Thursday, May 08, 2008

Come ON!, Trebek...

Tonight on Final Jeopardy, the answer was regarding the boyhood home of a certain famous composer from Vienna.

The two girls in third and second place correctly indentified the question... Who was Mozart... but didn't wager enough to overtake the gentleman in first place.

His response? Who was Motzart. Seriously. M-O-T-Z-A-R-T. He wagered almost all of his money, so if the judges had felt the slightest bit inclined, I think they could have hit the buzzer. I mean, it isn't like the answer was some obscure Russian composer with tons of consonants in his name or whatever. This is MOZART we're talking about here.

Should he have won? Hmmmm....

3 comments:

Erin G said...

he's not FROM vienna, anyway. he was born in salzburg. so to me, they're all wrong. unless the answer (question, whatever) wasn't really worded like that.

honestly, though, they should have given it to him. I thought they didn't penalize for spelling? I'm sure I've seen that rule cited before.

Reeva*Dubois said...

Yeah, the question was about a house he lived in, not where he was born... sorry I didn't make that clear.

After posting, I actually looked up the Jeopardy rules (NERD ALERT!) and the do not, in fact, penalize for spelling.

But... IT'S MOZART for chrissakes.

Erin G said...

so he DID win, then? I was outraged when I thought that he didn't - knowing what I know about the spelling rule. :)