Jeopardy contestant screwed for mispronouncing Elaine’s name from ‘Seinfeld’ (Video)
Now I know why Jeopardy pisses me off so much and I never watch it. It’s not the fact that I can barely answer 5% of the questions correctly and wouldn’t stand a chance at winning more than $300. It’s the pompousness that goes along with being on the show. A contestant named Fidelito experienced that first-hand on Tuesday night’s edition of the show.
One of the answers in a category called “Name That TV Role” was “Seinfeld: Julia Louis-Dreyfus.” The corresponding question, of course, was “Who is Elaine?” It seemed pretty clear to me that Fidelito had the correct question, but for whatever reason Alex Trebek told him it was wrong. Another contestant was then awarded the money for saying “Who is Benes?” Benes, as many of you know, is Elaine’s last name on the show.
WTF? To make matters worse, they weren’t even looking for the last name. The judges simply determined that Fidelito mispronounced Elaine’s name and didn’t put enough emphasis on the “E.” No, seriously, that’s what happened. If that’s the case, I think I would have pronounced it wrong too. Would they have cracked my balls about it? We’ll never know. What we do know is that Fidelito got hosed.
H/T Barstool Sports