Here’s looking at you, Decider.
Many Jeopardy! fans last night were appalled at last night’s Final Jeopardy!, which read:
Complaints about heavy workloads inspired the titles of 2 songs by this group, No. 1 hits 7 months apart
Obviously, the correct response is “Who are The Beatles?”.
Many fans claim that “Eight Days A Week” is a love song and thus has nothing to do with being overworked.
However, those fans are incorrect when it comes to this Final Jeopardy.
These fans have failed to actually read the clue. Note that the clue said “inspired the TITLES”, not “inspired the songs”. In the case of “Eight Days A Week”, as per Beatles Anthology (2000), page 159, Paul McCartney himself said that it was his chauffeur that made the “Eight Days a Week” comment to complain about how much he had been working at that point.
Thus, the clue was absolutely fine and any viewers who are upset have their own improper reading of the clue to blame.
And to that I have to say: Jade Budowski at Decider, who hurt you?
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