Video: The most awkward moment in “Jeopardy” history?

posted at 5:21 pm on April 4, 2014 by Allahpundit

A leftover to cleanse the palate at the end of a long week. I’m putting the question mark in the headline just to be safe, but c’mon. How many moments more awkward than this can there be in the “Jeopardy” archives? All that’s missing is Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery guffawing and calling Trebek “fancy.” Good for the contestant, though, for daringly refusing to observe the “don’t rhetorically punch the host in the face when he’s trying to make chitchat” code. Refuse to live by society’s rules, bro.

What we really need now is OK Cupid leading a “fire Trebek” movement. We can make this world a better place, you and I, one ruthless purging at a time.


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That shirt would go well with my baby seal skin boots.

rbj on April 4, 2014 at 5:23 PM

The Red Eye segment on this was hilarious!

22044 on April 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

He was merely looking for attention, and he got it. Good for him…I guess?

GOPRanknFile on April 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM

meh

El_Terrible on April 4, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Huh? What was the “AWKWARD” moment?

Pork-Chop on April 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

I agree with this guy. It is horrible that poor people in third world countries have jobs.

Mark1971 on April 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Meh is right.

As a semi-loyal Jeopardy watcher, I’m not a huge fan of Trebek, he certainly needles contestants here and there and he’s oh-so-smug about it too. I think the woman let him off easy.

nullrouted on April 4, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Ha ha ha !!1 He doesn’t like the way Muslims do business and he wants to blame the end consumer for Islams nature. I hope he wins and wastes all his money on castigating westerners for Muslim behavior.

BL@KBIRD on April 4, 2014 at 5:33 PM

The innocent chit chat before the game has come under syntax of words and ideas and now some think is obscene ?

mixplix on April 4, 2014 at 5:34 PM

The guy is a jerk.

Alex handled it with class.

The problem with young, extremely intelligent people is that they’re often arrogant & proud.

itsnotaboutme on April 4, 2014 at 5:35 PM

I saw that and I thought it was tasteless.

sandee on April 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

I’ll take, “how to get in a plug for my activist cause while making the game show host look like a capitalist pig”, for $200 Alex.

Flora Duh on April 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

My shirt label says Made In VietNam.Probably made by the grand kids of the guys my unit was chasing around.

docflash on April 4, 2014 at 5:37 PM

WTF? Why would that guy assume that Trebek’s clothing was made by sweat shop labor?

Kensington on April 4, 2014 at 5:38 PM

“Your mother loved it last night, Trebek!!!”

Tom Servo on April 4, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Enh. I always thought this was more awkward.

Stoic Patriot on April 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

The difference between 3rd World children helping to support the family and being unemployed can be malnutrition and the diseases associated with that. Would it really be better if more families sold their excess children into the sex trade?

Laurence on April 4, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Huh? What was the “AWKWARD” moment?

Pork-Chop on April 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Glad I’m not the only one that didn’t get it.

cat_owner on April 4, 2014 at 5:41 PM

meh

Everyone knows the fanciest suits are made by 6 year olds. By 8 their fingers are too gnarled to complete nice tight seams.

HumpBot Salvation on April 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I agree with “meh.”

wyntre9 on April 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Dude. Oh wow. Yeah, that was a low blow. While Alec is annoyingly smug, that was rude.

conservative pilgrim on April 4, 2014 at 5:45 PM

HumpBot Salvation on April 4, 2014 at 5:43 PM

LOL!

alchemist19 on April 4, 2014 at 5:46 PM

He tried to zing Alex and then tried to pull back. Not a good tactic.

22044 on April 4, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Alex should have zinged back, “And I heard you are dating one of them…”

albill on April 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

So, how’s that eight year old going to get her next meal in Bangladesh?

Fallon on April 4, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Alex should have zinged back, “And I heard you are dating one of them…”

albill on April 4, 2014 at 5:51 PM

Yikes!

22044 on April 4, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Huh? What was the “AWKWARD” moment?

