‘Dumbest Jeopardy! player in history’ explains ‘Cliff Clavin’ fail
You might have had a bad week, but Karen Morris’ disastrous outing on Jeopardy! probably has yours beat.
The veterinary student from Virginia had built up a healthy lead during Wednesday night’s episode. But following a series of inexplicably bad wagers, Morris quickly saw her fortunes evaporate on the way to a last-place finish.
Morris was firmly in the driver’s seat with $21,800, while her competitors trailed her with $7,100 and $6,400.
When she landed on a Double Jeopardy, Morris tried to leave the other contestants behind by wagering $10,000. But the clue under “Hans Solo” — “This artist the younger was working on yet another portrait of Henry VIII when he died in 1543” — left her stumped.
“I’m sorry — Hans Holbein the Younger, the painter,” host Ken Jennings said when she failed to give an answer. “Cost you $10,000.”
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