Justice in JEOPARDY for Kid Contestant Zoe!
  • Petitioned Harry Friedman

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Executive Producer, Jeopardy
Harry Friedman
Supervising Producer, Jeopardy
Lisa Broffman
Host, Jeopardy
Alex Trebek
Supervising Producer, Jeopardy

Justice in JEOPARDY for Kid Contestant Zoe!

    1. Petition by

      Avenger R

      Jamaica, NY

Eleven-year old contestant Zoe Assasie was on the verge of a Jeopardy Kids Tournament Championship in the episode which aired on July 29, 2013 when victory was seized from her, her distraught parents watching in the audience, helpless to save her from Alex Trebek’s traumatizing ruling on this Final Jeopardy clue in the category “In the Dictionary”:

“The last entry in the Random House Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary is used to represent this annoying sound.”

Zoe lost $15,000 and the game when she was penalized for the submission “What is ZZZ?” According to Mr. Trebek, “What is snoring?” was the correct question because snoring is the sound represented by the last entry, “ZZZ.”

Hey Jeopardy, before heartlessly toying with the dreams of the youth of America so recklessly, perhaps you should consult the definition of the word “represent” in the Webster’s Dictionary. “ZZZ” is not only a word representing an annoying sound, but the word itself is the representation of the annoying sound which it defines.

Let us unite on behalf of Justice for Zoe! Petition Jeopardy to give us an answer and not in the form of a question.

The Children Are Our Future!!!

Harry Friedman, Executive Producer, Jeopardy
Lisa Broffman, Supervising Producer, Jeopardy
Alex Trebek, Host, Jeopardy
ROCKY SCHMIDT, Supervising Producer, Jeopardy
Justice in Jeopardy for Kid Contestant Zoe!

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Recent signatures


    1. Reached 25 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • John Odoom RALEIGH, NC
      • about 1 year ago

      WhyJudges are not always right. Our youth of today are very bright and sometimes have the answers that adults do not have. Something is terribly broken hence this protest is necessary. I agree with many others that the wording of the question was incorrect. is this important to you? (Optional)

    • Sam Keller PHOENIX, AZ
      • about 1 year ago

      Joe got it wrong. The judges were right. Get a grip people. The entry in the dictionary is ZZZ which represents SNORING. Does anyone ever complain their husband, etc. is ZZZZing too loud? Get a grip!

    • Virginia Caton CENTREVILLE, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      I believe Zoe was right. She should have won the final round of Jeopardy.

    • Zac Andereck ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • about 1 year ago

      Alex has no compassion and the question was so poorly phrased that it should not have even been a question to begin with. Especially one for final Jeopardy.

    • Erin Heinrich SYKESVILLE, MD
      • about 1 year ago

      What a horrible question. The questions asking about the annoying sound, in which case Zoe would have had to pretend to snore, which isn't a "word in the dictionary" either. Support Zoe.


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