Jeopardy! has become popular due to its unorthodox format. Contestants don’t receive questions; they receive clues. Their answers must come in the form of a question. Category names contain hints about the correct answer. There are many peculiar rules that Jeopardy! contestants need to follow. In this article, we will look at all the official […]
Here’s What Is Wrong with the Contestant on Jeopardy! Tonight
An episode of Jeopardy! is only about 20 minutes long. That’s enough time to form an opinion about each contestant. You will not believe the things people say about Jeopardy! contestants online! Or, maybe you’re a part of the Twitter army that commented on successful contestants like Matt Amodio and Jake DeArruda. Either way, viewers […]
Here’s Exactly Why Jeopardy! Is a Rerun Tonight
It’s been a while since we’ve seen a brand-new episode of Jeopardy! on TV. Starting the end of July, we’ve only been seeing old episodes of the show. Die-hard fans of Jeopardy! will agree that it’s getting a little boring. When will we get a new episode? And, why are we only seeing reruns on […]
Here’s Why Jeopardy is NOT Rigged
If you’ve been on any Jeopardy!-related forums online in the past year, you know there’s been plenty of discourse regarding whether or not the show has been rigged. Many fans have called the validity of some of the champions into question, namely those whose winning streaks have lasted for weeks or even months. These viewers […]
Are Jeopardy! Questions Really Getting Easier?
If you’ve watched Jeopardy! for a long time (we’re talking decades), then you may have noticed that contestants seem to answer fewer questions incorrectly than they used to. The three players at the podiums aren’t often stumped these days, and usually one is able to conjure up an answer to nearly every question. Extremely long […]
Here’s Why Jeopardy! Is Kind of Boring Now
Have you watched Jeopardy! in recent seasons and thought to yourself, “Wow, this show really isn’t what it used to be”? If so, you’re not alone. Plenty of longtime Jeopardy! viewers have expressed their disappointment online through longwinded comments on Facebook, Reddit, and trivia forum websites. Many people believe that the quality of the show […]
8 Other Awesome Game Shows for Jeopardy! Lovers
Billboard image for the TV series The Chase, featuring James Holzhauer, Brad Rutter, and Ken Jennings
27 of the Funniest Jeopardy! Moments of All Time
When watching Jeopardy!, do you pay more attention when the right answer or the wrong one is given? Do you take note of the host’s quirky asides? Jeopardy! may be known as a quiz show without many bells and whistles, but that doesn’t mean the contestants and hosts don’t have fun when a blooper arises. […]
How Contestants Actually Prepare for Jeopardy!
Have you ever wondered how Jeopardy! contestants get ready to appear on the show? Chances are you aren’t quite sure how they prepare to compete against fellow academics and nerds alike for the chance to garner renown and win ample cash. Jeopardy! is debatably the most famous quiz show in the history of television, and […]
25 Hilarious and Surprisingly Dirty Jeopardy! Questions
Jeopardy! writers can be surprisingly funny at times, and some of the best Jeopardy! moments happen (and occasionally, the worst) when the show gets wild! Slipping a dirty question or quasi-blue category in the pile is a sure way to make the audience laugh. What’s even better is when the question is as innocent as […]
The 25 Worst Jeopardy! Answers That Will Leave You Laughing
In the world of television game shows and trivia, Jeopardy! is no traditional game show. The show puts a unique spin on trivia and invites contestants to answer trivia questions backwards. What’s the fun in simple trivia games anyway, right? If you wanted to answer questions about geography, history, and literature, you could just sit […]
Everything You Need to Know About the TWO New Jeopardy! Hosts
Jeopardy! is an American TV trivia game show that we all know and love. Ever since its inception, Jeopardy! has been targeting families and good citizens of America. All of that changed recently and the show received some criticism from viewers. Ever since Alex Trebek’s passing, the producers of the show have been looking for […]
Mike Richards: What Really Happened to the Would-Be Jeopardy! Host?
For many years, families have gathered in the living room in the evening to watch none other but the famous television game show Jeopardy! If you grew up anytime in the ‘80s or ‘90s, you probably have some similar memories of your own. Jeopardy! is no boring game show, though; there’s a twist. The questions […]
What’s a Coryat Score in Jeopardy!? Everything You Need to Know
If you have ever looked at those expert Jeopardy! websites that list every stat imaginable, have peeked into the J-Archive, or read posts on J-board or the Jeopardy! subreddit, you’ve almost definitely come across the term ‘Coryat Score.’ Sounds fancy. And it kind of is! But even for non-mathletes (like me), it’s easy enough to […]
The Giant Killers: What Does it Take to Defeat the Winningest Jeopardy! Champions?
There are a few levels of Jeopardy! smart. For example, there’s Ken Jennings, probably the most famous super champion of Jeopardy!, the record-holder for most money won in regular games, and the player to have won the most consecutive matches in non-tournament play. Or James Holzhauer, who won “only” 32 games, but broke the long-standing […]
Weird and Wild Jeopardy! Scores and Situations
Sometimes, you can tune into Jeopardy! for weeks at a time without any super excitement, giant hauls of money, or champions who last more than a show or two. Which is fine! It’s normal! But this piece is not about normal. Of course, it’s always fun to watch along, to shout responses at the screen […]
How Much Money Do Jeopardy! Contestants Really Get?
Unless you are a Ken Jennings, a Brad Rutter, or a similarly champion-y winner, iconic TV game show Jeopardy! might not be the route to riches that you think it is. You may be shocked to find out that you probably won’t make much money at all; in fact, for many contestants (no matter how […]