Today’s Final Jeopardy – Friday, November 25, 2022 – The Jeopardy! Fan

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Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category States & The Census) for Friday, November 25, 2022 (Season 39, Game 55): :

The 2020 Census gave Montana a second US House seat; its most populous county, this one that attracts tourists, grew 11%

(correct response beneath the contestants)

Today’s Jeopardy! contestants:

Holly Smitha writer & editor originally from Toledo, Ohio
Sam Papuhaa graduate student from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Sam Papuha on Jeopardy!
Chris Pannulloa customer success operations manager from Ocean City, New Jersey (14-day total: $487,923)
Cris Pannullo on Jeopardy!

Andy’s Pregame Thoughts:

Yesterday, Cris Pannullo put up his most dominating performance thus far, adding over $70,000 to his total. Today, your challengers are Canadian Sam Papuha and Holly Smith.

Today is going to be interesting in terms of preemptions. ABC is broadcasting college football almost all day, and CBS is running college football during the day. FOX is broadcasting the World Cup during the day and the UCLA-Cal game in the late afternoon/early evening. You’ll notice I didn’t say NBC. If you’re in the Tupelo, Mississippi area today, you’re in luck, as NBC is the only network without preemptions today, and WTVA gets the first airing today—at 1:30 PM Eastern. Other areas in luck today include St. Louis, Minneapolis, Austin, Oklahoma City, Pittsburgh, and Detroit. At least Sam, up in Edmonton, won’t be pre-empted.

I also don’t know when today’s results will be posted here on the site; I’m hoping for some point in the afternoon, but there’s a chance that they won’t be posted until as late as 7:20 PM Eastern.

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Correct response: What is Yellowstone County?

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Yellowstone County (county seat Billings) is the most populous county in Montana; while Yellowstone National Park is mostly in Wyoming, the park does extend into Montana and Idaho. The northeast entrance to Yellowstone National Park is about 100 miles from Billings, Montana. It is generally believed that both Yellowstone National Park and Yellowstone County are named after the area’s Yellowstone River (one of the major tributaries of the Missouri River).

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Game Recap:

Jeopardy! round:

(Categories: Let’s Play Sports There!; Do The Math; A Garden Party; Whether You’re A Brother Or Whether You’re A Mother; Stayin’ Alive; Ah, Ha Ha “Ha”)

Cris wasn’t quite as dominant today; firstly, the Daily Double came out immediately. Secondly, Holly and Sam got in a few times. Cris’ lead was just under $5,000 after 30 clues.

Statistics at the first break (15 clues):

Chris 8 correct 1 incorrect
Sam 2 correct 0 incorrect
Holly 2 correct 0 incorrect

Statistics after the Jeopardy round:

Chris 17 correct 2 incorrect
Sam 5 correct 0 incorrect
Holly 3 correct 1 incorrect

Double Jeopardy! round:

(Categories: Only Half The Battle; 2-Word Book Titles; Our Flag Means…; Sellin’ It!; Some Of That Jazz; Unfriend)

Cris was still doing great on the signaling device, but Holly got to one of the Daily Doubles (unfortunately, she couldn’t get a correct response and fell back to $0.) Sam’s momentum was derailed by missing the last S on Arby’s slogan, “We have the meats”, and Cris found the last one very late, and went conservative. Going into Final, the scores were Cris $26,400, Sam $5,200, and Holly $3,200.

Statistics after Double Jeopardy:

Chris 34 correct 4 incorrect
Sam 8 correct 1 incorrect
Holly 9 correct 2 incorrect
Total number of unplayed clues this season: 12 (0 today).

Cris was the only correct player today in Final, and he won very big on his wager. He’s crossed over the half-million mark in just 15 wins! He’ll go for win #16 on Monday!

