A JEOPARDY! round on Tuesday completely stumped all three shocked players and viewers at home.
Fans slammed host Mayim Bialik for the “made up” category dozens said “made no sense.”
Jeopardy! fans missing Ryan Long also missed host Ken Jennings after a category on June 7th ‘made no sense’
The permanent hosting slot is still on the board and will be decided by the end of Season 38 in July 2022.
Last night was Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rideshare driver Ryan Long’s last lap -after 16 wins, the ninth-longest streak ever, and $299K total – the beloved broad-shouldered brainiac couldn’t weather the storm against Eric Ahasiac.
The Minneapolis, Minnesota meteorologist won again tonight, but not before one category fans and all three players simply did not understand.
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During regular Jeopardy!, the bizarre category was titled “Texting Abbreviations.”
One for $800 read, “Talk to you tomorrow, I’m ‘OTB’, this.”
Now two-day winner Eric – who bested Ryan Long last night – was able to guess “Off To Bed,” but after that clue, the entire round was anybody’s guess – or no one’s.
“FC is this hopeful condition,” another read.
When no player buzzed in and all looked confused, Mayim broke the silence with a cheery demeanor, “Finger’s crossed!”
“I’ve Got To Know, ‘PTMM’ please do this,” a third read; again no one replied.
“Please tell me more!” Mayim stated as the audience laughed nervously.
One more read, “Where Have You Been? ‘LTNS’ this.”
Again – no reply from any player as Mayim exclaimed on the strange scene, “Long Time No See!” adding, “What will those texting kids think of next?”
‘WHAT WAS: THAT?’
The round resulted in four out of five triple stumpers – meaning no correct response, let alone guess.
Over on Twitter fans weren’t so sure the abbreviations were even real.
“Sry but no one uses those texting abbreviations #Jeopardy,” one wrote.
Another bashed, “Text abbreviations we were expecting: LOL, LMAO, BRB. Text abbreviations in the clues: PTMM, LTNS.”
A third accused, “I’m pretty sure those texting acronyms were made up.”
As a fourth wrote, “none of these texting abbreviations are real,” and a fifth simply called it a “stupid category.”
A sixth wondered, “Am I an old millennial? Do people really use those acronyms texting?!”
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