Watch Alex Trebek Trash These Nerds for Knowing Nothing About Football
"Let's look at the $1,000 clue, just for the fun of it."
It's Super Bowl time, baby, and just about everyone and their mom is losing their shit over the Patriots-Eagles matchup—or at least just everyone in Philadelphia. Cops in Philly are already making sure fans don't try to climb telephone poles, and Beantown is so full of premeditated rage you can't even eat a goddamn cheesesteak in the park until the showdown is over.
But there are at least three people on this Earth you can be sure won't be tuning into the game this Sunday—or maybe will, but only to learn a thing or two. Their names are Ryan, Sara, and Justin, and as they proved on Thursday night's episode of Jeopardy!, they couldn't care less about the sport.
They'd all religiously avoided the "Talkin' Football" category until there was nothing left on the board, at which point one of them reluctantly agreed to try out the $200 clue. All three went dead silent when it came time to answer, eliciting a snarky "I can tell you guys are big football fans" from Alex Trebek. And boy was he right: The contestants made it all the way down the board without even trying to answer a single question about the sport.
After a clue about coach Tom Landry yielded nothing but crickets, Trebek started to pick up on just how little the contestants knew about the ol' hut hut.
"You think we should go to commercial?" he asked, leaving the audience howling.
Next up was a question about a fair catch—essentially, what a punt returner does when he doesn't want this to happen. Again, the buzzer sounded without a word. Pretty soon, the $800 clue had come and gone.
"Let's look at the $1,000 clue, just for the fun of it," Trebek said. "If you guys ring in and get this one, I will die."
Needless to say, they didn't. While the audience lost it and that weird, jazz-fusion Jeopardy! theme played Trebek out, he brought the round to a close.
"We're gonna take a break," he said. "I have to talk to them."
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