Celebrity Jeopardy! Game Recap – Thursday, February 2, 2023

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Today’s Celebrity Jeopardy! contestants:

Ike Barinholtz, an actor from “The Mindy Project” and “The Afterparty”, playing for Pacific Clinics
Ike Barinholtz on Jeopardy!
Ike’s quarterfinal: October 9, 2022
Ike’s semifinal: October 16, 2022
Patton Oswalt, an actor from The King of Queens and a comedian, playing for Alice’s Kids
Patton Oswalt on Jeopardy!
Patton’s quarterfinal: January 12, 2023
Patton’s semifinal: January 26, 2023
Wil Wheaton, an actor from “Stand by Me” and “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, playing for the National Women’s Law Center
Wil Wheaton on Jeopardy!
Wil’s quarterfinal: October 30, 2022
Wil’s semifinal: November 13, 2022

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

The Jeopardy! Fan’s prediction model, taking into account each player’s quarterfinal and semifinal, has given the following predicted chances of winning for each player:

Ike Barinholtz: 39.319%
Wil Wheaton: 23.855%
Patton Oswalt: 36.826%

Today’s game will come down to the Daily Doubles (and potentially Final Jeopardy). With six Daily Doubles in play, absolutely anything can happen. The numbers do show that Ike probably has the best overall knowledge base of the three players tonight, but as was demonstrated in Patton’s semifinal, that can only go so far if another player gets to the Daily Doubles. I’m expecting to see an exciting game that comes down to the very last question tonight, and I hope I’m not disappointed.

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Final Jeopardy category: Artists

Final Jeopardy! clue: Despite how he’s known, he was probably actually born in Anchiano, near Florence

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Ike & Patton; Easy Money; Hop On The Homophone; Formidable Fantasy; Transportation; Wil(l), Willem Or William)

Things started very well for all three players, but it was Ike who led after 15 clues. After the break, Ike picked up 8 correct, plus a True Daily Double, to jump into the lead!

Statistics after 15 clues:

Ike 6 correct 0 incorrect
Wil 5 correct 0 incorrect
Patton 3 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Ike 14 correct 0 incorrect
Wil 8 correct 0 incorrect
Patton 7 correct 0 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Thought You’d Like To Know; It’s Also A Greek Letter; From A “D” To An “F”; Composers Are Quirky; Going Underground; All About Disney)

Things are heating up! Everyone was playing very well, but Patton got to Daily Double #2 just before the break, and he pulled himself back into second place by doubling his score! Coming out of the break, Patton immediately made it a “quadruple up” and held a strong lead with 30 clues to play!

Statistics after 45 clues:

Ike 20 correct 0 incorrect
Patton 11 correct 0 incorrect
Wil 13 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Patton 19 correct 0 incorrect
Ike 25 correct 1 incorrect
Wil 15 correct 0 incorrect

Triple Jeopardy! Round:

(Categories: Getting Close To Something; Notable Names; There Will Be Blood; Lakes & Rivers; Singin’ In The Rain; Taking A Gamble With James Holzhauer)

All three Daily Doubles were successfully converted for over $10,000. Ike got two of them to hold a lead going into Final. Scores going into Final are Ike at $50,000, Patton at $36,000, and Wil at $11,500.

Statistics after Triple Jeopardy:

Ike 41 correct 2 incorrect
Patton 27 correct 1 incorrect
Wil 20 correct 1 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 0 (0 today).

Tonight’s Game Stats:

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Scores going into Final:

Ike $50,000
Patton $36,000
Wil $11,500

Tonight’s results:

Wil $11,500 + $11,500 = $23,000 (Who is Leonardo da Vinci? Hi Anne) ($100,000)
Patton $36,000 + $36,000 = $72,000 (Who was Leonardo da Vinci?) ($250,000)
Ike $50,000 + $22,001 = $72,001 (Who is Da Vinci?) ($1,000,000)

Ike Barinholtz, today's Celebrity Jeopardy! winner (for the February 2, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! Round:

Ike $6,000
Wil $2,800
Patton $2,100

Scores after the Double Jeopardy! Round:

Patton $20,000
Ike $12,200
Wil $7,600


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) FORMIDABLE FANTASY $300 (clue #21)
Ike 2700 +2700 (Wil 2600 Patton 1400)
2) GOING UNDERGROUND $800 (clue #15)
Patton 4300 +4300 (Wil 7000 Ike 11000)
3) COMPOSERS ARE QUIRKY $600 (clue #16)
Patton 8600 +8600 (Wil 7000 Ike 11000)
4) NOTABLE NAMES $900 (clue #7)
Ike 16700 +16700 (Wil 10300 Patton 21500)
5) GETTING CLOSE TO SOMETHING $1200 (clue #13)
Patton 21800 +13000 (Wil 10000 Ike 33100)
6) LAKES & RIVERS $900 (clue #17, $6300 left on board)
Ike 35500 +10000 (Wil 10900 Patton 34800)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 488

