It took 1.5 minutes for a Kentucky man to lose all his “Jeopardy” winnings and then some on Monday — all because of the dreaded “Canadian Cities” category.
A video uploaded to YouTube shows a short clip of Randy Pike waging $5,400 on a daily double (double) question: “The swan is a symbol of this Ontario city; each year, white & black swans are released into the Avon river.”
Pike’s “What is Edmonton” answer fell flat, and reduced his winnings to $200.
But the best part of the exchange was perhaps host Alex Trebek’s slightly sassy tone, Canada-splaining the answer. Trebek, of course, is Canadian.
“Oh no, what is Stratford. You had to think,” Trebek said. “Avon river. Shakespeare.”
The remaining questions in the category drew silence from fellow contestants Victoria Machado and four-time champion Dan Feitel.
It’s not the first time a Canada-related question has successfully tripped “Jeopardy” contestants. In 2012, competitors failed to identify Stephen Harper as the Prime Minister of Canada.
And in the following year, the same thing happened again. Another round of contestants in 2013 blanked when they were asked to name Harper by his photo.
"So, perhaps we should teach a little bit about current Canadian history as well," Trebek said at the time.
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