Without a doubt, The Last of Us is generally considered to be one of the best video games of the last generation on PS3, which has allowed the title to become one of the most well-known properties in recent memory. As it so happens, the survival-horror release from Naughty Dog has become so prominent in mainstream knowledge that it was recently featured in a question during an episode of the long-running American television game show Jeopardy!
As seen in the video below courtesy of the YouTuber Lawsome94, one of the Jeopardy! contestants jumps to the question category labeled “Manic Pixel Dream Girls,” which gave the host Alex Trebek the go-ahead to give the answer, “Ellie kicks some zombie butt in this Naughty Dog game.” Following the prompt, it seemed as if none of the participants on the show happened to be gamers, for not one of them immediately buzzed in with the obvious response, “What is The Last of Us?”
Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first instance of The Last of Us being referenced in a recent episode of a popular TV show, as the seventh season premiere of the fantasy epic Game of Thrones featured an oft-debated line of dialogue from the game that’s usually alluded to on the Internet. As it so happens, the survival-horror title’s writer Neil Druckmann took notice of the quotation, and went on to retweet the scene in question to his myriad followers on Twitter.
All things considered, while one could easily say that Jeopardy! using The Last of Us as an answer to one of the show’s questions is a somewhat trivial matter, it could also be argued as a testament to the lasting power of video games and their prominence in the collective consciousness of people around the world. Not to mention, its inclusion in the TV program might have even been a sly nod by the show’s producers to the forthcoming sequel, The Last of Us: Part 2, as even they could possibly agree to it being one of the PS4’s most anticipated exclusives.
The Last of Us is available now for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.
Source: Lawsome94 – YouTube