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‘Jeopardy!’ contestant gives hilariously wrong final answer, still wins

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CULVER CITY, Calif. — There’s nothing quite like game-show contestants who don’t know an answer, yet go for it all, anyway.

One may remember the “Wheel of Fortune” player who continued to guess the same answer no matter how many times he was told it was wrong.

Or perhaps the guy who gave maybe the creepiest answer in the history of game shows.

Not to be outdone, in walked Choyon Manjrekar. Manjrekar had such a big lead on “Jeopardy!” Monday night that when a Final Jeopardy question came to which he didn’t have an answer, he decided instead to clown around a bit.

The question:

“A Christian hymn and Jewish holiday hymn are both titled this, also the name of a Tony-nominated musical.”

Manjrekar’s answer: “Kinky Boots.”

“Yes indeed, whenever people go to church or to temple, they sing, ‘Kinky Boots,'” joked host Alex Trebek.

To be fair, “Kinky Boots” is indeed a Tony-award winning musical. But it is not a Christian or Jewish hymn. The correct answer: “Rock of Ages,” or “Ma’oz Tzur.” So close.

Still, though, Manjrekar won the game, and the crowd with his answer. So there’s that.

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