Tonight’s Game Stats:

Looking to find out who won Jeopardy! today? Here’s the Friday, November 25, 2022 Jeopardy! by the numbers:

Scores going into Final:

Chris $26,400
Sam $5,200
Holly $3,600

Tonight’s results:

Holly $3,600 – $3,599 = $1 (What is Bozeman?)
Sam $5,200 – $2,200 = $3,000 (What is Flathead?)
Chris $26,400 + $12,221 = $38,621 (What is Yellowstone) (15-day total: $526,544)

Cris Pannullo, today's Jeopardy!  winner (for the November 25, 2022 game.)

Scores after the Jeopardy! round:

Chris $7,400
Sam $2,800
Holly $2,000


Opening break taken after: 15 clues

Daily Double locations:

1) LET’S PLAY SPORTS THERE! $1000 (clue #1)
Chris 0 +1000 (Sam 0 Holly 0)
2) 2-WORD BOOK TITLES $800 (clue #10)
Holly 5600 -5600 (Cris 15800 Sam 2800)
3) UNFRIEND $800 (clue #27, $1200 left on board)
Chris 22600 +3000 (Sam 5200 Holly 3200)
Overall Daily Double Efficiency for this game: 13

Clue Selection by Row, Before Daily Doubles Found:

J! round:
Chris 5*

DJ! round:
Chris 3 4 3 4 3 5 5 2 4 2 4 3 3 5 2 2*
Sam 1 3 5
Holly 4 5 2* 1† 5 2 1 4

Average Row of Clue Selection, Before Daily Doubles Found:

Chris 3.47
Sam 3.00
Holly 3.00

Unplayed clues:

J! Round: None!
DJ! Round: None!
Total Left On Board: $0
Number of clues left unrevealed this season: 12 (0.22 per episode average), 0 Daily Doubles

Game Stats:

Cris $24,200 Coryat, 34 correct, 4 incorrect, 63.16% in first on buzzer (36/57), 0/0 on rebound attempts (on 2 rebound opportunities)
Sam $5,200 Coryat, 8 correct, 1 incorrect, 12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57), 2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Holly $9,200 Coryat, 9 correct, 2 incorrect, 15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57), 1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
Combined Coryat Score: $38,600
Latch Trash: $9,400 (hon 8 Triple Stumpers)
Coryat lost to incorrect responses (less double-correct responses): $6,000

Cris Pannullo, career statistics:

459 correct, 33 incorrect
25/26 on rebound attempts (on 61 rebound opportunities)
48.88% in first on buzzer (416/851)
32/35 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: $113,700)
10/15 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $25,987

Sam Papuha, career statistics:

8 correct, 2 incorrect
2/2 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
12.28% in first on buzzer (7/57)
0/0 on Daily Doubles
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $5,200

Holly Smith, career statistics:

9 correct, 3 incorrect
1/1 on rebound attempts (on 5 rebound opportunities)
15.79% in first on buzzer (9/57)
0/1 on Daily Doubles (Net Earned: -$5,600)
0/1 in Final Jeopardy
Average Coryat: $9,200

Cris Pannullo, to win:

16 games: 92.021%
17: 84.678%
18: 77.921%
19: 71.703%
20: 65.982%
Avg. streak: 26,532 games.

Today’s interviews:

Holly had a professor who asked for documentation after giving birth.
Sam watched the show early as an 8-year-old to “impress” her grandparents.
Cris had a dream of being a TV writer.

Andy’s Thoughts:

  • At $526,544, Cris moves to 12th all time in terms of overall money won, including tournaments. He’s just under $6,000 shy of Jason Zuffranieri for 6th in regular play winnings.
  • With 459, Cris moves to 11th all time in terms of number of correct responses on the show. Matt Jackson is 5th with 514.
  • Today’s box score: November 25, 2022 Box Score.

Final Jeopardy! wagering suggestions:

(Scores: Cris $26,400 Sam $5,200 Holly $3,600)

Cris: Bet between $0 and $15,999 and enjoy win #15! (Actual bet: $12,221)

Sam: Standard cover bet over Holly is $2,001. (Actual bet: $2,200)

Holly: Limit your bet to $399; that way, if Sam is wrong, you can take second place. (Actual bet: $3,599)

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