Monday, January 5, 2009

Is Anyone A Fan of Jeopardy?



I've been watching Jeopardy for years. For how smart those egg heads are, they sure are stupid when Alex introduces each of them and describes something "interesting" about them or a "funny" story. And the ridiculous banter begins.

Alex: So Ben Greenwood is from Chicago and apparently, Chicago really is the Windy City according to Ben. Tell us about that Ben.

Ben: It's true Alex. I was in downtown Chicago one time and I was late for a meeting and in my frantic scurry, I dropped my briefcase and it was so windy that a lot of the papers started blowing away. It took me almost five minutes to retrieve them all.

Alex: Oh my. I hope you weren't late for the meeting.

Ben: Well, I was but it made for a really funny story that everyone still talks about.

Alex:
I'm sure it did.

I swear I've never heard an interesting or amusing story told. Shut up nerds and start playing!

And on the subject of Jeopardy, here's a great Jeopardy website called J! Archive that lets you roll over questions to see the answers. Nice.

31 comments:

Gage said...

Once, just once there was a girl on there who said she collected "medical instruments".

Shieldmaiden96 said...

I wish Alex had asked that woman on the other night why she thought giant Pippi Longstocking braids over the age of 35 was a good choice coupled with freakishly oversized jaw.

B.E. Earl said...

I've often thought that if I were ever to appear on Jeopardy that I would make up some ludicrous shit for Alex' lame interviews. Just outlandish lies.

SkylersDad said...

We have a bunch of homemade DVDs of Jeopardy that Skyler watches all the time. He records people that he thinks are funny, maybe they made some weird sound or they have a strange accent or something. But it is always the quirky people he likes!

They should just remove the interview segment, it always sucks.

Chele said...

I have no idea how Jeopardy is played... I have never watched it. Is that the one with the spinning wheel? Forgive me...I grew up in Scandinavia...

J. Hi said...

Can you do your blog post in the form of a question, please?

catherinette said...

The only good thing about Jeopardy are the SNL spooks with Will Ferrell. Everything else bites.

Gwen said...

I am ambivalent about the real show but love, love, loved when Norm MacDonald did Burt Reynolds as a contestant and insisted he be called 'Turd Ferguson' because "it's a funny name."

Dr Zibbs said...

Chele - The spinning wheel is the Wheel of Fortune. Jeopardy is basically trivia.

Mind of MadMan said...

Pocket protectoers unite!!!

Grant Miller said...

I know a former contestant - a winner no less. He said it's not really how much you know, it's fearlessness with the buzzer. The key is really to just always be clicking.

But yeah, those little interviews always blow.

But I love when Alex uses foreign words. Although since he's Canadian, I guess everything is foreign to him.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I might have watched that one the other night.

However, perhaps my favorite Alex oops comment was the other night when that really...um...large...gal was on there. And he said, right before the commercial in the middle of the first round, that she was "on the plus size". I about pissed my pants laughing at that.

sista #2 said...

I often wondered is Alex was a maniac in bed. He probably makes you play Jeopardy while having sex.

I'll take that rock hard penis for $1000 Alex.

peace

Michelle said...

I am a complete Jeopardy geek. H and I used to watch it and play along every night. I don't care what he says, I kicked his ass every time ;)

Some Guy said...

Zibbs, we really do think alike. As a daily watcher of Jeopardy! I have written extensively on the subject of how lame the contestant interviews are as well as what a douche Trebek is. I did this post about a year ago about my dream scenario for the interview segment.

Giggle Pixie said...

I love Jeopardy and you're are so right. Alex is a total douche!

Chris said...

I would like to see them replace that witty banter with some smack talk amongst the contestants. Wouldn't that be fun?

Erin Alberty said...

The kicker is that I'm 50/50 on whether the Windy City exchange is a parody or a dialogue from a real show.

Either way, brilliant.

Dr Zibbs said...

Erin Alberty - I made all of it up.

TishTash said...

I love Jeopardy. Alex is a stud. But the contestant stories do tend to make me cringe. There was one where he interviews the first contestant and she gives such a long winded answer that he didn't get to the other two. And still not a single chuckle elicited from her epic story.

K and/or K said...

It's true. The q and a is as rehearsed and boring as Leno.

trogblog said...

100% with you on this. Also, it pisses me off that when none of the contestants get the answer correct, Alex says the answer in a completely demeaning tone that makes seem like he knew the answer all along and the contestants are morons for not knowing it, when everybody knows he only knows it because it's on the card.

180/360 said...

HAHAHAHAHA!!!

katrocket said...

This is hilarious. I actually read this post yesterday and then watched Jeopardy! last night and laughed and laughed because every contestant had a TERRIBLY dull and awkward story. Thanks for making that part of the show funny from now on.

Dr Zibbs said...

Kat - you are welcome.

Poobomber said...

I swear to God, a comedian I saw on TV last night said the exact same thing, just with a different story! He was copying you, or else he's a genius also. I'm thinking he's a genius, cause this was seriously frikking funny, hahah!

words words words said...

I am a huge Jeopardy fan. Trogblog is right...Alex always says the answer like he personally knew it and made up the questions. I'd love to see him have to play the game against two former champions. Will Ferrell can host. Who would dare not watch this?

Cary said...

Great story about Chicago. I bet the audience howled.

dguzman said...

Too true. Too many times, I think these nerds on there are just fishing for any random story to make themselves sound cool. I want to see one where Alex introduces it like this: "Jim's seen the inside of a prison cell and lived to tell the tale!" And Jim says, "That's right, Alex. Five years hard time in Marion, Illinois, for armed robbery. Fuckers railroaded me."

misspro312 said...

There is a clip out there that Alex asks a woman what she had wanted for her wedding day, and she wanted it to snow, she says it didn't snow but ended up getting 6 inches on her wedding night! Look it up on youtube its funny!

Isis Uptown said...

I'm the woman with the braids. I wore them because I knew they'd stand out. Feel free to read my blog about it.

As to my "freakishly oversized jaw," Shieldmaiden 96, well, that's hereditary. I'm sure you're absolutely lovely, though.