'Jeopardy!' fans rally to support contestant who struggled with anxiety

George BackProducer, Yahoo Entertainment
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Jeopardy! contestant Priscilla Drobes had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day on Thursday.

The stay-at-home mom from New York struggled mightily throughout the match. She only managed to answer two questions correctly and finished with -$5,400, disqualifying her from the Final Jeopardy! round. 

It was clear to viewers that she was battling nerves the entire time. Even Alex Trebek said, "Priscilla, I think nerves got the best of you today...You were just so nervous."

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While it was a bad for Priscilla, her disappointing game really seemed to resonate with fans and former contestants. In fact, many people took to Twitter to voice their support for the dejected contestant.

Even though Priscilla lost the match, she definitely won over viewers. In a game in which some people seem to have almost an inhuman intelligence, sometimes it's nice to see someone struggle. Not because it's entertaining to watch someone fail, but because it's relatable.

Plus, she got to be on national television and go home with $1,000. So in the end, maybe it wasn't such a  terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day after all?

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