Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, November 23, 2022

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Seconds in History) for Wednesday, November 23, 2022 (Season 39, Game 53):

The Fortune, the 2nd ship to land at this harbor, disappointed those already there, carrying 35 new residents & “not so much as bisket-cake”

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

John Dorsey, a loan operations specialist from Potomac, Maryland
John Dorsey on Jeopardy!
Katy Rudolphy, a civil servant from Grand Prairie, Texas
Katy Rudolphy on Jeopardy!
Cris Pannullo, a customer success operations manager from Ocean City, New Jersey (12-day total: $380,881)
Cris Pannullo on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Cris Pannullo returned from a long layoff yesterday without skipping a beat, picking up victory number 12 in last night’s game. Today’s game sees Texas’ Katy Rudolphy and Maryland’s John Dorsey hope to play “Giant Killer”, while Cris hopes to break the $400,000 mark.

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Correct response: What is Plymouth Harbor?

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The arrival of the ship Fortune to the Pilgrim colony in 1621 came as a surprise to the Pilgrims; the colony was already struggling, and colony governor William Bradford was not entirely enthused at what was occurring. He wrote, “The plantation was glad of this addition of strength, but could have wished that many of them had been of better class, and all of them better furnished with provisions; but that could not now be helped”. Famous passengers on the Fortune included Philip Delano; whose descendants include Presidents Grant, Coolidge, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt.

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: A 20Th Century Facts Production; Arrondissements Of Paris; A Loud Category; A Matter Of Degrees; Shared Last Names; Lose A Letter)

Cris found the first Daily Double very early, but couldn’t pull out too much of an advantage afterward, as Katy and John both did well near the bottom of the boards; Cris’ lead was only $2,800 after 30 clues.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Cris 7 correct 1 incorrect
Katy 4 correct 0 incorrect
John 3 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Cris 15 correct 1 incorrect
Katy 7 correct 0 incorrect
John 6 correct 0 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Translators; Cities & Towns Of The Bible; An “F” In Opera; Notable African Americans; Disney Do-Overs; Speech Of The Dickens)

Double Jeopardy! saw John find the first Daily Double; unfortunately, he lost $5,000 on an incorrect response. Meanwhile, Cris picked up $7,000 on the last one to take a commanding lead. He did not come close to losing the runaway before the end of the round; scores going into the 61st clue were Cris at $28,000, Katy at $9,000, and John at $5,400.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Cris 28 correct 2 incorrect
Katy 11 correct 1 incorrect
John 16 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 12 (0 today).

Only Cris was correct in Final—Cris has crossed over the $400,000 mark and now has victory number 13. He’ll go for number 14 tomorrow!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, November 23, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Cris $28,000
Katy $9,000
John $5,400

Tonight’s results:

John $5,400 – $3,601 = $1,799 (What is Jamestown?)
Katy $9,000 – $1,801 = $7,199 (What is Jamestown?)
Cris $28,000 + $7,221 = $35,221 (What is Plymouth) (13-day total: $416,102)

Cris Pannullo, today's Jeopardy! winner (for the November 23, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Cris $7,400
Katy $4,600
John $3,200


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) A 20th CENTURY FACTS PRODUCTION $1000 (clue #2)
Cris 800 +1000 (Katy 0 John 0)
John 6000 -5000 (Cris 10200 Katy 4600)
3) TRANSLATORS $1200 (clue #9, $24400 left on board)
Cris 12200 +7000 (Katy 4600 John 1800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 74

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! Round:
Cris 4 5*

DJ! Round:
Cris 4 4 4 3*
John 3 3 5* 2† 1†

(* means the Daily Double was found; † means a selection in the same category the first Daily Double was found in.)

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Cris 4.00
Katy 0.00
John 2.80

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 12 (0.23 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Cris $22,200 Coryat, 28 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.37% in first on buzzer (27/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Katy $9,000 Coryat, 11 correct, 1 incorrect, 17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
John $10,400 Coryat, 16 correct, 1 incorrect, 29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $41,600
Lach Trash: $4,600 (on 4 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $7,800

Cris Pannullo, career statistics:

388 correct, 28 incorrect
23/24 on rebound attempts (on 54 rebound opportunities)
47.35% in first on buzzer (349/737)
27/30 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $90,700)
8/13 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,646

Katy Rudolphy, career statistics:

11 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
17.54% in first on buzzer (10/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,000

John Dorsey, career statistics:

16 correct, 3 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 3 rebound opportunities)
29.82% in first on buzzer (17/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $10,400

Cris Pannullo, to win:

14 games: 91.970%
15: 84.586%
16: 77.794%
17: 71.547%
18: 65.802%
Avg. streak: 24.454 games.

