Jeopardy contestant loses $3,200 for saying "Gangster" instead of "Gansta"

Posted by moku 1 year ago in Funny
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A contestant on “Jeopardy!” lost thousands of dollars over his pronunciation of the word “gangsta.”

During a New Year’s Day broadcast of the long-running game show, contestant Nick Spicher selected the $1,600 clue in the “Music & Literature Before & After" category.

Host Alex Trebek gave the answer, “A song by Coolio from ‘Dangerous Minds’ goes back in time to become a 1667 John Milton classic,” a reference to the book “Paradise Lost” and the song “Gangsta’s Paradise.”

Spicher responded with, “Gangster’s Paradise Lost,” and was awarded the $1,600.

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