Not many Jeopardy! fans are lucky enough to find themselves featured in a category, but Roseanne and Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki got to see a clue about him come up. The first contestant to respond did not get it right, as he could not quite get Galecki’s name correct. Check out The Big Bang Theory star’s response to being an answer below:
In his Instagram caption, the actor says that the guy who got his name wrong is actually his brother, but worry not! He's obviously kidding. For the record, Johnny Galecki’s older brother is actually named Nick. As for Zorn, his attempt resulted in him answering with “Glick,” meaning no first name either. That is when Meredith came up to bat with the actor’s full name. The silver lining here is that Johnny Galecki was an answer on Jeopardy!.
Getting to be a answer on Jeopardy! is a sign that you have arrived, big time. I have to wonder if it's nerve-racking for the contestants though, in this social media age. Celebs are sometimes made aware when they're featured in questions, and contestants risks having their flubs go viral if they get the question wrong!
We have all been where Zorn was, of knowing somebody's name but not being quite able to connect the dots. It has to be frustrating to be so close and yet so far. As for Meredith, she earned a heart emoji from Johnny Galecki with her correct response.
The Jeopardy! category that led to the moment was “Actors & Their TV Roles.” The clue referenced Johnny Galecki’s role on Roseanne and now The Conners as Darlene’s husband (now ex), David Healy. It then referred to Galecki’s Big Bang Theory character with the name Leonard Hofstadter.
The Big Bang Theory is nearing the end of its run. The date for the series finale recently got revealed. The long-running CBS comedy will say goodbye on May 16. That is a time closer than some may be comfortable with being so close.
The Big Bang Theory recently made history as the longest running multi-camera sitcom. Could that be a clue for a future Jeopardy! episode? It seems like a good one.
While The Big Bang Theory may be ending, Johnny Galecki’s pop culture status is cemented. As of 2018, he is also one of television’s highest paid actors, which is another clue-worthy tidbit that would be interesting for Jeopardy! to use in the future. Of course, there would be more than one potential answer to it.
Catch Johnny Galecki in new episodes of the final season of The Big Bang Theory, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET on CBS. Check your local listings to find out when and where Jeopardy! airs in your area.