BURBANK, CA – When faced with a category of questions about Canadian geography, an American contestant on a recent episode of Jeopardy refused to provide any answers, instead choosing to loudly chant “U.S.A, U.S.A., U.S.A.!”
The contestant, a public affairs chief in the U.S. Army by the name of Randy Pike, had been a forerunner in the game to that point, scoring well in the “Large Guns” and “Things That Are Bigger in Texas” categories. However, when host Alex Trebek revealed the “Canadian Cities” category, Pike noticeably took offense. Stepping away from the podium, Pike shouted loudly “What do you mean? I thought this was America?” before pumping his fists in the air and chanting “U.S.A., U.S.A., U.S.A.!”
Though the Ontario-born Trebek was visibly shaken by Pike’s defiant, patriotic display, Jeopardy is owned by American production company NBC and thus Pike was awarded $50,000 for his answer, winning the game.