Jeopardy host Alex Trebek’s response to “Magic Johnson” – an answer given by a contestant in last night’s show – was fairly short. But Trebek, who doesn’t engage in much banter during actual gameplay, snuck in a bit of an insult nonetheless.
Fox Sports on Thursday carried video of the Jeopardy fail, posted above as well. The clue given, from the “Sports Superstars” category, was: 100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished only 13 times, 11 times by this player.
So “Joe,” the contestant on the right, offered up: Magic Johnson.
“After doing some research we learned that Magic Johnson never played in the NHL. He was a basketball star,” Fox Sports sarcastically wrote.
Trebek immediately rolled out his “Oh no” interjection, which makes an appearance at times when a contestant’s answer is just utterly erroneous. “We’re talking about hockey, not the NBA,” added Trebek.
The contestant knew it too; after he gave his answer, he had one of those “What did I just say?” looks.
For every Ken Jennings out there, I suppose we have a guy named “Joe.”