‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants Talk About Their Huge Daily Double Wagers

by Madison Miller

Last night was a rather exciting “Jeopardy!” game for those that love to see contestants take massive risks.

The game was between contestants Dane Reighard, Mary Kamela, and Andrew He. While the three were answering trivia questions and racking in a decent earning, “Jeopardy!” captured a bit of conversation.

Interesting Daily Doubles on ‘Jeopardy!”

The clip starts with Ken Jennings saying, “Daily Doubles really are the key to the game.” He lands on a Daily Double, sees how close the game is, and decides to bet it all to get in the lead for good. His clue is, “The Little Dipper is part of this constellation.” He correctly answers Ursa Minor and doubles his earnings in true Daily Double fashion.

Later on, Reighard lands on a Daily Double as well. He matches He’s energy and goes for what he calls “a true Daily Double.” As a result, he jumps to $27,600 and is in the lead.

After that entire fiasco, He and Reighard have a short conversation. Andrew He states, “I was hoping you wouldn’t have the guts.” To which Reighard says, “I would never have done it if you hadn’t done it first.”

“Jeopardy!” fans were incredibly impressed. One person commented, “This has got to be one of the best and most exciting Jeopardy games that has ever been played! Well done Andrew, and good effort to you too, Dane!”

Andrew ended up just barely beating Dane. He had $52,001 and Dane had $51,999.

Ken Jennings Hosts the Show

There’s been one massive and noticeable change over on “Jeopardy!” this week. Ken Jennings is now the host of the show after Mayim Bialk has been holding down the podium for a couple of weeks. The two will be switching off as the host. Jennings will now be on for three weeks.

As it turns out, Jennings returned to the show on the first anniversary of beloved host Alex Trebek’s death.

“Apparently, everyone was aware that we were going to air (my first episode) on the anniversary and nobody told me. They didn’t want to put that in my head. So I was not told until after that it was the Nov. 8 show,” Jennings said to USA Today.

While he said he felt a little rusty returning as host, Jennings was eager to get back into it. He shared he was a little less terrified than his first time hosting.

“I was just terrified, and I think rightfully so. I mean, Alex had just barely passed, and really no one else had hosted the show since 1974; like, literally, in my lifetime. I knew that it was going to be a very difficult task … much less the idea that you’re trying to step into the shoes of Alex Trebek, which is impossible,” Jennings said.