Silly genius Austin Rogers’ Jeopardy reign came to an end Thursday night, much to the chagrin of viewers who appreciated his goofy antics. However, he managed to go out with quite a bang.
During Double Jeopardy, Rogers requested the category “tree for $2000.” The answer was “a slang term for a detective.” The question was supposed to be a type of tree that could also be something else. In this case a “gum tree” because a detective is also called a “gum shoe.” Rogers hesitated, but said it anyway, “What is a dic?” He was thinking of the short term for detective, often heard in the film series “Ace Ventura.”
Host Alex Trebek replied that the answer was wrong and noted, “I know nothing about a dick tree.”
— Joe McCoy (@joemccoy4) October 12, 2017
The internet went nuts, delivering a hilarious end to a spectacular term on Jeopardy for Rogers and even speculating on some conspiracy theories surrounding the loss. You can see some of the most amusing and immature tweets below:
— Bryan Mapes (@IAmMapes) October 12, 2017
— Kenneth Glantz (@KMcAwsome) October 12, 2017
— Josh Price (@PotatoesOfShame) October 10, 2017
I'm legitimately upset about Austin losing tonight and that's all I'm going to talk about tomorrow. #Jeopardy
— Alison (@alshanley) October 13, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
Does anyone else feel like he lost on purpose #Jeopardy
— Elaine N Johnson (@elaine_elaine92) October 13, 2017
— Stephanie Wonderlick (@stephstad) October 13, 2017
— None Better (@MsJuicy_84) October 13, 2017
— danny Y rosa (@dannyYrosa) October 13, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
Alex Trebek: "I know nothing about a dick tree but I hve seen a bushy
— Joseph Cognard (@JosephCognard) October 13, 2017
— Stacy Connell (@StacyAyrez) October 13, 2017
Have you ever heard of a dick tree? via /r/funny https://t.co/K2cMXw7otNADVERTISEMENT
— Business Lunchbox (@bizlunchbox) October 13, 2017
Eric and Donnie Jr didn't fall far from the #dicktree
— Ray (@aManNamedRay) October 13, 2017
— Paul Branigan (@snidgen) October 13, 2017
Epic answer tonight to finish the run. #dicktree
— mdavis (@mylesdavis66) October 13, 2017
— Joe Cersosimo (@itsthejoeshow) October 11, 2017
— Terisa (@terisa1313) October 13, 2017
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