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Trebek Magic Johnson: Alex Trebek didn't care for contestant's lame NHL answer

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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.”


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