JEOPARDY! champ Megan Wachspress has clapped back at fans who called her fourth game show win a fluke.
Viewers had said she “robbed” her rival, Sadie, of a victory after a controversial Final Jeopardy! round.Jeopardy! champ Megan Wachspress clapped back at fans claiming her recent win was a fluke[/caption] Fans said she ‘robbed’ her rival Sadie of the win[/caption]
After Friday’s episode, fans claimed contestant Sadie was cheated out of a win, which ultimately went to Megan.
Over the weekend, the victor broke her silence on the contentious Jeopardy! win.
Megan tweeted: “It’s probably inappropriate for me to say anything about the judges’ call in FJ yesterday (you can see my immediate reaction on the tape).
“But will say I’d love to see Sadie compete again (if she wants to!).
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“She is a formidable and gracious player with impressive knowledge.”
The winner added: “Plus it’d be cool to hear more about her fascinating family history. #bringbackSadie”
One fan responded: “That was peculiar the way the game ended!”
Another said: “Appreciate your weighing in, @MegOnJeopardy. This takes guts and courage – appropriateness be darned.”
A third wrote: “It’s difficult for both of you. Tough win/loss.”
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It all kicked off with the Final Jeopardy! clue: “Congratulating her on the 1869 release of her biography, Frederick Douglass wrote, ‘I have wrought in the day- you in the night.”
After a short time, contestant Molly Fleming correctly answered, “Who is Harriet Tubman,” adding $3,200 to her winnings for a total of $6,500.
Champ Megan answered correctly as well to increase her final game total to $17,199.
Contestant Sadie also appeared to have the same answer in mind, however, it seemed she didn’t write it out in full.
Mayim Bialik- who is sharing hosting duties with Ken Jennings– said: “It looks like you were going for ‘Harriet Tubman’ but you did not finish, so unfortunately that is not going to be acceptable.”
Sadie nodded in agreement, but seemed to look disappointed in the results.
She ended up wagering $7,500, which would have given her a grand total of 17,300 if her answer was accepted, which would have made her the new champ over Megan.
Fans, however, didn’t agree with the results and rushed to social media to share their anger
One wrote: “Sadie was flat-out jobbed out of a win. I read it right away on the reveal as Harriet Tubman.
“They’ve counted Final Jeopardy! responses with worse handwriting than that.”
Another added: “They’ve given credit for worse handwriting than that. Molly got credit without the question mark.
“I don’t see how they can judge that as incorrect so quickly.”
They added: “I’ve been watching Jeopardy! a long time, and this is the most suspicious outcome I’ve ever seen. I truly don’t see how Sadie’s response was ruled incorrect.”
One viewer agreed and simply wrote: “She got robbed.”
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Megan has won four days in a row after first beating out six-day champ Eric Ahasic by just two dollars.
Eric, a meteorologist, had been dominating the competition for more than a week before being taken down by Megan.The controversial moment arrived during Final Jeopardy in Friday’s episode[/caption] Sadie seemed to have the correct answer but it wasn’t counted, though it would’ve made her the victor if it had been[/caption]