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‘Danger!’ screwed up again – and the fans are mad as hell

The swankiest game show on TV has failed again.

Hawk-Eyed “Danger!” Viewers have spotted another bug, this time in Final Jeopardy! guess on wednesday.

The category was 19th-century literature, with the note: “This author first thought of a parrot before selecting another bird that is ‘also capable of speech’.”

NBC News’ Ben Collins tweeted a screenshot Image from the June 22 episode showing the error. “Find the typo in Final Jeopardy!” he asked.

The answer was “Edgar Allen Poe” but the error had nothing to do with him – it was the third “L” in the word “equally”.

“What typo, Ben Collins?” joked the music journalist Pamela Chelin with her own typo in response to Collins’ tweet.

However, some viewers didn’t find the typo that funny.

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Hawk-eyed “Danger!” Viewers caught another blunder, this time in a “Final Jeopardy!” reference to Wednesday night’s episode.
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“Wow, not the same standard of excellence,” declared one reviewer.

“Wow, made it through finishing!” scoffed another. “You’d think there was a team just looking for things like that.”

“Danger!” The producers had time to correct the boo-boo for their digital audiences, who recognized the clue in its corrected form, as some fans later emphasized on Twitter. Still, some were comforted by the notion that such a mistake could happen to anyoneapparently including Collins himself.

“As a guy who can’t tweet without missing a word in the middle, I finally feel like I’m on Jeopardy’s level,” he replied in his thread.

Meanwhile, some angry viewers called out Collins for accidentally spoiling the climax of that night’s game before they got a chance to watch it live on the west coast.

“It’s freakin’ annoying when people on the East Coast tweet @Jeopardy final clues before it airs on the West Coast…it would be great if you all stopped it.” wrote one critic.

It’s one of the few in their 38-year season, but the second in just a few weeks.

Earlier this month, the show incorrectly identified the name of a key village in Nassau County, New York, in a clue — prompting a public statement from a local politician who accused the media of the wipeout. “For many years, Uniondale community leaders have fought to ensure their hometown receives the full recognition it deserves from government and media organizations,” railed Nassau County Legislator Siela Bynoe.

In March, the long-running show faced similar criticism for allegedly downplaying Russia’s war with Ukraine, describing it as “serious border issues.” On the downside, some fans agreed the tip was genuine, with one calling the backlash “a clear indication of how sensitive and ridiculous abandon culture can be.”

https://nypost.com/2022/06/23/jeopardy-screwed-up-again-and-fans-are-mad-as-hell/ ‘Danger!’ screwed up again – and the fans are mad as hell

Emma Bowman

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