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."
I'm immature. #jeopardy https://t.co/Qbi9okWUPG— Joe McCoy (@Joe McCoy)1507850787.0
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:
Thanks for making #Jeopardy entertaining, Austin Rogers. You will be missed. https://t.co/JJPGZ8SvOr— Bryan Mapes (@Bryan Mapes)1507851554.0
How tonight's @Jeopardy should have gone. #jeopardy https://t.co/ZcyNTw690Y— Kenneth Glantz (@Kenneth Glantz)1507851215.0
Anybody else watching #jeopardy notice that Alex called Austin Rogers "Austin Rivers" twice in tonight's show? https://t.co/ivJQkx1q8T— Josh Price (@Josh Price)1507677986.0
I'm legitimately upset about Austin losing tonight and that's all I'm going to talk about tomorrow. #Jeopardy— Alison (@Alison)1507855075.0
Does anyone else feel like he lost on purpose #Jeopardy— Elaine N Johnson (@Elaine N Johnson)1507854914.0
What can we do to get Austin Rogers his own TV show? Sad #austinonjeopardy has come to an end. #jeopardy https://t.co/747iVUswGd— Stephanie Wonderlick (@Stephanie Wonderlick)1507854831.0
It's gonna be hard to watch Jeopardy without Austin. Not dick-tree hard, but still #jeopardy https://t.co/SEio7UPKOu— Stacy Gimme the Vaccine Connell (@Stacy Gimme the Vaccine Connell)1507854542.0
Have you ever heard of a dick tree? via /r/funny https://t.co/K2cMXw7otN— Business Lunchbox (@Business Lunchbox)1507855049.0
Eric and Donnie Jr didn't fall far from the #dicktree Thanks #AustinRogers https://t.co/skT0CABUGu— Ray (@Ray)1507854984.0
@AndrewHusband #DickTree https://t.co/lDtJPunx6l— PeeBs (@PeeBs)1507854718.0
@rsp0639 Epic answer tonight to finish the run. #dicktree— mdavis (@mdavis)1507854372.0
Austin Rogers (@austintylerro) did it again! 11-day #jeopardy champ! I’m highly entertained. https://t.co/mBUPis29t0— JOE C. (@JOE C.)1507680149.0
bye #AustinRogers #jeopardy https://t.co/afxFE8ukAR— Terisa 💙 (@Terisa 💙)1507855086.0