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Forget a blank space: These Jeopardy! contestants had a blank expression on their faces.
In the July 20 episode of the trivia game show, the three contestants were stumped when host Ken Jennings revealed the clue in the category "Title That Completes the Rhyme."
Jennings read out the clue: "And I'm just like oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh oh-oh you need to just stop like can you just not step on my gown?" as seen in a video posted by a fan page.
No one buzzed in to even attempt to answer the clue, leading Jennings to question if it was perhaps his delivery that confused the contestants. "I really wish this was [Jeopardy! announcer] Johnny [Gilbert] reading these," he responded, before giving the answer. "This is ‘You Need to Calm Down' by Taylor Swift."
Swifties, of course, knew the answer all too well and were not exactly able to shake it off after the blunder.
"HOW COULD NO ONE KNOW THE ANSWER!?!" one tweeted, while another user wrote, "Everyone who makes it on to #Jeopardy clearly has a crown in my book, but I cannot calm down when there is a triple stumper Taylor Swift clue."
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">📺| <a href="https://twitter.com/taylorswift13?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TaylorSwift13</a>'s 'You Need To Calm Down' was used as a clue in the new episode of <a href="https://twitter.com/Jeopardy?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@Jeopardy</a><a href="https://t.co/510bdSWgxQ">pic.twitter.com/510bdSWgxQ</a></p>— The Swift Society (@TheSwiftSociety) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSwiftSociety/status/1549918510532403200?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 21, 2022</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
One other user suggested the possible explanation, saying, "Jeopardy contestants aren't exactly in the Taylor Swift demographic."
That may be the case, but you know who would be able to answer? The crowd at HAIM's recent London concert, who roared with excitement when Swift herself stepped onstage to perform "Gasoline" and "Love Story" with the sister band.
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