To cleanse the palate, good news for Chris Matthews: His already legendary crumble on “Jeopardy” wasn’t the worst game-show performance on American television this week. Wait, no — let me think about that. Okay, Matthews’s performance was worse, but this is a very, very narrow second. “Magic hand”? Is Reed College some sort of school for English as a second language?

What you’re watching here, really, is the game-show equivalent of Rick Perry’s “oops” moment at the debate. That’s the first clip; the second clip, via Newsbusters, is of Glenn Beck paying due tribute to the master.