- During Thursday night’s Jeopardy!, contestant Michael Pascuzzi, from Orlando, Florida, proposed to his girlfriend, Maria Shafer.
- It came after host Alex Trebek said he did not have any introduction information for Pascuzzi on his cue card.
- Pascuzzi ultimately came in second on the game show.
A Jeopardy! contestant used his introduction on Thursday to ask his girlfriend to marry him.
During Thursday night’s episode, contestant Michael Pascuzzi, from Orlando, Florida, asked girlfriend Maria Shafer to marry him as she sat in the audience.
The proposal came after host Alex Trebek said he did not have any introduction information for Pascuzzi on his cue card and asked Pascuzzi what he wanted to talk about.
“I wanted to ask Maria Shafer if she would make me a winner today and marry me,” Pascuzzi said. “Will you marry me?”
Shafer, smiling as she sat in her chair, responded: “Yes, of course. The answer is yes.”
Fans of the show took to social media to celebrate the proposal.
a contestant got engaged on #jeopardy last night and I feel like no proposal will ever be that great. I’m glad I’m already married or else I’d be disappointed no matter how he would have asked.
— laura (@lauranovice) September 28, 2018
— ???? (@ChrisCruise) September 28, 2018
Omg marriage proposal on @Jeopardy so sweet!
— Kelly Kline (@itskellykline) September 27, 2018
The crowd applauded and cheered, making the proposal unforgettable for Pascuzzi, Shafer, and everyone who watches the classic game show.
Pascuzzi ultimately came in second on the show, but when it comes to the game of love, he walked off the stage as a winner.
The Jeopardy! contestant’s proposal came less than two weeks after director Glenn Weiss proposed to his girlfriend after accepting an award at the Emmys.
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