Jeopardy!, Pansy, Liberals


Instead of leaving her board blank when she didn't know the correct response for the Final Jeopardy round, contestant Becky Sullivan wrote down her best, most logical response…and it just so happened to also be quite offensive for the political left.

The final question asked the remaining two contestants to identify the name of a flower by its picture and by its name, which is also "a disparaging term for people on the political left."

Sullivan was not entirely sure about her response, but decided to take an educated guess and wrote down "pansy."

File this under "Unexpected Responses."

Posted by Jeopardy! on Friday, October 23, 2015

"I think you may have found a way to insult liberals in this country," host Alex Trebek said after revealing her response, which ended up costing her entire winnings of $6000.

Fellow contestant, Sean Anderson, answered correctly with the term, "Bleeding Heart."

Though some hardcore right wingers would probably be stoked to hear Sullivan—an NPR producer—gave the answer on purpose, she took to Twitter to clarify that she did not mean it as an insult to liberals. "I just put the only flower I knew that was also an insult," she wrote.

She also revealed a couple more behind-the-scenes fun facts:

Not only did she take home a little extra cash, but she also won over Twitter with her response:

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