‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Dispute Show’s Rulings In Recent Episode
“Jeopardy!” viewers weighed in on Twitter this week over how the present dealt with two contestants’ responses throughout an episode that aired on Monday.
The questions over the present’s guidelines observe a response from contestant Stephen Webb ― who went on to win his eighth-straight recreation on Thursday ― as he took a shot at host Ken Jennings’ clue about “the corpse flower,” Newsweek reported.
“Is that the corpse blossom? What’s the corpse blossom, corpse flower?” Webb stated in response to Jennings on Monday.
Jennings authorized the response. But one other contestant, Karen Rittenbach, did not get factors in response to a clue about Harry Chapin’s hit tune “Cats In The Cradle.”
“What’s Cat’s Cradle?” Rittenbach responded. Jennings stated “no.”
“What’s ‘Cats in the Cradle?’” she continued.
“I’m sorry, Karen, I’d already ruled against you by the time you corrected yourself,” Jennings replied.
Fans jumped to Twitter to handle the 2 contestants’ responses.
The distinction within the ruling of the 2 contestants’ responses, as echoed by some Twitter customers, stems from a rule that states “contestants may change their responses as long as neither the host nor the judges have made a ruling.”
Lilly Nelson, a longtime viewer who tweets underneath the deal with @OneEclecticMom, pointed to a drawn-out response from Webb in an episode final week and noted that Jennings waited to see if he’d full the title.
“IMO Ken is actually really good at managing this in the moment, if the contestant has completed their answer (like Karen w/ Cat’s Cradle) he usually rules quickly before they rephrase it,” wrote Nelson, who is called a “Jeopardy Fashion Connoisseur.”
“But he waits longer if the answer is partially correct and just needs additional info,” she continued.
Nelson added that Webb has been “quick to squeeze in multiple versions of an answer” though it’s throughout the guidelines of the present.