Final Jeopardy answer best ever?
Final Jeopardy! showed a pic of a flower. Clue: this flower shares its name with a disparaging name give to ppl on the political left.
Becky Sullivan, a Kansas Citian who’s an NPR producer working in Los Angeles (according to her Twitter bio), has become a rising Internet sensation after her appearance on “Jeopardy” on Friday.
The final question asked the remaining two contestants to identify the name of a flower by its picture and by its name also being “a disparaging term for people on the political left.” Sullivan, unsure of the answer, wrote “pansy” as her response.
“I think you may have found a way to insult liberals in this country,” host Alex Trebek said before (and, oddly, after) revealing her response, which cost her her $6,000 cume. Fellow contestant Sean Anderson answered correctly and won the night.
Sullivan, an NPR producer, explained that she didn’t mean the answer as an insult to any particular polticial party, she “just put the only flower I knew that was also an insult.” She also revealed that she didn’t walk away entirely empty-handed while live-tweeting the episode.