'Jeopardy!' fans call out production for glaring Final Jeopardy! gaffe

At first glance, the Final Jeopardy! clue appeared to be normal on the show Wednesday, but as that iconic music rolled and contestants’ brains churned eagle-eyed viewers noticed that the word “equally” was misspelled.

The category was 19th Century Literature, and the clue was, “This author first thought of a parrot before choosing another bird ‘equallly capable of speech.’”

One fan wrote, “Someone tell the Jeopardy clue writers not to lean on the L button next time.” While someone else tweeted, “Feeling so smart tonight because I myself noticed the spelling error in Final Jeopardy.”

Despite the LLL-evated mistake, one contestant turned that extra L into a big W. Jeff Weinstock correctly answered, "Who is Edgar Allan Poe?" He wagered $4,202 and finished with the top amount of $11,202.

As for the person who caused the typo, former champion Megan Wachspress had a pretty good idea for how to punish them.

“What is a dunce cap?” she asked.

“Correct,” replied host Mayim Bialik.

Video transcript

MAYIM BIALIK: The category-- 19th century literature. Here's the clue, this author first thought of a parrot before choosing another bird equally capable of speech.

KYLIE MAR: At first glance, the final Jeopardy clue appeared to be normal on Wednesday. But as that iconic music rolled and contestants' brains churned, eagle-eyed viewers noticed that the word equally was misspelled. One fan wrote, someone tell the Jeopardy clue writer's not to lean on the L button next time, while someone else tweeted, feeling so smart tonight because I myself notice the spelling error in Final Jeopardy. Despite the elevated mistake, one contestant turned that extra L into a big W.

MAYIM BIALIK: Jeff Weinstock what did you write down? Who is Edgar Allen Poe? We know that's correct.

How much did you wager? $4,202. With $11,202, congratulations, Jeff. You are our new Jeopardy champion.

KYLIE MAR: As for the person who caused the typo, former champion Megan Wachspress had a pretty good idea for how to punish them.

MAYIM BIALIK: Megan--

MEGAN WACHSPRESS: What does a dunce cap?

MAYIM BIALIK: Correct.

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