During Tuesday night’s “Jeopardy!” episode, one category got snubbed by all three contestants. It just so happened to be all about Omaha, Nebraska.
Maybe it’s because none of the contestants were from the Midwest, even (California, New York, and Texas, respectively). Or maybe they just didn’t read up on the great city of Omaha before game time. Either way, by the end of one round, an entire category of clues about Omaha lay untouched by the contestants.
The official “Jeopardy!” Twitter account even posted an “apology” to the Nebraskan city later that night.
“Sorry, Omaha,” the game show tweeted, along with a picture of the clean game board and completely full Omaha category. The whole post is just hilarious.
Local news outlet Omaha World-Herald lamented the fact that nobody buzzed in on different clues that represent the major city.
Per the outlet, nobody bothered trying to answer the clues about the Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium and President Gerald Ford. Six-day champ Amy Schneider and contestant Matt King also incorrectly answered a question about a major river in the city.
King also incorrectly answered the clue about Boys Town founder Edward J, Flanagan. Eventually, Schneider answered a single clue about Omaha correctly, naming the right county that Omaha’s in.
According to the Omaha World-Herald, watching these “Jeopardy!” contestants botch “easy” answers about Omaha was “sure to make Omahans yell at their TVs.”
And of course, the icing on the cake was when guest host Ken Jennings sarcastically said, “Sorry, no more Omaha for you,” at the end of the category.
Schneider posted an apology to the Nebraskan city herself during her post-game thoughts that night. “My apologies to the fine citizens of Omaha!” the six-day “Jeopardy!” champion said on Twitter.
Current ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion Amy Schneider Talks Working With Ken Jennings
Earlier this week, current “Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider penned an article for Newsweek about her journey on the game show so far. At one point, she brought up how wonderful her interactions with Ken Jennings were on set.
“Ken Jennings was very congratulatory and I’ve absolutely loved all my interactions with him,” Schneider said. “He’s been a really good host and when I won my fifth game he was just chatting with us about the Final Jeopardy! clue as he usually does.”
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jenning was interested in contestant gameplay and strategy. He is, after all, the “Jeopardy!” GOAT after winning 74 consecutive games.
“He’s a trivia person and he likes to talk about why we went in a certain direction with our answers,” Schneider continued. “He always shares how he did too. I believe he looks at the clues during the game and sees how long it takes him to figure it out. But he was very supportive about my win.”