'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.

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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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