In addition to the intense intellectual competition, the popular game show, “Jeopardy!” never fails at providing fans with interesting contestants.
“Jeopardy!” contestants are some of the smartest of the smart as the show challenges even the most intelligent. The quiz show also brings its contestants in from all walks of life from all over the United States. It would be a massive understatement to say that some “Jeopardy!” contestants are among some of the most interesting people in the world. That was certainly the case for Thursday’s episode as the three contestants battle for top billing. Guest host Mayim Bialik got to know the contestants a little better during the introduction part of the show. It is safe to say that yesterday’s match featured some very unique people and personalities.
“Jeopardy!” contestant Becky Parks, a healthcare researcher from Washington D.C. once held an interesting position. Bialik seems surprised to learn that Parks once served as a “wrangler” for the White House Easter Bunny. Parks went more in-depth on just what her responsibility was as the Easter Bunny wrangler. It may seem like an odd job, but after hearing the contestant explain the wrangling duties — it made much more sense.
“The White House Easter Bunny has a rotund midsection and he or she can’t really see below waist level,” she explains. “So, it is really important that they have a wrangler to make sure there are not mass tramplings of children on the south lawn.”
‘Jeopardy!’ Contestants Share Interesting Stories
Bialik, who will wrap up her “Jeopardy!” hosting stint today (Friday), then proclaims she now understands the importance of a wrangler.
The next contestant, Ankit Gupta from Somerville, Massachusetts, also had an interesting story. He claims to have never crawled as a child and instead would roll and hop to his destination.
“You never crawled as a child but you seem to have figured things out,” the “Jeopardy! host jokes. Gupta confirms the story to the amusement of Bialik and the television audience.
“My mom was concerned and took me to the doctor,” he recalls. “The doctor said I am perfectly capable of crawling but just didn’t want to. Kind of a lazy baby but I turned out ok — I’m like 90 percent sure.”
Gupta’s non-crawling revelation drew a round of laughter for Bialik and “Jeopardy!” watchers.
Last, but not least, returning champion Mara Davis from Chicago, Illinois, reveals she once attended a reception at Elysee Palace. The palace is the official residence of the President of the French Republic.
Bialik has gotten high marks for her work as “Jeopardy!” guest host with today being her final episode. The actress and neuroscientist appears to be a natural by the host’s lectern where the late Alex Trebek once stood. She could receive consideration for the permanent position once “Jeopardy!” decides to go that route. Journalist and television personality Savannah Guthrie will begin her tenure on Monday.