Celebrity Jeopardy! Viewers weren’t overstepped for anything, but there were certainly more side chats than we bargained for on Thursday’s special.
Actor Brendan Hunt, who entertained fans by showing off his unique socks, won with “Blowout” after all three players went casual with host Mayim Bialik.
Appearing on Ted Russo, Brendan faced SportsCenter lead anchor Kari Champion and BJ Novak, writer and actor from outside The Office.
They end up playing for the $1 million charity prize and are the last fresh A-list faces we’ll see until next year.
This was the final quarterfinal game. Waiting by his side are the two finalists.
Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton made the cut, winning two episodes alongside Mad TV’s Ike Barenholtz.
The final finalists are either Patton Oswalt, Michael Cera, who took home a whopping $54,400 in his debut, or Brendan, who also missed tonight’s lasso.
By Final Jeopardy, BJ Novak was just $8,400, Brendan was $38,000, and poor Cari was $1,100, though he hit a “career slam” instead of a “grand slam” as a sporting cue.
“I think it’s time to kill”
The three contestants chatted with Mayim for nearly five minutes during the second Q&A, which was a little longer for the fans.
Cari hilariously talks about her impressive résumé, her late uncle Brendan, and BJ talks about how he was once a regular Jeopardy! cue. Nobody got it, it was funny.
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However, the entire segment lasted quite a while, as one angry fan tweeted.
Another poster wrote:
Mayim also noticed that Brendan has an interesting pair of Yellow Submarine-like socks, which you may not need.
“Did you just stop the game to see Brendan’s socks?” one fan tweeted.
“I think I was able to kill a lot of time tonight. I got all the side segments tonight,” wrote another.
Final Jeopardy! “At this infamous place, Al Capone played the banjo with a band called the Rock Islanders.”
No one got the correct answer for “Alcatraz” – Kari replied “What’s Brendan thinking?” BJ replied “What’s going on here?” – and he kept Brendan’s lead at $28,000.
One fan criticized:
Celebrity Jeopardy! First aired in 1992, the final showdown took place in his 2015.
The special was hosted exclusively by the late Alex Trebek, who tragically passed away from cancer in 2020.
The spin-off was so famous that some fans fear it will be a new version, spawning a famous Saturday Night Live parody.
Converted into a one hour tournament with the new Triple Jeopardy! Circular.
Nearly every episode received a huge backlash from both purists and casual fans alike, for being deemed incredibly silly.
Despite the easier material, many of the contestants made headlines for not taking their stints too seriously.
Comedian Eddie Huang was criticized for continuing to wear sunglasses at every show, and Constance Wu was cursed in The Final Jeopardy for writing “tit” on her lectern.
Eliza Schlesinger was called out for hiding behind the podium in another episode.
Hasan Minhaj was then considered “the most annoying Jeopardy!” Ever been a contestant for his onstage antics that included yelling answers without fussing.
He took to Fallon to “apologize for his unfaithfulness,” an annoyed fan claimed because he called him Jeopardy. The fan is an “old man” because he doesn’t enjoy him.