Pork-Chop on April 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

On a recent episode with Arthur Chu, the guy who was crushing his opponents and creating a storm with his strategy, there was an awkward moment that hindered on being racist and I was shocked nobody made a stink about it. Chu got a couple of questions wrong–IIRC, one was for an incorrect word form and the other because of his pronunciation. Chu got a little snarky with Alec on other answers and then Alec said something about native speakers of English pronouncing words a certain way, assuming English was not Chu’s native language even though it is. The comment was so awkward and the look on Chu’s face confirmed the awkwardness. But no outrage on that one?

Did anyone else see that episode?

conservative pilgrim on April 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

Why would that guy assume that Trebek’s clothing was made by sweat shop labor?

Kensington on April 4, 2014 at 5:38 PM

Perhaps because he’s a wacky lib & Trebec’s a conservative…?

itsnotaboutme on April 4, 2014 at 5:54 PM

I can’t figure out where my shirt was made because I cut out the tag because it was irritating the back of my neck. I’m just going to assume it was made by an well-compensated vegan multicultural T-shirt artisan from a company where the CEO is completely on board with homosexual marriage.

Chickyraptor on April 4, 2014 at 5:55 PM

So where does Mr. Pretentious get his clothes? I sure hope he’s not editing his movie using Apple products.

Hill60 on April 4, 2014 at 5:55 PM

What a complete douchebag.

I guarandamntee you he’s a vegetarian, believes in global warming and voted for obama. Twice.

Lanceman on April 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

sweatshop

My wife & I have befriended a single mom who makes about $10.50…per week.
That’s an illegally low wage, even for here in the Philippines.
There are no easy answers.
If an employee complains & is found out, he/she gets the ax.
If an employee complains & is not found out, he/she would be out of a job if the company gets shut down.
For those who pray, please remember “Jevey” & her daughter “Jillian” as we try to find those difficult answers.

itsnotaboutme on April 4, 2014 at 5:59 PM

What a complete douchebag.

I guarandamntee you he’s a vegetarian, believes in global warming and voted for obama. Twice.

Lanceman on April 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Yup.

Total Prog lib tard.

Eating the deuncification of Amerika.

thejackal on April 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM

What a complete douchebag.

I guarandamntee you he’s a vegetarian, believes in global warming and voted for obama. Twice.

Lanceman on April 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Speaking of, look who’s paid us a visit. Near the bottom of this thread.

Flora Duh on April 4, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Good for the contestant, though, for daringly refusing to observe the “don’t rhetorically punch the host in the face when he’s trying to make chitchat” code. Refuse to live by society’s rules, bro.

No, actually the contestant made a great point. Trebek makes enough that his suits are probably not made by eight-year-olds. But those of us who cannot afford custom-made suits probably have products from countries where it is possible. Good for him for getting his message into the part of Jeopardy where I do other stuff because I can’t stand the meaningless chit-chat.

Happy Nomad on April 4, 2014 at 6:22 PM

libfree was here!

H/T Flora Duh

22044 on April 4, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Enh. I always thought this was more awkward.

Stoic Patriot on April 4, 2014 at 5:39 PM

That was AWESOME!!

LOL!!

CurtZHP on April 4, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Earlier that same weak, a lady contestant who works for NASA replied in a category that asked for the English translation of various Latin phrases. The answer was “Ignorantia juris non excusat”. The correct question was “What is Ignorance of the law is no excuse”? She got her words mixed up and said “What is ignorance is no excuse for the law”? Sounds like she was talking about the idiots in Congress who voted for ObamaCare.

NoNails on April 4, 2014 at 6:28 PM

Better to be forced to sell your 11 year old into prostitution than have her work making shirts.

/

mankai on April 4, 2014 at 6:29 PM

But he’d never think of doing a documentary about government overregulation driving textile manufacturing overseas.

Cleombrotus on April 4, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Alternate headline: “Super-duper slow news day at HotAir”

If that’s the most awkward Jeopardy moment ever, it must be a really dull show.

Splashman on April 4, 2014 at 6:33 PM

Wow! Eight year olds work on Savile Row?

Those crazy Brits!

