Millions of people tune in to Jeopardy! every night to watch some of the smartest people in the country battle it out on the trivia game show.
This is why so many people were up in arms after Monday night’s (Nov. 18) episode.
Contestant Beverly chose the “Biopic” category and host Alex Trebek read the card while a video played for the contestants.
Trebek said, “In A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, beloved children’s TV show host Mr. Rogers is played by this beloved actor.”
An accompanying video of the actor who plays Mr. Rogers in the upcoming film – Tom Hanks – in a scene from the movie played for the contestants. All they had to do was identify who was playing Mr. Rogers – and they had his face right in front of them!
All three contestants – Andrew, Beverly, and Kevin – just stared at the board. Beverly eventually buzzed in, but was too late.
“The film opens Friday. That’s Tom Hanks. Not quickly enough, Beverly,” Trebek said.
— Michael Williams (@michaeldamianw) November 19, 2019
After this clip was tweeted out, Twitter went wild. People could not understand that these three people didn’t know that was Tom Hanks, who is often referred to as “America’s Dad.”
Check out some of the reactions below.
— Darwin Brandis (@DTBbyTheSea) November 19, 2019
When you spend your life with your nose in a book you tend to not see whats around you.
— Real Good Murph (@ReaIGoodMurph) November 19, 2019
— 🦃 Steph 🦃 (@butwevegotheart) November 19, 2019
Tonight on Jeopardy none of the contestants were able to identify Tom Hanks with a PHOTO clue. I have never been more angry
— Lauren Antilety (@LaurCamAnt) November 19, 2019
— rrummel90 (@rrummel90) November 19, 2019
shocked that not one of these genius contestants know who Tom Hanks is #Jeopardy
— diane (@diane_renee02) November 19, 2019
— 💅🏼 The Dame Upstairs 💅🏼 (@CelluloidDame) November 19, 2019
Not one f-ing JEOPARDY contestant recognized Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers in a clip of A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD? What has happened to the world?! https://t.co/5Mdq9UbvgT
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) November 19, 2019
— Kim (@850kim) November 19, 2019
Really?! #Jeopardy! contestants couldn’t name Tom Hanks as the actor playing Mister Rogers, even with a picture of Hanks in character for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” … pic.twitter.com/dQcybqJKsu
— Darrell Clem (@Darrell_Clem) November 19, 2019
To make you feel better, watch a trailer for A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood below.