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May 1st, 2003 · 2 Comments

In years past, I have been consistently aggravated with Celebrity Jeopardy. They would always feature people who were abysmally stupid and had apparently never read a book or done ANYTHING but appear on their respective soaps — and then they would throw in someone like Carol Burnett, who always whomped all over everyone.

This week they’re doing much better. Evidently they are trying to capture a younger demographic (with people from Trading Spaces and Queer As Folk, as well as Brad Paisley [to whom Dolly Parton once said, “I’m old enough to be your… lover!”] and Ashton Kucher, who is surprisingly NOT stupid), and evidently they have done a better job of screening for basic skills. While that doesn’t address the issue of some Star Trek girl who didn’t realize that the only big cat with striped fur is a tiger (!), it makes for much more enjoyable viewing. Now if they can just do something about those terribly precocious ten-year-olds on Kids’ Week…

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  • 1 Crat // May 1, 2003 at 3:46 pm

    I thought this, too… until Tuesday, when some girl couldn’t name the state that has the name of a bordering country in its name.

    Double Jeopardy. She bet everything.

    "Washington?"

  • 2 Christie // May 1, 2003 at 5:22 pm

    That was the girl from Trading Spaces. The Jeopardy people really have no guarantees… but the fact that she could name ANY state is a step in the right direction. :)

    I don’t have any idea anymore which episode is from which day — I’m watching most of my Jeopardy between 3:00 and 5:00 AM these days.

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