Yes, the best "Jeopardy!" day ever for many fans -- due to the "Reading Rainbow" alum's inclusion -- was also the worst for Patrick Pearce, a produce specialist from Fountain Valley, Calif. Pearce racked up a score of -$7,400, besting (in a bad way) previous record holder Stephanie Hull's -$6,800 in March 2015.
Pearce competed against Kathleen McHugh and Matt Amodio, the latter of whom is now the show's reigning four-day champion.
Burton, a veteran actor, former "Reading Rainbow" host and star in "Star Trek," will be the "Jeopardy!" guest host through the end of the week. He taped his episodes several months ago, which spurred some considerable hype leading up to their debut.