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‘Jeopardy!’ contestant gets Alex Trebek to say ‘Turd Ferguson’

'Burt Reynolds' would be proud.

 

Michelle Jaworski

Internet Culture

Published Sep 17, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 11:19 pm CDT

In real life, Alex Trebek doesn’t have to deal with anywhere near the same amount of abuse as his Saturday Night Live counterpart, but the two world collided Wednesday night with one contestant’s Final Jeopardy answer.

Talia Lavin, a fact checker at the New Yorker, might not have won Jeopardy! last night, but she won over the Internet with a troll move that some people have been waiting to see for ages. Lavin didn’t appear to know the answer to the final question—which song from a 1999 animated movie about censorship was censored when performed at the Oscars—so instead, she went for something more creative.

Her answer resulted in Trebek, who must read what’s on the contestants’ screens, shouting out a name that Will Ferrell’s Trebek was forced to say more than once by Norm MacDonald’s Burt Reynolds.

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Lavin, who is currently retweeting people’s comments about her episode, is having the time of her life.

The answer to Final Jeopardy, by the way, was “Blame Canada” from South Park: Bigger, Better and Uncut.

Screengrab via Saturday Night Live/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 17, 2015, 11:58 am CDT