‘Jeopardy!’ Fans React To Contestants Missing Easy Clue About Lord’s Prayer: ‘Pathetic’

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Many “Jeopardy!” fans were furious that all three contestants missed a Bible-based answer that’s well-known around the world.

Game show host Mayim Bialik read a clue that said, “Matthew 6:9 says, ‘Our Father, which art in heaven, [THIS] be thy name.’”

The camera cut to contestants Laura, Joe, and returning champion Suresh, but not one of them buzzed in with a response.  

“Jeopardy!” fans shared their disappointment on Twitter. 

“Today, 3 Jeopardy contestants did not know the first line of the ‘Lord’s Prayer!’ Sad. Our Father, who art in heaven, ________ be thy name; They didn’t know the answer: ‘Hallowed.’ Pathetic,” one person shared.

“[Jeopardy] has 3 geniuses on the show today. The question was-In the Bible it says-Our Father, who art in heaven (blank) be thy name. The answer is Hallowed (of course)… none of the 3 knew the answer. Sad world we’re in,” another TV viewer wrote

“That’s ‘hallowed,’ you heathens!” another Twitter user shared.

Words to the Lord’s Prayer vary among Christian denominations, but all versions of this basic prayer include the word “hallowed.”

One fan suggested that the contestants knew the answer but were worried about mispronouncing it, a frequent issue on “Jeopardy!”

“Nobody got this but I’m sure they all knew it but were worried about the PRONUNCIATION. ‘Hallowed’ or ‘hollowed,’” that person wrote.

“Not one contestant on Jeopardy last night knew the answer to this…..Are you waking up yet?” another lamented.


Fans also reacted strongly in May when all three contestants were marked incorrect for their pronunciation of Russian writer Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.

“An author and former prisoner: ‘Socialism of any type and shade leads to a total destruction of the human spirit,’” the clue said.

Pronunciation came up for another Bible-based question in March. That time, host Ken Jennings didn’t accept “Gethsemane” from contestant Kevin Manning when he omitted the “n” sound from the end of the word. This was in response to the prompt, “After the Last Supper, Jesus traveled to this garden to pray and was arrested there.”

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