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Jeopardy! Fans Call Out Glaring Typo in Final Clue

Fans were quick to spot the misspelling of "equally."
  • The offending Final Jeopardy! typo (Photo: Twitter)
    The offending Final Jeopardy! typo (Photo: Twitter)

    What is, a glaring typo? Wednesday night on Jeopardy!, viewers were quick to spot a spelling error after the clue was revealed and contestants wrote their answers.

    A first, the Final Jeopardy! clue appeared correct, but as the screen switched over to the contestants and the clue moved to the bottom of the screen, viewers saw that the word "equally" was misspelled. The category was 19th Century Literature, with the clue, "This author first thought of a parrot before choosing another bird 'equallly capable of speech.'"

    Fans immediately took to Twitter to point out the mistake, with one fan tweeting, "Spot the typo in Final Jeopardy!" Another wrote, "Someone tell the #Jeopardy clue writers not to lean on the L button next time."

    In the end, though, the typo didn't matter, as contestant Jeff Weinstock answered correctly: "Who is Edgar Allan Poe?" After wagering $4,202, Weinstock won with a total of $11,202, besting six-day winner Megan Wachspress.

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    Deena ElGenaidi's writing has been featured in Nylon, MTV News, Insider, The AV Club, and more. You can follow her on Twitter @deenaelg.

    TOPICS: Jeopardy!, ABC, Game Shows, Twitter