”Jeopardy!” had a clue about a pandemic … more than a month before the World Health Organization did — or so it appears to befuddled fans of the show.
The totally eerie coincidence played out Tuesday night’s episode of the College Championship tournament. Yale sophomore Nathaniel Miller selected the “Health & Medicine” category, and Alex read, “From a Greek word for people, it describes a disease that affects many people at one time.”
Of course, Yale was all over it … “What is a pandemic?”
Naturally, viewers — sheltered at home in the middle of the coronavirus PANDEMIC — freaked the hell out. Thing is … the tournament was reportedly shot on February 3 and 4, long before the WHO declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11.
One viewer tweeted, “Did anyone else get a lump in their throat when they realized ‘pandemic’ was an answer on #Jeopardy tonight or just me?” And, another said … “#Jeopardy knows too much. They were ready for this pandemic two months before the US even was.”
Creepy, for sure. BTW, Nathaniel ended up winning the round … earning $24,001 and moving on to Wednesday night’s semifinals.