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Viewers Facepalm After 'Jeopardy!' Contestants Failed To Recognize A Photo Of Dave Chappelle

Viewers Facepalm After 'Jeopardy!' Contestants Failed To Recognize A Photo Of Dave Chappelle
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Watching a Jeopardy! contestant stumped makes for good television. But when all contestants collectively fail to answer a question everyone should know, it is a huge downer.

That's what happened during the Double Jeopardy round on Thursday's episode of the popular quiz show when a single contestant was unable to recognize Dave Chappelle in a photo.

The popular stand-up comedian is a recipient of four Emmy Awards, three Grammy Awards, and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize – which is awarded to those who "had an impact on American society in ways similar to" the 19th-century American humorist.

With a slew of film credits and Netflix comedy specials making audiences howl with laughter, Chappelle has become a household name in entertainment.

So it was shocking when all three participants could not recognize the comedian after interim host Ken Jennings relayed the answer:

"This comedian displayed his drama chops in 'A Star is Born,' playing Bradley Cooper's longtime friend."

You can watch the awkward silence that followed in the clip below.

In addition to being known for his early 2000's eponymous sketch comedy show, Chappelle's Show, the 47-year-old received further acclaim for his dramatic acting skills in 2018's A Star is Born – starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

The Huffington Post noted Jeopardy! made Chappelle's photo a $2,000 question, almost as if the producers expected contestants would not be able to give the correct response the first time.

Twitter users expressed their shock.

Chappelle himself has not commented on the blunder, but it looks like Twitter already spoke on his behalf.