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Posted Monday 7/16/18 at 8:37PM EDT
Jeopardy! invites a contestant back after a typo in a "Final Jeopardy" clue
Vincent Valenzuela, who competed on Friday's show, was given a clue along with his competitors that was different from the way host Alex Trebek read the clue.
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 11:36PM EDT
Alex Trebek sued over his large dog
A woman alleges the Jeopardy! host's large dog came charging at her, resulting in her running away and falling onto the street, where she was almost hit by an SUV.
Posted Wednesday 7/11/18 at 9:21PM EDT
Jeopardy! writer was allowed to devote a category to Rick and Morty
Staff writer Mark Gaberman was able to get his Rick and Morty category even though the head writer has never seen the Adult Swim hit.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Read an oral history of SNL's "Black Jeoaprdy" sketch
SNL co-head writer Bryan Tucker says of his sketch that debuted in 2014: "I’ve been writing at SNL for 13 years, but 'Black Jeopardy' is probably the sketch I’m most proud of. I am white, but during the formative times in my life, the comedians that I really enjoyed were always black." Fellow co-head writer Michael Che adds: "It worked because, well, Tucker’s not a typical white writer. He’s worked on a lot of black shows. He gets that humor, so a lot of it was us just making black jokes that we knew to be true." ALSO: Kenan Thompson hopes SNL gets former President Obama to do Black Jeopardy.
Posted Monday 6/04/18 at 9:38PM EDT
Dane Cook hilariously responds to a Jeopardy! question about his convicted half-brother
“I love Jeopardy!, I can just watch it and get away from it all,” he said before showing his reaction to his real life becoming part of the hit game show.
Posted Wednesday 5/23/18 at 2:17PM EDT
Jeopardy! pays a subtle tribute to Patton Oswalt and his late wife Michelle McNamara
Alex Trebek didn't call attention to the shout-out to Oswalt's 2017 Netflix Annihilation special.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
SNL's celebrity cameo-filled 43rd season highlights the problem of having few cast members who are stars
"Since the departure of its prior core group of stars (the last of whom, Seth Meyers, departed midway through Season 39), SNL has struggled to build a major identity around its newer ensemble," says David Simms. "(Kate) McKinnon, the show’s one bona-fide star, and Kenan Thompson, its longest-running cast member, are two hall-of-famers. Everyone else is a mix of solid but unspectacular performers, some of whom (like Aidy Bryant and Cecily Strong) have been with the show for six years without ever quite making it their own." Simms notes that Saturday Night Live is doing fine, ratings-wise. But, he adds, "beyond the growing staleness of its Trump material, SNL struggled to really address some of the biggest news stories of the year, especially the #MeToo movement." The one standout episode was the one hosted by Donald Glover, he says. "There’s a lesson to be learned from Glover’s episode: Its distinctiveness is what made it work, and helped so many of its sketches travel online in the days following," says Simms." More often than not, SNL succeeds when its cast members and writers build up recognizable brands of humor that can recur throughout the show. That’s never been true for much of SNL’s current cast, partly because they’re not given enough air time to define themselves onscreen, and some of the longer-serving veterans may have missed their chance to do so entirely. It’s a problem the show knows that it has—and a mistake it should steer clear of when it begins its next rebuild around newer stars."
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Posted Thursday 5/17/18 at 2:40PM EDT
Jeopardy!'s Austin Rogers may get his own show
Rogers, the charismatic bartender who went on a memorable 12-win streak, has been pitching cable networks on a car show for "every man."
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 10:49PM EDT
What is it like to win two episodes of Jeopardy! and lose on Day 3?
Sports Illustrated's Jack Dickey recounts his recent adventure on the Alex Trebek game show, which netted him $47,802.
Posted Tuesday 4/24/18 at 5:36PM EDT
Alex Trebek and RuPaul are visting each other's shows
"I'm going to be doing something on RuPaul's Drag Race," the Jeopardy! host said in a video filmed with RuPaul, who will be "dropping clues" on his game show.
Posted Wednesday 4/04/18 at 5:25PM EDT
Reese Witherspoon congratulates Jeopardy! contestant who swept a category about her movies
The actress posted a clip from Monday's episode, which also featured Alex Trebek booing a contestant for not knowing any of her movies.
Posted Thursday 3/29/18 at 2:13PM EDT
Jeopardy! responds to controversy over The Beatles
The game show said "Eight Days a Week" is related to working hard, despite what Beatles fans say.
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 3:05PM EDT
Jeopardy! contestant: Alex Trebek chose not to bring up my Willy Wonka past
Paris Themmen says Trebek had three "fun facts" about him on a card, including that he was a star of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory. But Trebek chose to gloss over that "fun fact." Themmen says Trebek opted not to use that tidbit when his wife also competed on Jeopardy!
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory star made a surprise appearance on Jeopardy!
Paris Themmen didn't reveal his Hollywood past on the game show, so it took an eagle-eyed viewer to identify the "entrepreneur" and "avid backpacker" as the kid who played Mike Teevee, the TV- and cowboy-obsessed character from the classic children's film.
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 5:52PM EST
Jeopardy! makes history with its first-ever sudden-death tiebreaker
Two contestants ended the Final Jeopardy! round last night with $6,799, prompting a tiebreaker.