It’s not often that the showrunners of Jeopardy! Make a mistake. A Reddit user pointed out an easy-to miss error in a clue taken from a recent episode. This clue was incorrect because of a simple spelling error.
Reddit User Catched Typo ‘Jeopardy!’Clue
During October 11’s episode, host Ken Jennings revealed a clue from the category of “Classic Sitcoms.”The clue was “Patient 4077.”This category had clues that were episode titles from beloved sitcoms. Contestants had to be extremely knowledgeable about these shows.
Mike Elliot was the contestant and answered with “What is M*A*S*H?”Which was the correct answer. Elliot’s answer might have been right, but a Reddit user pointed out that the clue itself was incorrect.
“Note to [executive producer] Mike Davies,” They wrote. “The M*A*S*H episode is ‘Patent 4077.’”This is season’s 17th episode. It’s is a relatively easy mistake to make; not only are “patient” “patent”You can save just one letter M*A*S*H This is a documentary about a military hospital unit. This gives the word “” “patient”They are quite appropriate for an episode title.
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“Holy cow, you’re right. A rare Jeopardy mistake. But it’s a big one,”Reddit user was contacted by someone who responded. “That’s a funny mistake, because I’m pretty sure the only reason my brain guessed MASH was because of the word ‘patient’…”Another wrote.
This Isn’t The First Time ‘Jeopardy!’Making a Mistake
Jeopardy!’s showrunners are usually on the ball when it comes to making sure everything is correct on the show, but this isn’t the first time the game show has made a goof. In June, viewers noticed another typo in a clue.
The clue was: “This author first thought of a parrot before choosing another bird equallly capable of speech”—with three Ls instead of two.
Jeopardy! is a game show where the smallest details are scrutinized, which is why it’s so rare to see the show’s crew make a mistake—even if it is just a simple typo. To the team’s credit, the slips haven’t affected any games so far.