Jeopardy! fans furious as contestant makes the ‘WORST mistake they’ve ever seen’ with shocking rap group clue blunder

A JEOPARDY! contestant got a bad rap with shocked fans on Wednesday.

Many said she made “the worst mistake they’ve ever seen” during the Mayim Bialik-hosted game.

Contestant Laurel made a shocking rap group blunder many called 'the worst mistake on Jeopardy! ever'


Contestant Laurel made a shocking rap group blunder many called ‘the worst mistake on Jeopardy! ever’Credit: ABC

Mayim, 46, is hosting Jeopardy! for the seventh straight week after Ken Jennings’ earlier stretch and his announcement he’d be out for “months.”

The permanent hosting decision, however, is still on the board and is said to be sealed by the end of Season 38 in July 2022.

Tonight, returning champ Pete Chattrabhuti was defeated after one win by Halley Ryherd – an Iowa real estate attorney – with $5.9K.

But another player made a music mistake that quickly topped the charts – in a bad way.

Most read in Entertainment

The regular Jeopardy! round clue 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.”

The correct response was “What is: Public Enemy.”

However, Laurel Tucker – a Tennesee associate professor – buzzed in with: “What is: The Funky Bunch?”


Fans were not exactly singing the contestant’s praises, as hundreds hip-hopped over to Twitter in fury.

One wrote, “The Funky Bunch??!!”

Another tweeted, “The Funky Bunch? Really?!” 

A third wrote, “I’ve never been angrier at a @Jeopardy answer in my life!”

While a fourth joked, “She should get credit for being the most wrong she could possibly be.”

A fifth simply asked, “Did she say the funky bunch out loud?”

While a sixth buzzed in, “I cannot believe this gal on Jeopardy said ‘the Funky Bunch’ when the correct response was Public Enemy.  Who gets Chuck D and Mark Wahlberg confused?

Instead of responding correctly with the early hip-hop group that indeed penned hits like “Fight The Power,” she indeed seemed to be thinking of the group that Mark Wahlberg was in; Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch.

More to follow…For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. is your go-to destination for the best celebrity news, sports news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video.

Like us on Facebook at and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheUSSun.

 75 total views,  1 views today