These “Jeopardy!” brainiacs didn’t brush up on their civics and present occasions.
Contestants on Wednesday night time’s episode of the trivia present all have been stumped by a $2,000 clue that referred to as for the identify of New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.
“In 2021 she turned the primary feminine governor of New York State,” mentioned the clue, learn by host Ken Jennings.
Contestant Joanna Wu had chosen the reply within the “Double Jeopardy” spherical as a part of a class referred to as “I Am Lady.”
Neither Wu, reigning champ Amy Schneider nor Ben Walthall of Brooklyn responded with the proper query.
“Ben, that’s your governor! Kathy Hochul, her identify,” Jennings mentioned, gently chiding the New York resident.
The previous lieutenant governor made nationwide information over the summer season when she succeeded disgraced ex- Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who resigned amid a sequence of sexual misconduct allegations.
Hochul, 63, poked enjoyable on the sport present reply after the syndicated episode aired.
“Assume I do know the reply to this one, @Jeopardy!,” she tweeted.
The episode concluded with Schneider successful her twenty first consecutive sport, bumping up her cumulative winnings to $806,000.