Jeopardy! has had an interesting week. The trivia quiz show recently featured an episode where an entire category of video game questions went unanswered.
How do you follow that? Well, how about a marriage proposal?
Contestant Michael Pascuzzi was doing just fine on the September 28 show. Host Alex Trebek set up Michael for the question of his life. Insisting he knew nothing about the Orlando, Florida, native, Trebek asked for some information.
Michael, trailing in last place, happily responded:
"I can fill in for you, I just wanna say one quick thing and ask Maria Shafer, right there...if she would make me a winner today and marry me?"
Her answer? It's Jeopardy! so she responded tearfully in the form of a question:
"What is yes?"
People on Twitter were quick with their support of the newly engaged couple. There was a lot of envy over not having a partner smart enough to make it onto a nationally-syndicated show to propose to them.
that jeopardy proposal was so cute i want someone to propose to me— gay (@gay)1538235925.0
"Why didn't you propose to me on Jeopardy??" https://t.co/MWB42Fe0DO— 🄲🄼🄳🅁 🄰🄼🄰🄳🄸 (@🄲🄼🄳🅁 🄰🄼🄰🄳🄸)1538195760.0
If you’re not gona spend your life training to get onto jeopardy to propose to me, don’t bother proposing!!!!!!!! https://t.co/gKT0dW1UBU— Kelly Rose Nunziata (@Kelly Rose Nunziata)1538189599.0
@Variety So I have to win an Emmy or be a contestant on jeopardy to propose to someone now?!— Brian (@Brian)1538175260.0
In the midst of all today’s anger and pain, how refreshing to see a Jeopardy contestant propose to his girlfriend o… https://t.co/lCfUrWUhxR— John D. Strain (@John D. Strain)1538099278.0
Right when he turned his head I was thinking HE'S GONNA ASK HER SOMETHING, AND THAT IS GONNA BE IF SHE WILL MARRY H… https://t.co/0qU2Ea8lfw— Godiche Dust❄️ (@Godiche Dust❄️)1538103897.0
Thankfully, she managed a response before Alex sent the show to commercial break.