Jeopardy!, the timeless game show love. Alex Trebek has been known to break the pop-culture 4th-wall before, as evident in myriad lyric what-ifs, but this has to be a first for Snoop Dogg narratives to be included in the memory-recall challenge.
Tuesday night’s broadcast featured the category of “Musical Stylings.” Contestant Cindy Stowell, a tragic story in its own right, who passed away from cancer before the airing of her episodes, chose the $800 clue and was greeted with announcer Johnny Gilbert rapping a few bars from the hit song, “Drop it Like it’s Hot.” The clue read:
G’s to the bizzack, now ladies here we gizzo/When the pimp’s in the crib, ma, drop it like it’s hot, drop it like it’s hot, drop it like it’s hot.
Gilbert belted out the lines in a nonrhythmic monotone and was met with crowd applause. Stowell, who was lightning on the buzzer, answered the hint correctly with an unbroken focus like that of a star athlete with the question, “Who is Snoop Dogg?” Watch the whole thing go down here.
Trebek, who is the embodiment of suaveness itself, unfortunately did not read the question. Until the next iteration of hip hop lyrics on the game show, the world will just have to make due with him rapping Drake and Future‘s hit “Jumpman.”