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Jeopardy! Contestant Can’t Tell the Difference Between Eminem and Jack White

NEW YORK - DECEMBER 01: Jack White of the White Stripes talks with Jon Stewart of "The Daily Show," which featured a live performance by the group, a first for the show, December 1, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Gries/Getty Images)

An unfortunate mix up cost a Jeopardy! contestant $1,200 on Thursday when she couldn’t tell the difference between Jack White and Eminem. In a category devoted to vinyl, host Alex Trebek offered the clue, “A recent vinyl resurgence has been aided by this musician, who built a pressing plant in his Detroit hometown.” To help the contestants along, the following photo of Jack White was included:

Sadly, even with the “Lazaretto” singer’s vampiric face staring right at her, Julie signaled in and incorrectly guessed Eminem.

To be fair, both White and Em are musicians from Detroit, so if you didn’t know anything about Third Man Records this theoretically wouldn’t be the worst guess in the world. It’s the addition of the photo that makes this so comical, as the clue boiled down to, “Who is this guy you’re looking at right now?” The Jeopardy! clue team then apparently went out in search of the most embarrassing photo of White available. None of that, unfortunately, was helpful to poor Julie.