RALEIGH, N.C. — We'll take "Ouch" for $800, Mayim.
North Carolina had a chance under the spotlight on Oct. 14 during an airing of Jeopardy!, but all three contestants fell silent when the clue flashed on screen.
The category was "Geo Trios". The clue: "North Carolina's research triangle consists of 3 university cities: Durham, Chapel Hill & this home of NC State."
After nobody buzzed in after a few seconds, host Mayim Bialik gave them the answer: Raleigh.
Mary-Jo Gellenbeck, an advisory member of Raleigh's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Council, filmed the episode on her phone. When none of the contestants could answer, she let out an exasperated "Come on!"
The official Twitter account for Raleigh's city government also had their own message, admitting they felt pretty hurt by the perceived diss.
The pain was felt from the Research Triangle all the way to the Charlotte area. Mecklenburg County's official government Twitter account offered their sympathies in the form of a GIF.
As the original tweet gained more attention, Raleigh followed up asking for feedback on how to spend federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan. They admitted they did not have a SoundCloud to promote.