Jeopardy! Ontario question stumps every contestant
Danger! shone the spotlight on Ontario on Monday night with a category devoted entirely to the province.
Worst Case Ontario made its game show debut with a question that stunned every contestant and proved that Canadian geography is not universal knowledge.
“If you’re not Ontarian, these are imaginary situations,” Jeopardy! said host Ken Jennings on the show.
Sam Meehan, a Santa Cruz attorney, singled out the first Ontario clue for $1,000.
“Zombies (and not the slow ones) make their way from Detroit to this city via the Ambassador Bridge,” read the question.
Meehan quickly grabbed the correct answer and typed “Windsor” as a clue.
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The next Ontario question tested participants’ knowledge of sports.
For the $800, Jennings asked, “The intra-provincial rivalry between the senators from the state capital of Ottawa and these NHLers from the provincial capital is fueling a fever of hatred.”
Jake DeArruda, a delivery dispatcher originally from Ludlow, Vermont, missed his chance.
“What are the flames?” DeArruda said before Meehan stormed in with the correct answer, “What are the Toronto Maple Leafs?”
That streak continued when Meehan identified Toronto’s tallest landmark and won $600 after correctly guessing this clue: “King Kong, he’s real, and he’s climbing this 1,815-foot structure, his eye fills that.” Revolving restaurant window.”
“What is the CN Tower?” said Meihan.
However, Meehan’s success took a downturn when Canadian geography came first for $400.
“This province just to the west is conducting a series of nighttime cow dumper raids and causing general chaos,” Jennings said.
“What is Saskatchewan?” DeArruda tried.
“What is Alberta?” Meehan tried next.
“Sarah?” Jennings asked the final candidate, a graduate student from Durham, North Carolina. Her answer: silence.
“Let me narrow it down for you. Manitoba,” Jennings finally answered himself.
In the penultimate question of the game, DeArruda had better luck with the Provincial category.
“Worst case? Foul-tempered aquatic creatures are emerging from this Great Lake that Thunder Bay is on,” Jennings said.
“Superior,” DeArruda replied.
Earlier this month, Toronto-based stage artist Ray Lalonde ended an impressive winning streak on Jeopardy!
Lalonde, who was hoping for his 14th win at the long-running trivia game show, had amassed $386,400 in earnings for his last show in early January.
According to Andy Saunders, the Guelph, Ontario-based blogger behind The Jeopardy! Fan,” Lalonde is among just 16 contestants in the show’s history with a winning streak of at least 10 games.