JEOPARDY fans slammed champion Mattea Roach and the new contestants today for ALL getting the “most obvious question” wrong.
Host Ken Jennings left all three players stumped with a question about Marvel’s The Eternals.
Mattea Roach and the other contestants were nonplussed today
Host Ken Jennings gave players a chance to bag $2,000 with the movie-themed questionCredit: ABC
From the category “the cast of the movie”, Ken delivered the question: “2021: Gemma Chan and Salma Hayek deal with a pressing planetary issue.”
All three were silent while Mattea squinted and bit her lip as she tried to think of the answer, which was worth $2,000.
47-year-old Ken then revealed: “They are two of The Eternals.”
Despite not getting this question right, the Canadian Jeopardy! champ still finished in first place with $17,281.
However, some fans on Twitter were in disbelief that no contestants guessed the movie question correctly.
One wrote: “$2,000 would’ve been mine if I were on Jeopardy! this evening, purely for being obsessed with Marvel, and none of the contestants knew the answer.”
Another raged in all capitals: “NOBODY GOT THE ETERNALS QUESTION RIGHT ON JEOPARDY.”
A third chimed in: “I know The Eternals flopped because it was just a $2000 answer on Jeopardy!.”
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
After sailing through her 11th win, it’s possible that Mattea might be heading to fast-food joint In-N-Out Burger, where she previously revealed she likes to celebrate her Jeopardy! victories.
And while she’s there, she might bump into Ken, who’s been a regular at the same restaurant for nearly two decades.
The host revealed his post-Jeopardy! haunt in response to a Twitter image of Mattea which showed her tucking into a burger and fries at the same branch of the Californian burger spot.
Ken then retweeted the image with the words: “If this is the In-N-Out on Venice, I’ve been going here after Jeopardy! off and on for 18 years. Solid choice.”
YES HE KEN
Jeopardy! fans are very keen on Ken, and many would like to see the Washington native take on permanent presenting duties, as opposed to Mayim Bialik.
Viewers have taken to Twitter as his episodes have aired to make their views known.
Today, one fan wrote: “When will Jeopardy finally concede that Ken Jennings is the HOST of the game show?”
Another agreed: “It is a pleasure watching this week with Ken Jennings. He is funny, kind, and such a natural with the contestants. He makes me look forward to watching.”
Nova Scotian Mattea achieved an 11-day streak todayCredit: ABC
She’s been popular with viewers since taking to the Alex Trebek stageCredit: NBC
Former champion Ken is also adored by Jeopardy! fansCredit: NBC
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