Ben Chan lost “Jeopardy!” on Tuesday’s episode with a tiny misspelling that left him blowing his lips and doubled over in frustration. (Look the following video).
Chan had won nine straight games with insurmountable leads before Final Jeopardy. But when he was finally challenged by an opponent in striking range, Chan fell for a miserable handwriting.
The final category was “Shakespearean Characters” and the clue read: “The two names of these 2 lovers in a Shakespearean play come from the Latin words for ‘blessed’.”
Lynn Di Vito, who was in second place at the time, incorrectly answered “Who are Romeo and Juli” (Juliet). Her $3,000 losing bet put her at $11,800. Chan replied, “Who are Beatrice and Benedict?” which appeared to be correct, but the hoopla budgets on the game show ruled it incorrect because the character’s name in “Much Ado About Nothing” is Benedick. Chan bet $12,201 to sink her total to $5,199. Game over.
“’Benedict’ is incorrect,” he wrote on Reddit. “The character’s name is Benedick.”
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