I just sent the following text to my husband- “Remind me to tell you about Jeopardy tonight. It was amazing.” This is a completely normal text for us. Other couples may text sweet love notes to each other, we send Jeopardy reminders and pictures of our pups.
If I haven’t shared my love of Jeopardy with you yet, let me tell you about my love of Jeopardy.
Growing up, we weren’t allowed to watch much television, but Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune were two shows that made the cut. It was educational and family friendly. What’s not to love?
One of the main reasons that I enjoy both of these shows so much is that they never change. Well, Wheel of Fortune has changed up a few little things but I always vocalize my displeasure with that (I hate the dumb crossword puzzle). But aside from a few small changes, they’ve really stayed pretty similar to their original format.
Back when I’d watch Jeopardy with my family, my mom had a strict no-talking rule, unless we were genuinely answering the question. If we didn’t know the answer to the question, we were expected to stay silent. Needless to say, I stayed pretty quiet most of the game.
During this time though, I developed a love and respect for Alex Trebek. Not a weird, creepy love, at least I don’t think it was. He is smart and while I don’t remember this as much from when I was younger, I’ve noticed he’s quite sassy, which I really enjoy. These are some of my favorite Alex Trebek moments.
Alex is a part of my list of older gentlemen that I really love. My top 5 list includes:
1. Regis Philbin
2. Mr. Rogers
3. Alex Trebek
4. Tom Bergeron
5. George W. Bush.
Now that I’m writing this out, it does come across a little weird, but I’m leaving it.
Back to my shows. While I won’t be applying to be on Jeopardy anytime soon unless they have a tournament for people that are not very smart, but somewhat funny. If they have that tournament, I’m there.
Every once in a while, they throw me a bone and have categories that I can answer. Some of the categories I’m typically strong in are:
– Anything entertainment related (music, movies, tv, celebrities).
– Bible questions.
– Some sports-related categories. (I’m much better than the actual contestants typically are. If you don’t know what I’m talking about – google Jeopardy Sports Questions and you’ll find plenty of videos).
– Food-related questions.
– Justin Timberlake. Okay, they never have this category, but if they did, I’d own it.
Wheel of Fortune is more my speed and not to brag, okay fine, I’m bragging. I’m pretty good.
Can we also talk about how Pat Sajak and Vanna White DO NOT AGE? Seriously.
I like Wheel of Fortune because anyone has a chance to win, unless your these people.
These two shows are some of the only things that have stayed around since childhood.
I’m a pretty nostalgic person, so this is perfect. I’m extra lucky to have found someone who enjoys watching these shows as much as I do. We just get each other.
Is there something that you still enjoy from your childhood? Do you share my love of Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune? Leave a comment below and let me know!
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