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“Jeopardy!” followers usually are not happy with the result of Monday night time’s episode.
The present’s host, Ken Jennings, accepted a closing response that was deemed “unacceptable” by followers on-line.
Emmett Stanton, who gained “Jeopardy!” on Friday, made a return on Monday night time. Through the closing wager, Jennings mentioned the ultimate clue, which learn: “The governor of Massachusetts wrote, it ‘is a poor doc, however a mighty act…incorrect in its delay until January, however grand & chic in spite of everything.'”
Stanton was competing in opposition to Suzanne Goss and Jason Freeman, who had been all practically even on the finish of the sport. The scores going into the ultimate spherical confirmed Goss with $8,400, Freeman with $8,400 and Stanton with $8,000.
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Within the closing spherical of “Jeopardy!” gamers handwrite their submission and select how a lot they need to wager. Stanton put all of his cash on the road and positioned an $8,000 wager.
It seems that Stanton knew what he wished to wager, “Emancipation Proclamation,” however his be aware was illegible. He wrote “Emancipation” earlier than making an attempt to spell “Proclamation” twice. His first try he crossed out.
After Jennings learn Stanton’s submission, he replied, “What’s the Emancipation… Proclamation,” with the present’s host showing to have some bother determining what Stanton tried to write down. “That’s appropriate.”
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Goss and Freeman each didn’t have the right reply, however since Goss solely wager $6,000, she would have gained on a technicality had Stanton’s reply been deemed unacceptable.
“Jeopardy!” followers took to Reddit following the episode. “I am unsure how the judges accepted the writing on Last Jeopardy at present. The primary half labored, however the second… whew,” one consumer wrote.
One other added a easy, “Unbelievable lol.”
“There’s no attainable means to translate that final half into Proclamation, no matter noticed intent,” one other consumer chimed in.
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The present’s thirty ninth season premiered on Sept. 12 with Jennings slated because the host till January. The present introduced that Jennings and Mayim Bialik would take over for the late Alex Trebek in July.
Alex Trebek died of most cancers in 2020 after internet hosting the present for greater than 37 years.
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On Wednesday, Jennings was beforehand accused by followers on Twitter of unfairly adjudicating two contestants’ solutions through the present.
On the present, Jennings allowed contestant Luigi de Guzman to appropriate his reply however didn’t enable Harriet Wagner to appropriate hers.