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01/27/2012 08:34 am ET Updated Mar 28, 2012

Rachel Maddow On 'Jeopardy': Contestants Don't Recognize Host's Picture (VIDEO)

The contestants on Thursday night's "Jeopardy" are clearly not Rachel Maddow fans, because none of them could identify her in a picture.

The category? "Real Rhodes Scholars." The brainy bunch quickly and correctly answered questions about Wesley Clark, Sen. William Fulbright and — most galling for Maddow — George Stephanopoulos. Then, Alex Trebek asked this simple query: "this cable TV newswoman received a doctorate in politics from Oxford." A picture of Maddow popped up on screen. Instead of an answer, though, there followed one of those awkward "Jeopardy" silences when nobody has a clue. "That is Rachel Maddow," Trebek said.

Maddow can take some consolation, though, with the knowledge that she had already been a successfully answered "Jeopardy" question topic back in 2009.

Watch (via Newsbusters):

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