So I was watching Jeopardy last night and saw this
— Darwin Brandis (@DTBbyTheSea) November 19, 2019
and was like WHAT???? How did they not guess Tom Hanks?
Well turns out, they tried to
According to the The Jeopardy! Fan, the show’s set may have malfunctioned:
Before anyone accuses the three players of not knowing Tom Hanks (the BIOPICS $200 clue), it has been reported by audience members from this game that the lights on the signaling system malfunctioned (failed to activate properly) and the contestants were unable to buzz in. Since the judges determined that no one player was advantaged or disadvantaged, it was ruled as “no harm, no foul”, and the game would continue without a clue replacement.
On the Jeopardy! subreddit, user jmt613 echoed this saying:
“The lights that flash after Alex reads the clue malfunctioned, so contestants weren’t able to buzz in. The game was paused, and the judges eventually determined that since no players were penalized by the error, they would continue on with the game,”
Ok I feel a little better now, but really they should’ve explained it at the first break.
Now we can breathe a sigh of relief that everyone knows who Tom Hanks is and this tournament is coming
— Brad Rutter (@bradrutter) November 18, 2019