! At this point, he has to be the favorite to win next Sunday’s first semifinal. I also have to say that I’m disappointed that Andy Richter lost—a match between Richter and Barinholtz would have been epic.

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Correct response: What is Gerber?

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In 1928, the Fremont Canning Company was looking for a new face to advertise its new product—strained and canned baby food. Daniel and Dorothy Gerber had an ill baby daughter; their pediatrician suggested specially prepared food; Dorothy suggested that Fremont begin mass producing this food after it was successful with their daughter. Many drawings were submitted to be the “face” of the company’s ad campaign for the new product; an unfinished charcoal sketch of Ann Turner Cook, drawn by Dorothy Hope Smith, won the contest.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: A View To The Bridge; Remembering Past Lives; The Bartender’s Toolbox; Critical “Mass”; Sporty Books; Around The Horn)

Allie got off to a very good start to today’s game, picking up 5 correct at $4,000 before the first break. However, Cris found the first Daily Double, doubled up, and it was off to the races for him for there, with a season-best $14,200 after the opening 30 clues.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Cris 7 correct 1 incorrect
Allie 5 correct 0 incorrect
Eugene 3 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Cris 16 correct 1 incorrect
Allie 10 correct 0 incorrect
Eugene 4 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Pen Names; Spineless Creatures; How Did They Die?; Nationally Monumental; Places In Movie Titles; Only One Consonant Words)

Cris went 6-for-6 in the $2,000 row today and picked up $5,000 on each Daily Double in Double Jeopardy. This was an absolute romp; going into Final, Cris had $44,600, to Allie’s $3,800 and Eugene’s $1,600.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Cris 35 correct 1 incorrect
Allie 13 correct 3 incorrect
Eugene 5 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 8 (1 today).

Cris and Allie were both correct in Final; Cris bet over $15,000 and ended up with a season high win to date of nearly $60,000! That has to have been intimidating for future players watching today’s game in the audience! Cris will go for win #8 tomorrow!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Monday, October 10, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Cris $44,600
Allie $3,800
Eugene $1,600

Tonight’s results:

Eugene $1,600 – $414 = $1,186 (What is Mortons?)
Allie $3,800 + $51 = $3,851 (What is Gerber?)
Cris $44,600 + $15,221 = $59,821 (What is Gerber?) (7-day total: $221,901)

Cris Pannullo, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 10, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Cris $14,200
Allie $6,200
Eugene $2,000

Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) REMEMBERING PAST LIVES $1000 (clue #18)
Cris 6200 +6200 (Eugene 1800 Allie 4000)
2) PEN NAMES $2000 (clue #4)
Cris 16200 +5000 (Eugene 400 Allie 6200)
3) HOW DID THEY DIE? $1200 (clue #14, $16400 left on board)
Cris 26000 +5000 (Eugene 1600 Allie 2200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 150

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: HOW DID THEY DIE? $400
Total Left On Board: $400
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 8 (0.38 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Cris $32,600 Coryat, 35 correct, 1 incorrect, 57.14% in first on buzzer (32/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Allie $3,800 Coryat, 13 correct, 3 incorrect, 28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Eugene $1,600 Coryat, 5 correct, 2 incorrect, 10.71% in first on buzzer (6/56), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,000
Lach Trash: $8,400 (on 6 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,200

Cris Pannullo, career statistics:

208 correct, 15 incorrect
16/17 on rebound attempts (on 35 rebound opportunities)
46.08% in first on buzzer (182/395)
15/17 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $48,100)
4/7 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,771

Eugene Hahm, career statistics:

5 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
10.71% in first on buzzer (6/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $1,600

Allie Nudelman, career statistics:

14 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
28.57% in first on buzzer (16/56)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,800

Cris Pannullo, to win:

8 games: 90.373%
9: 81.673%
10: 73.811%
11: 66.705%
12: 60.284%
Avg. streak: 16.388 games.

Today’s interviews:

Allie took her wedding guests to a Mets game, where the Mets threw a no-hitter.
Eugene had a knack for winning radio contests.
Cris worked as a sports data provider helping US soccer teams.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • $221,901 is the 19th-best regular play winnings total of all time.
  • $59,821 is the 38th-best one-day total of all time, and the 17th-best not belonging to James Holzhauer.
  • $32,600 is tied for the 47th-best single-game Coryat score of all time.
  • Today’s box score: October 10, 2022 Box Score.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Cris $44,600 Allie $3,800 Eugene $1,600)

Cris: Bet between $0 and $36,999 and enjoy win #7! (Actual bet: $15,221)

Eugene: Bet whatever you’d like. (Actual bet: $414)

Allie: Bet between $0 and $599 and guarantee yourself second place. (Actual bet: $51)

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25 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, October 10, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | October 10, 2022 at 9:23 am |

    A drawing of a baby for a brand ad had to be Gerber, although I did not know it was that old.

