’Jeopardy!’: Final Clue Features Shakespeare’s ‘Longest Play That’s Been Filmed the Most’

by Thad Mitchell
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Fans of hit quiz show Jeopardy! know that if you watch the show long enough, you are bound to learn a thing or two.

While Jeopardy! is built around a reality-competition model, the long-running show also prides itself in educating the public. Throughout its decades-long run, the game show has produced a seemingly endless amount of questions and answers. Many watchers of the show like to play along with the contestants in order to test their knowledge skills. Watching a single half-hour episode is likely to produce a plethora of facts and interesting bits of information for viewers. Such is the case in a clue and answer provided in Wednesday’s new episode.

Current Jeopardy! host Aaron Rodgers revealed the categories from which contestants can choose from. When it was time for the all-important “Final Jeopardy!” clue, the subject shifted to famous author William Shakespeare. The Jeopardy! Twitter account dropped the clue on its page to see how many social media users could up with the correct answer.

“Here is a hint: To be or not to be…” The Jeopardy! social media account says of the clue. The clue asks contestants to name Shakespeare’s longest and most filmed play.

“With 4,042 lines, it is Shakespeare’s longest play and it is also the one that has been filmed the most,” the clue states.

“What is Hamlet,” is the correct answer to solve the Jeopardy! clue.

Only one of the contestants came up with the correct answer, thus crowning Patrick as the new champion. The other two contestants both incorrectly guessed “Romeo and Juliet,” another famous Shakespeare play. Patrick, the new champion, closed out the game with a total nearing $25,000 in winnings.

Rodgers, the reigning National Football League MVP, is closing out his tenure as Jeopardy! guest host. His final episode is set to air tomorrow (Friday) and he will turn over hosting duties to journalist Anderson Cooper. Like Rodgers, Cooper will also get two weeks as the show’s celebrity guest host.

Rodgers says he wants the full-time gig when Jeopardy! officials decide to take that route. Until then, he is likely to turn his full attention to the 2021 NFL season as he quarterbacks the Green Bay Packers. Coming off a loss in the NFC Championship Game earlier this year, Rodgers and the Packers should have plenty of motivation.

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