'Jeopardy' Contestant Insults Liberals With Her Wrong Response

Jeopardy Pansy Contestant — H 2015

"What is a pansy?"

Contestant Becky Sullivan gave an entertaining response during her round of final Jeopardy on Friday.

The prompt was "The flower pictured here is called this, also a disparaging term for people on the political left."

Sullivan wrote, "What is a pansy?" as her question. She lost all of her money and the other contestant, Sean Anderson won with the correct response, which was "What is a bleeding heart?"

"You found a way to insult liberals in this country," host Alex Trebek told Sullivan, as the audience laughed at her response.


File this under "Unexpected Responses."

Posted by Jeopardy! on Friday, October 23, 2015

Sullivan is an NPR producer and tweeted about her experience, providing an explanation for why she said "pansy."