After a clue in the “Knights” category was requested, current host Mayim Bialik read out the following clue: “To honor his father, this star here was knighted in his birth name, so he’s Sir Maurice Micklewhite.”
While Omer’s error could have been chalked up to nerves or even age, Jeopardy! viewers soon took to Twitter in droves to express their disbelief at his response.
Australian TV personality Matt Bevan referenced one of the Rolling Stones’ most enduing hits when he commented: “Now I’ve got ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ in my head except in Michael Caine’s voice.”
The “Final Jeopardy” round also proved to be tough for Omer, when all three contestants were faced with the clue: “Buster Keaton considered her the tops in her field &, in fact, was one of her early mentors.”
Hernson was the only one of the three to guess correctly, though the little money she went into the final round with left her in third place, while Omer placed second.
Having wagered $2,600 of his $29,400 daily total, Ahasic, a meteorologist from Minneapolis, walked away the victor, bringing his six-day winnings up to $133,801.