After dinner was ready, I sat down and hit play.
It happened during Double Jeopardy! while I was finishing off my homemade meatballs and spaghetti.
The category was "American Revolutionaries". The first question:
"DR. JOSEPH WARREN, A MASSACHUSETTS STATESMAN, WAS ONE OF THE FIRST TO DIE IN THIS WAR, IN THIS JUNE 17,1775 BATTLE"Buzz "What is Lexington?" What????
Buzz "What is Con Cord?" Is he ordering grape juice? There is a town in Massachusetts called "Conkid", but, yeah, no, that's not the answer.
3rd contestant - shrug.
Then a few questions later, after I have swept up the hair I have torn out, the second to last clue in the "American Revolutionaries" category is revealed. It's the second "Daily Double" and the "shrugger" had the helm. I guess that's when you felt that worldwide rumble as the entire US Navy, past and present groaned.
"UNEMPLOYED WHEN THE REVOLUTION BEGAN, HE WAS HIRED TO OUTFIT THE FRIGATE ALFRED"Now, I know you're all rolling your eyes and saying "Come on, Maggie! You can't expect everyone to know this answer." And yeah, you're right. Sadly, I can't expect everyone to know the answer. But we should expect them to know what the answer is NOT......"What is George Washington?"
I have agita! Last clue was about "The Swamp Fox". I just said "Forget it Alex, they're not getting that."