Jeopardy contestant confuses Public Enemy with Funky Bunch

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“Danger!” Contestant Halley Ryherd faced the ire of Twitter on Wednesday night for messing up popular throwback hip-hop groups.

During the “Chuck D, Times 3” category of gameplay — which included prompts about 19th-century naturalist Charles Darwin and author Charles Dickens, and 61-year-old Public Enemy rapper Chuck D — current host Mayim Bialik read The following note:

“In the 1990s, Chuck D began fighting power in this hip-hop group with Flavor Flav, a man who always knew what time it was.”

Ryherd, an attorney, quickly chimed in and hesitantly replied, “What’s Funky Bunch?” referring to Marky Mark’s — or Mark Wahlberg’s — hip-hop group.

Remember: Marky Mark and The Funky Bunch sing 1991’s “Good Vibrations,” while Public Enemy is known for 1988’s “Fight The Power.”

The wrong answer cost Ryherd $600 — and plenty of scolding on social media.

Contestant Halley Ryherd tweeted that she "spoke to her therapist" about being known for the embarrassing mistake.
Contestant Halley Ryherd tweeted that she “spoke to her therapist” to be known for the embarrassing mistake.

“I was watching Jeopardy with my mom tonight and a category about Chuck D popped up.” a user shared. “The question came up what group Chuck D was in and a lady answered Funky Bunch and Mom looked at me and said Public Enemy and I said thanks for being my mom lol.”

“Thanks to @Jeopardy, you can now do a @Twitter search for ‘Chuck D and the Funky Bunch’ and find tons of posts that will make you laugh,” another joked.

“That person on #Jeopardy just thought Chuck D was in the crazy group. She should be given credit for being as wrong as she can be.” another wrote.

“Today is the day the music died” another explained.

Chuck D himself, however, championed the brainstorm, tweeting, “Everyone doesn’t know everything… so wherever I go and whoever I speak to, I introduce myself… it’s just courtesy.” But the sad thing is not knowing these other Chuck Ds.”

Ryherd had fun with the buzzworthy mistake too, writing, “I’ve spoken to my therapist about this and I think I’m ready to forever be the person who got Public Enemy and Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch mixed up on @Jeopardy. #My legacy.”

they also Quote Chuck D’s tweetWrite, “You honestly know @MrChuckD was nicer than my in-laws will be attending our family reunion next week.”

Public Enemy Portrait
(Clockwise from bottom left): Flavor Flav, Professor Griff, Terminator X, S1W and Chuck D from Public Enemy in 1988.
Michael Och’s archive
Marky Mark on stage
Mark Wahlberg (aka Marky Mark) of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch performing circa 1990.
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