Newswire: Jeopardy!’s “Stay Woke” category was awfully literal

There’s always been a fair amount of wordplay in Jeopardy!’s category titles, clues, and answers—writers have to do something to spice up reframing questions about the Founding Fathers for the umpteenth time—but pop culture relevance is a more recent concern. Occasionally, this tapping into the zeitgeist produces cringeworthy results, like that time Alex Trebek “yas, queen”-ed all over our screens in a meme-inspired round. Other times, the clues are very on the nose, and yet still end up being hit or miss. Take last Friday’s “Jeopardy” round, which teased a category about staying woke. If you’ve spent any time on the internet (that is, time spent not interrupting discussions on how black lives matter), you might be familiar with the phrase “stay woke,” which is essentially a call to keep your wits about you even as basic human rights are infringed upon and …

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