Jeopardy! star Arthur Chu celebrated his loss by posting a weird little video to his YouTube channel of himself lip-syncing the lyrics to an appropriate song.
The game show community’s current most hated player Arthur Chu finally ended his run on Jeopardy! with just over $297,000 and a whole host of fans who are still cursing the gods of game theory. He decided to mark the end of his momentous run by lip-syncing the lyrics to “Weird Al” Yankovic’s I Lost on Jeopardy!, a song parody of Greg Kihn’s Jeopardy and therefore forever ruining the song beloved by game show nerds all over the globe.
Chu earned his dubious celebrity mostly by using a controversial but legal strategy to become a 12-day Jeopardy! champion. He examined the game through the lens of game theory and noted that he could gain an advantage over his opponents by hunting for the “Daily Doubles” at the start of the round, which are usually hidden in the higher dollar amounts towards the bottom of the game board.
Most contestants usually start with the lower amounts of each category and work their way down. IBM’s Watson computer used a similar strategy when he played Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Everyone’s entitled to their opinion but as other wiser men have said before our time, “Don’t hate the playa, hate the game.” There’s nothing in the rules that says every contestant has to start at the top and work their way down to the bottom. Plus, it’s not a full-proof strategy because he eventually lost.
If anything, you should hate Chu for being a smug, know-it-all jerk who has the unmitigated gall to talk back and argue with the holy quiz oracle Alex Trebek.