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Jeopardy! fans roast contestant for ‘tone deaf’ mistake during Mayim Bialik’s special

Jeopardy! fans roast contestant for ‘tone deaf’ mistake during Mayim Bialik’s special

A JEOPARDY! contestant has been roasted by the internet for a painfully incorrect response.

The Brown University freshman guessed the clue, which was looking for The Green Book, to be “The Black Book.”

NBCMayim Bialik hosted the High School Reunion Tournament episode[/caption]

TikTok/Jeopardy!Justin Bolsen unfortunately guessed ‘The Black Book’ for this clue as the internet groaned[/caption]

Mayim, 47, is hosting the High School Reunion Tournament, worth $100,000, and a slot in the 2023 Tournament of Champions which was when the painful moment occurred.

Brown freshman Justin Bolsen was facing Stephanie Pierson and Claire Sattler on Monday’s episode.

Twenty-seven former Teen Tournament contestants from the 2018 and 2019 Teen Tournaments have duked it out over the last three weeks.

Justin, who won the episode and advanced to the finals in doing so, was asked a Daily Double question about Black history.

Host Mayim read: “From 1936 to 1967 this ‘colorful’ guide aided African Americans in traveling safely during segregation.”

Justin took a long pause and incorrectly answered: “What is the Black Book?”

The correct answer was: “What is the Green Book” – which has also been adapted into an Oscar-winning movie.

The camera then cut to Stephanie, who unmistakably looked less than pleased.


A TikTok user uploaded the video and it went viral with the caption: “Girl same.”

“I was waiting for him to say Harriet Tubman,” one user replied.

“TBH it wasn’t a bad guess,” defended another.

“This is giving me the same energy as the ‘South Park’ wheel of fortune episode,” a third joked.

Over on Twitter Jeopardy! fans caught wind of the rough guess too where one wrote: “I know the sis in the middle was gagging.”

“Black book? yikes #Jeopardy,” wrote a second.

“Oh, that poor kid on #jeopardy who answered ‘the black book’ wrote a third.”

“I mean if u don’t know it u might as well try the Black Book,” wrote another.

A fifth roared: “This boy on Jeopardy just said “The Black Book” in reference to a clue about the “Green Book”. This why these kids need Black Studies courses.”

“Not the Brown University kid calling the green book the BLACK book,” ripped another.

Recently, all three contestants drew blanks on a clue looking for Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson.

It read, “She’s the first Black woman on the Supreme Court and the first justice to have been a federal public defender” and no one buzzed in.

TikTok/Jeopardy!The TikTok user who spotted the moment captioned it: ‘Girl same’[/caption]

ABCMayim’s student tournament concludes tonight after which point Ken Jennings will host until May 1[/caption]

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