Wily Jeopardy! Contestant Gets Alex Trebek to Say 'Turd Ferguson'

It’s always been unclear whether Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek is at all amused by the long-running Saturday Night Live sketches about his show, the ones that depict him near the point of tears or a dangerous fit of rage when dealing with the dumbest celebrity contestants in the world. Judging by Wednesday night, though,… »9/17/15 10:40am9/17/15 10:40am

This Woman Is Absolutely Crushing It on Jeopardy Right Now

Jeopardy contestant Sandie Baker is currently on a six episode winning streak, having, thus far, racked up $140,200 in winnings. Past big winner Arthur Chu (the third most successful Jeopardy contestant ever) is starting to get scared, but her ability to terrify Chu and retain countless trivia facts are only part of… »4/18/14 12:20pm4/18/14 12:20pm

Last Night on Jeopardy No One Wanted to Answer Qs About Black History

Happy Black History Month, everyone, courtesy of last night's all-white College Jeopardy panel! In the second round of play, the contestants sailed through five of the categories—including "International Cinema Showcase," "Weather Verbs," and "Kiwi Fauna"—but avoided the sixth like the, ahem, black plague. That… »2/18/14 7:00pm2/18/14 7:00pm

What Watching 100 Episodes of Jeopardy Tells Us About Uptalk

Nothing that surprising, apparently, as sociologist Thomas Linneman's research, which was gleaned from him examining patterns in uptalk using Jeopardy contestants. After those 100 episodes, he concluded that uptalk can reinforce gender norms, based on the divide in when and how often male vs. female contestants… »1/08/14 7:00pm1/08/14 7:00pm

'Jeopardy' Is a Bitch If You Can't Say 'Elaine' Like an Amurrican

On last night's episode of Jeopardy, a contestant, Fidelito, was penalized for mispronouncing "Elaine" in a question about Julia Louis-Dreyfuss' character from Seinfeld. Except Fidelito didn't really mispronounce the name; he just doesn't have a rock-solid American accent (as if such a thing definitively exists). But »10/02/13 3:10pm10/02/13 3:10pm