Jeopardy Took a Contestant’s Money Away for Saying ‘Gangster’ Instead of ‘Gangsta’ to Prove They Are Gs


Poor Nick. He was so excited to show off his ’90s hip-hop knowledge on Jeopardy! this week. But what does he get for accidentally pronouncing the iconic Coolio song as “Gangster’s Paradise” and not “Gangsta’s Paradise”? An initial influx of funds and a proud smile, shortly followed by Alex Trebek raining on his parade and saying the judges ultimately weren’t groovy with his syllable pronunciation. It’s what Coolio would’ve wanted. And deserved.

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