Even people smart enough to get on Jeopardy! sometimes have brain farts.
On last night's episode of the classic trivia show, the final Jeopardy! answer was supposed to be "McGruff The Crime Dog."
Unfortunately, none of the contestants were able to recall the classic character.
One of them got close, however, and ventured a guess in which he hilariously mangled McGruff's name.
When you did all the drugs in the 80s then they ask you who the anti-drug dog mascot was in the 80s #Jeopardy https://t.co/vjjzsBhLXy— Fake Jeopardy! Stories (@Fake Jeopardy! Stories) 1585613106.0
Who is Ruff McGruffin? Better name than McGruff that is who it is. #Jeopardy https://t.co/Iykv7hCJtz— 💙 CT Ryder 💙 (@💙 CT Ryder 💙) 1585612846.0
Twitter couldn't contain themselves.
There's no one fighting crime harder than Ruff McGruffin!
I’m sorry, I know this is not important but the response “Ruff McGruffin” when he meant McGruff the Crime Dog has h… https://t.co/sLPHFqDduz— Maggie Maxwell (@Maggie Maxwell) 1585611560.0
It seems the contestants on last night's episode had quite a bit of trouble.
Aaron Burr is the only VP they got right in this #Jeopardy category. Well, you made this guy proud... https://t.co/wGuqsEz6Op— R (@R) 1585612633.0
This might be the quarantine talking, but this is the funniest thing I’ve ever seen #jeopardy #emu https://t.co/DgT5e865bz— Andrew Burnett (@Andrew Burnett) 1585619003.0
When #Jeopardy contestants don’t finish the 20th Century Books category... https://t.co/SRJ5tBldhJ— R (@R) 1585612423.0
But out of all those moments, Ruff McGruffin will surely be the one that lives forever.
There's a very specific age group that vividly remembers Scruff McGruff, Chicago, Illinois 60652. https://t.co/lKxjGlJjW0— H🌸 (@H🌸) 1585620784.0
Where tf did I pull McGruff the Crime Dog out of my brain?? #jeopardy https://t.co/uDreefoA8n— Val Townsend (@Val Townsend) 1585612648.0
Countless people were ready to enlist Ruff McGruffin into service.
When you are in quarantine, the stupidest things make you laugh. His face 😂 Ruff McGruffin: Take a chomp out of doi… https://t.co/tD8GjXlLPP— joann. (@joann.) 1585626707.0
“Scruff McGruff, Chicago, Illinois, 60652” https://t.co/2BzNsPLveY— Tyler Waldman (@Tyler Waldman) 1585623226.0
Aren't these people supposed to be the smartest around?
The Final Jeopardy answer tonight was McGruff. One contestant answered Scooby Doo. She didn't win. Another answered… https://t.co/NRJHmRp8JY— Jason McDowell (@Jason McDowell) 1585613169.0
Names can be hard.
My first thought when I saw Ruff McGruffin trending via Jeopardy... https://t.co/Y5C4vbYlWU https://t.co/Avc8TpokG6— 😷 ᗪ爪丨ㄒ尺ㄚ😷 (@😷 ᗪ爪丨ㄒ尺ㄚ😷) 1585621595.0
Ruff McGruffin sounds like the name of that Scruff McGruff toy you’d find in a dollar store. #Jeopardy— Markis (@Markis) 1585611154.0
Fortunately, the man who created "Ruff McGruffin" ended up winning the game anyway, and so will get a chance to return and redeem himself on the next episode.