An unwitting mistake led to “Jeopardy!” revealing the outcome of the game on-air Wednesday before it even started. (Watch the video below.)
Host Mayim Bialik congratulated the High School Reunion Tournament finalists and wished them luck as the game show transitioned to a scene of the contestants showing their final results.
Jackson Jones’ $24,000, Justin Bolsen’s $13,570, and Maya Wright’s $3,370 remained on screen for a few seconds and ended up being their totals.
HuffPost didn’t immediately hear back from “Jeopardy!”
In any case, the quiz program could not reveal the final result of the clash between the students, as it is a two-game competition where the highest combined score determines the winner. The second game is scheduled for Thursday.
Here’s a longer look:
Some viewers, of course, noticed the “major editing error”.