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Game show contestants hilariously mistake ancient Greek poet and Homer Simpson

Further proof that The simpsons is the cultural icon of our time comes a tumultuous segment of the Monday edition of the British quiz Tipping point.

Show host Ben Shepherd was stunned when not one but two contestants managed to confuse Homer Simpson with the ancient Greek poet Homer, who died circa 750 BC and wrote two epic poems – the Iliad and the Odyssey – which are both considered to be founding texts of Greek literature.

Shepherd asked the question, “In his epic poems, Homer often refers to nectar as the drink of the gods and what other substance as their food?”

As anyone familiar with famous Greek poetry knows, the real The answer to the question is ambrosia, which in ancient mythology is a type of dessert made from oranges and coconuts.

Not so with Shepherd’s contestants who instead answered “donuts” which are, of course, the favorite food of Springfield resident, father of three and nuclear power technician Homer Simpson. Check out the delicious gaff below:

Understandably, Tipping Point viewers thought the blunder was comedy gold and quickly took to Twitter to extol their glee. Check out a few below: