Thursday, 13 December, 2018

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory's Paris Themmen Surprises Fans With 'Jeopardy!' Appearance

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Stacy Diaz | 16 March, 2018, 01:36

Teevee was one of the lucky winners who was granted a visit to Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.

"Jeopardy" featured a child actor as a contestant Tuesday night.

The 1971 movie truly is a classic and while most of its child stars left the business they do crop up every now and then.

The 58-year-old actor followed up that he traveled to 61 countries, but he never mentioned that he was part of the Willy Wonka adventure film. But that did not stop social media users from recognizing him.

Mike Teevee finally fulfilled his dream of being on TV!

Challenging the returning champion Zach Dark, an Alabama investment analyst, was McKayle Bruce, a Washington D.C. attorney, and Paris Themmen, who touted himself as a California entrepreneur.

"WBZ interrupted the opening of 'Jeopardy!' so I didn't get his name until Alex Trebek repeated it - it's Paris Themmen, Mike Teevee from 'Willy Wonka!'" one person tweeted.

"I was making dinner in the kitchen, listening to Jeopardy when Alex Trebek started introducing contestants at the break". My wife thought I was nuts. Themmen last joined his former co-stars in 2015 on the Today show to discuss the legacy of the film and novel.

You'll remember that Mike doesn't win the final prize in Willy Wonka -that being the chocolate factory, of course - and similarly, Paris came in second place on Jeopardy! with a total of $6,800.