Erik Agard was stumped through the final-round query on “Jeopardy!” Monday evening however, as a substitute of taking a blind guess on the reply, he threw in a unusual reference to a well-liked meme that gained over the viewers.
It was a tricky query.
“In a touch of the longer term, in 1973 Marjorie Publish gave it to the U.S. Govt. as a warm-weather presidential retreat, but it surely was returned,” the contestant was introduced as his trace, according to Time magazine.
The right reply was Mar-Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort property that’s now owned by President Donald Trump, however Agard didn’t know this.
So as a substitute he responded by referencing a catchphrase that swept the web by storm in 2017 and stays a well-liked meme; “What’s you doing, child?”
For individuals who missed the web craze, the time period was first coined by Nick Joseph, who goes by the deal with @nicknpattiwhack, according to Know Your Meme.
The phrase was made well-known in a video through which Joseph pretended to trespass into New Orleans Pelicans participant Anthony Davis’ yard, Mashable reported.
Agard already had a lead over his opponents throughout Monday evening’s “Jeopardy!” and thought it might be the proper alternative to revive the important thing phrase.
It price him the spherical however he gained over the viewers and went on to bag an accrued $40,001, in keeping with Time.