Contestants on ‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’ Fail to Solve Simple Clue from Classic American Movie


by Becca London

All three contestants on “Celebrity Jeopardy!” failed to solve a very simple clue about a midwestern state referenced in a popular movie classic, and the interaction went viral on social media.

The video showed contestant Torrey DeVitto, a TV actress and model, pick the category “The Fifty States” for $300.

“In ‘Field of Dreams’ a question is asked, ‘Is this heaven?’ – No, it’s this midwestern state also known as ‘the corn state,'” read host Mayim Bialik.

DeVitto guessed Wisconsin and was shot down.

Candace Parker, a WNBA player, offered Nebraska, which was also wrong.

Comedian Patton Oswalt, a third contestant who is considerably older than the other two, also bizarrely had no idea, but wisely kept silent until the beep.

The answer?


Here’s the video of the clue that was circulated on social media:

The video went viral with more than a million views.

Many on social media mocked the celebrities for not knowing such a simple fact about a midwestern state.

“After watching Celebrity Jeopardy, I’m now convinced that if I ever become famous, I’d definitely be in the top 1 or 2 percent of smartest famous people,” read one response.

What makes Candace Parker’s wrong answer even more vexing is that her own parents are from Iowa!

Few could understand Oswalt’s ignorance as well.

“Celebrities” are not the “best and brightest” amongst us.

Perhaps so many should not put them on the pedestal that they do?


One thought on “Contestants on ‘Celebrity Jeopardy!’ Fail to Solve Simple Clue from Classic American Movie

  1. LOL< this figures, Hollywood is SO OUT OF TOUCH with REALITY,,if it wasn't told to them by a Director Or was on Social Media,,they are LOST. Sad, Sadder yet, they get paid MILLIONS and know NOTHING REAL

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