Today’s interviews:

John got to play Zoom trivia against Joe Kennedy.
Katy would watch Jeopardy! with her grandmother over the summer.
Cris is the oldest of five children.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • Cris moves to 9th in regular play winnings, 19th in all-time winnings including tournaments, and 16th in terms of number of correct responses.
  • I was amused at the ARRONDISSEMENTS OF PARIS $200 clue—my OQL USA team played against Cris’s on Sunday evening; one of the direct questions posed to my side in that match was about the Louvre (yes, we got it correct.) The game ended in a 47–47 tie.
  • Today’s box score: November 23, 2022 Box Score.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Cris $28,000 Katy $9,000 John $5,400)

Cris: Bet no more than $9,999 and enjoy today’s victory! (Actual bet: $7,221)

Katy: Standard cover bet over John is $1,801. (Actual bet: $1,801)

John: You should bet at least $1,801 to have a chance at second place. (Actual bet: $3,601)

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15 Comments on "Today’s Final Jeopardy – Wednesday, November 23, 2022"

  1. Neat tidbit on Philip Delano. I had no idea that one of the second arrivals at Plymouth had a connection to three presidents. It would be funny if he was one of the ones William Bradford wished was of better class.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you! I realize Canadians already celebrated it some six weeks ago 😉.

  3. I guessed Plymouth Rock. I guess that would not be deemed correct.

  4. Michael Johnston | November 23, 2022 at 10:03 am | Reply

    I guessed Plymouth just based on the implied hunger of the existing residents. I could stand to learn more about the colony :/

  5. Plymouth was my guess as well. I mean tehre are so many towns of plymouth within the states of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Massachusettes and Connecticut. Happy thanksgiving to you and your family Andy! Still congrats to Cris winning again. This is pretty much my wheelhousue since I studied about the landing of Plymouth in history class

    • For sure there are many towns of Plymouth in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Massachusetts, Connecticut, etc, but how many of them are harbors? Remember, the clue included “at this harbor.” Still, this was a fairly easy one.

      • I think Lou meant all those towns also named Plymouth was an indication that the original Plymouth was so famous it influenced the naming of these other towns, thus maybe famous enough for this clue to be about it. However, there are a lot of towns named Jamestown, too.

  6. Surprised that 2 out of 3 missed this. I thought for sure it would be a Triple Get. My guess is that the two who missed it thought Plymouth was too obvious and, therefore, went with the second choice of Jamestown. That would make sense considering the category was “Seconds in History.” They apparently were misled into taking the second choice. 🙂

    • I also assumed it was Jamestown, not because of the “too obvious” or “second” things, but because Plymouth is MOST known for where the Pilgrims landed and Jamestown is MOST known for starvation. Unfortunately, I kept thinking ‘Roanoke’ and I was sure that was not right, but it was keeping me from being able to think of the name I was trying for (‘Jamestown’) fast enough, but fortunately, I just went with Plymouth (which I could remember because I don’t get it confused with Roanoke).

  7. Pizza Face Fred | November 23, 2022 at 10:47 pm | Reply

    Cantons, parishes, yes. Arrondissements, no. New one on me. More Bible stuff. Are there other religions in the world?

  8. When contestants are to come to the studio for taping, do they know at that time approximately when their show will be aired? Obviously not the exact date since they don’t know what “team(?)” they will be on, but just the general time it will air, like around Thanksgiving or around mid-March, such that they could brush up on related facts like American colonies or Julius Caesar [because Jeopardy! so often has calendar(?)-related clues like today’s FJ].

    • Generally, yes; however, this week’s contestants likely would not have been specifically told they were airing the week of Thanksgiving, as doing so might have been seen as a Tournament of Champions spoiler.

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