Jeopardy Teaches Contestants About The Gay Art Of “Throwing Shade”

A moment we thought we’d never see on one of America’s longest running TV game shows happened last night, when Jeopardy host Alex Trebek asked a group of teenagers about the art of throwing shade.

One term for talking trash about someone is ‘throwing’ this, like a big elm tree might do,” Alex asks.

“What is shade?” responds Kat.

Looks like Kat might be a big fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

In case you need some historical context for the term, here is an explanation from a clip of 1990’s “Paris is Burning”