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Jeopardy! College Tournament' Dedicates Entire Category to a Marxist Revolutionary


"Tomorrow look for Stalin followed up by Lenin on Wednesday."

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Monday was the first night of Jeopardy's 2013 College Tournament. And as the categories for Double Jeopardy were revealed, Twitter started buzzing. (For the uninitiated, Double Jeopardy is the second round of "answers and questions" where the dollar values are doubled and there are two "daily doubles" hidden on the board.)

Why? Because the show had dedicated an entire category to quotes from Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara.

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The Che category was part of a sequence of categories that were apparently an homage to the upcoming series finale of "The Office." It followed a category called "It's Huge." The joke -- a sophomoric, sexual innuendo -- has been part of "The Office" since its debut. (CollegeHumor.com has edited together a string of them and posted the clips on their site.)

Watch the video from Monday night's episode of Jeopardy.



These are the "answers" from the Che category, in order of appearance on the show. All were answered correctly by the students.

A few of the reactions were shared on Twitchy.com:

For the record, here are a few of the racist, anti-Semitic, and homophobic things Che actually said in his book, The Motorcycle Diaries (these were curiously absent from Jeopardy):

  • "The black is indolent and a dreamer; spending his meager wage on frivolity or drink; the European has a tradition of work and saving, which has pursued him as far as this corner of America and drives him to advance himself, even independently of his own individual aspirations."

  • "The episode upset us a little because the poor man, apart from being homosexual and a first-rate bore, had been very nice to us, giving us 10 soles each, bringing our total to 479 for me and 163 1/2 to Alberto." 

  • "The first person we hit on was the mayor, someone called Cohen; we had heard a lot about him, that he was Jewish as far as money was concerned but a good sort."

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