'Jeopardy' Contestant Goof: Says Magic Johnson Played In The NHL
Joe Morse, contestant on Jeopardy mistakenly claimed that Magic Johnson played in the NHL, losing points and earning a disapproving look from Jeopardy host Alex Trebek.
The hint was as follows: “100+ assists in an NHL season has been accomplished only 13 times, 11 times by this player.”
Joe hit his button quickly and answered, “Who is Magic Johnson?”
“Oh, no,” Trebek responded, moving on to contestant Diane, who correctly identified the player as Wayne Gretsky.
“We’re talking about hockey, not the NBA,” Trebek stressed.
Joe reportedly conducted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) and commented that his game show blunder was infinitely embarrassing.
“I totally missed the NHL past and focused on the assists. Just a terribly embarrassing answer all around,” he wrote.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong