'Willy Wonka' star appears all grown-up on 'Jeopardy!'

The "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" and "Jeopardy!" crossover we didn't know we needed!

Former actor Paris Themmen, who played Mike Teevee in the 1971 classic "Willy Wonka," made his television-loving character's dreams of being on TV come true this week when he appeared on Tuesday's episode of "Jeopardy!"

Curiously, Themmen, 58, didn't mention his Hollywood past during the episode. Instead, he was introduced as an "avid backpacker" and an "entrepreneur," noting that he has traveled to 61 countries and six out of the seven continents in the world.

See photos of Paris Themmen through the years:

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Julie Dawn Cole, Roy Kinnear, Denise Nickerson, Leonard Stone, Ursula Reit, Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Paris Themmen, and Michael Bollner at top of staircase in a scene from the film 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory', 1971. (Photo by Paramount/Getty Images)
The chocolate room of candy-maker supreme, Willy Wonka, may go down in screen history as not only one of the most impressive studio sets ever constructed but perhaps the tastiest too. The immense candy room setting has been constructed on the largest sound stage at Bavaria Studios, Munich, where David L. Wolper's production of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' is now being filmed. Sailing in the boat are Denise Nickerson, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn and Paris Themmen (this is not the boat used in the film). They are using giant lollipops as paddles. 8th October 1970. (Photo by Arthur Sidey/Mirrorpix/Getty Images)
Michael Bollner, Denise Nickerson, Paris Themmen, Julie Dawn Cole and Peter Ostrum (Photo by DMIPhoto/FilmMagic) *** Local Caption ***
PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 11: Paris Themmen attends the 2010 Wizard World Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 11, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
PHILADELPHIA - JUNE 11: Paris Themmen attends the 2010 Philadelphia Comic Con at Pennsylvania Convention Center on June 11, 2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 12: Paris Themmen attends the 2011 Wizard World Comic Con at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center on August 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images)
TOP CHEF JUST DESSERTS -- Episode 204 -- Pictured: (l-r) Johnny Iuzzini, Paris Themmen, Julie Dawn Cole, Hubert Keller -- (Photo by: Trae Patton/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Actor Paris Themmen attends the 40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at Jacques Torres Chocolates on October 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: (L-R, back) Paris Themmen, Denise Nickerson, Jacques Torres, Julie Cole and Rusty Goffe (front) attend the 40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at Jacques Torres Chocolates on October 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: Paris Themmen, who played Mike Tee Vee in the original film attends the 40th Anniversary of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at Jacques Torres Chocolates on October 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Paris Themmen attends the 2012 New York Comic Con at the Javits Center on October 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Actor Paris Themmen attends Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo Presented By POW! Entertainment - Day 1 held at Los Angeles Convention Center on November 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
NOVI, MI - MAY 16: Paris Themmen attends the 2014 Motor City Comic Con at Suburban Collection Showplace on May 16, 2014 in Novi, Michigan. (Photo by Monica Morgan/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 20: Paris Themmen Poses at The Hollywood Show - Day 2 at Westin Los Angeles Airport on July 20, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 19: Cast of Willy Wonka (LtoR) Diana Sowle, Julie Dawn Cole, Peter Ostrum, Michael Bollner, Denise Nickerson and Paris Themmen at the The Hollywood Show held at Westin Los Angeles Airport on July 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 06: (L-R) Actors Rusty Goffe, Julie Dawn Cole, and Paris Themmen attend the 50th anniversary screening of 'In the Heat of the Night' during the 2017 TCM Classic Film Festival on April 6, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26657_003 (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TCM)
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Of course, that didn't stop viewers from somehow recognizing Themmen as the cowboy-obsessed Mike Teevee all grown-up.

"Why wouldn't Paris Themmen mention those most amazing fact he had about himself?" one user tweeted. "He played Mike Teavee in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory."

"Why talk about backpacking?" someone else asked. "Why wouldn't you mention that when you were 11, you got invited to a chocolate factory in Germany and got split up in a million pieces then shrunk down to the size of a chocolate bar. Total missed opportunity if you ask me."

Maybe he was saving that fun fact for his next episode, which, unfortunately, won't be happening. Though Themmen got the Golden Ticket back in 1971, he wasn't so lucky on "Jeopardy!" on Tuesday night: He came in second place with a grand total of $6,800 in winnings.

 

 

Themmen hasn't acted since 2000's "Star Trek: Voyager."

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Yup, our thoughts exactly. 

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