DANGER! Fans were left confused as players botched what some viewers considered the “easiest last question ever”.
The incident happened during show host Ken Jennings’ final episode before his scheduled hiatus.
Participants included; Will, an accountant, Laura, a doctor, and Stephen, a data scientist and acting Jeopardy! Champion.
The result was a fairly one-sided contest, with the two-day champion, who entered the game with total earnings of $60,701, leading most of the contest.
When he got into Final Jeopardy, Stephen had a healthy lead with $23,200, Will sat in second place with $7,400, while Laura finished last with $4,800.
The selected category was ‘National Parks’ with the following note: ‘It is named after an indigenous river people named MI TSE A-DA-ZI, translated by French-speaking trappers as ‘Pierre Jaune’.
Will was the only player to correctly respond to the prompt by writing “What is Yellow Stone” and earning $2,201 in the process.
After receiving a recent reply, Ken, 48, revealed: “That’s literally what ‘Pierre Jaune’ means in French.”
The game ended with Stephen earning $19,930 and extending his streak to three days, Laura coming in second with $1 and Will with $9,601.
Viewers discussed the episode and the Final Jeopardy question on a Reddit board dedicated to the long-running game show.
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One person wrote: “Kind of a surprise FJ result today but I guess the native name threw people off track.”
A second fan commented, “Yeah, they often do that where they end up giving the most obvious clue and then start the clue off with some more obscure knowledge.”
“If you know a little French that seems pretty obvious,” added a third.
While a recent commenter wrote, “Embarrassing when the answer is in the question and 67% of Americans still don’t know,” before adding, “Easiest fj ever. Ridiculous. The answer is already given. stone yellow. My goodness.”
The danger! The site recently announced that Mayim Bialik would replace Ken as the host of the game show, which begins this Monday, and not all fans are thrilled at the handover.
Facebook users poked fun at having to “watch” their three-week high school reunion tournament in a bombastic thread while Ken’s time comes to an end.
Mayim, 47, will be back at Jeopardy! Hosting a high school reunion tournament has now been revealed on the game show’s website.
The 14-episode competition will feature 27 former 2019 Teen Tournament contenders.
The now older and wiser winner will receive $100,000 and a seat in the 2023 Tournament of Champions.
The tournament will air in lieu of the regular episodes Monday February 20th through March 9th.
A Facebook thread exploded Thursday with just two episodes featuring Ken gone before the students and Mayim swoop in.
The user started the thread: “I can’t believe they’re going to spend 14 days with the high school reunion tournament. Far too long for a tournament that many don’t care about.”
“I AM TAKING A BREAK”
A second wrote: “Yes I agree. I have to watch Mayim for three full weeks. I guess I don’t have to, but I like Jeopardy.”
To which another defended: “Wait a minute!! I’ll take care of it – and we’re looking forward to it with my teenage grandson!”
A fourth complained: “The questions will be even simpler, as they always are for teenagers and students.”
As a fifth clapped back: “The questions are the questions! Just train your brain.
Others just aren’t prepared, as another replied: “I agree. There’s no way to just watch the show if it ruins it! I’m going to take a Jeopardy break!”
To which one joked: “I like the high school tournaments. I can answer more questions!”
And an eighth: “Agree. This is the most uninteresting of all tournaments.”
Over the summer, both Ken and Mayim were announced as permanent replacements for the late longtime host Alex Trebek.
Alex tragically died of pancreatic cancer in 2020 at the age of 80, leaving huge footsteps to fill, and it took two dramatic years to fill them.
Mayim hasn’t been seen on the regular show since or this season – she only has Celebrity Jeopardy! treated.
Mayim was originally scheduled to come on for winning contestant Ken in December, but officials previously revealed that her schedule had “evolved” given her Call Me Kat sitcom schedule.
The silent consensus is that fans aren’t emotionally ready for Ken to leave – given he’s only been the host for five months and many have grown accustomed to seeing him up there.
It’s currently unclear if Ken will return after the tournament, but since Mayim hasn’t hosted the regular show this season, she’s due for part of the time.
Ken’s nimble moderation style has started to take shape recently, particularly with his relationship during the interview segments.
Mayim, meanwhile, has other notes to improve on what executives and even she said, and it’s no secret.
“Mayim said one of the things [producers] The one thing I had to help her with was that she got too excited when a contestant got a correct answer,” ABC News hosts previously shared.
Last year, Amy Schneider and Mattea Roach said they prefer Ken, as did recent three-day champion Jake Dearruda, who described them as “inexperienced.”
Mayim rose to fame on hit sitcoms like Blossom and Big Bang Theory, but she’s never publicly revealed if she was a Jeopardy! Fan – nor did she have ties to the show prior to guest hosting.
Of course, that can’t be easy when Ken is the most successful contestant of all time and perhaps knows the show better than anyone.
Ken will continue to be on the air and the new Jeopardy! Masters spinoff set to air prime time on ABC in the spring.
https://www.the-sun.com/entertainment/7428063/jeopardy-players-botch-question-ken-jennings-mayiam-bialik/ Danger! Fans were stunned as players botched the ‘easiest last question ever’ on Ken Jennings’ final episode before the break