We've all wondered how hard it would actually be to become a contestant on Jeopardy!. Maybe if we studied really hard, we would be able to go on and not make a complete fool of ourselves. Some people claim that if you watch enough of the hit quiz show you will be able to pick up on certain patterns, but there is always going to be some categories that you just can't master.
Usually, you would expect that one of the other contestants would be able to answer the questions that you wouldn't know. However on February 1st, 2018, the show experienced an unprecedented lapse in knowledge from all three contestants, and Alex Trebek's reaction has everyone laughing.
This is the first time Trebek's reactions to his contestants has caught people's attention. He's made fun of contestants before, getting into hot water after calling one a "loser" because of the type of music she liked. And another time he was surprised when all three contestants lost all of their money in the final question and was completely unsympathetic to their loss.
His latest group of contestants that got called out by Trebek are probably a little bit embarrassed, but honestly it made for some great TV. Who knew that three people not knowing things could be so hilarious...
When you go on Jeopardy!, it's safe to assume that you won't know all of the answers. But when there is an entire category that is so far out of your knowledge base it'll make you a little uneasy. For three contestants on the February 1st episode, they all had the same fear, over the same category.
When the category "Talkin' Football" came up, everyone watching was probably itching to get their hands on the questions, but the contestants kept avoiding it. It wasn't until the entire board was cleared of every other category that the contestant reluctantly chose the first question.
But no one knew the answer so it timed out. Okay, seems normal. But then, for every single question in the football category, no one hit their buzzer.
Trebek joked with the contestants "I can tell you guys are big football fans." And when they couldn't answer the second question, he said "do you think we should go to commercial?"
When they finally made it to the final clue he said "let's look at the $1,000 clue, just for fun." After it was read out, he made his final jab at the three contestants. "If you guys ring in and get this one, I will die."
No one got it and they finally took a break but it's nice to know that even after all these years, there are still a few things that Trebek hasn't experienced yet! Even if it just all three contestants freezing completely. Watch it for yourself below!