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‘Jeopardy!’ players’ latest stumble: Who’s Gene Kelly?


Twitter didn’t have a wonderful feeling about three “Jeopardy!” contestants who don’t appear to know dance legend Gene Kelly.

Players Cris Pannullo, Rob Lamanna and Jeri Zulli failed to acknowledge the late “Singin’ within the Rain” star on Thursday’s episode of the quiz show.

Within the “Olivia Newton-John” category, contestants were asked to discover the person pictured next to the late “Grease” star. As an alternative, the brainiacs grew silent.

Newton-John, who died this 12 months of cancer, and Kelly performed within the ’80s musical “Xanadu.” The film bombed on the box office — and didn’t make a long-lasting impression on the contestants.

This news aggravated a certain audience on Twitter, which meant Gene Kelly headlined the trending topics for one night only.

“Sad: on “Jeopardy!” tonight, not one of the contestants knew who Gene Kelly was when shown a photograph of him. Guess I’m getting old,” one sighed.

Gene Kelly performs the song “Singin’ within the Rain” from the movie of the identical name. Getty Images

“Sometimes, I’m just perplexed… on #Jeopardy tonight, how could all 3 of the contestants NOT know Gene Kelly, the reply to the Olivia Newton-John category? Perhaps I’m just old or something,” one other echoed.

“The contestants on Jeopardy didn’t know who Gene Kelly was. I’m astonished! Have they never seen “Singing within the Rain”?????” one other asked.

“Oh my god. To hell with the lot of you for not buzzing in for Gene Kelly. #jeopardy,” one indignant user fumed.

'Jeopardy' contestants don’t know who Gene Kelly isAn image of Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly stumped all three players.Jeopardy/YouTube

Kelly died Feb. 2, 1996, on the age of 83, after suffering strokes. “Captain America” star Chris Evans is rumored to be portraying him in a movie announced earlier this 12 months.

Meanwhile, the newly-fronted Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings show has weathered several eyebrow-raising blunders in recent months. In June, a contestant wrongly identified Public Enemy as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.

A month later, one other contestant was roasted for not knowing the words to Taylor Swift’s “You Need To Calm Down.”

And on “Celebrity Jeopardy” in November, viewers called a clue about deceased killer Brian Laundrie “tasteless” and “insensitive.”

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