A little confused A Jeopardy!A contestant hilariously confused social media users and sent them into a frenzy Mick Jagger Michael Caine.
“To honour his father, this star here was knighted in his birth name, Sir Maurice Micklewhite,” host Mayim BialikRead the following as a picture of Dark KnightStar, 89, was shown after contestant Mazin Omer took a shot at the “Knight After Knight” category. He guessed, however, that the person in question was the 78 year-old Rolling Stones frontman.
Omer didn’t manage to win $400 but his answer did earn him a place in the hearts of Jeopardy! fans everywhere, who couldn’t stop laughing over the mix-up.
“The Michael Cain/Mick Jagger response will live on as an [sic] historic bad answer,” one social media user wrote, while another stated that she was “Trying desperately to understand how you confuse Michael Caine for Mick Jagger.” A third Twitter user joked that they planned to “tell my kids” that Caine was the “Start Me Up” rocker when asked in the future.
“They just showed a picture of Michael Caine on @Jeopardy and the dude answers ‘Who is Mick Jagger?’” one fan wroteAfter the episode aired. “I’m sure he knows a million things that I don’t, but man I wasn’t ready for that 😂”
Omer — who finished the episode in second place and took home $2,000 — wasn’t completely off the mark with his guess, as both Caine and Jagger have been honored with knighthoods in 2000 and 2002, respectively. Jagger noted, just like the Oscar winner that the honor meant much to his father Joe who accompanied him to this ceremony. “The thing about honors is that you should never ask for them, and you should never really expect them, but I think you should accept them if they are given to you,” he told Rolling StoneIn July 2002.
The Muppets Christmas CarolHe explained to his father why he chose Sir Maurice for his knighthood. “I was named after my father, and I was knighted in his name because I love my father. I always kept my real name – I’m a very private and family-orientated person,” Caine told The IndependentIn November 2000, he stated that he would continue to use both names. “I’m both, but I will use Sir Michael Caine.”
He continued: “Being knighted is an extraordinary honour for me. It’s the recognition of a lifetime — this is the top one.”
Jeopardy!It has been known for its controversial decisions and flubbed answers. Mike RichardsAfter the November 2020 death of Alex Trebek, the host was taken over by the new host. In August 2021, the new leader was announced after a host of guest hosts. Big Bang Theory alum Bialik, 46, slated to host the show’s primetime and spin-off specials.
Richards, who was accused of discrimination as a producer during his time on the job. The Price is RightLater that month, he was resigned as producer/host. The Ringer posted a piece including offensive remarks that he had made as cohost of “The Randumb Show” podcast in 2013 and 2014. During the episodes, he reportedly made comments about women’s appearances and weight. Bialik was then announced as the host of the beloved game show.
“I don’t wish ill on him, or anyone. But the complexity of these situations is not something that can be summed up easily,” she wrote in a blog for NewsweekSeptember 2021. “My first response, when all of this went down, was to say to the Jeopardy! team: ‘How can I help?’ Because I am part of this family.”