For the second time this year, "Jeopardy" contestants have failed to identify Stephen Harper.
On Tuesday night's episode, the prime minister's name was the answer to the $1000 question in the category Anagrammed 21st Century Leaders.
Now anagrams, a rearranging of the letters in a phrase to form a new phrase, can be tricky. But this one included a couple of big hints.
First, the question (or answer, if you're a purist) clearly identified the country involved as Canada. Second, there have only been three Canadian PMs so far this century: Jean Chrétien, Paul Martin and Stephen Harper.
The anagram? "Sharpen the rep."
Are "Jeopardy" writers making some sort of clever attempt to let us know our reputation, under Harper, could use some improvement?
We think it's the contestants who could use some reputation sharpening. Back in April, nobody could figure out that Harper was the Canadian prime minister who sang "With A Little Help From My Friends" with Yo-Yo Ma in 2009. You can see that clip in the slideshow at the bottom of this story.
It appears Marx was right, history really does repeat itself, "first as tragedy, then as farce." OK, that may be a bit of a stretch, but the first time we thought it was sad nobody knew who Harper was, and now we're just laughing.
Most Hilarious Harper Moments
It seems the hat is balances carefully on the top of the head, rather than being worn. Stephen Harper, far left, watches a third round match between Agnieszka Radwanska, of Poland, and Serbia's Jelena Jankovic with his children Rachel, center, and Benjamin, right, at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in New York.
Who can forget this Calgary Stampede ensemble? (CP)
The Other Vest
Harper, centre, chose to wear what amounts to a fishing vest on a trip to Mexico in 2006 (where he visited with U.S. President George Bush (left) and Mexican President Vincente Fox (right)). See how Bush and Fox are decked out in desert duds? Light linen shirts, khakis? Ya, that's what you wear in the desert. (CP)
Harper wears a headdress after being made an honourary chief of the Blood tribe during a ceremony in Stand Off, Alberta in 2011.
The Brooding Teen
Harper was a teenager once too.
The Beach Walk
<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/04/17/stephen-harper-beach_n_1431449.html" target="_hplink">Harper took an awkward walk</a> along the beach in Colombia on a recent trip. (Getty)
If You Were A Vegetable?
"I would choose to be a fruit, just what I am, sweet and colourful."
Harper Does Neil Diamond
Harper Does The Who
Harper Does The Rolling Stones
Harper Does The Proclaimers
Harper Does The Guess Who
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