Football is, admittedly, a somewhat complicated sport with a byzantine rulebook. However, tonight’s trio of Jeopardy! contestants fell incredibly, woefully short of answering a single question in the whole football category correctly, which is honestly kind of impressive.
Nick Spicher was embroiled in the Jeopardy! equivalent of an NFL replay review when he gave an incorrect response to the following before/after clue in Monday’s episode: “A song by Coolio from ‘Dangerous Minds’ goes back in time to become a 1667 John Milton classic.”
Defending Jeopardy! champion Manny Abell wasn’t doing so hot heading into Final Jeopardy last night. Abell had accrued just $1,000, trailing both Carlos Nobleza Posas and Fran Fried by a cool $11,300, and he needed a lot to break in his favor for him to make up that difference. Thanks to a panel-wide misunderstanding…
Jeopardy! is a wonderful show, but it almost always features contestants who can politely be described as “bookish.” The program carries a sober tone, and host Alex Trebek keeps the antics to a minimum, even during the contestants’ mid-round anecdotes (the worst part of each episode). Then, Austin Rogers came along.
If you ever thought you could cruise on Jeopardy! if you were fortunate enough to face a sports category, you’d be right. Tonight’s group of competitors failed to come up with the correct response on any of the questions, and were only saved from further embarrassment by the clock running out on the round. “Colorado…
Everyone loves a good Jeopardy! fail, and this on Wednesday night was pretty great. The clue said Hack Wilson had 191 of this in the 1930 season. Any baseball fan knows it’s runs batted in, the MLB record. One contestant on Jeopardy! figured he hit 191 home runs.
My dad died in February, unexpectedly. I got 32 great years with him—more than some, less than others.
Heading into Final Jeopardy, Amy elected to risk all $17,200 she’d earned throughout the game on a fairly obvious question about dinosaurs and she totally missed the landing. I have never seen a Final Jeopardy question as easy, and yet.
Not sure about that one.
Sabrina here didn’t know the answer to tonight’s Final Jeopardy! question about the Great Barrier Reef. That did not, however, stop her from chinning up, staring straight into the camera, and delivering the best answer of the night.
Man, Trebek really looked at her, took a breath, then dropped the hammer.
Alex Trebek is no stranger to rapping on Jeopardy!, and America’s favorite former Canadian took on the flow tonight when lyrics to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song turned up in a first round category. He got in one little fight, and his mom got scared.
When it comes to famous wrong Final Jeopardy! responses, most people think Cliff Clavin. But tonight’s Jeopardy! champion, Choyon Manjrekar, made his bid for infamy with a tremendous response to a clue that stumped all three contestants:
Nightmarish, perverted furry Clark the Cub is still struggling to catch on among piss-soaked Wrigley fans—and trivia nerds, apparently, as none of the three competitors tonight on Jeopardy! were able to respond correctly when prompted to name the team Clark represents during the Final Jeopardy! round. Perhaps Alex…
In January, CBS acquired the rights to air NFL Network's Thursday Night Football through the first half of the season. That slate turned out to be some of the shittiest professional football ever put on television, and it was a financial catastrophe for the Tiffany network. But prime-time national NFL broadcasts…
"Pro Sports Teams" was a category on Teen Jeopardy this evening and none of the contestants wanted anything to do with it. The rest of the board slowly vanishes while the Sports column remains menacingly unselected.
I am a Thought Leader of Television, and so I've been asked to ruminate on the Big News that Jeopardy!—yeah! the exclamation point! is officially part of the title!—beat Wheel of Fortune in the ratings a coupla weeks ago, the first time in over a decade, and is this perhaps an indicator that maybe America is trending…
It's damn near impossible to watch the brief interview portion of any Jeopardy episode without cringing at least twice, but this exchange from last night's episode will give you chest pains.
Even though it didn't elicit the same level of condescension from host Alex Trebek, this is just as bad as the Roger Clemens fiasco from a few months ago. At least those wrong answers were in the right sport.