‘Jeopardy!’ Champ's Historic 32-Game Run Ended Over Questions That Were Super Easy

jake.bean 5 Jun 2019

Yes! I love Jeopardy! And finally, I get to talk about it! It's the only show that combines two of my greatest loves: trivia and money.

Okay, well maybe not the only show. But definitely the best!

Let's do some trivia...

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After about a month, James Holzhauer's winning streak on Jeopardy! has come to an end. He won about 2.5 million dollars.

Today, we're going to check out six easy questions that stumped him.

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Question No. 1

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Puts on best Alex Trebek voice.

Alright, folks, we're looking for a band here. It was popular in the mid to late 2000s, you probably had them on your playlist in grade school...

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Who is Panic! at the Disco?

YouTube | Panic! At The Disco

Yes, that was from the song "High Hopes" off their album, Pray for the Wicked. Reader, you have the board.

You: I'll take "Don't Tread On Meme", for $400, Alex

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Question No. 2

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Alright, so this was around the time that a big DC Movie came out.

Think back to a couple of years ago, when the DC Universe still had a chance of winning the comic wars...

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Who is Ben Afflek?

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That's right! In an interview, it seemed that he was reacting to all the bad reviews that were coming out about Batman Vs. Superman. Viewer, you again.

You: Movies in the DirectTV Guide for $600

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Question No. 3

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You'll definitely remember this one, folks.

An iconic showstopper from the 90s... had a lot of really cool dialogue and its director is known for making movies with that very thing...

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What is 'Pulp Fiction'?

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That's correct. The people in question are Vincent Vega, Jules, Marcellus Wallace and of course, Bruce Willis' iconic character Butch. Viewer, you again please.

You: Can I take Actresses for $1000, please?

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Question No. 4

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This one is a recent series, based off the hit dystopian novel by Margaret Atwood, one of the greatest Canadian authors in the history of literature.

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Who is Aunt Lydia?

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That's correct.

Ann Dowd's portrayal of this woman is brutal she sells women into sexual slavery, going as far as to herd them with cattle prods. Viewer, it's you once more.

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Question No. 5

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You: Epistolary Novels for $800, Alex

This Meg Cabot novel was described as "Immediately engaging, vivid and buzzing with energy, The Boy Next Door is the work of a true storyteller... " by GoodReads.

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What is Email?

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That's absolutely correct, it was used as a means to tell the story, as a matter of fact.

Reader, you're up for the final Jeopardy!

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Question No. 6

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And here we are. You see the question, you make your wager (in the comments) and we'll see how you do.

Ladies and gentlemen, don't forget your final Jeopardy! music.

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Who is Jane Fonda?

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It was, in fact, Jane Fonda’s Workout. That's the one that sold so many cassette tapes. Well, I hope it was to just get in shape.

Thank you for playing today, Reader.

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Well, looks like you made it.

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Unlike Jeopardy! champion James Holzhauer. See look, you're smarter than a Jeopardy! genius.

You should go on the show, in fact, you should sign up right now! Go, dear viewer! Go and be free!

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Let's test you, actually.

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I literally googled hardest Jeopardy! questions for this one, folks.

Don't Google it and put an answer in the comments. Let's see how smart you really are, smarty pants.

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