The popular quiz show Jeopardy tries to stump contestants with obscure questions, but a question about Thundercat and Coachella on Jan. 9 had the potential to mystify most guests. Thundercat took to Twitter to share his excitement about his milestone mention, stating, “Dude. I was a Jeopardy question today. Hell yeah,” according to a video posted on Pitchfork.
A contestant chose the question in the category Musical Guest Performers for $1,600, which read “At Coachella in 2017, Thundercat did a version of “What a Fool Believes” with this Doobie Brother. Another contestant was able to jump in with the correct answer, which was Michael McDonald.
Thundercat and McDonald performed their collaborative single “Show You the Way” at the 2017 Coachella. They also performed the Doobie Brothers hit “What A Fool Believes” live.
Jeopardy has tried to stay on the cutting edge of pop-culture by including Coachella on the quiz show. Last year they included questions about Drake, Kanye, Kendrick Lamar, and Rae Sremmurd, according to Pitchfork.
Thundercat’s 2017 album Drunk included another collaboration with McDonald and Kenny Loggins, “Show You the Way.” The trio performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, which is posted on YouTube.
The 2018 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival will be held on April 13-15. This year’s headliners will include The Weeknd, Beyonce, and Eminem.