The student took home the $2,000 consolation prize, but viewers of the show couldn’t believe he mistook Michael Caine for Mick Jagger
It’s no big deal to see contestants on Jeopardy! give wrong answers. However, the candidate Mazin Omer became an exception. On the Monday June 13 episode, host Mayim Chaya Bialik asked the contestant to identify an image as he read aloud: “To the honor of his father, this star here was knighted in his birth name Sir Maurice Micklewhite.” He replied : “Mick Jagger.” And that sent Twitter into an uproar.
Omer ended up taking second place. The biology student took home the $2,000 consolation prize. However, viewers of the show couldn’t believe he mistook Michael Caine, 89, for Mick Jagger, 78.
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One user attacked the contestant for confusing two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine with legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, writing: “A bright moment… a guy on Jeopardy was just looking at a photo of Michael Caine and said, “Who is Mick Jagger?” #TheseDamnKids.” Another fan wrote, “I’m FLABBERGAST about this vulnerable guy who thought Michael Caine was Mick Jagger.”
“Muppet’s Christmas Carol – but I think that’s exactly what I want to see this time of year and I’m forcing it on my kids. The main danger is when Michael Caine has to sing…” one user commented.
As reported by The Sun, meteorologist Eric Ahasic, Omer’s competitor, weaved his way through the game as he stormed to his sixth straight win. Victory now places him in the “Super Champion” category. He sailed past the competition and amassed an impressive $26,800 a day. That brings his six-day total to a whopping $160,601. According to Jeopardy! box scores, the Minneapolis player has a 92 percent correct answer rate and got 13 out of 15 of his daily doubles correct.
Fans of the legendary game show are now eagerly awaiting the announcement of Mayim or ex-champion Ken Jennings as the new permanent host of Jeopardy! following the death of beloved Alex Trebek in 2020.
Over 37 seasons, Trebek hosted more than 8,200 episodes of “Jeopardy!”, the most by a single TV game show host. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, he studied philosophy before becoming a journalist. In 1966, still in his mid-20s, he transitioned from journalism to hosting game shows, starting with a quiz show called “Reach for the Top” followed by another “Jackpot” a few years later. It wasn’t until 1984 that Trebek landed his big break when producer and host Merv Griffin chose him to host a revival of Jeopardy!, which was paired with another hit game show called Wheel of Fortune.