Cheech Marin Crushes Anderson Cooper On 'Celebrity Jeopardy'

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In an episode of Celebrity Jeopardy fit for Saturday Night Live, comedian Cheech Marin annhilated CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and Aisha Tyler in a Final Jeopardy round that left both of his opponents completely broke.

Anderson, who has won Celebrity Jeopardy in the past, says he got over-confident squaring off against Cheech Marin and ended up underestimating his ability with the buzzer and his knowledge on the board. While Anderson and Aisha ended the game with $0, Cheech won the game with $10,200. The most humiliating moment came when all three contestants failed to correctly name Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum and Anderson's tablet simply read: "who."

To show he was a good sport, Anderson invited Cheech to appear on his show Thursday night, where he admitted he was "even more confident when I heard I was up against Cheech Marin. I admit I thought his reflexes would be slow, not to mention his synapses perhaps, but I was so very very wrong."

Anderson said people have been "mocking me mercilessly" since the loss, but at least it's not as bad as Wolf Blitzer's jaw-dropping Jeopardy breakdown last fall. Wolf ended the game at negative-$4,600 after being completely dominated by another comedian, Andy Richter. (Watch that hilarious video here.)


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Photos: Cheech and Chong
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