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'Jeopardy' Contestant Pranks Alex Trebek With 'Turd Ferguson' (Video)

"Jeopardy" contestant Talia Lavin pranked host Alex Trebek on Sept. 16 with a line from an old "Saturday Night Live" sketch (video below).

Lavin and two other contestants were asked during the final round to write the question to the answer: "This song from a 1999 animated film about censorship had a word censored from its Oscar performance."

Lavin wrote, "What is the Love Ballad of Turd Ferguson? P.S. Hi Mom," notes People.

The audience laughed, but there was not even a snicker from Trebek who informed Lavin she lost $600. The correct answer was the song "Blame Canada" from the "South Park" movie.

"Turd Ferguson" was an identity used by Burt Reynolds, played by Norm Macdonald, during a SNL "Celebrity Jeopardy" skit, notes USA Today (video below).

(Note: SNL mention of "Turd Ferguson" is at 3:40 mark)

Sources: People, USA Today / Photo credit: YouTube Screenshot


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