Jeopardy host Alex Trebek surprised his viewers on Thursday’s episode, March 26, of the iconic game show by reciting Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” lyrics.
“Her: ‘New man on the Minnesota Vikings / Truth hurts, needed something more exciting / Bom bom bi dom bi dum bum bay,’” the 79-year-old game show host recited as a clue in the category “Lyrics of Today” for $1,000.
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A contestant answered, “Who is Lizzo?” to which Trebek joked, “Yep and I did it exactly like she does, didn’t I? Yeah.”
Lizzo celebrated the first time she was the answer to a Jeopardy! clue in October 2019. “IM A @jeopardy QUESTION MAMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA I MADE IT I LOVE YOU ALEX TREBEK,” she captioned her Instagram post at the time.
Earlier this month, Jeopardy! began filming without an audience before suspending production altogether on March 20 until the current public health and safety concern has passed.
However, Jeopardy! is currently airing pretaped episodes that were filmed before social distancing parameters were implemented.
“The episodes that are currently airing were taped several weeks ago – well before concerns …” the show’s producers said in a statement via the show’s website. “Any interactions between contestants, Alex or the studio audience took place when such actions were considered safe.”
“We take the well-being of our staff, crew, contestants, audience guests and host very seriously, and will not resume taping until it is completely safe,” the show’s producers added.
— Emily Smith (@EmilySmithCNN) March 27, 2020