‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Catch Wrong Clue, Could’ve Been Game Changer

Ken Jennings - Jeopardy!

While Jeopardy! fans were watching the show recently, they caught a wrong clue. Additionally, they saw that Drew Basile had the green light on a bad answer. Some fans have residual frustration that judgments like these can be game-changers and need close viewing.

Jeopardy! Fans Catch An Error

Although “what’s done is done,” some Jeopardy! fans are chatting about one clue in particular that could have made the difference between a win and a loss in the right scenario. During Drew Basile‘s seven-day winning streak, some astute fans caught an incorrect question which led the judges to accept an even more incorrect answer by Drew. Likewise, many fans find it baffling Drew was able to earn money off of this glitch.

Ken Jennings - Jeopardy!
Ken Jennings – Jeopardy!

Drew Basile Captures The Win

Undeniably, anytime the network makes an error, it can have a ripple effect. During the June 25 episode of Jeopardy!, Drew Basile plays against Staci Garner and Alan Elverum. Within the game, he picks the category, “Kingdom” for $400. Ken Jennings reads, “The United Kingdom was created by uniting these two kingdoms.” Then, Drew quickly buzzes in with the answer, “What is England and Scotland?” After which, Ken continues, “Right.” The then reigning champ collected an additional $400 for his growing prize pot. Likewise, he continued by answering the next question correctly and ended the round with $11,500. While it was smooth sailing for Drew, fans caught an error.

Drew Basile - Jeopardy!
Drew Basile – Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! Fans Point Out It Could’ve Been A Game Changer

Although Drew Basile was confidently striding in his winning streak at the time, fans point out a mistake that could’ve been a game-changer. In Drew’s case, fans find relief it didn’t affect his win. However, fans believe this is an issue that Jeopardy! needs to take seriously because it could be in the future. Redditors discuss the mishap. They start the conversation by saying, “Wrong answer accepted on Wednesday.”

  • “The clue was ‘The United Kingdom was created by uniting these 2 kingdoms.’ Technically, the correct response should have been Great Britain and Ireland.”
  • “Also it was an incorrect question, not answer.”
  • “The United Kingdom was formed nearly 100 years later in 1801 when Great Britain united with the Kingdom of Ireland.”
Drew Basile - YouTube
Drew Basile on Jeopardy! | YouTube
  • “Yea I don’t know how Ireland got left out of that clue.”
  • “This is correct and I’m still annoyed about it. It didn’t affect the outcome of the game but it was unambiguously the wrong answer.”
  • “Good thing the incorrect $400 Kingdoms clue didn’t affect the game. The kingdoms of England and Scotland were joined into the Kingdom of Great Britain nearly a century before the United Kingdom was formed.”

Wrong answer accepted on Wednesday
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What do you think about the incorrect clue? Do you think Drew Basile get money for his answer? Do you think Jeopardy! needs to pay closer attention? Drop your comments below.

Bonnie Kaiser-Gambill

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