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Jeopardy! fans spot suggestive clue they think was written to sound raunchy on purpose

Jeopardy! fans spot suggestive clue they think was written to sound raunchy on purpose

JEOPARDY! fans had mixed feelings over a category of clues that seemed to be filled with unneeded innuendos.

The student contestants also raised some eyebrows as they guessed what “kicks away a D” and “eats up a D.”

ABCMayim Bialik presented a category that seemed to be peppered with innuendos[/caption]

ABCThis clue was looking for ‘fee’ and ‘feed’ but in a ‘questionable’ way[/caption]

ABCGeorgetown sophomore Caleb Richmond’s face said it all[/caption]

On Thursday, Caleb Richmond, a sophomore at Georgetown University, faced Maggie Brown, a sophomore at the University of West Florida, and Hannah Nekritz, a senior at Brandeis University.

The category “That’s D-minus work” entailed guessing two words, identical except one of them is missing the letter “D” – and the title was a play on the letter grade in school.

Hannah selected the $1000 clue and Mayim, 47, read: “The stuff farmers give their horses and cows eats up a D and becomes a fixed charge you pay.”

She got it correct as “What is: fee and feed.”

Eventual winner Caleb selected another which read: “To rise to your feet kicks away a D to become a slang word taken from an Eminem song.”

He did not buzz in and tilted his head with a knowing look as another contestant got it as “Stan and stand.”


One fan took to Twitter to share a screengrab and asked: “Eats up a D” Are we not doing phrasing??”

A second user joked: “This is what brings in the ratings! Gotta go after that sweet 18-34 demo.”

And a third argued: “Look at all the ‘questionable’ phrasing and innuendos on The Chase.”

A fourth on Reddit wasn’t feeling another clue in the same category and wrote: “D-Minus Work for $800 (to me) was a really poorly written clue on account of the way the tense was used; ‘crushed up paper into a ball’ can describe both a wad & wadded, & while I get that waded got to wadded, it’s just not great clue writing.”


Mayim, 47, is hosting the High School Reunion Tournament featuring 27 former Teen Tournament contestants who first duked it out in 2018 and 2019.

Now in its second week, the eventual winner will get $100,000 and a slot in the 2023 Tournament of Champions.

Starting tonight, there will be three semi-finals until 6 of the remaining students are dismissed, then there will be a two-day total point affair finals ending on March 9th.

The other semi-finalists of Mayim’s tournament are Tim ChoLucas Miner, 2018 Teen Tournament winner Claire Sattler, Jackson JonesStephanie Pierson, 2019 Teen Tournament winner Avi GuptaJustin Bolsen, and Maya Wright.

On Monday, longtime producer Sarah Foss cleared the board on the hosting schedule for the rest of the season on the show’s podcast.

It was announced that Ken Jennings, 48, will be back after Mayim’s three-week tournament, but not for very long.

“Ken Jennings will be back on March 10th and then he will continue the rest of his syndicated run which will take us through April 28th.

“Then Mayim will take over on May 1st and she’ll take us all the way through the summer.”

Fans were left in a frenzy since after May 1st, we won’t see Ken on the regular show until Season 40, or September 2023.

The internet has not been shy in begging the game show to just let him host the syndicated series, making their host preference cruelly crystal clear.

Others just think Mayim’s current tournament is “too long.”

ABCOne Twitter user wrote: ‘This is what brings in the ratings! Gotta go after that sweet 18-34 demo’[/caption]

ABCAnother Reddit user called this clue from the same round: ‘poorly written in terms of tenses’ – it was looking for ‘wad and wadded’[/caption]

ABCMayim Bialik’s High School Reunion tournament concludes on Thursday, March 9 – after which Ken Jennings will return for a month[/caption]

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