Thanks to this Taylor Swift-bashing clue, it finally seems like everyone is catching onto the fact that Jeopardy! is in fact a really entertaining show. Asides from that one time Ken Jennings went on a winning spree, it’s nice to finally seeing the show get all the attention it deserves.
As a long time viewer and living room contestant, I can tell you that yes, Jeopardy! has always been that sassy.
1. Alex Trebek
I can’t even imagine what the show would be like without Alex Trebek. It’s doubtful that Trebek has ever taken a sick day during his 29 year run on the show. He even made it a point to return to the show as quickly as he could after suffering his second heart attack and he’s also quite the badass after he broke his leg trying to chase after a burglar. What now, Pat Sajak?
2. Whenever the pop culture questions stump the contestants
Seriously, this provides me with lots of pride because I, unlike the contestants (minus the computer Watson. screw you, Watson!), know every answer to the category “Celebrity Perfume.” Try and tell me I’m wasting my time reading the gossip rags now, suckah!
3. When the categories are pop culture references
Remember that time when Hipsters were original and unique? Me neither. The modern-day-hippie’s of our generation are busted. The once elusive creatures, are now understand. I finally understand what has been going on this entire time, lol. Oh! It’s set to a musical.. and acted out by Disney Princesses, what could be better?
Even if you fancy yourself a pop culture expert, you might be surprised how easy it is to be fooled into thinking some ‘regular’ dude is a celebrity. That’s exactly what New York City’s Brett Cohen proved, when he pranked a bunch of people in Times Square.
It was simple really. Brett merely cleaned himself up, donned a nice suit and gathered an entourage that included security, photographers, bodyguards and two pushy assistant. While Brett was inside NBC Studios, his assistants and the paparazzi started creating a buzz outside. When asked who the celebrity was, they didn’t provide an answer. So the people outside were left to make something up or take a photo, hoping their Facebook friends could identify him. A crowd formed even before the fake celebrity emerged.
His brand new fans were convinced they knew who he was too — “He’s the guy with the single on the radio right?” “No, actually he’s the guy from Spider-Man, I know it.” They lined up for photos and followed him around the square.
It goes to show how easily we’re drawn into the crowd mentality — fantasizing over someone without really knowing who they are, just because everyone else is. Would you fall for it?
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