[Warning: The below contains MAJOR spoilers for the October 30 episode of Jeopardy!]
As Champions Wildcard match ongoing on Jeopardy!, T.J. Tallie, an affiliate professor of African background from San Diego, California, ran into a little bit of difficulties with a person of the most unforgettable on-display screen Jokers.
T.J. observed the Every day Double in the Jeopardy spherical in the $2000 clue in The Jokers. He built it a Genuine Every day Double (jeopardizing $2200). The clue go through: “A 2013 Oscar-profitable actor his surname is also the title of Apollo’s mom.” T.J. guessed Heath Ledger (in The Dark Knight), but as host Ken Jennings informed him, the appropriate response was Jared Leto (Suicide Squad).
Then, for the $400 clue in the exact same group — “In 1984 he was nevertheless recognized as Leaf when he performed Robby in the ABC Afterschool Exclusive ‘Backwards: The Riddle of Dyslexia” — T.J. when once more guessed Heath Ledger but was incorrect. (The suitable response was Joaquin Phoenix.)
When the $200 clue confirmed a picture of Heath Ledger, anyone laughed. The clue go through: “His final role was as Tony in ‘The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus’ in 2009.” T.J. rung in and ultimately was suitable with “Who is Heath Ledger?” But Jennings could not resist teasing him. “No, I’m sorry. That’s not correct,” the host explained. “Yes, it’s Heath Ledger. One out of three ain’t bad.”
“I will never, ever, ever forget Heath Ledger now,” T.J. wrote on the Jeopardy! subreddit, with a winking facial area emoji, immediately after the episode. And in reaction to his remark, ” I’ll be publishing or responding periodically now to concerns about the episode if you are fascinated,” a person wrote, “RIP Heath Ledger.”
T.J. did gain the video game, beating Jay Foster, an engineer from Rancho Palos Verdes, California, and Sarah Reza, a museum plan supervisor from Hyattsville, Maryland, to progress to the semifinals of Champions Wildcard match. (Sarah, nonetheless, was the only a person to get the Closing Jeopardy! appropriate, nevertheless she finished the video game in next put with $six,000 Jay experienced $800.)
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