'Jeopardy!’ contestant Mazin Omer trolled for confusing Michael Caine with MICK JAGGER!

'Jeopardy!’ contestant Mazin Omer trolled for confusing Michael Caine with MICK JAGGER!
Contestant Mazin Omer (C) mistakenly identified Michael Caine (L) as Mick Jagger (R), causing uproar on social media (Gabriel Kuchta, Jeff Curry/Getty Images and screenshot from ABC)

It isn’t a big deal to see contestants on 'Jeopardy!' giving out wrong answers. However, contestant Mazin Omer became an exception. On Monday, June 13's episode, host Mayim Chaya Bialik asked the contestant to identify a picture while reading out, “To honor his father, this star here was knighted in his birth name, Sir Maurice Micklewhite.” He replied, “Mick Jagger.” And that set Twitter abuzz.

Omer ultimately finished in second place. The biology student took home the $2,000 consolation prize. However, the viewers of the show could not believe that he had confused Michael Caine, 89, for Mick Jagger, 78. 


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Taking a dig at the contestant for mistaking two-time Oscar winner Michael Caine for legendary Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, a user wrote, "Light moment… a guy on Jeopardy just looked at a photo of Michael Caine and said “Who is Mick Jagger?” #TheseDamnKids." One more fan wrote, "I am FLABBERGASTED at this guy on jeopardy who thought michael caine was mick jagger."

"Muppets Christmas Carol - but I actually think this is just what I want to watch at this time of year and I force it on my kids. Main jeopardy is when Michael Caine has to sing..," commented a user.




As reported on The Sun, meteorologist Eric Ahasic, Omer's competitor, made his way through the game as he stormed to a sixth consecutive win. The victory now puts him in the category of "super-champions". He sailed past the competition to rack up an impressive daily total of $26,800. That puts his six-day total at a mighty $160,601. According to 'Jeopardy!'s' Box Scores, the Minneapolis-based player has a correct response rate of 92 per cent and has found the right answer for 13 out of 15 of his daily doubles.

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Fans of the legendary game show are now eagerly waiting to find out whether Mayim or former champion Ken Jennings will be announced as the new permanent host of 'Jeopardy!' after the much-loved Alex Trebek passed away in 2020.

Over 37 seasons, Trebek hosted more than 8,200 episodes of 'Jeopardy!', the most by a presenter of any single TV game show. Born in Sudbury, Ontario, he studied philosophy before becoming a journalist. In 1966, while still in his mid-20s, he switched from journalism to hosting game shows, starting with a quiz show titled 'Reach for the Top' and followed a few years later by another 'Jackpot'. It wasn't until 1984 that Trebek landed what turned out to be his big break when producer-host Merv Griffin chose him to emcee a revival of 'Jeopardy!', which was paired with another hit game show called 'Wheel of Fortune'.

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