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'Willy Wonka' Child Star Appeared on 'Jeopardy' and the Internet Was Delighted

'Willy Wonka' Child Star Appeared on 'Jeopardy' and the Internet Was Delighted

Forget Johnny Depp's version, Gene Wilder's Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is the only one that counts.

Meanwhile, a user couldn't help but tweet the obvious: "Mike TeeVee is. on TV!"

Themmen, however, did not reveal his identity during Alex Trebek's let's-get-to-know-the-contestants chat before the game, and was introduced as an "entrepreneur" and "avid backpacker" who's traveled to 61 countries.

Themmen was only 11 when he was in "Wonka", but he has made cameos on food TV shows since then.

In Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Mike Teavee is the television-obsessed child who wins the Golden Ticket.

During each episode, "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek interviews the contestants following a commericial break, asking basic questions such as their hobbies and vocations. My wife thought I was nuts. She ended up winning twice, and it was only on her third appearance on the program that Trebek was forced to talk about Themmen and "Willy Wonka", since it was her last remaining fact. "Great job Paris!" wrote another fan. He said Paris Themmen and I ran out saying MIKE TEEVEE!

In a 2015 reunion with the "Willy Wonka" cast, Themmen told the "Today" show that the actors still keep in touch after all these years.

On Jeopardy!, Themmen came in second, which may not quite be a happily ever after, but it's certainly better than young Mike's shrunken fate.

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