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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Flags of Our Hemisphere) for Wednesday, November 30, 2022 (Season 39, Game 58):
The stars on this country’s flag represent states, 26 of them; unlike the USA’s, its “federal district” gets its own 27th star
(correct response beneath the contestants)
Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:
|Randall Rayford, a solar project developer from Houston, Texas
|Jeannette Bonjour, a retired English teacher from Kansas City, Missouri
|Cris Pannullo, a customer success operations manager from Ocean City, New Jersey (17-day total: $610,344)
Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:
Today is November 30; Cris Pannullo has had a bit of a rough week—he’s been challenged in both of his first two games this week. However, he has pulled out victories in those games, which means that he gets to play for victory #18 tonight! Jeannette Bonjour and Randall Rayford are today’s challengers.
Meanwhile: November 30 is a pretty important day in Jeopardy! history—obviously, today is the 18th anniversary of Ken Jennings’ defeat. It’s also the 18th anniversary of the official launch of J! Archive! Over the past 18 years, we have managed to enter just over 85% of the show’s games. Getting to 90% seems like a realistic goal for the 19th year — a complete archive for the 20th anniversary of J! Archive feels ambitious but possible.
November 30 is also my father’s birthday—many times in interviews, I’ve said that my father’s love of Jeopardy!, and how he would watch the show’s early seasons, is one of the main reasons why I am a Jeopardy! fan myself. So, happy birthday, Dad!
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Correct response: What is Brazil?
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As you can see, the 27 stars on Brazil’s flags are arranged in various constellations, including Canis Minor, Scorpius, Hydra, and the Southern Cross.
A fun fact that I’m reminded about the U.S. flag: there are nine horizontal rows of stars on the American flag—yes, that fact has come up in Final Jeopardy!; it was a Triple Stumper back in 1991.
(Categories: Our Divided Nation; Time For Some Food; Movie Title Fun; Foreign Words & Phrases; Elementary; My Dear Watson)
Cris got the Daily Double very early, which gave Randall space to make this a competitive match through most of the first round of play! Jeannette struggled a lot on the signalling device early on, not getting in until clue #22! Cris led after 30.
Statistics at the first break (15 clues):
Cris 8 correct 2 incorrect
Randall 6 correct 0 incorrect
Jeannette 0 correct 0 incorrect
Statistics after the Jeopardy round:
Cris 16 correct 2 incorrect
Randall 11 correct 0 incorrect
Jeannette 2 correct 1 incorrect
Double Jeopardy! Round:
(Categories: Declaration Of Independence Signers; A Giant Category; Something To Read; Them’S Fightin’ Words; A Colorful Song Title; You Can Quote “Me”)
Double Jeopardy! saw Cris find both Daily Doubles—unfortunately for him, he got the second one wrong, bringing him back slightly towards Randall. However, Cris’ lead stayed just enough to keep a runaway, even though it was threatened late! Scores going into Final were Cris at $28,800, Randall at $12,600, and Jeannette at $3,600.
Statistics after Double Jeopardy:
Cris 31 correct 3 incorrect
Randall 16 correct 0 incorrect
Jeannette 7 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 12 (0 today).
Jeannette was the only player correct in Final, but that didn’t move her out of third place as both Cris and Randall bet small! Cris is now an 18-day champion as he enters his fourth month as champion tomorrow and attempts to tie Jason Zuffranieri and David Madden!
Tonight’s Game Stats:
Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:
Scores going into Final:
Jeannette $3,600 + $3,000 = $6,600 (What is
Randall $12,600 – $0 = $12,600 (What is Venezuela?)
Cris $28,800 – $1,221 = $27,579 (What is Mexico) (18-day total: $637,923)
Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:
Opening break taken after: 15 clues
Daily Double locations:
1) OUR DIVIDED NATION $1000 (clue #2)
Cris 800 +1000 (Jeannette 0 Randall 0)
2) DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SIGNERS $1600 (clue #2)
Cris 9600 +7600 (Jeannette 800 Randall 6200)
3) YOU CAN QUOTE “ME” $1200 (clue #10, $21600 left on board)
Cris 24800 -4000 (Jeannette 800 Randall 7800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 163
Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:
Cris 4 5*
Cris 4* 4 3 4 4 4 3 3*
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 $26,800 Coryat, 31 correct, 3 incorrect, 52.63% in first on buzzer (30/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Randall $12,600 Coryat, 16 correct, 0 incorrect, 24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
Jeannette $3,600 Coryat, 7 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $43,000
Lach Trash: $6,200 (on 5 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $4,800
Cris Pannullo, career statistics:
540 correct, 44 incorrect
29/30 on rebound attempts (on 70 rebound opportunities)
48.43% in first on buzzer (495/1022)
37/41 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $147,500)
11/18 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,267
Jeannette Bonjour, career statistics:
8 correct, 2 incorrect
0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
1/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $3,600
Randall Rayford, career statistics:
16 correct, 1 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 4 rebound opportunities)
24.56% in first on buzzer (14/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $12,600
Cris Pannullo, to win:
19 games: 92.425%
Avg. streak: 30.202 games.
Randall has his own equation with his wife.
Jeannette got married at 8 AM and was spooked by the starter’s signal for a 5K run.
Cris has a favorite movie of “Spaceballs”.
- Cris passes Matt Jackson to move into 8th in all-time winnings on the show (including tournaments). Larissa Kelly is 7th.
- Cris also passes Matt Jackson for 10th all-time in terms of number of correct responses; David Madden sits 9th at 542.
- Today’s box score: November 30, 2022 Box Score.
Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:
(Scores: Cris $28,800 Randall $12,600 Jeannette $3,600)
Cris: Bet between $0 and $3,599 and enjoy win #18! (Actual bet: $1,221)
Jeannette: Bet whatever you like. (Actual bet: $3,000)
Randall: Bet between $0 and $5,399 and guarantee second place. (Actual bet: $0)
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