Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, October 3, 2022

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category 20th Century Poem Endings) for Monday, October 3, 2022 (Season 39, Game 16):

These 5 words that end a poem are also a proverb; one citation across the centuries includes a reminder not to make the wall too high

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Jenny Millat, an artist & thrifter originally from Canton, Ohio
Jenny Millat on Jeopardy!
J. Scott Gabrysiak, a paralegal from North Mankato, Minnesota
J. Scott Gabrysiak on Jeopardy!
Cris Pannullo, a customer success operations manager from Ocean City, New Jersey (1-day total: $29,579)
Cris Pannullo on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Welcome to October! Cris Pannullo begins the month as Jeopardy! champion after defeating 4-day champion David Sibley in Friday’s matchup. You might have noticed that I’ve decided to publish my pregame thoughts later in the morning. Once again, this is a deliberate editorial choice in the hopes that this makes life more difficult for those who are stealing my content from this webpage. I may even continue to push back publication time, considering that the New York Times Clue of the Day has only been published in the actual New York Times newspaper for the last three weeks, and not on the Jeopardy! website itself.

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Correct response: What is “Good fences make good neighbors”?

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The famous proverb “Good fences make good neighbors” has been around in its various forms for centuries; Benjamin Franklin published it in Poor Richard’s Almanack in 1754 as “Love thy Neighbor; yet don’t pull down your Hedge”. Robert Frost used the “Good fences make good neighbors” form as the closing five words of his famous 1914 poem “Mending Wall”. The reference to not making the wall too high made in the clue dates back to 1640, and a letter from Rev. Ezekiel Rogers of Rowley, Massachusetts to Governor John Winthrop: “I have thought, that a good fence helpeth to keepe peace betweene neighbors; but let us take heede that we make not a high stone wall, to keepe us from meeting”.

Regarding this Final, I’m always a little bit worried about clues that have long answer lines like this one—there’s always more of a risk about there being an “incomplete response” situation because a contestant underestimates how long it takes to write down five words.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: What’s In The Box?; 20th Century Pop Music; Plane Talk; Medical Specialties; Chapter; “Verse”)

Cris started out slowly, not getting in until clue #8, but once he did, he found his stride immediately, picking up 6 correct (including a True Daily Double) before the first break. He picked up another six after the break to have nearly $10,000 at the second commercial.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Cris 6 correct 0 incorrect
Scott 4 correct 1 incorrect
Jenny 3 correct 3 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Cris 12 correct 0 incorrect
Scott 9 correct 1 incorrect
Jenny 5 correct 3 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: When Polk Was President; Geography; The Titans; A Common Category; Film Noir; Alliteration)

Cris made his first unforced error of his Jeopardy! run near the end of the Double Jeopardy! round; however, he’d already found both Daily Doubles and racked up a score over $30,000 by the time he had done so. Scores going into Final were Cris at $30,800, Jenny at $8,800, and Scott at $4,400.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Cris 26 correct 1 incorrect
Jenny 14 correct 4 incorrect
Scott 11 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 7 (2 today).

All three of our players knew what the show wanted. Unfortunately, Scott wasn’t able to complete his response in time, so only two players get credit for being correct. Cris’ two-day total is over $60,000, and he gets to play a third game tomorrow!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

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Scores going into Final:

Cris $30,800
Jenny $8,800
Scott $4,400

Tonight’s results:

Scott $4,400 – $4,400 = $0 (What is Good Fences make good neighbo)
Jenny $8,800 + $8,800 = $17,600 (What is Good fences make good neighbors? =))
Cris $30,800 + $3,000 = $33,800 (What is good fences make good neighbors) (2-day total: $63,379)

Cris Pannullo, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the October 3, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Cris $9,600
Scott $4,000
Jenny $800


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) PLANE TALK $800 (clue #15)
Cris 3000 +3000 (Scott 2200 Jenny -800)
2) GEOGRAPHY $1600 (clue #4)
Cris 11200 +4800 (Scott 4800 Jenny 2000)
3) THE TITANS $800 (clue #20, $8800 left on board)
Cris 28800 +400 (Scott 4800 Jenny 6800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 144

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $800
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 7 (0.44 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Cris $25,800 Coryat, 26 correct, 1 incorrect, 38.18% in first on buzzer (21/55), 3/3 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Jenny $8,800 Coryat, 14 correct, 4 incorrect, 30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Scott $4,400 Coryat, 11 correct, 3 incorrect, 21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $39,000
Lach Trash: $7,400 (on 7 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,800

Cris Pannullo, career statistics:

49 correct, 2 incorrect
6/6 on rebound attempts (on 13 rebound opportunities)
34.23% in first on buzzer (38/111)
5/5 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $16,200)
1/2 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,800

J. Scott Gabrysiak, career statistics:

11 correct, 4 incorrect
1/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
21.82% in first on buzzer (12/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,400

Jenny Millat, career statistics:

15 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
30.91% in first on buzzer (17/55)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,800

Cris Pannullo, to win:

3 games: 89.212%
4: 79.587%
5: 71.001%
6: 63.341%
7: 56.508%
Avg. streak: 10.269 games.

Today’s interviews:

Jenny is a big thrifter and bought a Matisse for $50.
Scott has a tattoo after losing a bet.
Cris has a pet rabbit named Lentils.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • I really think that Jeopardy! should institute a length limit on Final Jeopardy! correct answers to try to prevent occurrences of what happened to Scott.
  • Today’s box score: October 3, 2022 Box Score

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Cris $30,800 Jenny $8,800 Scott $4,400)

Cris: Bet between $0 and $13,199 and enjoy win #2! (Actual bet: $3,000)

Scott: You have to be right and hope that Jenny both misses and places a bet in order to take second. You might as well go all in, I guess? (Actual bet: $4,400)

Jenny: You’re guaranteed second place if you stand pat and bet $0. (Actual bet: $8,800)

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16 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Monday, October 3, 2022"

  1. Michael Johnston | October 3, 2022 at 10:31 am |

    tch There’s no way I’d make that connection without a bigger hint :/

    Current FJ streak: 2L

    • Familiar with the proverb but not the poem. Failure here, too.

    • Me three . . . 🙄

    • I was glad that it was asking for the phrase instead of the name of the poem but I was quite sure that Robert Frost had written a poem that had “good fences make good neighbors” somewhere in it, so it seemed more likely that it WAS in the end of that poem than something else about fences or walls being at the end of some other fairly famous poem.

  2. I was going to guess, “Another brick in the wall.” 🙂

  3. Good fences makes good neighbors is a good phrase for wheel of fortune but I would not be able to know what this means though. Good game by chris and Jen. Congrats to him winning again

  4. Andy, in response to Scott not getting credit because he ran out of time – since he said ‘great’ instead of ‘good’ would he still not have been correct since it’s a direct quote?

  5. This might be a good argument to bring out the keyboard tech they used for Eddie Timanus as the handwriting as of late has been looking not so great.

  6. Crud, saw a fellow Ohioan and hoped she’d be victorious 😉

  7. Perhaps Cris will break $100,000 tomorrow if he continues winning. As for the correct FJ response, too many words to write down in 30 seconds when one has to think of it, then write it down.

  8. Another game where the contestants played well, no video categories, and yet two unplayed clues. They should really do something about this in my opinion.

  9. Using a keyboard for Final Jeopardy might open the door for longer answers such as this. Although I didn’t get the answer tonight, I’m confident I could have typed it out in a few seconds if I had. I’m not so sure I could have written it in time.

  10. My issue with keyboard is that I don’t know how many times I make a typo when typing fast, i.e., ‘m’ instead of ‘n’, and would hate to lose a game that way.

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