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Jeopardy! contestant somehow confuses Uncle Cracker for Kid Cudi

Uncle Kracker and Kid Cudi, both making the exact face one should make when someone confuses the two.
Photo: Mark Mainz and Pascal Le Segretain (Getty Images)

You have to be really, really smart to go on Jeopardy!, but, hey, there’s gaps in everyone’s knowledge. Nobody here’s knocking you for not knowing who Uncle Kracker and Kid Cudi are. We will, however, raise an eyebrow at the level of confidence with which a recent Jeopardy! contestant answeredKid Cudi” for a question about an “avuncular fellow” who used to be Kid Rock’s DJ. Even faced with a picture of the “Follow Me” singer, the contestant seems absolutely positive that she’s looking at Kanye’s Kids See Ghosts cohort.


The “Kid” connection is the likely culprit here, though you’d think the nod to the artist’s “avuncularity” might have tipped them off. Still, it made for a great moment of television that even Cudi himself could appreciate. He responded to a clip on Twitter with some suitable emojis.

This makes confusing Jack White for Eminem seem almost reasonable.

[via Stereogum]


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Randall Colburn

Randall Colburn is The A.V. Club's Internet Culture Editor. He lives in Chicago, occasionally writes plays, and was a talking head in Best Worst Movie, the documentary about Troll 2.