There was no satisfaction for Jeopardy! contestant Mazin Omer on Monday, June 13, when he gave a “historically bad” answer that sent Twitter into a frenzy.
The moment came during the “Knight After Knight” category when Omer selected the $400 clue, which featured a photo of prolific actor Michael Caine. “To honor his father, this star here was knighted in his birth name, Sir Maurice Micklewhite,” read host Mayim Bialik.
“Who is Mick Jagger?” answered Omer, mistaking the Oscar-winning actor for the legendary Rolling Stones frontman. Viewers had no sympathy for the contestant as they took to Twitter to share their reactions.
— Star (@j__star2) June 14, 2022
“They just showed a picture of Michael Caine on @Jeopardy and the dude answers “Who is Mick Jagger?” I’m sure he knows a million things that I don’t, but man I wasn’t ready for that,” tweeted one fan.
They just showed a picture of Michael Caine on @Jeopardy and the dude answers “Who is Mick Jagger?”
I’m sure he knows a million things that I don’t, but man I wasn’t ready for that #Jeopardy pic.twitter.com/wI67AejABZ
— Mark LeBel (@MarkEMarkFM) June 13, 2022
“The Michael Cain/Mick Jagger response will live on as an historic bad answer,” wrote another viewer. “Omg the Who is Mick Jagger response made me laugh so hard,” added another amused fan.
The Michael Cain/Mick Jagger response will live on as an historic bad answer. #jeopardy
— Meaghan Tuohey (@2EKLaw) June 13, 2022
Omg the Who is Mick Jagger response made me laugh so hard 🤣 #jeopardy pic.twitter.com/RkkExSZrp7
— @snowdusk_ (@snowdusk_) June 13, 2022
Others imagined a world where The Dark Knight actor swapped places with the iconic rocker. “Would watch A Muppets Christmas Carol remake with Mick Jagger. No question,” stated one Twitter user, referencing Caine’s memorable role as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Muppets’ take on the Charles Dickens classic.
Would watch A Muppets Christmas Carol remake with Mick Jagger. No question. https://t.co/hnJKmZ3Hkf
— Natalie Egenolf (@NatalieEgenolf) June 13, 2022
Unfortunately for Omer, you can’t always get what you want, as the biology student missed out on a first place victory. Still, he finished the evening as runner-up and took home a $2000 consolation prize.
Check out more reaction below.
A contestant on Jeopardy just thought Michael Caine was Mick Jagger. What is happening here?
— Judy Battista (@judybattista) June 13, 2022
One of the contestants on Jeopardy just mistook a photo of Michael Caine for Mick Jagger. I’m not sure which of those two gentlemen would be more offended.
— Canadian Fletchy️ 🇺🇦 (@Darth_Pingu) June 13, 2022
Trying desperately to understand how you confuse Michael Caine for Mick Jagger. #Jeopardy pic.twitter.com/uPnn88Er02
— Kerrin Garripoli (@kerripoli) June 13, 2022
Mazin confused Michael Caine with Mick Jagger.#JEOPARDY pic.twitter.com/Nwap2eS8gy
— The Goof Stands with Ukraine!™ 🇺🇦 (@MetsFanInPhilly) June 13, 2022
I am FLABBERGASTED at this guy on jeopardy who thought michael caine was mick jagger
— lifetime bitch (@garbage_person) June 13, 2022
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