Who? Not even a picture helps ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants recall Adam Schiff
“Who is that!?”
This appears to be the only question that came to mind this Wednesday when, during that evening’s broadcast of “Jeopardy!”, a picture of House Intelligence Committee chair Adam Schiff popped up on the screen for a “question” on “U.S. Representatives.”
“One 53rd of California’s House delegation is this Intelligence Committee chairman,” cancer-stricken host Alex Trebek then promptly read as the “question’s” clue.
And then it happened: All three players stared back at him in total confusion.
LOL! Even with a picture… NO ONE knew who Adam Schiff was on Jeopardy. pic.twitter.com/4cLkIip6n1
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) January 16, 2020
Like the viewer who recorded the now-viral clip seen above accurately surmised, “Hah hah … nobody knows who he is!”
Given all Schiff has done to try to portray himself in the media as some sort of big shot, naturally the clip above spurred “yuge” bouts of mockery.
Should have used this pic pic.twitter.com/b2Sv41aa0d
— @cz45522 (@cz45522) January 16, 2020
I’m surprised no one recognized LADKA GRAVAS pic.twitter.com/YjltzSWuaS
— Tim catlett (@Timcatlett2) January 16, 2020
What threw them off was “intelligence” in the clue.
— CaptainObvious (@JohnWayneMartin) January 16, 2020
I’ll take famous pin headed pencil necks for $200 Alex…
— Lloyd (@KLloydRixe) January 16, 2020
That’s just because the photo of him was taken when he was on his medication, so the eyes weren’t wild!!!
— RCPH (@RCPHinc) January 16, 2020
Sorry but I don’t know who that piece of Schiff is…
— OmegaMan (@OmegaManBlue) January 16, 2020
That shows how insignificant he is !!
— bluehearts (@Bluejade03) January 16, 2020
I was watching that episode, and I LMAO when NOBODY even attempted to respond when asked who he was. Poor Pencilneck—I’m sure when he got home, he locked himself in the bathroom and had a good cry repeating “Nobody knew me! Nancy & I have been TV for months! Nobody! Nobody!”
— Sherry Peoples (@SherryPeoples3) January 16, 2020
Lucky them. Lol
— Paul Marketos (@MarketosPaul) January 16, 2020
Yet he thinks he is soooooo important.
— 58Magnolias (@Magnolias58) January 17, 2020
Oh they know who he is, they’re just ashamed to admit it.
— Brookshire (@ClamShuck) January 16, 2020
Perhaps the question should have been “A member of Congress who has a 9” neck circumference”.
— kJ (@JCBolWag) January 16, 2020
America’s got jokes!
The media of course rushed to provide cover for Schiff by pointedly noting that “episodes of the classic game show are filmed three months in advance and stations only receive the tapes a day or two ahead of the broadcast date.”
“This means that last night’s show was filmed while House Democrats, led by Schiff, were questioning several witnesses in private about Trump’s 25 July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but before he was chosen this week to lead the seven-member prosecution team,” the Daily Mail reported.
Yeah, OK, but the episode was filmed after Schiff had begun loudly trumpeting the since-debunked Russian collusion delusion hoax and conspiracy theory. The episode was likewise filmed nearly a year after he took over the Intelligence Committee.
Some have also claimed that the episode was filmed in his district, which would be another mark against him. But this claim is false.
While “Jeopardy!” used to be filmed in Burbank, which is indeed in Schiff’s district, since 1994 the show’s been filmed in Culver City, which resides in California’s 37th congressional district and is represented by Democrat Rep. Karen Bass.
Others meanwhile warned that, while admittedly funny at first glance, what happened on “Jeopardy!” this Wednesday was actually a serious matter.
Why? Because it highlights the American people’s ignorance concerning politics and, more importantly, the Democrats’ “illegitimate” attacks against President Donald Trump.
As one clearly conservative Twitter user opined, “Everyone should know the enemy.”
Everyone should know the enemy.
— Brian (@realBrianKScott) January 16, 2020
But we do know who he is bc we care! It’s actually sad she doesn’t know. Head stuck in sand? How can one not know? Wake up!!! We need to know our enemies. Not knowing makes the libs not seem so bad. Shame that she doesn’t know, or seem to care.
— Dealio17 (@Dealio171) January 16, 2020
Actually that is THE problem. With all the Face time he has had in the news over the past 2 years “people” don’t know who he is? That means they don’t know what a lying sack of poop he is and what he and the DemoKKK-Rats have done to POTUS. Frick’n Sheeple – NOT informed voters.
— Greg Trimboli (@greg52451) January 16, 2020
Marvelous, but🤔at the same time, not, as this is why we are in this mess! There is a big % of clueless people, who don’t pay attention! Remember the show from a few yrs back that asked random people simple questions, like “Who is Pres. of the U.S.”, and they would get it wrong!
— 🇺🇸𝑫𝒂𝒘𝒏 ⭐Truth Matters 📝⚖ (@aworldoftruth) January 16, 2020
I couldn’t agree with you more.There were only 129 million who voted in 2016, which is less than half of the population, and liberals only account for 20 percent of us but they control most of the school system and media so we need more people to pay attention and show up to vote
— Jerry Ott (@Nehemiah60) January 16, 2020
Haha, only people whom follow politics. Sad for America & that is why we are in the mess we are in right now! Americans are clueless about government corruption & only listen to the lies on media about trump and admin.. so sad when Trump team is working so hard for the people.
— Nicolecherie (@Nicole28053557) January 16, 2020
They didnt know who pencil neck was….but they all knew the Netflix answers. This is most Americans knowledge and how many are still asleep on government and its corruption of decades
— Bike Life Inc (@McreynoldsSus) January 16, 2020
I dont find it funny at all, it just goes to show the ignorance of the younger generation.Remember these are the people whom vote for people like this because their friends,family & colleagues tell them too.These people will be running this Country some day. Book smart but stupid
— Sullie (@EdSulli62503300) January 16, 2020
They may have a point. In George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin’s second edition of “Democracy and Political Ignorance” published four years ago, he reportedly warned of widespread ignorance among modern voters.
He reportedly wrote that a third of Americans are “know-nothings” who possess “little or no relevant knowledge” about ongoing events.
“If the public really is often ignorant [about ongoing events], we might have a serious problem on our hands,” he reportedly added.
Considering how many Americans genuinely believe the president is a dictator, Somin’s concerns seem valid.