What is: not fair?
Newly appointed Jeopardy host Ken Jennings is already being criticized for allowing a contestant to correct their wrong answer during the game.
The 48-year-old, who now shares host duties permanently with Mayim Bialik, was blamed for the first controversy of season 39 when he asked four-game champion Luigi de Guzman to repeat his response.
“Here is a typical landscape by this early 19th-century British painter,” Jennings read under the $1,000 cons category.
De Guzman — an attorney from Arlington, Virginia — buzzed in and first uttered, “Who is: Constant?”
“Say it again,” Jennings gave him a second chance.
“I’m sorry. Who is Constable? Constable,” de Guzman rightly corrected himself.
Jennings thought the answer was correct, and the contestant’s earnings jumped to $6,200.
To add to fan anger, the host didn’t allow fellow contestant Harriet Wagner — a retired attorney from Houston, Texas — to change her response when a similar scenario unfolded late in the game.
Responding to a reference to an author, the pipe dream replied, “Who is Angela LeGuin,” before changing her answer. “Sorry, Ursula LeGuin,” she corrected.
“No, no, I’m sorry,” Jennings interrupted. “Luigi also picked up on that cue by jumping in and repeating that player’s second correct answer.”
“Yes, Harriet, you remembered her name was Ursula, but I had already begun to decide against you when you started correcting yourself,” he doubled down.
Fans took their frustration to social media.
“Gosh, Jeopardy – why don’t you have a certain amount of time to reply? Harriet answered her revised answer from Ursula at least as quickly as Luigi was allowed to correct his answer from Constant to Constable a few minutes earlier.” A Twitter user slammed the show.
Another said the verdict “is just not right.”
“#jeopardy, why did Ken Jennings let one contestant (male) change an incorrect answer but ruled against another (female) even though she said the correct answer by the deadline? Tonight’s episode was an unfair runaway because of that final answer decision in double jeopardy.” said.
But for now, the regular “Jeopardy” will air weekdays at 7 p.m. on ABC.
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