'Willy Wonka' star appears as contestant on 'Jeopardy'

'Willy Wonka' star appears as contestant on 'Jeopardy'

Of course, he managed to annoy Wonka, eventually finding himself expelled from the tour of the factory, and thus leaving Charlie Bucket to be the chosen one.

During the contestant interview portion of the show - which nearly always tends to be boring and awkward, but occasionally contains some cool personal trivia - contestants discuss an anecdote about themselves with the host, and Themmen said he had provided "Jeopardy!" with three fun facts, including his "Willy Wonka" connection.

During each episode, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek interviews the contestants following a commericial break, asking basic questions such as their hobbies and vocations. Themmen said he was an "avid backpacker". That he's traveled to 61 countries and six continents.

"He said Paris Themmen and I ran out saying MIKE TEEVEE!" It was not until social media users tweeted their observations that Themmen's guesting started making rounds.

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Paris Themmen, who played Mike Teavee in the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory", set viewers abuzz when he appeared on "Jeopardy" on Wednesday. My wife thought I was nuts.

On Jeopardy!, Themmen came in second, which may not quite be a happily ever after, but it's certainly better than young Mike's shrunken fate.

Themmen did confirm his appearance on his Twitter page, tweeting on Monday, "I am appearing on tomorrow's episode of Jeopardy!". Themmen last joined his former co-stars in 2015 on the Today show to discuss the legacy of the film and novel.

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