Jeopardy!'s "Power Players Week" offered viewers more gems Wednesday, as Louis C.K. trounced his opponents and won $50,000 for charity. The comedian competed against CNN's Kate Bolduan and the Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart, both of whom were exuding a little more confidence at the top of the pre-taped match. Little did they know, however, that their bout was fated to be something like a surreal episode of Louie in disguise. Extensive clips of the game aren't available yet, but here's a brief recap:
And a look at some of the questions, via Uproxx — among the categories were "Louis, Louis," "Musical Theater," and "It's Not Rocket Science":
And viewer highlights:
Louis CK is on Jeopardy, but I think it's his fictional alter-ego because he wrote "Louie" as his name— sarah (@3x1minus1) May 18, 2016
Three minutes in and Louis CK is just as delightfully awkward on Jeopardy as I thought he'd be.— Brandon? (@brandonspears) May 18, 2016
Seeing Louie C.K. answer questions in the Louis, Louis category on @Jeopardy is almost too meta, even for him— kristina monllos (@kristinamonllos) May 18, 2016
Daily Double alert!
Loving Louis CK on #Jeopardy right now! "What is... Why did I ring in?"— Eric Dionne (@dangrzonedionne) May 18, 2016
louis ck is on jeopardy and has been swearing under his breath this entire episode lmao— andria♡ (@vivalaandria) May 18, 2016
C.K. started in the hole, but he mounted a runaway comeback to end with $18,399:
JEOPARDY! tonight was both sad and hilarious. Louis CK opened with, "I DON'T KNOW WHY I'M HERE," and then won by a mile.— le sigh (@zomgitskiki) May 19, 2016
Thanks dad for letting me know how Louis CK did on Jeopardy. pic.twitter.com/CRsvoFkv2x— David Lawson (@dtlawson) May 18, 2016
His winnings go to the Fistula Foundation. The organization is dedicated to helping women in Africa and Asia with obstetric fistulas, childbirth injuries that can render some sufferers incontinent. "Usually it means they become shunned and nobody will hire them or educate them or marry them," C.K. explained on the show. "It's a terrible thing, and the operation is very simple. So this group makes sure they get the operation, and gets them back on their feet."
You can next see Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro, and Al Franken continue the special tournament Thursday night.