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‘Jeopardy’ Goes Straight Up Gangsta

Old white people saying the word “gangsta” is one of the funniest things in the world. If you don’t believe me, take a look at this clip from Jeopardy where Alex Trebek explains to a contestant that Coolio’s famous song from the movie Dangerous Minds is “Gangsta’s Paradise” and not “Gangster’s Paradise” as he had answered.

All I have to say is wow. I could watch Trebek say “gangsta” all day. I want to loop it and make it my ringtone. I want to pour it over pancakes and serve it for brunch.

If you still don’t think white dudes who over-enunciate and rap combine to make the funniest thing ever, here’s a clip from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon of Brian Williams rapping.

By the way, in that Jeopardy clip, Nick looks pissed when Alex Trebek takes the money for that answer back. That’s as angry as I can imagine him looking. But seriously, no one that white with those glasses has any business saying “gangsta.”

Roy Wood Jr., a bright spot in the “who gives a shit” post-Jon Stewart era of The Daily Show, had a follow-up tweet that explained the judges’ decision.

So “gangsta” is in the Oxford English Dictionary. What does Nick think about that?

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