On day three of George Stephanopoulos’ hosting stint on “Jeopardy!” Disney fans were delighted when he revealed the clue for Final Jeopardy.
During the show’s final segment, Stephanopoulos threw viewers for a spin after noting that the category would be animation. The clue read: “These characters first seen onscreen in a 1938 film are known in Spain as Juanito, Jorgito & Jaimito.”
Before the show aired, the official Twitter account of “Jeopardy!” posted the clue, along with a hint. “Hint: Donald Duck is their uncle,” they wrote for their followers.
Have you figured it out? The correct response was: “Who are Huey, Dewey and Louie.”
Donald Duck’s nephews, Huey, Dewey, and Louie, first appeared onscreen in the 1938 animated short Donald’s Nephews. Interestingly, in France, they are known as Riri, Fifi & Loulou. In Germany, they’re known as Tick, Trick & Track.
The contestants for the evening included Angela Gelineau, a project manager consultant from Franklin, Massachusetts; Tim Moon, an attorney originally from Syracuse, New York; and Tyler Vandenberg, a Marine officer from Washington, D.C.
After Wednesday’s game, Vandenberg was named the winner of his first night, coming in at $30,000. As for Stephanopoulos, since beginning his gig on the show, he has helped bring in $78,601 for the charity, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign.
William Shatner Voices His Support for Fellow Actor to Book ‘Jeopardy’ Gig Full-Time
As for future guest hosts, LeVar Burton recently got support from an A-list celebrity in his journey to become the next permanent host of the classic quiz show. The veteran actor, William Shatner, recently voiced his support for the former “Reading Rainbow” host, with Captain Kirk revealing that his fellow actor would be a “success at anything he does.”
“LeVar would do well in anything. He’s a, he’s a lovely, young man—a lovely older man,” Shatner said when asked about Burton’s quest to be Alex Trebek’s successor. “He can do it. He’s very intelligent.” He added: “He’s very motivated. He’s a lovely man. He will be successful at anything he does,” Shatner said.
Burton, who also starred in the Star Trek franchise, previously told Newsweek that he feels hosting Jeopardy! is a role he was born to have. “I would bring myself and my skills and my life experience,” he said in April. “I believe that I will be honoring Alex’s legacy by standing on the podium.”
Moreso, Burton isn’t the only one who believes this. Thousands of his fans even started a petition to get Burton the full-time gig. “I’m not the only one,” he continued. “And I think that’s because it feels as right to them perhaps as it does to me. It just feels like a good fit—it feels like the right thing.
He added: “When I think about it when I contemplate it’s like yeah, ‘that makes sense.'”Burton will guest host the beloved quiz show beginning on July 26.