There has been quite a buzz on this video.

The reason it's called the "Strangest Jeopardy! Ending Ever", is because the second player had trouble with his electronic pen and/or pad, so he had to use his index card and marker to write down his response.

Because of that, he and the champion were allowed to return the next day.

Some of them were calling him out for cheating because of this. Well, this is where the title of this post comes in:

While we're in the 21st century, and technology has been around for who knows how long, we can't rely on it for our problem-solving and why we need to have back-up plans.

This is an example--when the equipment malfunctions, as the Jeopardy! DVD explains, each player has an index card and a marker to write their response...and maybe their wager if that doesn't help (though, of course, you are given pencil and paper to calculate your wager during the 2-minute break).

At this point, you might be thinking--"John, isn't pen and paper old-school? Like on the Art Fleming version?" Well, sure the people working on the current version may have watched the original version, but even when they put the current version into production 2 decades later, they realized they needed to be ready when malfunctions occur.

Other examples were in the Dawson era of Family Feud, where in one episode, the Fast Money board malfunctioned (all it could do was display the show's logo) while Richard was asking the questions, the judges wrote them down on huge cue cards. Heck, they even had calculators nearby to calculate how much money the team would get should they fail to even get 200 points.

And, of course, like I always like to say, if Santa's computer ever fails and a snowstorm hits the North Pole, he's got a bag full of letters, and he can even write or typewrite his Naughty/Nice list, as well as the replies to everyone to mails him, and even his replies to them (when he stuffs them in the stockings Christmas morning).

OK, I've shared my thoughts. Now share yours! Gameshowguy2000 (talk) 04:31, May 21, 2016 (UTC)

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