Two-day "Jeopardy!" champ Choyon Manjrekar bested his opponents for a third time on Monday night, upping his winnings to more than $56,000, but also proving that he's no expert on Broadway musicals.
Entering Final Jeopardy with a commanding lead, Manjrekar faced this question: "A Christian hymn and a Jewish holiday hymn are both titled this, also the name of a 2009 Tony-nominated musical."
"What is Kinky Boots?" Wrong!
The correct answer was "Rock of Ages."
It was clear from Manjrekar's expression that he had just made a wild guess. “Kinky Boots, yes indeed!” Trebek quipped as the audience laughed. “Whenever people go to temple or go to church, they sing 'Kinky Boots'!”
Fortunately, the contestant did not wager any money on the clue, and still came out on top.
Manjrekar, a planner from Providence, Rhode Island, had fun with the host earlier in the show as well. Trebek expressed some surprise at the contestant's hobby of making and collecting clothes for his cats, but Manjrekar took it in stride.
“There’s a great world of feline fashion out there," he told Trebek.
Manjrekar tweeted this photo of his dapper-looking cat, Henry, after the episode aired.
— Choyon (@Cinjeopardy) May 26, 2015