On Monday, Jeopardy! contestant Mazin Omer confounded viewers when he confused Oscar-winning English actor Michael Caine with Mick Jagger, the lead singer of The Rolling Stones.
Omer selected the $400 option in the category labeled "Knight After Knight." The clue, which featured a photo of Michael Caine at his knighthood ceremony, required him to identify the person who was knighted under his birth name, Maurice Micklewhite, to honor his father.
In response, Omer said, "Who is Mick Jagger?" prompting a slew of reactions on Twitter over the hilarious blunder. One fan even tweeted that the viral moment would "live on" in Jeopardy! fans' minds as a "historic bad answer."
The Michael Cain/Mick Jagger response will live on as an historic bad answer. #jeopardy— Meaghan Tuohey (@2EKLaw) 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 Fletchy☘️ 🌻🇺🇦 (@Darth_Pingu) June 13, 2022
Omer, a biology student, ultimately took second place and received the show's $2,000 consolation prize.
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