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‘Jeopardy!’: Anderson Cooper Scolds Contestants for Missing Question

by Chris Haney
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On Thursday night’s episode of Jeopardy!, guest host Anderson Cooper was left shocked when no one could answer a question about the hit show Fleabag.

The three contestants obviously weren’t fans of Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s comedy series Fleabag. The Emmy-winning show and actress burst onto the scene just a few years ago. Based off of Waller-Bridge’s one-woman show, she portrays a single woman traversing life in London while frequently speaking directly to viewers.

One of the breakout stars on the show is a character that’s come to be known as the “Hot Priest.” Irish actor Andrew Scott portrays the character, but obviously the name didn’t ring a bell for the three contestants.

During Thursday’s episode, one of the Jeopardy! categories was titled “Pop Culture Priests.” Sure enough, Scott’s role on the show was a clue in the category, but everyone failed to answer it.

“Wow, no one saw it?” a shocked Cooper said of Fleabag. “It’s a great show. Andrew Scott is his name. The show is Fleabag. I recommend it.”

At least the cast of the comedy knows they have a fan in CNN anchor Anderson Cooper. However, the three Jeopardy! contestants have some binge-watching to do.

‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Host Anderson Cooper Thanks Show and Contestants for Huge Charity Donations

Anderson Cooper’s two-week stint as interim host of Jeopardy! comes to an end on Friday night. But earlier this week, he went ahead and thanked the game show and its contestants for their help in raising thousands for charity.

After his first week as host, Cooper announced a huge amount of money raised for the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti. Every celebrity host that takes over Jeopardy! gets to choose their favorite charity to donate to. The quiz show is matching contestants’ total winnings during each hosts’ turn on the show.

In the first week of Cooper’s hosting alone, contestants have earned $118,000. Therefore Jeopardy! will double the winnings and donate $236,000 to Cooper’s chosen charity.

Cooper posted on Twitter on Monday to thank everyone involved. He thanked each contestant for participating and thanked the show for its generous donations for a great cause.

According to Hôpital Albert Schweitzer Haiti Twitter’s account, the non-profit “collaborates with the people of the Artibonite Valley to improve their health and quality of life. Together we can provide care for those most in need.” For more than 65 years the organization has provided much-needed healthcare for the residents of Haiti. It’s definitely a worthy cause that will receive a boost in funding soon from Jeopardy!.