‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Makes History by Forcing Alex Trebek to Say ‘Turd Ferguson’ (Video)

Burt Reynolds should be proud

Last Updated: October 23, 2015 @ 6:10 PM

One “Jeopardy” contestant just made history — by making host Alex Trebek utter a very memorable joke from a “Saturday Night Live” sketch.

No, she didn’t win any money or anything, but she did put her incorrect Final Jeopardy answer to hilarious use. When the contestant named Talia was asked to name a certain Oscar nominated song, she wrote, “What is The Love Ballad of Turd Ferguson?”

Trebek read it, the audience laughed, and history was made as it was the first time the host unwittingly referenced his own parody (on the long-running game show, at least) from a popular “SNL” sketch featuring Will Ferrell and Norm MacDonald.

Ferrell, as many remember, portrayed a frustrated Trebek trying to get straight answers out of celebrities. MacDonald played Burt Reynolds, who decided to change his name on the scoreboard to Turd Ferguson midway through the game. He also sported an oversized cowboy hat. “It’s funny cuz it’s bigger than a regular hat,” he says.

Watch the video above.


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