Twitter did not person a glorious feeling astir 3 “Jeopardy!” contestants who don’t look to cognize creation fable Gene Kelly.
Players Cris Pannullo, Rob Lamanna and Jeri Zulli failed to admit the precocious “Singin’ successful the Rain” prima connected Thursday’s occurrence of the quiz show.
In the “Olivia Newton-John” category, contestants were asked to place the antheral pictured adjacent to the precocious “Grease” star. Instead, the brainiacs grew silent.
Newton-John, who died this twelvemonth of cancer, and Kelly performed successful the ’80s philharmonic “Xanadu.” The movie bombed astatine the container bureau — and failed to marque a lasting content connected the contestants.
This quality aggravated a definite assemblage connected Twitter, which meant Gene Kelly headlined the trending topics for 1 nighttime only.
“Sad: connected “Jeopardy!” tonight, nary of the contestants knew who Gene Kelly was erstwhile shown a photograph of him. Guess I’m getting old,” 1 sighed.
“Sometimes, I’m conscionable perplexed… connected #Jeopardy tonight, however could each 3 of the contestants NOT cognize Gene Kelly, the reply to the Olivia Newton-John category? Maybe I’m conscionable aged oregon something,” different echoed.
“The contestants connected Jeopardy did not cognize who Gene Kelly was. I americium astonished! Have they ne'er seen “Singing successful the Rain”?????” different asked.
Kelly died Feb. 2, 1996, astatine the property of 83, aft suffering strokes. “Captain America” prima Chris Evans is rumored to beryllium portraying him in a movie announced earlier this year.
Meanwhile, the newly-fronted Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings amusement has weathered respective eyebrow-raising blunders successful caller months. In June, a contestant wrongly identified Public Enemy arsenic Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
A period later, different contestant was roasted for not knowing the words to Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down.”
And connected “Celebrity Jeopardy” successful November, viewers called a clue astir deceased slayer Brian Laundrie “tasteless” and “insensitive.”