If something makes it on Jeopardy!, you know it has officially jumped the shark and has become a historic artifact. Unfortunately, that’s what has happened to “woke.” R.I.P., woke.
Friday night, the long-running game show had a category of answers titled “Stay Woke.” The category, though, didn't have anything to do with the culture’s interpretation of the phrase. Instead, it was about sleep issues. Get it?
Got psyched there was a "Stay Woke" category on Jeopardy! but got sad because it was about sleep and not outlandish conspiracy theories.— Charlie Crowley (@CCrowley4) June 30, 2017
there's a category called "stay woke" on jeopardy tonight but it was just about sleep problems lol— audrey-wan kenobi 👑 (@hipstrparamedic) June 30, 2017
But a simple pun doesn’t change the fact that “woke” is now dead.
"Woke" is officially done: Jeopardy just had "Stay Woke" as a category, and it was about sleep.— Reid Dossinger (@ReidDoss) June 30, 2017
"Stay woke" is a category on Jeopardy. The universe has officially gone full circle— Zac (@TheFrydaddy21) June 30, 2017
A "Stay Woke" category on #Jeopardy is peak 2017— Rach 💅🏻👸🏼 (@ThePrincessRAMZ) June 30, 2017
#Jeopardy is like, "Let's do a category called 'Stay Woke' and then only ask the three white, male contestants about sleep habits."— Cover to Credits (@Cover2Credits) June 30, 2017
"Stay woke" is a category on jeopardy. Old people can be funny too.— Ian Medley (@ianmedleyy) June 30, 2017
“Peak 2017” is probably the best way to describe this. At least this isn’t as bad as a contestant mispronouncing 2Pac in December.