JEOPARDY! tournament finalist Andrew He has revealed a wild connection to Kate Flannery – who played Meredith on The Office.
The actress remembered him as he came packing hilarious proof and she responded “He’s smarter than me!”
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NBCKate Flannery played Meredith on the sitcom and was a clue on Jeopardy![/caption]
The Jeopardy! clue read: “Desk Jockeys, Jenna Fischer, Kate Flannery.”
Andrew – one of the three Tournament of Champions finalists – correctly responded: “What is: The Office.”
Kate was so happy she made it onto the board that she screengrabbed the moment and tweeted: Guys! I cannot believe it! I’m a Jeopardy question!!!
“This guy nailed it! Don’t mess with fans of The Office. Did this really happen?”
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Andrew is more than just a fan, it turned out.
He replied sharing a photo of himself and a group of friends from back in the day.
A fresh-faced Andrew posed with a thumbs up along with the actress and Oscar Nunez – who played Oscar Martinez – from the Dunder Mifflin, Scranton branch.
“Going through some old receipts, I can’t believe I’ve been Kate Flannery’s biggest fan since the blunder year of 2007.
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“Thanks for helping me win on #Jeopardy 15 years later. Looking forward to seeing you again in 2037!” Andrew replied.
‘I REMEMBER YOU!’
Kate then sweetly buzzed back: “Omg! Dude! I remember you!!! Congratulations!!!!!! You deserve a Dundee!
“You are the Ultimate fan! (And you’re a lot smarter than me! #Jeopardychamp) this is amazing!!”
“(Oh and Nice pants, Oscar!?)” she added for good measure.
‘THIS IS ADORABLE’
Jeopardy! and The Office fans gathered around to appreciate the amazing exchange and couldn’t believe Andrew had a meet-and-greet photo with Kate ready to go.
“Love this!” one fan replied.
“This is adorable” wrote another.
“What a great Hollywood story!” gushed a third.
The first player to win three matches gets the $250,000 grand prize and serious bragging rights.
With two wins for Amy, two for Andrew, and one for Sam – the TV star with the second-longest Jeopardy! streak ever (with $1.3M) sealed the deal.
Amy emerged looked beyond thrilled as she stared at the camera in disbelief and her fellow finalists applauded.
Although Andrew lost the tournament, he went from a 6-time winner to a serious threat to Jeopardy! legend Amy.
Amy wagered $13,000 blocking Andrew out from a win if correct and if he made a maximum bet – she was correct and won.
“Amy Schneider, that’s your third win!” host Ken Jennings, 48, announced as the crowd roared – Andrew goes home with $100K and Sam $50K.
Before being ousted from the Tournament of Champions, finalist Mattea Roach praised Andrew for how he gave a “master class on how to play Jeopardy in a tournament context.”
Mattea described him as someone “open-hearted and gracious in both victory and defeat.”
Now that the Tournament of Champions concluded, reigning Jeopardy! ace Cris Pannullo will return tomorrow night.
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Over the summer, Ken and Mayim were officially announced as the permanent replacements of the late Alex Trebek.
The Office aired from 2005 until 2013 but has remained a staple (no pun intended) in American pop culture.
Twitter/@gg_andrewheAndrew He responded: ‘Going through some old receipts, I can’t believe I’ve been Kate Flannery’s biggest fan since the blunder year of 2007’ with this epic photo[/caption]
TwitterKate – who played Meredith on The Office – was thrilled to be Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions clue leading to the exchange[/caption]
ABCThe actress replied: ‘OMG I remember you!’ – Andrew put up a fantastic fight against Amy Schneider and nearly won the tournament[/caption]