Most episodes of Jeopardy feature a category the contestants avoid like the plague and on Monday, it was “Canadian Cities.” While returning champion Dan Feitel and Victoria Machado didn’t go anywhere near their buzzers, public affairs chief Randy Pike was trigger happy.
YouTube video shows the category looking all sad and lonesome up there but they had to end Double Jeopardy somehow. And it took about 90 seconds for Randy to not only be down but out. Way, way out. Sean Connery would’ve done better.
The first question was avoided by all three but when Randy got the last Daily Double of the round, he bet almost all of his money. Big mistake.
“The swan is a symbol of this Ontario city. Each year, white and black swans are released into the Avon River,” read Alex Trebek.
Pike responded with: “What is Edmonton?”
Nope. Trebek corrected Pike, telling him it’s Stratford (“You had to think, Avon River… Shakespeare…”) and that took Randy from $5,600 to $200. It only got worse when the next two he attempted to answer were incorrect and he eventually dropped out of contention with -$2,600. Dude.
The other questions were:
“An intersection in this provincial captial is the original Western terminus of the Trans-Canada Highway.” It’s Victoria, in case you don’t know.
“This Alberta resort was the first municipality to be incorporated within a Canadian national park.”
Pike answered, “What is Whistler?” but we all know it’s Banff, right?
Also, “In 1992 this city’s velodrome, once used in the Olympic games, was transformed into a environmental biodome.” When no one buzzed in, Trebek revealed, “That city was Montreal.”
Perhaps Canadians would be equally stumped if we had to answer questions about American cities but we like to think we would be like Dan and Victoria here and not risk it.
Watch the full clip, below.
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