Twitter did not have a glorious feeling about three “Jeopardy!” contestants who don’t seem to know dance legend Gene Kelly.
Players Cris Pannullo, Rob Lamanna and Jeri Zulli failed to recognize the late “Singin’ in the Rain” star on Thursday’s episode of the quiz show.
In the “Olivia Newton-John” category, contestants were asked to identify the man pictured next to the late “Grease” star. Instead, the brainiacs grew silent.
Newton-John, who died this year of cancer, and Kelly performed in the ’80s musical “Xanadu.” The film bombed at the box office — and failed to make a lasting impression on the contestants.
This news aggravated a certain audience on Twitter, which meant Gene Kelly headlined the trending topics for one night only.
“Sad: on “Jeopardy!” tonight, none of the contestants knew who Gene Kelly was when shown a photo of him. Guess I’m getting old,” one sighed.Gene Kelly performs the song “Singin’ in the Rain” from the movie of the same name. Getty Images
“Sometimes, I’m just perplexed… on #Jeopardy tonight, how could all 3 of the contestants NOT know Gene Kelly, the answer to the Olivia Newton-John category? Maybe I’m just old or something,” another echoed.
“The contestants on Jeopardy did not know who Gene Kelly was. I am astonished! Have they never seen “Singing in the Rain”?????” another asked.A picture of Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly stumped all three players.Jeopardy/YouTube
Kelly died Feb. 2, 1996, at the age of 83, after suffering strokes. “Captain America” star Chris Evans is rumored to be portraying him in a film announced earlier this year.
Meanwhile, the newly-fronted Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings show has weathered several eyebrow-raising blunders in recent months. In June, a contestant wrongly identified Public Enemy as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
A month later, another contestant was roasted for not knowing the words to Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down.”
And on “Celebrity Jeopardy” in November, viewers called a clue about deceased killer Brian Laundrie “tasteless” and “insensitive.”