Celebrity Jeopardy! Game Recap – Sunday, November 6, 2022


Warning: This page may contain spoilers for the November 6, 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:

Melissa Rauch, an actor from “The Big Bang Theory” and “Night Court”, playing for Oscar’s Kids
Melissa Rauch on Jeopardy!
Joel Kim Booster, an actor from “Fire Island” and a comedian, playing for Selah Neighborhood Homeless Coalition
Joel Kim Booster on Jeopardy!
Ray Romano, an actor from “Everybody Loves Raymond” and “The Irishman”, playing for Harvest Home
Ray Romano on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Tonight on Celebrity Jeopardy!, one of Melissa Rauch, Joel Kim Booster, and Ray Romano will be joining John Michael Higgins and Wil Wheaton in next week’s semifinal. (In case you’re wondering about one of Melissa Rauch’s credits, a rebooted Night Court is coming to NBC later this season.)

Also, after last week’s game, I would like to make one thing abundantly clear: The fans who criticized Hasan Minhaj last week deserve every single last word of Hasan’s apology on Jimmy Fallon. Celebrity Jeopardy! has been exactly like this for the past 30 years, and Hasan’s performance was 100% not out of the ordinary. Jeopardy! “fans” are completely out of line here and need to learn how to react better.


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Final Jeopardy category: Brands

Final Jeopardy! clue: With wood becoming more difficult to source, this company turned to plastic for its automatic binding bricks, introduced in 1949


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Correct response: What is LEGO?


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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Fire Island; Big ____; Ready For My Nude Scene; Bernie & Bernadette; All About Alliterative Book Characters; Everybody Loves Rain, Man)

Joel got off to the best start, doing better on the high-valued clues, to take a small lead; Melissa Rauch struggled on the signaling device early. Coming out of the break, Joel continued his strong play, but took some ribbing from Ray on a very conservative Daily Double bet.

Statistics after 15 clues:

Joel 6 correct 1 incorrect
Ray 6 correct 1 incorrect
Melissa 2 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Joel 12 correct 1 incorrect
Ray 10 correct 1 incorrect
Melissa 5 correct 0 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Lost In Exploration; Books & Authors; Human Anatomy & Physiology; Sitcoms; Fun With Flags; Starts With 2 Vowels)

In a game where even Mayim commented that the players were “all business”, Joel continued his strong play at the bottom of the board, his second incorrect response of “Gotham” notwithstanding. Melissa missed the round’s first Daily Double, while the second got to wait until after the break. Ray found that one and fell back $1,500, while Joel continued his strong play.

Statistics after 45 clues:

Joel 18 correct 2 incorrect
Melissa 8 correct 1 incorrect
Ray 12 correct 1 incorrect

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Joel 23 correct 3 incorrect
Ray 18 correct 2 incorrect
Melissa 8 correct 1 incorrect

Triple Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Ballet & Opera; Facts About Countries; History In Comedy; Politics; Dog-Gone Words; Johnny Gilbert Says The No. 1 Hits)

Joel’s preparation was very much paying off; he extended his lead! Ray made a last-gasp attempt with a late Daily Double, but an incorrect response cemented a runaway for Joel! Scores going into Final were Joel at $18,600, with Ray at $3,300 and Melissa at $3,300.

Statistics after Triple Jeopardy:

Joel 33 correct 4 incorrect
Ray 21 correct 4 incorrect
Melissa 12 correct 3 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 0 (0 today).

Joel was the only correct player in Final; he’s a semi-finalist!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Celebrity Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Sunday, November 6, 2022 Celebrity Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Joel $18,600
Ray $3,300
Melissa $3,300

Tonight’s results:

Melissa $3,300 – $3,300 = $0 (What)
Ray $3,300 – $3,258 = $42 (What is We Should be Able To Pause!)
Joel $18,600 + $400 = $19,000 (What are Legos?) (Semi-Finalist)


Joel Kim Booster, today's Celebrity Jeopardy! winner (for November 6, 2022)


Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Joel $4,500
Ray $1,600
Melissa $1,500


Scores after the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Joel $10,300
Ray $4,900
Melissa $2,200


