New Jersey was feeling the love on Tuesday night’s episode of 'Jeopardy!'

A category which popped up early in the show was “It Came From New Jersey.” (Oh, we’re some 1950’s movie monster now? We’re like a toxic gargoyle that came from outer space?) None of the contestants hailed from the Garden State so you’d think this might be challenging.

But the returning champion from Ohio, Donna Matturri, together with other contestants plowed through the category pretty easily at first but everyone was stumped by number 4. No one even buzzed in.

Here are the questi- er, I mean, answers. See if you could have gotten all five.

1. “We rule that Samuel Alito & Antonin Scalia came from this state capital.” ($200)

2. “Songs in this Broadway show include ‘Walk Like a Man’ & ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry.’” ($400)

3. “An origin story of this candy involves the sweets in an Atlantic City shop being flooded by the ocean.” ($600)

4. “It was actually a trio of brothers who founded this New Brunswick-based healthcare company in 1886, but it goes by this & this.” ($800)

5. “James Madison attended the College of New Jersey; Jeff Bezos went to the same school, by then called this.” ($1,000)

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