The most pretentious game show has gone off the rails again.
Hawk-Eyed “Jeopardy”! viewers spotted another mistake, this time in a Final Jeopardy! index Wednesday.
The category was 19th Century Literature, with the clue: “This author first thought of a parrot before choosing another bird ‘equally able to speak.'”
Ben Collins of NBC News tweeted a screenshot image from the June 22 episode that shows the bullshit. “Spot the typo in Final Jeopardy! he prompted.
The answer was “Edgar Allen Poe”, but the gaffe had nothing to do with him – it was the third “L” in the word “also”.
“What typo, Ben Collins?” » joked music journalist Pamela Chelin with her own typo in response to Collins’ tweet.
However, some viewers didn’t find the typo all that funny.
“Wow, not the same level of excellence,” said one reviewer.
“Wow, I made the final cut!” made fun of another. “You’d think there would be a team that would check this sort of thing.”
“Danger!” the producers had time to correct the boo for their digital audience, who saw the clue in its corrected form, as some fans later pointed out on Twitter. Nevertheless, some were comforted by the idea that such an error can happen to anyoneApparently including Collins himself.
“As a guy who can’t write a tweet without missing a word in the middle, I finally feel like I’m at Jeopardy level,” he replied in his thread.
Meanwhile, some angry viewers have called Collins out for inadvertently spoiling the climax of that night’s game before they had the chance to see it live on the West Coast.
“It’s annoying as fvck when people on the east coast tweet @Jeopardy the last hints before they air on the west coast…would be awesome if you all stop doing that”, a reviewer wrote.
It’s one of the few in their 38-season long run, but the second in just a few weeks.
Earlier this month, the show incorrectly identified the name of a crucial village in Nassau County, New York, in a clue – prompting a public statement from a local politician who accused the media of erasing . “For many years, Uniondale community leaders have fought to ensure that their hometown receives the full recognition it deserves from government and the media,” Nassau County Legislator Siela berated. Bynoe.
In March, the long-running show also came under fire for allegedly downplaying Russia’s war with Ukraine, describing it as involving “serious border issues”. On the other hand, some fans agreed the hint was legit, with one calling the backlash “a clear indication of the sensitivity and ridicule of cancel culture.”