Jeopardy fans are up in arms after a contestant confused a photo of Michael Caine with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger
Jeopardy fans couldn’t get no satisfaction on Monday after a contestant on the long-running quiz show mistook Michael Caine for Mick Jagger.
Mazin Omer was in the spotlight when he was presented with a question referencing the knighting of the 89-year-old British film icon.
No satisfaction: Jeopardy contestant Mazin Omer got roasted on social media after he mixed up Michael Caine with Mick Jagger on Monday
In the episode, which was hosted by Mayim Bialik, Omer chose the $400 clue in the Knight After Knight category.
‘To honor his father, this star here was knighted in his birth name, Sir Maurice Micklewhite,’ read the former Big Bang Theory actress.
The screen flashed a grinning photo of Caine, who received the honor from Queen Elizabeth II in 2000.
Omer had a puzzled look on his face as he answered Mick Jagger, and the correct answer was offered up immediately afterward.
Knighted: In the episode, which was hosted by Mayim Bialik, Omer chose the $400 clue in the Knight After Knight category. He mistakenly selected Jagger, who announced he tested positive for Covid-19 on the same day
Clue: ‘To honor his father, this star here was knighted in his birth name, Sir Maurice Micklewhite,’ read the former Big Bang Theory actress over a photo of Caine from the 2000 honor
Just my imagination: Omer had a puzzled look on his face as he answered Mick Jagger, and the correct answer was offered up immediately afterward
Almost immediately, fans of Jeopardy took to Twitter to note the embarrassing mixup, though most responses were lighthearted.
‘One of the contestants on Jeopardy just mistook a photo of Michael Caine for Mick Jagger,’ wrote one user. ‘I’m not sure which of those two gentlemen would be more offended.’
Another poster joked that they were ‘dead’ after the shocking mix-up.
One viewer was more rude in his response: ‘How the hell did this guy get on the show.’
But others acknowledged that Jeopardy contestants had to have plenty of trivia knowledge to get on the show.
‘I’m sure he know a million things that I don’t, but man I wasn’t ready for that,’ joked a fan who posted a grinning GIF of Caine from The Dark Knight Rises.
Pointing fingers: Almost immediately, fans of Jeopardy took to Twitter to note the embarrassing mixup, though most responses were lighthearted, with several people noting Omer likely knew plenty of other trivia answers
It’s possible that Omer may have mixed up the British icons, as Jagger has also been knighted.
He was awarded the honor in 2003 for his services to popular music, whereas Caine’s honor was bestowed for his contributions to film.
The blunder didn’t seem to have harmed Omer too much, as he still came in second and went home with $2,000.
The mix-up was oddly timed, as the Rolling Stones were forced to cancel there Amsterdam tour stop on Monday after Jagger tested positive for Covid-19.
‘The Rolling Stones have been forced to call off tonight’s concert in Amsterdam at the Johan Cruijff ArenA, following Mick Jagger testing positive after experiencing symptoms of Covid upon arrival at the stadium,’ read a statement from the band.
‘The Rolling Stones are deeply sorry for tonight’s postponement, but the safety of the audience, fellow musicians and the touring crew has to take priority.
‘The show will be rescheduled for a later date. Tickets for tonight’s show will be honored for the rescheduled date. Standby for details.’
Most understandable: It’s possible that Omer may have mixed up the British icons, as Jagger has also been knighted in 2003 for his contribution to popular music; seen June 9 with Ronnie Wood (L) and Keith Richards (R)
Let’s (not) spend the night together: Jagger announced Monday that the Rolling Stones had to cancel upcoming shows after he tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of an Amsterdam concert
Jagger later shared his own post about the show, which he said was only postponed.
‘I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight. I have unfortunately just tested positive for COVID. We aim to reschedule the date ASAP and get back as soon as we can. Thank you for all your patience and understanding. Mick,’ he wrote.
On Tuesday, the band also announced that it was canceling a Friday concert in Switzerland.