Weirdness: Zelda Answers Rejected on Jeopardy, Hearts are Broken
Posted by Thomas Whitehead
What a mean show
Jeopardy! is a popular quiz show in the U.S. Heck, there's even a Jeopardy! game for the Wii U, which is one in the eye for anyone that says there aren't enough games for the system; its iconic jingle and tense battles over thousands of dollars are typical game show fare.
Yet Nintendo fans may object to a recent bit of pedantry that cost two competitors a chance of winning. The following question was posed:
The title Princess of this game, which launched a best-selling franchise, was named for F.Scott Fitzgerald's wife.
Two contestants simply wrote "What is Zelda", but both were denied, with just the plucky young chap that wrote "What is The Legend of Zelda" winning the day. Over pedantic or fair enough? You decide.
Thanks to Ryan Millar for the tip.