With its theme music, its oddly comforting pink-and-blue color scheme, its awkward contestant interviews, and Alex Trebek’s warmly brisk professorial presence, the game show Jeopardy! has changed very little over the decades. It has, however, changed in at least one important way: Some of its writers know about indie rock now! (See previous examples.) On Tuesday night’s episode, the show included a category called “Alt,” devoted entirely to music. Watch indie have its Jeopardy! moment in all its minute-long glory below.

(via Consequence Of Sound)

Nice job redeeming yourself for “Hollywood Undead” there, Phil.

Comments (33)
  1. Haha. “Hollywood Undead.” AS IF, PHIL. AS IF.

  2. Who is Hollywood Undead, indeed.

  3. ouch on the vampire weekend question, but for all three contestants not bad overall

  4. Somewhere, a band named Hollywood Undead felt a glimmer of hope.

  5. My slow brain thought the $400 question was The Black Keys. I should be shamed in some way.

    • You’re getting your declining Rust Belt cities mixed up, no harm no foul. The Black Keys are from Akron, Ohio. Its also the hometown of one LeBron James, which makes for some interesting city charity events, I’m sure.

    • Well don’t beat yourself up too much because I thought the same thing.

  6. Sigger Ross

  7. Did anyone else notice how pleasure Trebek took in saying Nine Inch Nails?

  8. Weird that Daft Punk is considered alt. I guess music made by robots is kind of automatically “alt” though.

  9. hahaha Hollywood Undead was too funny. cmon phil

  10. How is a picture of Daft Punk an $800 question

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  12. Honestly, NIN was a $200 question?

  13. When is Jeopardy going to a section dedicated to Death Grips?

  14. When is Jeopardy going to a section dedicated to Death Grips?

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