Tuesday’s “Jeopardy!” surprised host Alex Trebek and left fans wondering if they were witnessing history as one contestant had negative money while another had zero dollars heading into Final Jeopardy!. With two contestants unable to place a wager in the final round, only one contestant took part in that portion of the show.
“The stage looks like a really lonely place right now,” Trebek said to remaining contestant Kevin Walsh. “I cannot recall the last time we had only one player in Final Jeopardy!.”
According to Twitter, the super rare solo Final Jeopardy! was a big deal for fans. One viewer tweeted, “Only one person qualified for Final Jeopardy! and my family screamed for 30 seconds straight.”