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Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) FIRE ISLAND $200 (clue #27)
Joel 3800 +200 (Ray 1300 Melissa 1500)
2) SITCOMS $800 (clue #4)
Melissa 2100 -500 (Ray 1600 Joel 3900)
3) HUMAN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY $800 (clue #20)
Ray 2800 -1500 (Joel 8700 Melissa 2200)
4) DOG-GONE WORDS $900 (clue #8)
Joel 13000 +2000 (Ray 4600 Melissa 1300)
5) BALLET & OPERA $900 (clue #18)
Melissa 1900 +200 (Ray 6100 Joel 15300)
6) FACTS ABOUT COUNTRIES $900 (clue #26, $5400 left on board)
Ray 7300 -4000 (Joel 15900 Melissa 2100)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: -101

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:

Joel $17,500 Coryat, 33 correct, 4 incorrect, 40.96% in first on buzzer (34/83), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Ray $8,800 Coryat, 21 correct, 4 incorrect, 26.51% in first on buzzer (22/83), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Melissa $4,500 Coryat, 12 correct, 3 incorrect, 14.46% in first on buzzer (12/83), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $30,800
Lach Trash: $15,900 (on 21 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,300

Ray Romano, career statistics:

21 correct, 5 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
26.51% in first on buzzer (22/83)
0/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,500)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $8,800

Joel Kim Booster, career statistics:

34 correct, 4 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
40.96% in first on buzzer (34/83)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $2,200)
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,500

Melissa Rauch, career statistics:

12 correct, 4 incorrect
0/1 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
14.46% in first on buzzer (12/83)
1/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$300)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,500

Andy’s Thoughts:

Today’s interviews:

Melissa is playing for Oscar’s Kids.
Joel is playing for Selah Neighborhood Homeless Coalition.
Ray is playing for Harvest Home.

Today’s interviews, part 2:

Melissa was always the shy kid during Classroom Jeopardy.
Joel is close friends with two former contestants, including Louis Virtel.
Ray loves the show and plays it by pausing the DVR. (Like my father.)

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Joel $18,600 Ray $3,300 Melissa $3,300)

Ray: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $3,258)

Joel: Bet between $0 and $11,999 and enjoy your spot in the semis! (Actual bet: $400)

Melissa: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $3,300)

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20 Comments on "Celebrity Jeopardy! Game Recap – Sunday, November 6, 2022"

  1. And now for this week’s episode of “Which Jeopardy! legend will present a category in Triple Jeopardy?”

    I’m guessing either James Holzhauer or (one of) The Big Three. Let’s see how right that prediction is…

  2. Michael Johnston | November 6, 2022 at 9:14 pm |

    Went three out of four on the bonus Jeopardy! clues (I couldn’t pull Emma Thompson’s name out of my memory 🙁 ), and got the FJ.
    Looking forward to the ToC this week and hoping we get to see the game on Tuesday (there’s a good chance the show will get preempted for election coverage).

    • I also could not remember who played Travers in Saving Mr. Banks, but I made the mistake of only listening and not looking at the screen during that clue. Hopefully, I would have recognized Emma Thompson had I seen her 😁 .

  3. Judy Lichtman | November 6, 2022 at 9:15 pm |

    Tonight’s show seemed a little boring compared to the other ones that have aired. It’s Celebrity Jeopardy! It should be fun. And Hasan was great on Jimmy Fallon. I’m not usually awake so I’m glad I was awake.

  4. Judy Lichtman | November 6, 2022 at 9:27 pm |

    I’ve had quite a few discussions with the people who don’t believe in fun.

  5. Geez Andy is being brutal today. I don’t disagree with you but you are only feeding the pieces of garbage you mention here.

  6. Joel did so well! His SF match is going to be fun to watch.

    I do wish the celebs are better at wagering. But hey it’s just celebs!

    • I could not believe that not one of them buzzed in at all on a mere $100 clue that was “a Hawaiian island” — regardless of the rest of the clue, chances are it was Oahu (which it was) and they’d only be risking $100! [And I bet every one of them has been to Hawaii at least once, so should know from that (if not from Hawaii-5-0) that Honolulu is on Oahu.]

      Andy, do you have any idea if the lowest value clue in the first column has ever been a Triple Stumper before? [Maybe whether any “first row clue” has ever had NO ONE even buzz in before?]

  7. Pizza Face Fred | November 7, 2022 at 12:21 am |

    So the “automatic binding bricks” were previously made of wood? Talk about labor intensive! A joke, that was a joke! I watch Celebrity Jeopardy! to see if it’s possible for me to miss a question. I have to admit I like the casual atmosphere and repartee among the contestants and host. It’s kind of relaxing to watch compared to regular Jeopardy! . . .

    • I didn’t know they were originally made of wood, and I didn’t think they’d been around for quite that long in their current form. But I still guessed LEGO based on my inability to come up with anything better.

