Andy Richter Rules the Buzzer

Below me, Trebek.

Last time we watched Jeopardy with any frequency, Don Pardo was still the announcer. But for the record, CNN sucks at it:

Wolf was blitzed last month, coming in last with minus-$4,600, behind comic Andy Richter, a past winner who racked up $68,000 for charity…

[Michael] McKean, a previous winner, ended with $24,800 [this month], followed by Abdul Jabbar with $8,800 and [Soledad] O’Brien with $6,200.

“They are reporters, not trivia experts,” explains a CNN source. “And the buzzer is complicated.”

More complicated than holographic correspondents, apparently.

Anchors sink on ‘Jeopardy’ [NY Post]


For a guy who has a BA in History and MA in International Relations, Wolfie really shanked that one. I think he should probably consider returning them.

In the interest of clearing the air. I was once on a Canada City TV gameshow and lost (came in 2nd.) It was about TV trivia and I got asked questions about TV shows I never watched (The Sopranos and Joanie Loves Chachi.) This kinda hurt because I killed at the audition and then got drop kicked on the real thing. I was in a funk for a week till a friend of mine pointed out that would my life be any better if I had watched more TV. Not really.

They should invite some Fox anchors on – they’ll sweep the board, as they get to have their own set of facts. :)


Alex Trebeck: I’m sorry, that would be “Who is Jefferey Dalhmer”.
Bill O’Reiley: No.
Alex Trebeck: Uh..What? I’m sorry..what?
Bill O’Reiley: You heard me.
Alex Trebeck: But…we don’t…the judges…
Bill O’Reiley: YOU HEARD ME.
Alex Trebeck: Bill, “Who is Al Frankin” is clearly not the correct response…

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