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Game show contestant gives hilariously wrong final answer, still wins

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Posted at 12:15 PM, May 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-26 14:18:31-04

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

Not to be outdone,”Jeopardy!” contestant Choyon Manjrekar had such a big lead on  Monday night that when he didn’t know the answer to the Final Jeopardy question, he chose 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. However, it is not a Christian or Jewish hymn.

The correct answer? “Rock of Ages,” or “Ma’oz Tzur.”

Despite the joke, Manjrekar won the game (and the crowd) with his answer.