  8. bill vollmer | November 7, 2022 at 12:08 pm |

    Tonight’s Celebrity Jeopardy WAS subdued (at least during the first two rounds) as compared to previous shows/specials. Andy, and, Hassan, were right. Celebrity Jeopardy is an much about fun as is it is about the competition.
    I guesses wrong on the “clue for you” about who Teddy Rosevelt succeded, couldn’t think of the name of the actress from “Saving Mr. Banks.” Had a least an idea of the title from the first of the series of books about Narnia (but think I had the order of the witch and lion wrong. The audio of my recording kept cutting out during the last third of tonights game. Wouldn’t have helped me with the final “Clue for You.” I had no idea that Lucas and Speilberg might’ve drawn inspiration for Indiana Jones, at least in part from the subject of the “Clue for You.”
    As for tonight’s Final Jeopardy, my first thought was “What are Legos?” and, of course was right. Later I thought of other building toys but a) thought they all had been introduced before 1949, or after 1949, and, b) wasn’t sre if they were originally made from wood or, still are made from some type of (synthetic) wood substance. Glad I stuck with my first idea.

    • When the original “board” clue came up (that the “clue for you” expanded on), The Lost City of Z is what immediately came to mind for me, so when Johnny Gilbert first began reading off that (always a bit long-winded) “clue for you”, I thought to myself that I bet it was going to be about The Lost City of Z. Bazinga!

      I also got Lego right, but I noticed that even in Celebrity Jeopardy they feel they have to twist up the wording of the clue — was it 1949 when its wooden automatic binding bricks were introduced or was that when they converted them to plastic? I feel the wording implies that the bricks themselves had formerly been made of wood, but in looking it up, it seems the company mostly made other wood toys. They didn’t quit making wood toys until about ’54/’55 following the last of several fires (over several years) that had each burnt down their whole wooden-toy operation and inventory (but they had starting making the plastic LEGOs in 1949 due to wood shortages).

  9. people on social media complain about stuff (and other people on social media complain about the complainers)

    in other news, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west
    (well, not REALLY. But that is how it appears relative to our vantage point)

  10. Not that it would have made a difference, but I’m glad that the producers have decided to accept “Legos”, albeit it is not the name of the company.

    • Actually the company insists that the items be called “LEGO bricks” rather than LEGOs, but I agree with you that it is right that it should have been acceptable as the FJ! response in this situation.

  11. I’m actually surprised that the show made an FCC violation by using a word in the George Carlin 7 in one of the clues. I thought that game shows aren’t supposed to use George Carlin 7 words anywhere in the show.

    • which one of the 7 was it?
      I didn’t really notice

      • At first I thought Keith was making a joke about the “titular corpse” in Weekend at Bernie’s, but now I think he is talking about Alice Walker’s “I think it pisses God off…”.

        The FCC doesn’t have a specific list of words AND doesn’t automatically do anything about a “violation” except in response to complaints. They mostly just have guidance and one of the generalities of that guidance is that “pissed off” as in “angry” is OK, but usually not the single word in reference to actual urination.

        Even to rule words obscene the words must be overtly pornographic, having no literary, artistic, political or scientific value. I’m not sure how such words can have any political VALUE [unless perhaps being quoted in a political debate about banning them], but even if “pissed off” was in the obscene category instead of the indecent category, in this case I think it would fall under the “literary value” exception.

  12. Aside from contrasting to Hasan Minhaj, I feel like these three are just not particularly exuberant people, though I am far less familiar with Joel Kim Booster (having already known who he was from ads for Fire Island, but not having seen him on anything). [Despite the fairly diverse group of contestants so far, there have only been two I did not “know” — a sportscaster and a young actress.] Of course, Melissa said right off that she is kind of shy and Ray’s usual shtick is low-key.

    Andy said Melissa Rauch struggled on the signaling device but I’m thinking [curiously, not argumentatively] how could you tell? During the show I was thinking “has there ever been any Jeopardy! episode when buzzing in was so universally slow? I don’t think any of these three contestants (including Joel) would have had any chance at all of being first on the buzzer against any of the celebrity contestants that had gone before.

    And Ray Romano was not only technically framing his responses in the form of a question, the rhythm, pace and inflection of his voice was so obviously “questioning” that had he forgotten to say the “what is” I don’t see how he could get ruled “not in the form of a question”! [Not that he was ever in that situation, I just found it quite amusing that he was so CLEARLY that way on all of his responses, correct or not.]

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