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‘Jeopardy!’ contestants spark backlash after all three fail to recognize Dave Chappelle

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On Wednesday’s “Jeopardy!,” contestants easily answered trivia questions about comedians Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, Kenan Thompson, and Rebel Wilson. However, when it came to simply identifying one of the most iconic comedians of the past 20 years, they failed miserably.
Under the category of “Funny Business,” the contestants were shown a picture of Dave Chappelle and given the clue, “This comedian displayed his drama chops in “A Star Is Born,” playing Bradley Cooper’s longtime friend.”
None of the contestants even attempted to answer the seemingly simple question, and viewers at home were shocked. Twitter erupted as confused and shocked fans voiced their displeasure in the contestants inability to recognize the iconic comedian.

Video Transcript

[MUSIC PLAYING]

KEVIN HART: July 6, 2017, was officially Kevin Hart Day in this northeastern city of my birth. They even unveiled a giant mural of my face on a cheese steak diner near where I grew up.

KEN JENNINGS: Brian.

BRIAN CHANG: What is Philadelphia?

KEN JENNINGS: Right.

- On Wednesday's "Jeopardy!," contestants easily answered trivia questions about comedians Kevin Hart, Will Ferrell, Kenan Thompson, and Rebel Wilson. But when it came to simply identifying one of the most iconic comedians of the past 20 years, they failed miserably.

ALEX COHN: Funny Business, $2,000.

KEN JENNINGS: This comedian displayed his drama chops in "A Star is Born," playing Bradley Cooper's long-time friend.

[BUZZER]

That's Dave Chappelle.

- Twitter immediately erupted as viewers struggled to comprehend how the question went unanswered, with one person tweeting, "I cannot believe none of these Jeopardy contestants knew who Dave Chappelle is? Like, how?!"

The Twitterverse not only shamed contestants for not being able to identify Chappelle, they also shamed a contestant for confusing a notorious 19th century general with a rich and creamy dessert.

KEN JENNINGS: These two legends, both known for buckskin clothes and long, flowing hair, met violent ends 38 days apart, in Montana and South Dakota. "Who are Custard and Sitting Bull?" No, also not quite correct.

[OUTRO SOUND]