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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Names in U.S. History) for Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (Season 39, Game 57):
This father was the only man among the 13 plaintiffs in a class-action case filed in 1951
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Matt Harvey, a healthcare administrator from Providence, Rhode Island
|Sheila Anderson, a philanthropic advisor from Seattle, Washington
|Cris Pannullo, a customer success operations manager from Ocean City, New Jersey (16-day total: $566,344)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Cris Pannullo won his 16th game yesterday in his 14th runaway, even though he wasn’t leading after the Jeopardy! round. Today, he faces Sheila Anderson and Matt Harvey. When a player’s streak gets this long, the question starts to get asked: when will Cris lose? Cris’s loss, whenever that is, will come down to the inherent variance within a game of Jeopardy!—the categories, the signaling device, and most importantly, the Daily Doubles. Cris has done an impeccable job of keeping Daily Doubles to himself, and he’ll only get stronger on the signaling device once he gets used to it at the start of a tape day. I also think that most viewers aren’t as aware of the inherent variance in a game as they should be, which leads to absurd statements and accusations made on social media by these viewers.
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Correct response: Who is Oliver Brown?
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Oliver Brown was a Topeka welder who was one of the 13 plaintiffs in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which ruled in 1954 that American state laws regarding public school segregation were unconstitutional. The full list of plaintiffs were Darlene Brown, Oliver Brown, Lena Carper, Sadie Emmanuel, Marguerite Emmerson, Shirla Fleming, Zelma Henderson, Shirley Hodison, Maude Lawton, Alma Lewis, Iona Richardson, Vivian Scales, and Lucinda Todd. Thurgood Marshall, who later became the first African-American Surpreme Court justice, was the NAACP’s chief counsel.
(Categories: Politicians Back In The Day; We Make That Vehicle; Annual Events; Tv Cartoon Villains; How Tall/Long/High?; “Give” Or “Take”)
Cris seemed to struggle early on with incorrect responses, which gave Matt an early opening; Matt found the Daily Double and doubled up to hold a bit of a lead after 15 clues! In the second half of the round, Cris made up some of the deficit but for the second day in a row, a challenger led after the Jeopardy! round!
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Matt 7 correct 1 incorrect
Cris 4 correct 2 incorrect
Sheila 2 correct 1 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Matt 10 correct 2 incorrect
Cris 12 correct 3 incorrect
Sheila 5 correct 2 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: German Cities; Cast Upon The Waters; Nobel Literature Prize Winners; Huff & Puff; Molecules; More Than One Silent Letter)
This round came down to the Daily Doubles—again. Matt found the first one and only bet $5,000. However, it left Cris an opening with the second Daily Double still in play, and Cris took it—doubling his score on clue 19 to take the lead! Things got very close after Matt rebounded a $2,000 neg by Cris, but the scores going into Final were Cris at $24,000, Matt at $21,400, and Sheila at $4,200.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Cris 22 correct 5 incorrect
Matt 23 correct 5 incorrect
Sheila 7 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 12 (0 today).
Sheila and Cris got Final correct—and that was enough for Cris to win game #17! He’ll go for win #18 tomorrow!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Tuesday, November 29, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Sheila $4,200 + $0 = $4,200 (Who is Brown?)
Matt $21,400 – $12,999 = $8,401 (Who is James)
Cris $24,000 + $20,000 = $44,000 (Who is Brown) (17-day total: $610,344)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) HOW TALL/LONG/HIGH? $600 (clue #8)
Matt 2000 +2000 (Cris 800 Sheila 800)
2) MORE THAN ONE SILENT LETTER $2000 (clue #8)
Matt 13600 +5000 (Cris 6400 Sheila 1800)
3) NOBEL LITERATURE PRIZE WINNERS $800 (clue #19, $8800 left on board)
Cris 12400 +12400 (Sheila 1800 Matt 17400)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 237
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Cris 4 5 5 4
Matt 4 4 3*
Cris 4 3 4 5 5 4 3 4 3 2 2*
Matt 3 4 4 3 5* 3 5
Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:
J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 12 (0.21 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles
Cris $12,400 Coryat, 22 correct, 5 incorrect, 42.11% in first on buzzer (24/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 6 rebound opportunities)
Matt $17,000 Coryat, 23 correct, 5 incorrect, 36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57), 4/5 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
Sheila $4,200 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $33,600
Lach Trash: $8,800 (on 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $11,600
Cris Pannullo, career statistics:
509 correct, 40 incorrect
28/29 on rebound attempts (on 68 rebound opportunities)
48.19% in first on buzzer (465/965)
35/38 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $142,900)
11/17 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,176
Sheila Anderson, career statistics:
8 correct, 2 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 9 rebound opportunities)
14.04% in first on buzzer (8/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $4,200
Matt Harvey, career statistics:
23 correct, 6 incorrect
4/5 on rebound attempts (on 7 rebound opportunities)
36.84% in first on buzzer (21/57)
2/2 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $7,000)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,000
Cris Pannullo, to win:
18 games: 92.259%
Avg. streak: 28.919 games.
Matt was an extra in a TV movie as a 16-year-old.
Sheila was proposed to with a “taco truck” ring.
Cris is not particularly superstitious but has had the same lunch every day when taping.
- Cris moves to 9th overall in terms of overall money won on the show, including tournaments. Matt Jackson sits 8th at $611,612.
- $44,000 is the 135th-best known single-day score of all time.
- The Jeopardy! staff is going to have a hard time selecting Second Chance participants—I suspect worthy players may be left out!
- Today’s box score: November 29, 2022 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Cris $24,000 Matt $21,400 Sheila $4,200)
Cris: Standard cover bet over Matt is $18,801. (Actual bet: $20,000)
Sheila: If Cris bets to cover Matt and is incorrect, he falls to $5,199. Thus, you need to bet at least $1,001. (Actual bet: $0)
Matt: Bet between $5,201 (in case Cris bets small) and $12,999 (thereby keeping Sheila locked out.) (Actual bet: $12,999)
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