Danger! Fans slam show writers as ‘inconsistent’ after contestants guessed ‘easiest last question ever’

DANGER! Viewers didn’t all buy Tuesday’s Final Jeopardy question.

Some fans even accused the writers of not finding a happy medium between triple-gets and triple-stumpers lately.

Ken Jennings presented a Final Jeopardy clue that viewers dubbed a


Ken Jennings presented a Final Jeopardy clue that viewers dubbed a “layup.”Photo credit: ABC
All three players got'John Williams', as did some singing fans


All three players got ‘John Williams’, as did some singing fansPhoto credit: ABC

Returning champion Daniel Ciarrocchi faced Jeremy Felton, a chemist from Cary, North Carolina, and Deb Bilodeau, a winemaker from Oakland, California.

Daniel is a writer from Baltimore, Maryland to beat after winning yesterday’s Rarity Episode.

The game show featured three new contestants and no returning champion.

Three-day champion Ben Chan abruptly retired after contracting COVID-19. He will return on the May 15 episode for a fourth win at that point.

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Regardless, Daniel – who adorably shared growing up with the name Jeopardy! “Nemeny” as a toddler – things didn’t fare so well on his second assignment.

Deb – dressed for success in a cool leather jacket to match her casual clue picking style – got a late $3,000 daily double and almost a breakaway.

At Final Jeopardy, she had $16,500 while Daniel had $8,300 and Jeremy $8,000.

Final Jeopardy under The Oscars read: “Born 1932 & son of a drummer on the CBS Radio Orchestra, he has been nominated for 53 Oscars.”

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Everyone was right about, “Who is: John Williams?”

The Star Wars composer is the person who has received the most Oscar nominations, having also written the theme music for Jaws and Schindler’s List, to name a few.

Deb added a safe $101 to protect her sizable lead and won a total of $16,601 in one day.

While fans enjoyed their presence, they didn’t all feel that the final clue to Jeopardy! norms.

“Easiest Final Danger! Ever?” asked a fan on Reddit.

“Last week’s Walt Disney clue is incredibly simple to me,” wrote another.

“Been a couple of weeks with four hard Final Jeopardys and a random layup of a Final Jeopardy now being thrown in,” accused a third.

“Randy Newman would have been a good bet as his Hollywood discography is vast. I don’t think it was as easy as some posters suggest,” defended a fourth.


Fans have complained that Final Jeopardy’s clues have fluctuated lately between being “too difficult” — there have been at least five “triple trips” this month, according to Jeopardy.com — and shockingly easy.

The April 10 Final Jeopardy stated, “In 1966, the year of his death, he shared plans for an experimental prototype community in Florida.”

Everyone was right about Walt Disney, and fans didn’t feel like this was a fairytale ending to a quiz show episode either.

“I’m a bit stumped by Final Jeopardy today, not because there was an issue with it, but that hint felt like it should have been in the $200 spot in the Jeopardy round, not an FJ response,” wrote one person on Reddit.

“Even my 5-year-old cousin knew the finale,” responded another user.

However, recent 3-Day Champion Brian Henegar went to a Reddit AMA or Ask Me Anything and discussed one of his Final Jeopardy leads.

In the April 8 episode, under “Fashion History,” it said, “These decorative items take their name from their origin in the port city of Strasbourg, on the border between France and Germany.”

No one was right about “rhinestones” back then, which even host Ken Jennings, 48, admitted was harsh.

He told the players: “Strasbourg is a port city on the Rhine, hence the name of the rhinestones.

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Brian told netizens, “On the third game (with the Strass FJ!), Ken mentioned that he stared at that clue for five minutes before hitting it.”

Another fan replied: “Very interesting. That should be a pretty good hint for the writers that the hint might be a bit too difficult.”

Deb Bilodeau beat Daniel Ciarrocchi despite the questionable difficulty


Deb Bilodeau beat Daniel Ciarrocchi despite the questionable difficultyPhoto credit: ABC
One fan recently wrote that his


One fan recently wrote that his “five-year-old cousin” knew that previous Final Jeopardy clue was Walt DisneyPhoto credit: ABC
But 3-Day Champion Brian Henegar said Ken Jennings


But 3-Day Champion Brian Henegar said Ken Jennings “stared at that clue for five minutes” before rhinestones “hit him” this month.Photo credit: ABC


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: celine@dailynationtoday.com.

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