Answer: It's the greatest game show of all time in which contestants to are given answers and have to provide the question themselves.
If you said, "What is Jeopardy!?" then you are correct!
Earlier this week, a contestant named Nick may have made some kind of Jeopardy! history.
These were the contestants in 2018's very first episode of Jeopardy!.
via: TwitterYou've got Henry, Lisa, and Nick. Today we're gonna be talking about Nick. The bespectacled fellow over there on the right. Now, let's set the scene. We're in Double Jeopardy (the second round of the game). Our guy Nick is in a respectable second place, a mere $800 behind Lisa.
The category is "Music & Literature Before & After." Here's the clue:
via: TwitterIn case you're not familiar with the way Before & After clues work, they're a blending of two different things where the last word of the first phrase is the first word of the second phrase. Like "Marilyn Manson Family," which would be a combo of Marilyn Manson and Manson Family. You get it. Nick thought he got it, too.
He buzzed in on the clue almost immediately.
via: TwitterLook at this guy. The guy in the photo above is a guy who is clearly confident about whatever it is he's about to say.
Nick then boldly gave his answer (or rather, his question — 'cause that's how Jeopardy! works)."What is Gangster's Paradise Lost?" Nick proudly asked. "Yes," said Alex Trebek. Nick was right. Everything in his life had been leading to this exact moment. He was awarded $1,600 and swiftly took the lead away from Lisa.
A few minutes later, Trebek gave him the bad news.Yes, it's true, dear reader. Nick had said the word "gangster" instead of "gangsta." And thus, his response was deemed incorrect.
Not only did Nick suffer the pain of being incorrect, he lost that sweet, sweet cash, too.$3,200 of it, in fact. He lost both the $1,600 prize for getting it correct and the $1,600 he would have lost if they had initially ruled it incorrect. A double whammy for our pal Nick.
Remember that happy, confident Nick from the first page of this article? Well, he was no more.
via: TwitterThis Nick is a completely different Nick. This Nick is older, wiser, more circumspect, and perhaps the slightest bit less confident about his knowledge of hip-hop and 17th-century literature.