What’s an epic failure?
LaVar Burton’s “Jeopardy!” visitor internet hosting debut ushered in a brand new low on the famed trivia sport present.
Monday’s episode noticed contestant Patrick Pearce file the bottom rating in this system’s historical past — ending “Double Jeopardy” with -$7,400, based on Leisure Weekly.
Pearce ended the primary spherical of the sport within the black with $200, however tanked within the subsequent, making him ineligible for “Ultimate Jeopardy,” and changing Stephanie Hull’s -$6,800 2015 effort within the historical past books, the article stated.
Matt Amodio of New Haven, Connecticut, capitalized on the California man’s poor efficiency to reportedly lengthen his four-day profitable streak to $122,400.
The historic loss got here as many excited followers tuned in to see the previous “Studying Rainbow” star audition for the position many believed he’s effectively suited to.
“Omg I by no means watch #Jeopardy. However tuned in final evening to see Burton and wow what a bust,” one individual tweeted.
“Wait, maintain up. Did I (and possibly a complete lotta folks) simply tune in for the primary time in a LONG time to look at the bottom recorded rating in #Jeopardy historical past? If that’s the case, now I really feel even worse for him,” one other stated.
Burton has lengthy campaigned to be made a everlasting host, and greater than a quarter-million followers have signed a petition calling on him to fill Trebek’s footwear.
“[In] 2013 I tweeted for the primary time how a lot I might like to have that job when Alex retired,” Burton stated on “The View” in April.
“Greater than something, I’m keen to place my expertise up in opposition to these of anybody else in rivalry after which let the chips fall the place they could.”
The “Star Trek: The Subsequent Technology” actor continued his pitch to producers in the beginning of Monday’s episode.
“As a longtime viewer of the present, I’m thrilled to have the chance to visitor host ‘Jeopardy!’ and I’m proud to be right here to honor Alex’s legacy, and I’m going to do my greatest to be sure that these proficient ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants get pleasure from their second right here as effectively,” Burton stated after being launched by longtime announcer Johnny Gilbert, footage of the episode confirmed.
Trebek hosted the present from 1984 till his loss of life in November 2020. Artwork Fleming led “Jeopardy!” within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies and is the present’s solely different full-time host.
Burton will proceed guest-hosting by means of Friday, based on the present’s web site.