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‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Disappointed With Host Ken Jennings’ Recent Performance On Gameshow

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Jeopardy! host Ken Jennings is often regarded as one of the greatest Jeopardy! contestants of all time after he gained national fame on the game show in 2004. The 49-year-old won an incredible 74 consecutive games during the show’s 20th season, which aired from June to November 2004.

His extensive knowledge, quick reflexes, and strategic gameplay allowed him to dominate the competition and accumulate a record-breaking total of over $2.5 million in winnings during his streak. It also placed him in good standing for the hosting job after the passing of longtime host Alex Trebek in November 2020.

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Ken Jennings fails woefully on ‘ABC’s The $100,000 Pyramid’ gameshow

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Although Jennings is regarded as a champion on Jeopardy!, he has demonstrated that he is not invincible in other game shows. Recently, he appeared on ABC’s The $100,000 Pyramid, a gameshow where celebrities team up with contestants to guess words based on clues from their partners.

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During the episode, Jennings competed against Sex and the City star Mario Cantone in two rounds, each with different contestants, but, unfortunately, he lost both times. In one of the rounds, he and his partner guessed only seven words correctly, showing that even the most skilled contestants can face challenges in different game show formats.

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Fans react to Jennings’ performance on ‘ABC’s The $100,000 Pyramid’ gameshow

Some Jeopardy! fans have taken to social media to express their disappointment at Jennings’ performance on the ABC game show. It was a shocking result too,” a fan wrote on Reddit. “He actually lost twice to Mario Cantone. I can’t believe it.”

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However, some others defended Jennings, stating that he was just unlucky. “It was the luck of the draw,” one person wrote. “He and his partner in each round chose categories that were slightly trickier. Could have gone either way.”

“Mario is great at this game,” someone else commented. “It was a very even matchup.”

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