'Jeopardy' under Fire after Having the Wrong Answer in a Final Round
"Jeopardy" is rousing feathers after a question asked in the final round seemed to have the wrong answer in the show. Fans took to Twitter to give the right answer — but was there any mistake in the first place?
The answer "Jeopardy" gave was "Patton," but it was "Midnight Cowboy" that won in 1970. This confused many fans, but others determined that the answer was correct.
Final Jeopardy was wrong today. 1970 Best Pic was Midnight Cowboy. Patton was 1971.— Glen Farmer (@GlenFarmer17) December 11, 2019
Fans were not impressed
Nonetheless, many people voiced their discontent. Some of them even included photographic evidence showing the Oscar results from the relevant year.
One person suggested that perhaps a comma was missed in the way the question was written out on the television for the contestants to see.
Several others noted that "Patton" won the Oscar in 1971 after it was released in 1970. Others pointed out the lines mentioned in the question were definitely from "Patton."
Did @Jeopardy miss a comma or miss the year? Because the answer to “1970 Best Picture Oscar Winner” is Midnight Cowboy.— BrownsDrinkItDowns (@JusSayin88) December 11, 2019
The answer to “1970, Best Picture Oscar Winner” is Patton.
The show probably won't change
The phrases "Ten-hut!" and "Be Seated" are spoken in the opening of the movie, so that should have given the players the hint they needed to get the answer.
Either way, the question was definitely phrased in a complicated way. Maybe the show will fix it, or perhaps they won't. It's not often there's such confusion on the famous game show.
@Jeopardy The first words in Midnight Cowboy is "yeah where's that ole Joe Buck". It was PATTON!!! "Ten Hut! Be Seated!" Jeopardy got it correct, so everyone get over it! Beside no one answered "Midnight Cowboy". Geeeeez!— kptrojans (@kptrojans) December 11, 2019
However, there have always been hilarious wrong answers from contestants. For instance, there was the time someone described West Virginia as a city as opposed to a state.
Funny answers on "Jeopardy"
Another time, one contestant created a portmanteau name for Jay-Z and Beyonce, which was "Bey-Z." The Carters would have been correct in this case.
"Jeopardy" has had its share of humor, but things are about to get serious when the Greatest of All Time Tournament takes place next year.
In January, the biggest winners of the popular game show are set to battle it out for another $1 million. Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and James Holzhauer will take part.
The Greatest of All Time
Holzhauer, the most recent big winner, has already pocked $2.5 million during his run in 2018. He was the most-watched player in 14 years. His run ended in June, then he went on to win the Tournament of Champions.
Rutter has earned the most on "Jeopardy" at $4.7 million, while Jennings has the longest unbroken winning streak at 74 games, which earned him $3.5 million.
The tournament will air on January 7 at 8 pm. There will be two back-to-back games. Once played out, the contestant who's earned the most winnings will win the "match."
This goes on until one player wins three such matches. The two runners up will be awarded $250,000 each, while the winner will get $1 million in prize money.