ジェパディ! fans were stunned by champ Mattea Roach’s historic 14th win – though it came at a price.
The first round of the game saw a “rare” event many slammed as “粗い” before her a major comeback.
Canadian tutor Mattea Roach continued her Jeopardy! winning streak Friday, nabbing her 14th game and firmly placing her on the top 10 list of longest consecutive winners ever.
She classed things up in a chic black blazer as she blazed her way to the end with guest host ケン・ジェニングス.
But April 22’s game saw fans fuming over rare first round given how “粗い” そうだった.
The first round of Jeopardy! saw an extremely low threshold of correct answers – 実際には, so low one fan pointed out they’ve never seen it happen before.
As one Twitter user pointed out, two categories even had three misses out of five.
“そう, two triple-miss categories in this #Jeopardy round? When was the last time that happened in a round?” one asked on the rare event.
Dozens of other fans buzzed in with similar thoughts and were shocked by the “low scoring” start by all three contestants.
“I feel like I’m hearing a lot of ‘No’ in this game #Jeopardy,” another disappointed fan wrote there were misses across the board – quite literally.
“Not the best Jeopardy round. That was rough,” 別の書いた.
“Both Claire & Anna have catching up to do,” tweeted another on first-timers Claire Dozer and Anna Meyer, who entered Double Jeopardy with two zeroes – while Mattea had a more impressive $6300.
“The only people they put against her [Mattea] are Stoopid,” fumed a fourth though with spelling Ken may not approve of.
“最も [against her] don’t make it to Final Jeopardy with more than 5k. Many times they’re in the negative most of the game. She has skills but her competition is negligible.”
“This is the most pathetic episode of #jeopardy are you f**king serious?” 私は彼らの頭を持っています.
‘RARE BUT DISAPOINTING’
Mattea ended Thursday’s game – her 13th win – with a massive $271K, and it also saw her two competitors enter Final Jeopardy with low scores.
So low, 実際には, that it lead to something wild and historic taking place.
Because first-time contestants Loni Lewis and Sean Wong entered Final Jeopardy both with negative scores, they didn’t even compete.
Left in the red going into Final Jeopardy, the show returned from commercial with Mattea ALONE at her podium.
She and Ken stood there as she answered the category “On The Internet” correctly with “とは: Masterclass.”
A shocked Ken noted as they quietly stood alongside two empty podiums, “We don’t usually come to you first in Final Jeopardy but we’re going to today.”
He added as she soon answered correctly, that her wager “could have been anything” and she still would have simply won.
“This is the wildest episode of Jeopardy ever. Mattea can bet it all with no consequences for losing!! ワオ,” wrote one on the sight to see.
“I’ve been watching over 50 年 – since Art Fleming days – この, by chance, is the first time I’ve seen it,” another tweeted.
しかしながら, a third was, like tonight – “がっかり” with the seeming lack of competition even if Mattea’s schooling of the rest has been exciting.
“Props to Mattea but I like to see close games. It just doesn’t seem like the competition is there this year,” 彼らが書きました.
A music fan with a septum piercing and wire-rimmed glasses, Mattea is a hand-wave away from being a household name.
The now ‘super-champ’ なので ジェパディ! described, 持っている SEVEN tattoos including two LEG tattoos dedicated to the band The Talking Heads, and when she won her first game two weeks ago exclaimed her “student loans are paid off!”
She said on tonight’s show that she had tickets for Kraftwerk with her dad – whose ’80s denim jacket she loves.
Critics have noted her “wild hand gestures,” as one fumed, “Mattea quit with the ad libs and awkward hand gestures.”
しかしながら, the consensus is the tatted tutor tearing through records deserves a ‘hand’ for her streak – she’s now on a list that longest-streak legacies that include James Holzhauer, Amy Schneider and Ken himself.
Mayim and Ken started filling in as temporary hosts after Alex Trebek’s tragic death in 2020.
Ken began with an average of 9.2 百万ビュー, surpassing Wheel of Fortune and Mayim, who subbed in soon after and averaged her viewers at 5.7million.
Many fans are begging Ken to take over full-time, as one wrote earlier: “I really wish Jeopardy would just say Ken is the new host and get this over with. That’s clearly where this is going.”
After a well-deserved weekend of rest Mattea will attempt her 15th win on Monday, April 25th.