JEOPARDY: Willy Wonka Star Ignored

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Mike Teavee finally appeared on TV -- but Alex Trebek couldn't have cared less.

Paris Themmen -- who played the boob-tube-obsessed character in the 1971 movie Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory -- was a contestant on Jeopardy this week. But Trebek didn't mention that fact while introducing the former child actor.

Themmen tells TMZ that the host was given three "fun facts" about him but chose to go with the 58-year-old's love of backpacking instead. Oddly enough, Themmen's wife was a Jeopardy contestant in 2015 and Trebek also ignored the "fun fact" that her hubby was in one of the most beloved movies of all time.

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