Jeopardy! contestant Nick Spicher lost a massive $3,200 on Monday evening due to his mispronunciation of Coolio‘s “Gangsta’s Paradise.”
Alex Trebek, the game show’s longtime host, posed the $1,600 clue for the “Music & Literature Before & After” category: “A song by Coolio from Dangerous Minds goes back in time to become a 1667 John Milton classic.”
To answer, Spicher responded, “What is ‘Gangster’s Paradise Lost'” — which is a play on Coolio’s song “Gangsta’s Paradise” and Milton’s Paradise Lost. Initially, Trebek said Spicher had the correct answer. But later, Trebek revealed some bad news: “The judges have reevaluated one of your responses a few moments ago, Nick,” Trebek said. “You said ‘Gangster’s’ instead of ‘Gangsta’s’ on that song by Coolio.”
Jeopardy! felt it necessary to release a statement from the show’s Judges’ Table on Monday night, explaining how the mispronunciation elicited the correction. “Gangsta” and “gangster” have two different listings in the Oxford English Dictionary, Jeopardy‘s Judges’ Table noted. By saying “gangster,” “Nick changed not only the song’s title, but also its meaning – making his response unacceptable,” they wrote.
Not all was lost in the end, as Spicher came away with the win and $15,201. Check out the viral mistake below.
Let Nick’s mistake be a lesson to us all. In 2018, you gotta keep it gangsta at all times. Never Gangster #Jeopardy pic.twitter.com/NMO7QsAfyI
— Roy Wood Jr- Ex Jedi (@roywoodjr) January 2, 2018
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