This “Jeopardy!” guest host got trolled in his debut episode … Who is Aaron Rodgers?
The Packers quarterback began his “Jeopardy!” guest-hosting stint on Monday night, and while the game wasn’t that competitive, one contestant made it memorable. Heading into “Final Jeopardy,” returning champion Scott Shewfelt ($9,300) knew that he couldn’t catch Brandon Deutsch ($22,300) even if he doubled his total, so he took the opportunity to troll the hell out of Rodgers.
After revealing the category was “Daytime TV personalities,” Rodgers shared this clue: “Accepting a lifetime achievement Emmy, he said, ‘Just take … 10 seconds to think of the people who have helped you become who you are.'”
The correct response was, “Who is Mr. Rogers?” Shewfelt decided to go with, “Who wanted to kick that field goal?”
The audience immediately recognized that Shewfelt was referencing Packers coach Matt LaFleur’s decision to go for a field goal instead of a touchdown late in the 2021 NFC championship game against the Buccaneers. Green Bay cut Tampa Bay’s lead to five but never got the ball back, and the Bucs went on to win that game and Super Bowl 55.
“That is a great question,” Rodgers said. “Should be correct, but unfortunately for this game today, that’s incorrect.”
Rodgers took it all in stride, even admitting that he wanted Shewfelt to go full troll.
“I can see out on the podium, and I was like, ‘Please put something about the field goal on there,'” Rodgers told Shewfelt. “You will always be all time in my book, my friend. My first show, and that’s what you’ve said at the end. Thank you for that.”
Not a bad first episode for Rodgers. In fact, it was pretty, pretty good.