  2. My godfather did the lithography for the label.

  3. Within a second of reading today’s FJ clue, I responded out loud by saying “GERBER”. Perhaps Cris might know this to win his 7th game.

  4. I got it by complete guess – it is one of the reasons I love the Jeopardy clues. You can get rewarded for very “general knowledge” and deduction abilities.

    Andy – Happy Thanksgiving.

  5. This is the reason why my brothers loved Gerber baby formula when they were little. I got this one because Gerber was so popular in the old days. Congrats to Cris on a big win today and happy to see Allie getting this one.

  6. I thought there were two possible answers to Final today: Gerber and Coppertone.

    Alas, I went with Coppertone’s little one at the beach.

    As they would say at Coppertone, “I got burned.”

    • Donald Musick | October 10, 2022 at 6:19 pm |

      Not sure who was the inspiration for the original Coppertone girl but actress Jodie Foster played her in a commercial when she was younger.

    • I love your comment. Like most of the others I immediately thought ‘GERBER’, but then I started thinking
      ‘but the clue had said age 4 or 5 YEARS and I know the GERBER image was a baby” and changed my mind to Morton’s [Salt]. I wonder if the same thing happened to Eugene? [I think the term “age” just immediately makes me think “years”. Duh! 🤕]

      • No…the clue said 4 or 5 months. Not years

        • I said I started THINKING it said that, NOT that it DID say that! Then I followed up at the end by saying “age” had made ME think “years”, then Duh (as in derogatory to myself)!

          When one THINKS one read it right, one often doesn’t go back and spend part of the 30 seconds reading it again, though clearly I had done so afterward. [If you had re-read my post a 2nd time slowly, you might not have misunderstood it.]

  7. Bad luck for the show on the Federer question.

  8. Doug Bowden | October 10, 2022 at 7:50 pm |

    So Allie’s a big Mets fan….well so am I, and if anyone shares her feelings on their way early exit from the playoffs last night it’s me. So sorry. Oh and too bad she had to face Cris too.

  9. I knew it was Gerber – the baby, Ann Turner Cook died this past June at age 95. I saw an interview with her on CBS Sunday Morning and she was lovely. The Morton salt girl wasn’t a baby.
    Cris is amazing!!

  10. Jim Cardillo | October 10, 2022 at 8:24 pm |

    So “Ford” was not an acceptable answer on the 1st DD, but Ken doesn’t ask him to be more specific? I need to better learn the rules.

    • That struck me as very strange as well. Ken just asked for more specificity on the “[Joseph] McCarthy” Daily Double.

      Also, play all of the clues!

      • I understand the rule in theory, but because it begins to get a bit blurry as to the mid-point for famous enough (or unique enough) for only a last name, I think they should start requiring first and last names. I believe Andy has said before that the “uniqueness” rule is common to trivia contests, but I feel that Jeopardy! has become above mere “trivia” (and except for celebrities) attracts competitive enough contestants to expect them to know the whole name — especially if they began to do that in their online try-outs, too.

        • I was recently surprised that they accepted only Caesar as a response when the clue was about Julius Caesar as I thought “Caesar” was a title, not a surname. However, I have since found that it only became a title for Roman emperors about a century after Julius Caesar was emperor of Rome.

        • I think it’s fine to require the first name on that question, but Ken should ask him to be more specific. Were they going to count him incorrect if he didn’t say it on his own before time expired?

    • Here’s the significantly likelier outcome:

      While Ken was looking over at the judges to determine whether or not to accept/prompt, Cris added the first name on his own volition.

  11. Pizza Face Fred | October 10, 2022 at 10:42 pm |

    Few people know that the Quaker Oats mascot is modeled after a four- or five-month-old boy in a white wig . . .

  12. Michael pickering | October 11, 2022 at 11:59 am |

    Would the answer “Gerbers” with the added “s” be a correct answer?
    Just want to know for the Final Answer Contest with the wife.

    • Would the show accept it on the actual show? I don’t know.
      Would the show tell you to accept it if you wrote to them because they would probably be more lenient towards the home viewer? Probably.

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