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Man Online Fights Woman Over ‘Wrong’ Final Jeopardy Question But He Doesn’t Know She Wrote It

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

There’s no doubt that the Indiana Jones movies are classics.

From casual fans to people who are totally obsessed, I’ve never met anyone who doesn’t care for the Indiana Jones universe. There are some fans who are so into the movies that they know just about everything there is to know about Indiana and his many adventures.

So when a question about the movies was featured on Jeopardy recently, lots of fans jumped in to give their opinion.

One fan in particular was convinced that the show had mixed up the facts with this particular piece of trivia, so he took to the internet to let others know.

When someone else came to the Jeopardy question’s defense, this fan remained sure he was in the right — but he had no idea that the woman he was arguing with had actually sent the question in to Jeopardy herself.

Keep reading to learn more!

Thumbnail Photo: Twitter / uptomyknees // Wikimedia Commons / Floatjon

Jeopardy question

On a recent Jeopardy episode, the “Final Jeopardy” answer was Raiders of the Lost Ark, the first Indiana Jones movie.

The question asked which movie’s costumes were inspired by the 1954 film Secret of the Incas.

Facebook fight about Jeopardy question

After the show aired, one Twitter user shared a fight that had been breaking out on Facebook about the question’s accuracy.

Max Landis' tweet about Jeopardy

As it turns out, the Twitter user is none other than Max Landis. Max’s dad is director John Landis, and his mom is Deborah Landis — the woman who designed the costumes for Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The man on Facebook, named Stanley, was convinced that Raiders of the Lost Ark was not the right answer to the question.

But Deborah politely let him know that she had actually sent the question in herself and that she would know, seeing as she’s the person who designed the costumes in the film.

Facebook fight

But Stanley was still sure Deborah was wrong. He didn’t seem to care at all that she was the ultimate authority on the subject.

When Max shared this on Twitter, his followers were frustrated that a man assumed he knew more than a woman, despite her background.

Max's tweet about the Indiana Jones costumes

Max even shared proof that his mom was right, although Stanley shouldn’t have needed it.

Fan questions J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter knowledge

One fan pointed out a time when someone tried to question author JK Rowling’s Harry Potter knowledge.

Some fans did come to Stanley’s defense, though, saying he did have his timeline correct, he just didn’t answer the question the way the show asked.

Max and Debrah Landis

Who do you think was in the right here? It was definitely a tricky question, but there’s no doubt in my mind that Deborah knows what she’s talking about!

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