The contestants did so badly, Alex Trebek didn't even have the heart to condescend to them.

The competition is really cooling down. (via YouTube)

According to the rules of Jeopardy!, any contestant who is in the red at the end of the Double Jeopardy round is disqualified from participating in Final Jeopardy, and can't win the game. This doesn't happen all that often, because Jeopardy! contestants are thoroughly screened to make sure they'll keep it competitive. In theory, anyway.

Two contestants not making it to Final Jeopardy is very rare. Until last night, it hadn't happened since 2011. Now, however, it's time to reset that clock, cause this game was a stinker.

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