Donald Duck, Or Scrooge McDuck?

On the September 14, 2017 game of Jeopardy!, contestant Ellen Wernecke saw the following clue, under 3 OF A KIND $200:

The Internet got upset tonight about this Donald Duck clue (or is it Scrooge McDuck?)
This animated character’s nephews are Huey, Dewey & Louie

Unfortunately, Ellen responded with “Who is Scrooge McDuck?” instead of “Who is Donald Duck?”

The Internet got upset, as they are wont to do, with many people taking to Twitter to demand justice for Ellen.

One example:

Unfortunately for these netizens, they aren’t quite correct.

Scrooge McDuck is the grand-uncle of Huey, Dewey, & Louie, making “Who is Donald Duck?” the only correct response.


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1 Comment on "Donald Duck, Or Scrooge McDuck?"

  1. You know, that does raise some questions about that. In the old Disney cartoons, you did see some Donald Duck episodes where it did feature Huey, Dewey, and Louie. And in Ducktales, you see the three with Scrooge McDuck. I do agree with your assessment with Scrooge McDuck and Donald Duck, which makes total sense.

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