I think I just saw the greatest Jeopardy category ever!

Mr.Burns! Seriously? A whole category just for Mr.Burns? And the clues were read by Harry Shearer as Burns?


(I don’t know if I should be proud or ashamed that I knew all the answers…)

No. The greatest was “Starts with M”

“In South Pacific, the sailors sang this fruit and bananas can be picked right off a tree.”

What is Mango?

“Ming the Merciless comes from this planet.”

What is Mongo?

“Ed Ames played this character on the TV show Daniel Boone.”

Who was Mingo?

And the next was an audio daily double. Without my mentioning the song, who performed it?



I was gonna say that! Stupid Flander.

Who is Mungo Jerry?


A number of years ago, there was a category called “Homer by Homer,” in which contestants had to guess from which work of the famous ancient poet Dan Castellaneta’s most famous character was reading from.

But I think my all-time favorite Jeopardy! category- at least in title- is that all-time classic still referenced on the show, “Those Darn Etruscans.”

I knew them all except the president Mr. Burn’s mother had the affair with. Damn that Taft!

I haven’t watched The Simpsons for a while now, but I got them all (couple of them were easy guesses). I got that one from the Supreme Court reference.

I thought the best category was meant to be Potent Potables, that mysterious category never chosen on SNL Celebrity Jeopardy.

There was a category back around December that centered around “Fark” headlines. As someone who has never watched an episode of the Simpsons, I enjoyed that one.

My favorite was Jap Anus Relations

The Penis Mightier?

Still my favorite, that’s the one the OP made me think of. Did they use that more than once or did I just get lucky enough to see that way back when?

By itself, “Spelling” isn’t a particularly remarkable category. But it was quite funny to gradually realize that all three of the contestants in the episode I was watching were avoiding it for as long as they possibly could.

(Maybe it’s funny to me because I’m generally a very good speller and would have jumped on the category the first chance I had.)

What were some of the questions in the Mr Burns category?

Trillionaire, here are the clues for the first (“Jeopardy!”) round --the easiest – for March 10, with the five “Mr. Burns” clues in the leftmost column.

The five questions each had Harry Shearer reading the clues as Mr. Burns:

$200: I’ve said it before: “Family. Religion. Friendship. These are 3 demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in” this.

$400: …A 2-seat escape pod at the nuclear plant; this man believes it’s for him,…he’s wrong; I just like to put my feet up.

$600: For me, this number is naught naught naught, naught naught, naught naught naught 2; curse you, Roosevelt!

$800: After a near-un-requested fission surplus, I said Homer “turned a potential Chernobyl into a mere” this Pennsylvania place.

$1000: My mother’s sordid affair with this President & later, Chief Justice of the United States, still rankles.

Answers are, of course,

What is “business”?
Who is “Smithers”?
What is “Social Security number”?
What is “Three Mile Island”?
Who is “Taft”?

The contestants got them all right.

Sure you’re not thinking of The Onion instead of Fark?

Has there ever been a more appropriate User Name to Post in any Thread?

I had to explain to my mom who Mr. Burns is…she thought it was going to be about George Burns. Hey, she’s 83, give her a break!