This week, America’s long-running and virtually unchanged gameshow Jeopardy! is featuring “Power Players,” which on Monday and Tuesday meant famous people in the arenas of news, politics, and books.
The worst question, by far, is, “What do you do for fun?” You can rack your brain looking for answers that make you sound cool (Fire-eating? Sword swallowing? Homemade stick and poke tattoos?), or you can own it. The internet is rightly celebrating Jeopardy! contestant Margaret Miles for doing the latter.
Jeopardy!—the ideal show for a weeknight drinking game with your parents—has suddenly determined that Canadians may no longer compete in its battle of mind and wit. This new regulation is curious since host Alex Trebek holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship.
Monday night’s episode of Jeopardy! was one for the books, a modern day proof of “age before beauty,” in which middle-aged nice-looking man named Sean went head-to-head with a younger hottie named Tom. Sean may have won the prize, but Tom—well, Tom won America’s hearts.
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,…
Behold, the future! The year is 2090 and it has a message for you: "You've wasted your time on earth."
This Jeopardy contestant tried. He really did try.
A producer's request to re-shoot a segment on Jeopardy! following the complaint of a child contestant's mother left show host Alex Trebek steaming mad.
We've finally made it to the big time, you guys. ::wipes away tear::
Tuesday night's episode of Jeopardy—which is definitely trolling us with their pop culture categories—featured one about Beyoncé.
Monday night's Jeopardy! had a "What Women Want" category, but instead of featuring things women actually want—paid maternity leave, to finally adopt the ERA—it had herbal tea and good-fitting jeans. (It wasn't even a celebrity edition.)
America, meet your new queen: her name is Julia Collins, and if she wins her 20th consecutive round of Jeopardy tonight, she'll sit alone as the second-winningest player in Jeopardy history.
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…
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 26: TV personality Alex Trebek (3rd R) and hosts of 'The Five' (L-R) Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld attend FOX News' 'The Five' at FOX Studios on February 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
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…
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…
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 …
Of course that's his favorite book — how couldn't it be; look at that kid!
The latest gristle from the Today show rumor mill: Matt Lauer might just give up on the morning news all together and become the new host of Jeopardy. Blink. Blink.
This week on Jeopardy's "Teen Tournament" a question came up about the name of the sequel to Cats & Dogs. Poor Raya gave an answer that will haunt her for the rest of her life, but you can't blame her. With an answer like "Kitty Galore," Trebek was obviously setting her up for a fall.