Throughout the remaining “Jeopardy!” spherical, main contestant Brian Chang answered a query with an incorrect response that was a burn in the direction of Jennings.
The class was enterprise of journey, and the clue was, “Adjusted for inflation, the nightly charge this firm put in its identify in 1962 is now $51.”
The proper reply was, “What’s Motel 6?” however as an alternative Chang wrote, “What’s H&R Block?”
In 2004, Jennings’ well-known 74-game profitable streak on “Jeopardy!” got here to an finish when he gave the incorrect reply which was additionally H&R Block.
“I do know from expertise H&R Block is usually the fitting reply however not at the moment,” Jennings instructed Chang. “Regardless that you introduced again some unhealthy reminiscences for me, you’re nonetheless going to go dwelling with $13,201.”
Jennings’ winnings whole ended up being over $3.Three million.
Followers of the long-lasting sport present collection reacted to the skilled trolling on Twitter.
“Lol the winner on Jeopardy at the moment as an alternative of going for the plain right reply (Motel 6) determined to reply with H&R Block to roast Ken Jennings,” wrote a fan.
“Brian trolling @KenJennings together with his Ultimate Jeopardy “H&R Block” reply was price dropping some cash! Ken’s response was good. #Jeopardy,” said one other.
“I heartily approve of trolling Ken Jennings with H&R Block,” joked another person.
The Emmy winner served because the host for “Jeopardy!” since 1984, presiding over greater than 8,000 episodes.
“Katie Couric, Aaron Rodgers, Invoice Whitaker, and Mayim Bialik will every take their flip as visitor hosts of Jeopardy! As part of every visitor host’s look, a donation might be made to a charity of their selection,” the present’s official Twitter account said on Wednesday.
“Alex was a legend, revered by all of us,” stated govt producer Mike Richards. “I wish to thank our visitor hosts, who won’t solely assist all of us have a good time his nice legacy, but additionally carry their very own contact to the present.”