“Jeopardy!” made a rare error in its Wednesday, June 22, episode, and keen viewers were quick to catch the mistake.
It happened during “Final Jeopardy!” as host Mayim Bialik read the clue for the 19th century literature category. Bialik correctly read the clue, “This author first thought of a parrot before choosing another bird ‘equally capable of speech.’”
But the clue appeared slightly different on screen. Let’s see if you can catch the typo.
Spot the typo in Final Jeopardy! pic.twitter.com/zHMzXAvDQ6
— Ben Collins (@oneunderscore__) June 22, 2022
Did you spot it? If not, the word “equally” appears on the screen with three L’s.
It’s a small “L” for “Jeopardy!”, which last week faced criticism for penalizing a contestant who Bialik ruled had ineligible handwriting in her correct “Final Jeopardy!” answer.
While “Jeopardy!” showed Wednesday’s typo on television, it fixed it for its version uploaded to YouTube.
Jeff Weinstock, of Miami, correctly guessed “Who is Edgar Allan Poe?” to defeat six-match winner Megan Wachspress, of Berkeley, California.
But many viewers couldn’t look away from the typo, sounding off on Twitter about the mistake.
— Cee Zee (@a_liberryan) June 23, 2022
Hey @Jeopardy, I love the show, but when seeing this clue for Final Jeopardy, but come on, this clue has a glaring typo. Now I think this should allow me to be on the show. What the LLL? pic.twitter.com/mrtun3ZG23
— Delicious Guilt (@baddestadvice) June 23, 2022
— giovanna (@GiovannaRizzo25) June 22, 2022
Excuse me Jeopardy, is that a typo? pic.twitter.com/nNdgNl8wt6
— Steve Faguy (@fagstein) June 23, 2022