It’s probably very stressful to go on Jeopardy, but there is no excuse for this. Here is a clip from an episode that aired this week.
Yes, something like “What is What’s New Pussy Cat?” or “What is Pussy Galore?” has probably been a correct answer on Jeopardy before. I think we can all agree, however, that “pussy” has no place in a guess. Note to all future Jeopardy contestants: No Pussy Guessing. They should hang a sign back stage.
And then the contestants could be like, “What is that? No fussy guesting?” And then Alex Trebek could be like, “Shut the f*ck up; you know what it says.”
Back to criticizing the guesser. If she felt so utterly compelled, as she clearly did, to put “pussy” in her guess, she should have tried to do it more confidently. And if “furry” was going to have any place in her answer, it really should have preceded “pussy.” That’s just a big no-duh. In the realm of things that maybe could possibly for some crazy reason be actual things, “furry pussy” is a whole lot more likely to exist that “pussy furry.” In fairness, the clue Alex gave would seem to require that pussy come first but… still. Come on.
For your records, you can file all of this under “Really Good Jeopardy Advice.”