The 'Pardy' Is Over for TV's Ken Jennings
With more than $2.5 million in his pocket thanks to a 74-game winning streak that kicked off on June 2, Salt Lake City smarty pants Ken Jennings is finally saying goodbye.
On Tuesday's episode of the quiz show, Jennings loses to newcomer Nancy Zerg, the Associated Press reports.
Jennings, a 31-year-old software developer, flubs a "Final Jeopardy" Business and Industry question.
The answer: "Most of this firm's 70,000 seasonal white-collar employees work only four months a year." The correct question: "What is H&R Block." Jennings's question (as always, Jeopardy! answers have to be in the form of a question) posited FedEx.
Zerg, a former actress who lives in Ventura, Calif., told the AP she psyched herself up before the game by repeating: "Someone's got to beat him sometime, it might as well be me."
Jennings is scheduled to appear on Tuesday night's edition of Late Show with David Letterman, while ABC's Nightline plans to devote its entire episode to Jeopardy!
And it ain't over yet: Wednesday's Biography on A&E reportedly contains a segment on Jennings.