No one messes with Trebek! On Jan. 18, the ‘Jeopardy’ host wasn’t happy when all three finalists not only got the final Jeopardy question wrong, but they all lost everything. You have to see this.
People have won a lot of money on Jeopardy — but not last night. Alex Trebek had to do something he had never done before: announce no winners. When the final question left everyone stumped, Alex had to quickly reveal what that meant for the next week. Would all three do another episode? Would none of them return? Here, just watch Alex explain.
Here is the final question that stumped everyone: “A 1957 event led to the creation of a national historic site in this city, signed into law by a president whose library is now there too.” The contestants guessed Springfield, Austin, and Atlanta — all were wrong. The president in discussion was Bill Clinton, so the answer was Little Rock, Arkansas. Every player risked everything, so they all were left with $0.
“We have three players finishing with no money and what that means, ladies and gentleman, is that tomorrow we will have no returning champion,” Alex said, clearly shocked.”We will introduce three new players to Jeopardy, so . . . Sorry folks!” Claudia Corriere was the returning champion after winning two shows in a row — but she wouldn’t go to three!
This is the first time that all three contestants lost since a teen tournament episode in Feb. 2013. So yes, it has happened before — but that doesn’t make his reaction any less hilarious. Were you shocked that they all lost? Do you think they should all be given another chance?