‘Danger!’ Fans challenge the show’s decisions in a recent episode
“Danger!” viewers took to Twitter this week to weigh in on how the show handled two contestants’ responses — and rated them differently — during an episode that aired on Monday.
Questions about the show’s rules follow a response from contestant Stephen Webb, who won his eighth straight match on Thursday as he fired off host Ken Jennings’ clue to ‘the corpse flower’ , Newsweek reported.
“Is it the flower of the corpse? What is corpse flower, corpse flower? Webb said in response to Jennings on Monday.
Jennings approved of the answer, but one contestant, Karen Rittenbach, got no points in response to a hint on Harry Chapin’s hit song “Cats In The Cradle.”
“What is the cat’s cradle?” Rittenbach replied before Jennings said “no.”
“What is ‘Cats in the Cradle’?” she continued.
“I’m sorry, Karen, I had already ruled against you by the time you corrected yourself,” Jennings replied.
Fans hopped to Twitter to respond to both contestants’ responses.
The difference in the judgment of the answers of the two candidates, echoing by some Twitter users, stems from a rule that states “contestants may edit their answers as long as neither the host nor the judges have made a decision.”
“IMO Ken is actually very good at handling this in the moment, if the contestant has finished their answer (like Karen with Cat’s Cradle) he usually settles quickly before rephrasing,” wrote Nelson, known as ” Jeopardy Fashion”. Connoisseur.”
“But he waits longer if the answer is partially correct and just needs more information.”
She added that Webb was “quick to incorporate multiple versions of an answer,” although it was within the show’s rules.