Host Ken Jennings read, "In 2021 he became the first Democrat re-elected Jersey's gov. since Brendan Byrne in 1977; Maybe an arena will be named for him."
The buzzer sounded when none of the contestants rang in.
"The recently re-elected Phil Murphy," Jenning said.
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Governor Murphy tweeted "I'd like to buzz in, Jeopardy!"
The moment happened to fall on the same day Murphy was sworn in for his second term.
Last month, the contestants were stumped that Kathy Hochul was the response to "In 2021, she became the first female governor of New York State."