'Willy Wonka' Star Paris Themmen, Who Played Mike Teevee, Appears on 'Jeopardy!'

'Willy Wonka' Star Paris Themmen, Who Played Mike Teevee, Appears on 'Jeopardy!'

As fans of the 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" will recall, one of the children to find a golden ticket and win a tour of the titular chocolate factory was a kid named Mike Teavee, who was obsessed with television (and cowboys).

As one of the above Twitter users surmised, maybe Trebek just hasn't seen "Willy Wonka".

Yet, when host Alex Trebek introduced Themmen to the audience as an "entrepreneur" and "avid backpacker", chatting with him about how he's hiked six out of the seven continents, he failed to mention his Hollywood past.

Sadly, Themmen's famous co-star Gene Wilder, who played Willy Wonka himself, passed away in 2016.

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"I was making dinner in the kitchen, listening to 'Jeopardy!' when Alex Trebek started introducing the contestants at the break". From left to right: Michael Bollner (Augustus Goop), Denise Nickerson (Violet Beauregarde), Peter Ostrum (Charlie), Diana Sowle (Mrs. Bucket), Paris (Mike Teevee) and Julie Dawn Cole Poses (Veruca Salt). "Great job Paris!" another wrote. In 2015, the Willy Wonka stars reunited after 44 years of their movie stint.

Themmen came in second place on the episode, winning an adorable $6,800.

Even crazier. Themmen says there's history with Alex and "Wonka.' He tells us his wife was a "Jeopardy" champ back in the day, and also had the 'Wonka" fun fact about her hubby on her card.

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