Clue about NJ Governor Phil Murphy stumps 'Jeopardy!' contestants

Wednesday, January 19, 2022
'Jeopardy!' contestants struggle with clue on NJ Governor Murphy
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Not even "Jeopardy!" contestant Amy Schneider could guess the clue about NJ Governor Phil Murphy.

NEW JERSEY (WABC) -- The latest "Jeopardy!" champion on a big winning streak has more than 1,000 correct responses, but Amy Schneider and the other contestants Tuesday night just couldn't answer this one.

Host Ken Jennings read, "In 2021 he became the first Democrat re-elected Jersey's gov. since Brendan Byrne in 1977; Maye an arena will be named for him."

The buzzer sounded when none of the contestants rang in.

"The recently re-elected Phil Murphy," Jenning said.

Governor Murphy tweeted "I'd like to buzz in, Jeopardy!"

The moment happened to fall on the same day Murphy was sworn in for his second term.

Last month, the contestants were stumped that Kathy Hochul was the response to "In 2021, she became the first female governor of New York State."

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