‘Jeopardy!’ fans can’t even after contestant confuses Public Enemy with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

Jeopardy! is usually an erudite affair, but on occasions like Wednesday's show, it can be downright hilarious.

During the first round, one of the categories was "Chuck D, Times 3." Four of the five questions were about either Charles Darwin or Charles Dickens. But one clue centered around rapper Chuck D, and it was a good one!

Host Mayim Bialik read, "In the 1990s, Chuck D began fighting the power in this hip-hop group with Flavor Flav, a man who always knew what time it was."

Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, whose stage name is Chuck D, is a member of the group Public Enemy. Public Enemy was one of the first mainstream rap groups and was honored in 2020 with a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement award. But despite the group's success, contestant Halley Ryherd was not very familiar with their work.

She answered, "What is the Funky Bunch?"

The Funky Bunch was actually headlined by Marky Mark, who grew up to be A-list actor Mark Wahlberg.

Viewers took to Twitter about how they couldn't believe Halley made such a mistake.

Oh honey, why did you say Chuck D's group was the Funky Bunch??? 😭😭 #Jeopardypic.twitter.com/dIk7vaqGAw

— Salt, Light and Sage (@nikkiaredhead) June 29, 2022

Did that Jeopardy contestant really just say that Chuck D was in the Funky Bunch? Is this the end times?

— Jamie Gillespie just wants lots of dogs (@filbertina) June 29, 2022

The lady who answered this with “What is the Funky Bunch” is my new favorite person. #Jeopardypic.twitter.com/sJDBfdP4o6

— Laura ✪‎⧗ (@maxiekat) June 29, 2022

Confusing Public Enemy with a pop-rap group featuring an (at the time) underwear model was more than fans could bear. And while many shared their disbelief online, Ryherd was a good sport about the whole thing.

She tweeted, "I've talked to my therapist about it and I think I'm ready to forever be the person who mixed up Public Enemy and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch on Jeopardy!. #mylegacy."

I’ve talk to my therapist about it and I think I’m ready to forever be the person who mixed up Public Enemy and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch on @Jeopardy. #mylegacy

— Halley Ryherd (she/her) (@Halley_BuzzesIn) June 29, 2022

Despite the mistake, the real estate attorney from Iowa went on to win the game. She also pocketed $5,999 and will have a chance to make even more money on Thursday.

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