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WATCH: 'Jeopardy!' contestant fails at Canadian geography

By John Williams, Special to Postmedia Network

Contestant Randy on "Jeopardy!" (YouTube screengrab)

Contestant Randy on "Jeopardy!" (YouTube screengrab)

There has long been a general sense that some Americans are ignorant when it comes to all things Canadian.

Well, we don't want to paint all of our friends south of the border with the same brush, but if a recent episode of Jeopardy! is any indication, that stereotype is definitely being solidified.

The contestants had one category on the board left, called "Canadian Cities," which they were more than likely trying to avoid.

Two of the three contestants stayed silent for the whole segment and the other, Randy, probably should have done the same.

Some of his lowlights included thinking Winnipeg is in Saskatchewan and the kicker, the Daily Double, where he lost all his money on this beauty:

"The swan is the symbol of this Ontario city; each year, white & black swans are released into the Avon River."

His guess? "What is Edmonton." (The answer, of course, being Stratford, Ontario.)

With Randy now in negative figures, host (and Canadian) Alex Trebek seemed bemused by the wrong answers, smiling and telling him "You got yourself into trouble in Double Jeopardy!, and that's unfortunate for you - you won't be around for Final Jeopardy!"

We suggest he beefs up on his Canadian geography.

Watch below:

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Twitter: @johnwillms

john.williams@sunmedia.ca


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