from last night Danger accident was anything but music to the fans’ ears. Regulars who took part in the game show Wednesday (June 29) were equally shocked and amused by first-round contestant Halley Ryherd’s response that she had misjudged when she confused two hip-hop groups who couldn’t be more different from each other. .
Ryherd’s flub came during the “Chuck D, Times 3” category, which featured prompts about Charles Darwin and Charles Dickens, as well as rapper Chuck D.
Host Mayim Bialik read the clue, “In the 1990s, Chuck D started fighting power in this hip-hop group with Flavor Flav, a man who always knew the time,” leading Ryherd to guess, “What’s the Funky A lot?”
Unfortunately for Ryherd, Chuck D had nothing to do with the Funky Bunch, which was led by Marky Mark, or as we know him today, Mark Wahlberg. Chuck D, or Carlton Douglas Ridenhour, is a member of Public Enemy.
The mix-up had fans in stitches. Viewers shared their reactions to Twitter, where they reacted in disbelief to Ryherd’s guess and tagged Chuck D to let him know about the hilarious moment.
“This person on #Jeopardy just thought Chuck D was in the funky group. She should be given credit for being the most wrong she can possibly be, “a fan wrote†
Another added“A lady on Jeopardy who thinks Chuck D and Flavor Flav were in the funky couple sent me. I can not stop laughing. †
Sure enough, all the Chuck D tags came back to the rapper himself, who was easier on Ryherd than most Danger fans. He tweeted: “Everyone doesn’t know everything…that’s why I introduce myself wherever I go and whoever I talk to…it’s just politeness. But the sad thing is I don’t know those other Chuck D’s.”
Ryherd possessed the moment, tweet after her episode aired, “I talked to my therapist about it and I think I’m ready to forever be the person who mixed up Public Enemy and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch on @Jeopardy. #mylegacy.”
And she was lucky for her, the first round misstep didn’t stop Ryherd. She won last night’s episode, which means she’s back on our screens tonight. Let’s hope she’s a little more prepared for hip-hop related content this time around.
Danger airs weeknights at 7/6c on ABC.