‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants Completely Stumped Over Question About New York Politician

by Leanne Stahulak

Last night on “Jeopardy!”, the contestants missed a $2,000 question about a New York governor who recently made history.

The category was “I Am Woman,” and the clue read, “In 2021, she became the first female governor of New York state.” Think you know the answer?

Well, none of last night’s “Jeopardy!” contestants did. Reigning champ Amy Schneider, Joanna Wu, and even Brooklyn-native Ben Walthall let the timer run out. Guest host Ken Jennings even told Walthall, “Ben, that’s your governor! Kathy Hochul, her name.”

According to The New York Post, Hochul succeeded ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo. He resigned after being involved in several sexual misconduct allegations and scandals earlier this year. Hochul was sworn in over the summer.

The current governor even called out “Jeopardy!” on including her in last night’s clues. She tweeted a photo of the clue and tagged the game show in her post.

“Think I know the answer to this one, @Jeopardy!,” Hochul wrote.

Walthall, the contestant from New York state, replied to Hochul’s tweet with an apology. “I’m sorry @KathyHochul !! You were just appointed at the time that we filmed. I would know now!” We have no doubt that he would, as would the other contestants.

‘Jeopardy!” Champ Amy Schneider Continues Her Incredible Run on Game Show

Though she didn’t know about the current New York state governor, reigning champ Amy Schneider still performed phenomenally last night. She secured her 21st consecutive win as well as $806,000 in winnings.

This helped her advance even further up the leaderboard in the “Jeopardy!” Hall of Fame. Schneider’s officially won the fourth-highest number of consecutive games and holds her spot for the fourth-highest winnings in the show’s history.

To break even more records, Schneider will have to aim for recent champ Matt Amodio’s $1.5 million in winnings and 38 consecutive games. And then there’s James Holzhauer’s 32 consecutive games but $2.4 million in earnings. And lastly, we have the “Jeopardy!” GOAT, Ken Jennings, who still holds the top record with 74 consecutive games and $2.5 million in winnings.

We have total faith and confidence in Schneider to keep performing well on the game show. Already, she’s surpassed Julia Collins’ record of 20 consecutive games. And during her 20th win, Schneider even gave a shoutout to the former champion.

“You know, obviously being such a successful woman on the show is meaningful to me. I also just like that she played very straightforward and just being smart and being fast on that buzzer. I like that about her as well,” Schneider said while on the show. Schneider even wore a sweater that she felt embodied Collins.

Make sure you tune in to tonight’s episode of “Jeopardy!” to see if Schneider continues her impressive win streak.