Is This the Worst Round of 'Jeopardy' Ever?


When Alex Trebek says "this was not one of our greatest days," you feel it for eternity.

Three poor Jeopardy contestants learned that the hard way after a painful couple of rounds on the long-running game show, where no one could seem to correctly answer anything and left two of them in the red. Trebek's disappointment hit hard.


This meant, as he chillingly explained, that they would not be moving on to the last round.


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After that chilling eulogy to their time on the program, Kristin advanced isolated and alone into Final Jeopardy, where the topic was U.S. government.

The clue: "On Aug. 15, 1994, 59 years and 1 day after FDR signed the original act, Bill Clinton made this an independent agency."

We wish we could tell you that Kristin triumphed in those last moments, and wrestled this show from the throes of total and complete despair. But that is not what took place.

Her answer was FDIC, but that was simply not what Alex wanted.


Thankfully, Kristin did not bet it all and walked away on the day with $6,800 of possibly the saddest dollars that have ever been awarded in Jeopardy history.

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Keep your head up, Kristin, because at least you made it. At least you made it.

Watch the whole encounter below.

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