This week, “Jeopardy” hosted a special teen tournament, in which teens competed in a “Jeopardy” tournament.
The questions and categories were dumbed down so that kids these days could (potentially) answer the questions with ease and not embarrass themselves. Did this work? No, no it did not.
On Wednesday night, the categories were “Call Me Maybe”-themed, like so:
As if Carly Rae Jepsen lyrics as “Jeopardy” categories didn’t embarrass our great nation enough, Thursday night’s debacle was even worse.
During Final Jeopardy, all three of the teen contestants wagered all of their money and each gave the same answer to a question about what capital city has a walled off sections for Catholics and Protestants.
They all answered Dublin when the correct answer is of course Belfast,* were all awarded zero points and may God have mercy on their souls. All of the contestants went home empty-handed, and three contestants from a previous game were called to move on to the next round of competition.
*We did not know the answer to the question, either. But there is a reason we are not contestants on “Jeopardy” — teen version or otherwise.