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For the second time in less than two months, TV game show Jeopardy! is being slammed for a nitpicky ruling against a contestant. On Tuesday's (October 1st) show, the category was "Name That TV Role" and host Alex Trebek gave the clue: "Seinfeld: Julia Louis-Dreyfus." Returning champion Fidelito Cortes, who was in the lead, answered, "Who is Elaine?," but he was ruled incorrect. Another contestant then answered, "Who is Benes?" -- which is the character's last name -- and the judges accepted the answer, after which Trebek explained to Cortes, "It was EE-laine, not UH-laine, Fidelito." It fortunately wound up not mattering, since Cortes won the game. In the previous controversial incident, during a kids' edition of the show in August, Jeopardy! was slammed for ruling young contestant Thomas Hurley III wrong in his Final Jeopardy answer, "The Emanciptation Proclamation," because he mistakenly put in an extra "T". It didn't matter in that game either, however, since the contestant who won was too far ahead for Hurley and the other player to have been able to catch him.