God help us, there’s another Celebrity Jeopardy! tournament in progress. Considering how the answers are dumbed down for the celebs, about the only thing anyone will actually learn from these shows is that Martin Short was apparently born without a cerebellum. And how funny is it when a Broadway performer is beaten to the punch on several B’way questions?
Even successful authors aren’t immune. At the top of the hour, F. Scott Turow goofed up a question by selecting as his question an offering that wasn’t listed in the multiple-choice format of the answer. (In other words, given the choices of A, B, or C, he made up a “D” choice – which is something that happens in those SNL Jeopardy! skits a lot.)
Somebody else must be watching this (or, as in my case, not actually watching it but having it on in the background while sitting at the computer) and also be wondering, why oh why didn’t I try to become a rich and famous entertainer myself, given that 90% of these people come across as complete nincompoops and since they managed it, how hard can it be?
Honestly, there are moments in these shows that give me that give me a feeling of deja vu, with SNL flashbacks. I thought I detected a glimmer of exasperation in Trebek’s demeanor the other day… or was that just my imagination?
Do you have a favorite “Celebrity Jeopardy!” head-smacking moment?