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:

Ike $22,700 Coryat, 41 correct, 2 incorrect, 47.62% in first on buzzer (40/84), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 0 rebound opportunities)
Patton $12,700 Coryat, 27 correct, 1 incorrect, 27.38% in first on buzzer (23/84), 1/2 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Wil $11,500 Coryat, 20 correct, 1 incorrect, 23.81% in first on buzzer (20/84), 0/1 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $46,900
Lach Trash: $2,000 (on 2 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $5,100

Wil Wheaton, career statistics:

100 correct, 8 incorrect
7/10 on rebound attempts (on 16 rebound opportunities)
34.92% in first on buzzer (88/252)
6/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $21,800)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $17,567

Patton Oswalt, career statistics:

101 correct, 4 incorrect
7/9 on rebound attempts (on 17 rebound opportunities)
33.33% in first on buzzer (84/252)
9/9 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $52,300)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $16,600

Ike Barinholtz, career statistics:

132 correct, 3 incorrect
4/4 on rebound attempts (on 14 rebound opportunities)
48.02% in first on buzzer (121/252)
7/7 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $40,000)
3/3 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $24,167

Today’s interviews:

Ike has let everyone know that he won on Jeopardy.
Patton has felt very intimidated.
Wil is 50-50 between excitement and terror.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Ike $50,000 Patton $36,000 Wil $11,500)

Wil: Bet whatever you like! (Actual bet: $11,500)

Patton: If Ike is incorrect, he falls to $27,999. Limit your bet to $7,999. (Actual bet: $36,000)

Ike: Standard cover bet is $22,001. (Actual bet: $22,001)

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11 Comments on "Celebrity Jeopardy! Game Recap – Thursday, February 2, 2023"

  1. I’m getting anxious that there might not be any special guest delivering clues as this the last of Celebrity Jeopardy.

  2. Did anyone else miss the first six clues in the third round? My cable company showed 4+ minutes of ads and came back to the show as the first Daily Double of that round was revealed. It was disorienting.

  3. Michael Johnston | February 2, 2023 at 9:14 pm |

    That was a really good match and a great way to end this run! I hope it leads to a renaissance of Celebrity Jeopardy becoming a regular event.😉

  4. I get Celebrity Jeopardy! having a bit easier clues than regular Jeopardy! (and I think I’d enjoy less watching it all along with regular difficulty clues), but I swear this final episode was the easiest one yet and that doesn’t make sense to me. It makes it almost entirely ‘Game of Buzzers’. I think it should have been closer to regular difficulty clues. I am not judging it entirely by how well they all did (only 4 incorrect answers in 3 games), but also how well I did.

    • And really there were only 2 clues that none of them got right since one of those two was a Triple Stumper (which I got right).

      [OK, I realize that there was at least one instance in which one person responded incorrectly, then another got it right (and I am not certain how that counts into the statistics and don’t care enough to re-watch it on Hulu), but there were very few like that, so I still stand by my assertion that these 3 boards were quite easy and VERY VERY few clues (out of 91) engendered ANY incorrect responses.]

  5. William Vollmer | February 3, 2023 at 10:33 pm |

    With all the “tue Daily Doubles” this Celebrity Jeopardy Championship was, as Mayim spontaneously remarked a game of Daily Doubles. Al six contibuted to lead changes.
    (Mayims bumper about how all the finalists friend were watching, was obviously scripted, an, to me, unneeded.)
    As for this Championships Final Jeparody, I gueesed “who was Leonardo DaVinci? I didn’t know that DaVinci meant of Vinci. Though if I ever thought on it, I should have realized that Da was similar to di, which akso means of, in italian.

    • Actually, what Mayim said was that everybody they’d ever met was watching, so scripted or not, it was a more worthy quip than “all their friends are [of course] watching” would have been.

      Hopefully a lot more people than that were watching — I was and I’ve never met any of them — but celebrities “get” that people who have met them feel a little more connection to them than just people who are aware who they are.

  6. Matthew Yothers | February 20, 2023 at 12:12 am |

    Hey Andy, I was thinking, the next time Celebrity Jeopardy comes up, might they do some “Champions’ favorite” categories later on (favorite movies, books, etc.)?

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