I Think This Kid Was Cheated
I'm not necessarily a subscriber to the theory that all kids should be rewarded with a medal for participating in life. In fact, I think some competition is good for kids. It tests their meddle.
That said, on this Kids Week of Jeopardy!, I think this kid was cheated and slightly humiliated.
He was wise enough to come up with the right answer, but misspelled it. It was clear that he was not going to win because the score of the winning contestant far exceeded what the losing boy might have earned.
"He spelled it badly." That's what Alex Trebek said to this kid and the judges agreed. I realize the judges need to make a call on the fly, andthe stakes are higher during the Final Jeopardy round, but this was in bad taste.
Tags : People : Alex Trebek