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Yellowstone Clue Baffles ‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants on Ken Jennings’ Final Show Before Hiatus

Published on February 21st, 2023 | Updated on February 21st, 2023 | By FanFest

As Host Ken Jennings takes a pause from “Jeopardy!”, his last puzzle left the contestants scratching their heads.

Last Friday’s Final Jeopardy category focused on National Parks and posed this perplexing query: “This national park was named after an indigenous river, known as ‘MI TSE A-DA-ZI’ which translates to ‘Pierre Jaune’ from the French trappers.”

Dr. Laura Donegan, a physician, and Stephen Webb, the reigning “Jeopardy!” champion data scientist who had been dominating in the game thus far both appeared to have difficulty finding an answer when they reached the final round. Will Travis – an accountant – came into this last portion of the competition holding second place and quickly declared that Yellowstone was correct response!

As Jennings discovered, the French phrase “Pierre Jaune” translates directly to “Yellowstone.”


However, Travis’s bet only reached $9,601 – not enough to outdo Webb’s last winnings of $19,930. Despite giving the wrong answer, Webb remained steadfast and became a 3-day champion!

The internet was astounded that he managed to get it right when the query seemed so easy.

A Twitter user wrote, “Surprised they didn’t all get this one. French is so common.”

Another commented, “Pretty simple.”

And a third wrote, “Lol they literally spell it out for you if you’re even moderately literate in French or the etymology of Peter.”

For this special occasion, Jennings has stepped away from the show and Mayim Bialik will be presenting the “High School Reunion Tournament” until March 9th.


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