Kids Jeopardy Contestant: Robbed By Producers Over Spelling Error!

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Kids Jeopardy contestant Thomas Hurley III was robbed last week by a barely-noticeable spelling error on Final Jeopardy - and he's not happy about it.

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    I dont understand the problem with this. It seems to me like he was trying to remember exactly what the answer was and got it wrong. Emancipation isnt a hard word to spell. Especially for a twelve yr old thats on jeopardy for obviously being smart for his age. It would have been unfair to the other contestants to give him credit for the wrong answer.

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    rules must apply. it is the condescending attitude of alex ttrebek
    that annoys me.

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    the rules are the rules but the condescending attitude of alex trebek is a definite detraction from jeopardy. did i spell everything correctly?
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    This is garbage! Since when was spelling made a requirement in Final Jeopardy? It wasn't for a very long time in the show's run for the decades I've seen it in the past. In fact I recall several past instances where incorrectly spelled answers were accepted, where Alex himself pointed out it wasn't a requirement. This kid got robbed, even only in principle.

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    most american tv producers are just poor citizens.

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    Oops that should have said if the misspelling does not changevthe pronunciation, then it's right. Sorry.

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    The rules are that if your misspelling changes the pronunciation of the word, then it's wrong. If you misspell it without changing the pronunciation, then it's right. They made the right call. I know he is a kid, but he is being a baby.

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    The rules are that if your misspelling changes the pronunciation of the word, then it's wrong. If you misspell it without changing the pronunciation, then it's wrong. They made the right call. I know he is a kid, but he is being a baby.

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    No one has commented. If you listen alex says you put a "p" in there. He doesnt even know how to spell it. Thomas put a "t" in it.

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    Jeopardy is right. Spelling is important and Skyler needs to suck it up and not whine about it.




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