I've been watching Jeopardy ever since I was knee high to a grasshopper. I love it because I can shout out any answer I want and if I get it right I look smart. The only time this doesn't work is when it's a sports category and Joe DiMaggio is never the correct response because it turns out they were asking football questions or something. (This may or may not be a personal experience, but whatever.)
So I was watching it with my husband the other day when he says, "Alex Trebek is a weird guy." And you know what? He was right! Alex is an awkward fellow, and I can't believe I never noticed before. Just the other day one of the contestants mentioned how she was studying journalism and was interested in chronicling the experiences of different rock bands and Alex responded with, "We know you just want to be a groupie." He just kept saying the word "groupie" and I cringed inwardly every time.
So now every time I watch Jeopardy, I'm just thinking, "Why, Alex? Why?" And of course I'm also hoping that Joe DiMaggio will be the right answer for once.
3 days ago