Deb Geisler reports that October 16’s episode of Jeopardy! featured a category called “Complete the Hugo Award Winning Title.” As everyone knows, this quiz show reveals a clue — an answer — and makes contestants supply the appropriate question. Deb says the contestants only got two of the questions right.
Hugo Award winners have occasionally been showing up as Jeopardy! answers for years. A quick Google search returns these examples.
A clue in the show aired
In the episode aired
The earliest example I found appears in the online bio of Harlan Ellison:
22 June 1998, Ellison’s career reached a dizzying summit when he became the answer to a clue in the Double Jeopardy round of that evening’s broadcast of the television game show, Jeopardy.
Don’t ask me why Ellison omits the mandatory exclamation point after Jeopardy!