Zendaya Jeopardy! Question Gets A Lot Of Reaction

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Jeopardy! viewers were left in disbelief during Tuesday’s episode when a question about Hollywood star Zendaya caused quite a stir. The show’s host, Ken Jennings, 51, quizzed reigning champion Drew Basile and contestants Alan Elverum and Staci Garner on their celebrity knowledge in the ‘stars in the making’ category.

The question that sparked confusion was, “Before somehow making tennis steamy in 2024, this single-named star guested on Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie.” Staci buzzed in for $1,000 and correctly answered Zendaya, leaving viewers baffled and sparking a flurry of reactions online.

Fans argued that the clue was misleading because Zendaya, 27, only appeared in one episode of Good Luck Charlie as part of a crossover with her show Shake It Up. One viewer took to social media, writing, “Zendaya was not on ‘Good Luck, Charlie’… right?” Another added, “Jeopardy! just falsely stated that Zendaya starred in ‘Good Luck Charlie.'”

In reality, Zendaya guest-starred on Good Luck Charlie in 2011, appearing in the episode titled Charlie Shake It Up as Rocky Blue from Shake It Up. Disney fans remember that Zendaya made her television debut on the Disney Channel sitcom, which premiered in 2010. Since then, Zendaya’s career has soared, earning her two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Rue Bennett in HBO’s Euphoria. She also recently starred in the movie Challengers, where she plays a tennis champion caught in a romantic triangle with two contenders, portrayed by Josh O’Connor and Mike Faist.

Good Luck Charlie ran for four seasons from 2010 to 2014, featuring stars like Bridgit Mendler, Leigh-Allyn Baker, Bradley Steven Perry, Eric Allan Kramer, and Jason Dolley. The show followed the Duncan family in Denver, Colorado, as they adjusted to the birth of their fourth child, Charlie, played by Mia Talerico.

Amid the Zendaya confusion, viewers also turned their frustration towards reigning champion Drew Basile. The 23-year-old, now with five consecutive wins and a spot in the Tournament of Champions, was seen cheering for himself after securing another victory with $15,601, bringing his total winnings to $91,283.

Fans expressed their irritation on social media, with one commenting, “Can anyone see through the fake humility of him? Waiting for a new winner.” Another viewer added, “Can’t wait for someone to beat him. He’s obnoxious when he wins.” Despite the backlash, Drew will continue his streak as he appears in another game, hoping to further solidify his place in Jeopardy! history.

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