Wander on April 4, 2014 at 6:35 PM

And as a 30 year documentry producer, I’d like to mention you can make a small fortune in the documentary business, provided you start with a large one.

Wander on April 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM

At least we know that 8 yr olds in Bangladesh have jobs.

BobMbx on April 4, 2014 at 6:50 PM

“The answer is douchebag.”

“What is…. me?”

Chuck Schick on April 4, 2014 at 6:51 PM

Let’s see … eight-year-olds make money off Alex Trebek by selling him suits. Tom Cavanaugh plans to make money off eight-year-olds by trying to destroy their livelihoods.

Who is the better guy?

Dusty on April 4, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Another brainless lib who wants to shut down the sweat shops so the 8-year-olds can be prostitutes instead.

Rational Thought on April 4, 2014 at 6:55 PM

[Wander on April 4, 2014 at 6:36 PM]

LMAO. It’ took me a few to get it but that made it all the better.

Dusty on April 4, 2014 at 6:59 PM

I doubt anyone associated with the show made a bigger a** of himself than Jeopardy’s own Charles Van Doren, Ken Jennings, did on twitter when plugging Obamacare. Utter clown.

fitzfong on April 4, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Huh? What was the “AWKWARD” moment?

Pork-Chop on April 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

..it was when Allah realized he did not have a clam bang closer for the weeks, methinks.

The War Planner on April 4, 2014 at 7:24 PM

*sigh*

clam == slam, of course.

The War Planner on April 4, 2014 at 7:24 PM

I guarandamntee you he’s a vegetarian, believes in global warming and voted for obama. Twice.

Lanceman on April 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

He voted for Obama 4 times, two times in North Carolina.

slp on April 4, 2014 at 7:37 PM

Looked like a choreographed thing where he lent himself.

Buddahpundit on April 4, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Maybe Contestant #3 ought to ask for the name of the six-year-old who made his shirt.

People in glass houses…

Kingfisher on April 4, 2014 at 8:00 PM

…we’ll send JugEars…to raise the minimum wage!

KOOLAID2 on April 4, 2014 at 8:54 PM

The gave him the seat with the slow buzzer.

HellCat on April 4, 2014 at 9:19 PM

Will he do a follow up documentary of desiccated children scavenging through landfills or being sold into sexual slavery after the sweatshops shut down?

jhffmn on April 4, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Liberalism is about doing things that harm others (like shutting down their employment so union guys in the US can get it), but feeling really good about yourself in the process.
The DB said he needed the money for his movie; he was a one and done in the tournament.

jvermeer on April 4, 2014 at 11:24 PM

But before we feel too sorry for Alex, remember he and his staff are typical Hollywood liberals who inject their bias in to the show.

jvermeer on April 4, 2014 at 11:26 PM

Huh? What was the “AWKWARD” moment?
Pork-Chop on April 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

I also didn’t think anything was remarkably awkward.

bluegill on April 5, 2014 at 12:13 AM

Couldn’t have happened to a nicer host.

Ronnie on April 5, 2014 at 12:19 AM

I agree with this guy. It is horrible that poor people in third world countries have jobs.

Mark1971 on April 4, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Yeah, they should be sitting in a grass hut burning dung for heat like good little yellow and brown people.

/liberals

Grammar Nazi on April 5, 2014 at 8:25 AM

I didn’t watch that episode, but I hope that smug little twerp lost.

The only awkwardness was the little jerk’s comment, not Trebek’s reaction.

contrarian on April 5, 2014 at 12:56 PM

The guy is a jerk.
Alex handled it with class.
The problem with young, extremely intelligent people is that they’re often arrogant & proud.
itsnotaboutme on April 4, 2014 at 5:35 PM

Smart or smartass?

Where was that dude’s own shirt made?

Sherman1864 on April 6, 2014 at 4:18 AM

What a complete douchebag.

I guarandamntee you he’s a vegetarian, believes in global warming and voted for obama. Twice.

Lanceman on April 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM

Yeah, but what about the 2008 election? Any word of his vote then?

PXCharon on April 6, 2014 at 5:22 PM