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Remembering the Names of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is Way Too Gnarly for Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek

It turns out Alex Trebek really just might be going insane.

The longtime Jeopardy! host got through most of last night’s episode just fine, but the last clue of the night went a little dicier than expected. The category was “Art and Pop Culture,” and the clue read as follows: “The Brooklyn mural [see below] seen here is an homage to this fictional group whose first appearance came in 1984.”

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The correct response was of course “the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which Trebek knew (1984 was also the year he started hosting Jeopardy! after all). But when he attempted to list off those heroes in a half-shell, it did not go quite so smoothly. Maybe he was distracted by the smell of pizza or something.

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