PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A contestant on “Jeopardy!” generated some buzz Monday night with a guess at the final question. But, the humorous guess has a Pittsburgh connection.
The Final Jeopardy! Clue was about hymns:
“A Christian hymn & a Jewish holiday hymn are both titled this, also the name of a 2009 Tony-nominated musical”
Returning champion, Choyon Manjrekar, did not know the answer and took a random guess.
His answer? “Kinky Boots.”
Watch for yourself:
So, where’s the Pittsburgh connection?
Pittsburgh’s own Billy Porter put himself and “Kinky Boots” on the map in 2013. Porter, a CAPA High School graduate, won a Tony Award for best actor. The show itself also won for Best Musical.
If you’re stumped about the correct answer, don’t feel bad because none of the three contestants knew it either.
The correct answer was “Rock of Ages.”
As for Manjrekar, he was still victorious.