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Jeopardy! fans cringe after contestant gives ‘painful’ guess for famous musician

Jeopardy! fans cringe after contestant gives ‘painful’ guess for famous musician

A JEOPARDY! clue looking for the decently famous rapper Earl Sweatshirt has been roasted by the internet.

None of the contestants correctly identified a photo of the notable musician and one player made what Twitter deemed a “painful” try.

ABCThe Jeopardy! clue asked the players to identify acclaimed rapper Earl Sweatshirt[/caption]

ABCOne student contestant incorrectly guessed: ‘A Boogie With A Hoodie’[/caption]

ABCMayim Bialik responded: ‘N-n-no!’ and music fans died inside[/caption]

Mayim, 47, is hosting the 14-episode High School Reunion Tournament featuring 27 former Teen Tournament contestants who first duked it out in 2018 and 2019.

Now in its second week, the eventual winner will get $100,000 and a slot in the 2023 Tournament of Champions.

On Tuesday, Audrey Satchivi, a senior at Indiana University faced Anish Maddipoti, a junior at the University of Texas and Lucas Miner, a junior at Yale who won the episode.

Mayim asked them for the lowest value clue under the category “Rappers” for $200.

She read as a photo [above] of musician Earl Sweatshirt was displayed:

“He’s seen here actually in a hoodie around the time of ‘Doris’, his major label debut album.”

“Who is a Boogie with a Hoodie?” Audrey guessed.

“N-n- No!” Mayim responded, sounding perturbed by the incorrect response.

At that point, neither of the other two nervous-looking contestants buzzed in.

In Audrey’s defense, “A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie” is a rapper, but music fans just lost it over the wrong guess and how no other youngster could get there.

Earl Sweatshirt is a pretty notable rapper who precociously came up with Grammy-winning Tyler the Creator and the reclusive Frank Ocean in the hip-hop collective Odd Future as a teen.

His aforementioned major-label debut reached No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200, and while he’s not as famous as his peers now, fans felt he was certainly gettable on Jeopardy!.


One Twitter user shared the clip scoring 40K likes and wrote: “They violated Earl Sweatshirt on Jeopardy! just now.”

Another music head replied: “She [the contestant] looked so devastated. She thought they gave her a context clue with the photo. I can’t get over this.”

A third commented: “I mean, watching back, the emphasis on ‘wearing a hoodie’ probably threw her off too, but goddamn.”

“Hey, they tried!” Jeopardy!’s Twitter account then buzzed in.

A fifth tweeted: “Earl Sweatshirt was just a clue on college Jeopardy and none of the kids knew it.”

And a sixth posted: “Damn, they did Earl Sweatshirt dirty on Jeopardy!”

A seventh wrote: “I’m mad at everyone, including the sis who didn’t know!”

The outlet Pigeons and Planes tweeted: “Earl Sweatshirt on Jeopardy! – pain.”

Over on Reddit, fans felt Mayim was a little curt in her let-down.

“The way she said it was incorrect was so rude to her? Yeah, I generally disagree with the people who say ‘the way Mayim says ‘No’ to incorrect guesses is so condescending’ – but that one, it was pretty bad.”


It wasn’t long ago that co-host Ken Jennings, 48, presented a music clue that resulted in some wildly out-of-tune guesses.

He presented a full category of questions about the Nobel prize-winning folk musician titled “Bob Dylan Lyrics.”

Ken revealed one $400 clue to be: “‘Hey’ this guy, ‘Play A Song For Me, I’m Not Sleepy, And There Is No Place I’m Going To.’”

Mira Hayward who wound up losing after two prior wins guessed: “Who is Piano Man,” seemingly confusing Bob Dylan with Billy Joel.

Bob Dylan’s instrument of choice would be the guitar, not the piano – so, no.

The next contestant, Kendra Westerhaus, simply guessed: “Who is Joe?”

Ken broke the awkward silence and comforted all three by explaining what may have gone wrong: “We had some Jimi Hendrix Billy Joel confusion there.”

“It was ‘Tambourine Man,’” he quietly concluded.

ABCAfter poor Audrey’s ‘devastating’ guess neither of the other contestants buzzed in[/caption]

Michael Ochs Archives – GettyRecently, a clue looking for ‘Mr. Tambourine Man’ by Bob Dylan resulted in the tone-deaf guesses of ‘Piano Man’ and ‘Joe’[/caption]

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