has a long history of punishing contestants for small mistakes, but on Wednesday it was the show itself that made the mistake. Less than a week after contestant Sadie Goldberger was disqualified for one that seemed readable enough to quite a few viewers, the show’s production team made a typo in Final Jeopardy! index.
The category was 19th Century Literature, and the clue was, ‘This author first thought of a parrot before choosing another bird’ just as [sp] able to speak.
As the iconic music rolled and the contestants’ brains turned, several eagle-eyed viewers noticed that the word “also” had an extra L.
Contestant Jeff Weinstock had no problem turning that extra L into a capital W, as he correctly answered, “Who is Edgar Allan Poe?” He bet $4,202 and finished with the highest total of $11,202. It also ended the impressive run of six-day champion Megan Wachspress.
Wachspress’ six victories automatically qualify them for the Tournament of Champions. She will be back in November.
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