Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda sings Jeopardy! clues
It would have been enough if Lin-Manuel Miranda, the genius behind Broadway hit Hamilton, had appeared on Jeopardy! to read a category of questions related to the Founding Father, but instead, he sang them.
That wasn’t the only treat viewers got, though. For a question about Thomas Jefferson that Miranda decided not to rap, the audience watched a clip of Daveed Diggs singing the catchy showstopper “What Did I Miss?”
Check out the video below, courtesy of Vulture. And thanks to BroadwayWorld, you can check out a list of the category’s questions below and test your own knowledge—though you’ll have to imagine Alexander Hamilton himself rapping them along with you.
$200: In the show, this rival prophetically warns Hamilton, “Talk less, smile more. Don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for. You wanna get ahead? Fools who run their mouths off wind up dead.” He was right.
$400: A highlight of Act One is our staging of this climactic Virginia battle of 1781 in which Hamilton led an attack where the British ultimately surrendered.
$600: How does the bastard orphan immigrant decorated war vet unite the colonies through more debt? is asked about Hamilton shortly after he begins to run this Cabinet department.
$800: “You cry in your tea which you hurl in the sea as you see me go by. Why so sad? Remember we made an arrangement when you went away”, rants this King.
$1,000: In the show, the Thomas Jefferson character performs “What Did I Miss?” What Jefferson missed was America’s Post-War development while he was away as minister to this country.