A Maryland librarian and "Jeopardy" contestant has gone viral after host Alex Trebek said her favorite type of music is for "losers."
Maryland Department of Legislative Services librarian Susan Cole of Bowie was featured on Wednesday night's episode of "Jeopardy" and revealed that one of her favorite genres was "Nerdcore hip-hop."
When Trebek said he had never heard of it and that it "doesn't sound like fun," Cole explained: “It’s people who identify as nerdy, rapping about the things they love, video games, science fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners, you know. It’s really catchy and fun.”
“Losers, in other words," Trebek said.
The crowd erupted in laughter. Trebek noted that he was just teasing, but video clips of the moment have since been shared on Twitter and Instagram in humorous posts, with people surprised with Trebek's timeliness.
Alex Trebek just called a girl a loser for listening to "nerd-core hiphop" it was awesome. #savage— Destiny de la Pena (@destdlp) October 12, 2016
The contestants on Jeopardy are so nerdy tonight Alex Trebek literally just called one of them a loser to her face— Mishki Vaccaro (@Meeshkee) October 13, 2016
Man Trebek callin that cute little lady nerd a loser was colllllddddddd!!!! #jeopardy— Stephanie Poole (@stephpooley) October 12, 2016
Through a co-worker, Cole declined to comment.
But her nerdiness paid off. The librarian won the competition, racking up $20,600, and will return for another round this evening. Some fans have showed support for Cole on social media.
Shout out to Susan Cole for repping nerd love and owning Jeopardy. I couldn't find her on twitter but I assume she's dope. Can I send album?— Beefy (@beefyness) October 13, 2016
The loser just scored a runaway. Take that, Trebek! #Jeopardy— Susan K. Whitbourne (@swhitbo) October 12, 2016
Check the video above to see the exchange between Trebek and Cole. To see how Cole fares in tonight's competition, you can tune into WBFF Fox45 at 7 p.m.Copyright © 2018, The Baltimore Sun