'Jeopardy' Contestant Loses Money Over 'Gangsta' Question A contestant buzzed in with: What is "Gangster's Paradise?" Host Alex Trebek gave it to him, but the judges disagreed. The player lost $3,200 because of a mispronunciation — it's Gangsta's — no er.

'Jeopardy' Contestant Loses Money Over 'Gangsta' Question

'Jeopardy' Contestant Loses Money Over 'Gangsta' Question

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A contestant buzzed in with: What is "Gangster's Paradise?" Host Alex Trebek gave it to him, but the judges disagreed. The player lost $3,200 because of a mispronunciation — it's Gangsta's — no er.

AILSA CHANG, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Ailsa Chang. We've all mispronounced a word, but it probably didn't cost this much. On "Jeopardy!" this week, one of the clues asked for a mashup of Coolio and John Milton. A contestant buzzed in...

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "JEOPARDY!")

NICK SPICHER: What is "Gangster's Paradise Lost"?

CHANG: Alex Trebek gave it to him, but the judges said no.

(SOUNDBITE OF TV SHOW, "JEOPARDY!")

UNIDENTIFIED MAN: You said gangster's instead of gangsta's on that song by Coolio.

CHANG: So Trebek took the contestant's $3,200 dollars and his street cred. It's MORNING EDITION.

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