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Was that a low blow? Or just lively banter? Either way, Alex Trebek was called out for wearing a suit made in a child labor sweatshop this week on Jeopardy!

Battle of the Decades competitor Tom Kavanaugh was asked by the game show host how he would spend his winnings if he beat out the other contestants.

Trebek said, "Million dollars at stake in this tournament, if you win it you plan to spend a lot of it to work on a documentary, what's the documentary about?"

"It's on sweatshop labor in our country and around the world," the contestant replied, explaining why he had the idea to make this particular film.

"So I went to Bangladesh about 10 years ago and toured a garment factory and thought, 'What if I saw a shirt that I was wearing being made by these people."

"It's to try to put a face on who might make our clothes," he added. "So maybe you can find out the names of the 8-year-olds who made your fancy suit there, Alex."


The audience immediately reacted with gasps and even Trebek took a step back to process the dig ... what do you think of Kavanaugh's comment?

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Arthur Chu watched his impressive 11-game Jeopardy win streak end Wednesday, as the #ChuChuTrain was finally derailed due to cynicism.

Seriously. That was the word that finally did him in.

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His official winnings were $298,200 ($297,200 in 11 wins and a $1,000 third-place prize last night) good enough for third all-time in the game show's history.

Only Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter have won more.

"So close to $300,000. That hurt. I wanted to make it. But I was $1,800 short. I can make $1,800 someplace else," said Chu, who appears on Good Morning America today.

"It's been an amazing run," he said, adding of his incredible stretch, "This last couple of months has been one of the coolest experiences of my life."

Chu actually only spent three days taping in November; his 11 wins were spaced out, TV-wise, for more than a month because of Jeopardy! tournaments.

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I for one welcome our new computer overlords.

Having been dominated over the course of three days by IBM supercomputer Watson, venerable Jeopardy legend Ken Jennings could hold tip his hat in defeat.

Ken and fellow champ Brad Rutter rallied a formidable defense, but in the end, the humans were no match. Ken's aside in his final Jeopardy answer said it all:

Despite occasionally mispronouncing names and wagering absurd amounts such as $2,127 on a Daily Double, Watson still amassed a mammoth $77,147.

Jennings took second place at $24,000 and Rutter was third with $21,600.

The three-night Jeopardy event was taped at IBM's T. J. Watson Research Laboratory in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., with a $1.5 million pot on the line.

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