‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Laugh At ‘Inappropriate’ Category

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Jeopardy! has been in the news lately for several problems, including inconsistent judging on the pronunciation of words. There has also been some problems with poorly worded questions almost meant to trip players up. However, the most recent talk surrounds a strangely worded category that has fans laughing.

Here is what made the category so funny and what fans had to say about it.

Jeopardy! Called Out For “Inappropriate” Category Name

On a recent edition of Jeopardy!, fans pointed out a category title that surely had players giving second thoughts before calling out the name of the category with a money total. This came on Tuesday when Drew Basile defended his run against Nevada native Alan Elverum, and Chicago school teacher Staci Garner.

Ken Jennings gives Adrianna Harmeyer a hard time. - Jeopardy!
Ken Jennings gives Adrianna Harmeyer a hard time. – Jeopardy!

The players were playing the game and the final Double Jeopardy category was just one word — “Come.” Of course, the word come means to arrive somewhere or at something. However, there is another word pronounced the same (but spelled differently) that has a very NSFW meaning. While it wasn’t spelled like that word, it seems fans immediately thought of it when seeing the category.

  • “I am a very mature adult and that is why I was able to resist the urge to giggle every single time the contestants or Ken said “come” in this episode.”
  • “And come” being the last category followed by “come for 2000″ was perfect.”
  • “I’m so glad I was watching this one alone because I’m in my 40s and was laughing like a 12-year-old boy during that whole category.”

If anything, it was reminiscent of Saturday Night Live’s Celebrity Jeopardy! skits with Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond) mocking Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) by creating innuendoes out of just about every category.

Drew Basile Keeps Rolling On Jeopardy!

While fans are laughing about the category title, Drew Basile keeps winning on the game show. He now has a seven-day total of $129,601.

On Thursday, Drew battled Jayaker Kolli, a medical student from Austin, Texas, and Luke Hemphill, a family business owner from Poulsbo, Washington. Once again, Drew was a runaway winner, this time finishing with $18,000 compared with Jayaker’s $7,800 second-place finish.

After his fifth win, Drew locked himself in for the Tournament of Champions this year. He is still winning, with a full seven games now. Drew started this run as a so-called “Giant Killer.” He beat Adriana Harmeyer, a 15-time winner who won almost $350,000 on the show.

What are your thoughts on the category name “Come” on Jeopardy!? Are you enjoying Drew Basile’s run as champion on the show? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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