By now you may have heard about what happened on Jeopardy recently, although I won’t blame you if you are blissfully ignorant of this little affair (I became aware of it when someone posted about it to a discussion group I helped moderate). Let’s roll the video first:
Well, let’s roll the complete video of the contestants as they responded in “Final Jeopardy”:
Maybe. But Thomas seemed doomed to take second place anyway, regardless of how he spelled “emancipation.” Maybe if he had stumbled over “sesquicentennial,” more people would feel bad for him.
However, this segment may suggest that Alex Trebek had it in for Thomas … and for a good reason:
Shuli Jones of Toronto, Canada, took third place quietly. It doesn’t seem fair that she had to deal with an American History question, although she studied up on it.
I think the kids gave it their best. Not like this fellow:
UPDATE: The usual Lincoln expert chimes in.