If a clue on Jeopardy! asks for the name of a musician from Detroit, it’s fair to think of Eminem, the wildly successful Michigan rapper instead of rock musician Jack White.
But on Thursday night’s show, the clue in question — “A recent vinyl resurgence has been aided by this musician, who built a pressing plant in his Detroit hometown” — also included a photo. This is where Jeopardy! contestant Julie momentarily lost us.
But after the show, Julie, a reporter at the Washington Post, set us all straight when she pointed to a Jeopardy! fan account that explains just how hard it is for contestants to see photo clues from their podiums. Still, she’s maintained a sense of humor about the mix up.
And, ultimately, who can blame her for going with Eminem? He has, after all, been on a high-profile media tour in support of Revival, his first album in four years.