‘Jeopardy!’ Icon Ken Jennings Drops Perfect Song Reference With New Masked Up Selfie While Getting His Shot

by Thad Mitchell

Legendary Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings recently took to social media to share a selfie with the rest of the world.

Jennings, now 46-years-old, appears to have undergone a visit to doctor judging by the selfie he posted yesterday (Monday). The photo shows Jennings donning a COVID-19 protective face mask after apparently having just gotten a shot. He doesn’t necessarily specify if the shot he receives is the COVID-19 vaccination, but the Jeopardy! champion includes a song lyric in his tweet.

“Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm,” he says in the Monday social media post. The line is a reference to the song “Shot in the Arm” by Wilco. The Chicago-based alternative rock band has put out 11 studio albums and seems to have a big fan in the former Jeopardy! contestant.

As is the case with many of his social media posts, Jennings’ Monday afternoon tweet got plenty of attention. It took in more than 2,600 “likes” along with dozens of replies in short order after going live. Several commenters and fellow Wilco fans thanked him for giving the band props for a hit song. Others say they miss his Jeopardy! prowess and hope he returns as the show’s host.

Jeopardy! Continues Utilizing Celebrity Hosts

Jennings is widely considered to be the greatest game show contestant of all time. In 2004, he went on a 74-game winning streak that saw him collect more than $2.5 million. He wasn’t done there as he made several more appearances on Jeopardy! and other game shows. His overall game show winnings are just shy of the $5 million mark.

With the passing of longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, show officials are utilizing celebrities as guest hosts until a permanent replacement is found. Jennings was the first guest host, taking the reigns of the show earlier this year. He expects to get consideration for the full-time gig once Jeopardy! producers decide to take that route.

Journalist Anderson Cooper is currently serving as the Jeopardy! host, taking over for NFL star Aaron Rodgers, whose tenure ended on Friday. Rodgers drew positive reviews for his performance on the show and has said he would like to be considered for the permanent hosting position. Cooper’s hosting stint began yesterday (Monday) and he will continue in the role for the next two weeks.