'WHAT IS YES?': 'Jeopardy' contestant wins with on-air proposal to girlfriend

Carol Kaelson

Carol Kaelson

A "Jeopardy" contestant on Thursday shocked the audience when he turned to his girlfriend, who was in the stands, and asked her to marry him.

Pascuzzi didn't win - he came in second, behind returning champion Evelyn Rubin - but he said it himself, he's still a victor.

But he arranged an unforgettable moment with help from contestant coordinator Corina Nusu. The contestant assured him that didn't matter because he had something to fill the time and proceeded to propose his girlfriend in the crowd.

"But with regard to Michael Pascuzzi, from Orlando, Florida, I have absolutely nothing on the card so what do you want to talk about?" he asked.

Shafer tearfully replied, "Yes, of course!" immediately after Pascuzzi popped the question - then amended her answer to be more Jeopardy!-appropriate.

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When all was said and done, Trebek managed to sneak in a quick joke.

Michael Pascuzzi asked his girlfriend, Maria Shafer, to marry him on air, making the contestant a victor before the show even started.

"Corina, YOU were the one who gave me the idea!"

Trebek told viewers: "Great day for us and a great day for Michael", at the end of the show. "We'll come out here!"

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