[post_page_title]Spelling error – Jeopardy[/post_page_title]
Jeopardy is one of the most beloved and popular TV game shows, but it has had controversy in the past. One of the most controversial incidents came in a 2013 broadcast during the kids version of the show.
Contestant Thomas Hurley gave the correct answer ‘Emancipation Proclamation,’ but was adjudged to have gotten it wrong because he pronounced the word ‘emanci-pit-ation.’ He wound up coming second and missing out on the 1st prize of $66,000. That seems a little bit harsh!
[post_page_title]Legal cheat – Press Your Luck[/post_page_title]
This is one of the more bizarre instances we’ve seen, and it took place during 1984’s Press Your Luck show. Michael Larson won $254,000 on the show (adjusted for inflation), the largest ever on the show from a single day.
He did extensive study at home, taping and watching episodes, and managed to find a pattern. While technically not cheating, this could be frowned upon. We just think he played the system, as was his right. We played sir, well played!
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