When it comes to the world of game shows, there are fewer more exciting moments than the final clue given on the hit quiz show “Jeopardy!”
It’s known as “Final Jeopardy!” and it can be the difference between a thrilling victory and a crushing defeat. So many times over the years we have seen “Jeopardy!” contestants win it or lose it with the Final Jeopardy! clue. Unlike with other clues, players are given a little extra time to mull it over to find the right answer. There is also the thrill of wagering the correct amount of money in hopes of leaving the set as the champion. A big wager and correct answer to Final Jeopardy! can launch from third place all the way to first place. However, a big wager and incorrect answer can drop you from first place to last. In short, Final Jeopardy! can make you or break you in a matter of seconds.
Final Jeopardy! clues are also supposed to be among the show’s most difficult to answer. With everything on the line, the difficulty of the final round drives the manufactures drama through the roof. But, some loyal “Jeopardy!” watchers are claiming that Tuesday evening’s Final clue was “too easy” to solve.
The clue fell under the “Colleges and Universities” category and dealt with a sports powerhouse collegiate entity. All three contestants correctly solved the final Jeopardy! clue, also leaving some fans of the show unsatisfied. See if you can guess the correct answer to last night’s Final Jeopardy! clue.
“In 2019 this public university attempted to trademark the word “the” for use on clothing and hats,” the clue states.
“What is the Ohio State University?” is the correct answer to the Final Jeopardy! clue. Ohio State Buckeye athletes are, of course, famous for declaring their university to be “The” Ohio State University. It is a very popular slogan among the Buckeye faithful and also a profitable one at that.
‘Jeopardy!’ Fans React
Viewers immediately took to social media following the episode to declare the final clue to be among the easiest ever on the show. It’s hard to argue with them with all three contestants coming up with the right answer.
“Tonight’s Final Jeopardy! was a gimme,” a viewer says. “Is ‘Jeopardy!’ even trying anymore?”
It was a popular sentiment among the show’s watchers, with many also complaining that the final clue was not difficult enough.
“That was the easiest Final Jeopardy! question ever,” another social media user proclaims.
For a show that prides itself on intense intellectual competition, these fans might have a point. You can bet they will be paying attention to the show’s final clues through the end of the week. Perhaps some much tougher questions are on the way for the show’s contestants.