Alex was WAY too quick to just breeze by this one. I know you’ve got to keep the game moving or whatever, but when someone on your show just casually answers DONKEY PUNCH to one of your questions I’m sure the audience would allow and probably even appreciate the host taking a second. “Hold on. Wait. Steve, can you cut the music. Mike, what’s up, man? ‘Donkey Punch’? Are you serious right now? Mike, dude, under what circumstances do you imagine the question writers at Jeopardy, a family-friendly trivia show coming up on its 50th anniversary, would create a question for which ‘Donkey Punch’ was the answer? No, I’m not even calling you out, kid, I am just straight up curious. Obviously, you’re a smart dude, and you’ve made it this far on the show, which isn’t as easy as it looks considering the pressure of the lights and the cameras and the audience. But, YO, put your thoughts into context and look around you because DONKEY PUNCH?” And then Alex Trebek straightens his tie and is just, like, “OK, sorry folks, thank you, on to the Daily Double.” (Via BlameItOnTheVoices.)

Previously: Self Potato
Previously: Donkey Punch: The Movie

Comments (48)
  1. I may or may not have given the same answer out loud as I watched this episode mere moments before that guy did. I also may or may not have immediately gotten excited at the prospect this clip would appear on Videogum today.

  2. So are we just acting like “What is a threesome” never happened? Straight from self potato to donkey punch? That is unacceptable!

  3. I’m not EVEN going to lie: I would’ve answered the same way (never heard of a rabbit punch).

    Also, Gabe! As your junior regional internet mother, I feel obliged to make you aware of all your press clippings. Today, for an unprecedented 2nd time in the last 6 months, you were quoted in the free newspaper distributed to train-goers. It was a quote about “Work It” next to a large picture of the main character dressed in drag. Congratulation! As a reward, I’m making your favorite lasagna tonight (no sauce, double onions).

  4. What was weirder was his answer for “29% of the United States’ potato crop are used to make these for McDonald’s” was “What are French Ticklers?”

    • Ha, my personal favorite was the clue “The nesting place for reptiles in the everglades” and he went with “What is the Alligator fuckhouse.”

  5. “This kind of Admiral is one who sneaks up from behind”

  6. These bivalves from Lake Erie are popular in northern Ohio.

  7. When left out in the rain, the exterior of this brass instrument could become oxidized.

  8. You know, I really am not sure how I am going to explain to my employers why I have ‘donkey punch’ in my search history.

  9. This method of cleaning jewelry requires indoor plumbing.

  10. “This is the name of the kitchen appliance they use to bake food in the Netherlands.”

  11. The gif on Wikipedia is pretty awesome.

  12. Apologies for the humblebrag, but I very much see where this guy is coming from. As someone who has been on Jeopardy!, I can say that one gets in the zone where the major focus is to buzz in and give an answer as quickly as possible. I would have said the exact same thing, which would have sucked during the viewing party with my coworkers.

    • Yeah, and he realized how ridiculous it was, too — look on his face was priceless. I yelled “kangaroo punch” at the TV, not because that is a thing, but don’t kangaroos box? And do people really punch rabbits in the neck? So much googling to do.

  13. Somehow I had gone this far without knowing what that means. My life is not enriched.

  14. wait, but, also, why is no one talking about how that is sort of the right answer? and maybe the judges should have reconsidered?

  15. That ken Jennings uh should come back and chime in.

  16. “Mike, dude, under what circumstances do you imagine the question writers at Jeopardy, a family-friendly trivia show coming up on its 50th anniversary, would create a question for which ‘Donkey Punch’ was the answer?”

    Gabe, obviously Alex would know that the writers at Jeopardy are “answer writers,” and he would be questioning Mike’s imagining the circumstances under which they would have written an answer for which “What is ‘Donkey Punch’” was the question.

    And now my brain has exploded.

  17. The “Donkey Punch” article on Wikipedia is amazing. They even have an animated .gif that illustrates it. You should all check it out, but Wikipedia seems to be down for some reason.

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