When "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek insulted one of the contestants on Wednesday's episode, the internet noticed. Within minutes of airing, dozens of tweets celebrated and/or criticized Trebek's slam.
Aaahhh ha ha ha Alex Trebek just told this lady who likes 'nerd core hip hop' a loser!! #jeopardy— Donna Earley (@rnrdonna) October 13, 2016
During the interview portion of the show, Susan Cole of Bowie, Maryland, told Trebek that her favorite kind of music was something called "nerd core hip-hop." After the host said "it doesn't sound like fun," Cole replied, "I think it's very fun."
The librarian explained further: "People who identify as nerdy, rapping about the things they love — video games, science fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners."
Trebek paused before adding, "Losers, in other words."
The moment was quickly captured, re-posted and re-tweeted thousands of times.
Cole exacted her revenge about 20 minutes later when she handily won the game in a runaway, scoring a $20,600 payday.
Watch the insult: