‘Jeopardy!’ Icon Ken Jennings Hilariously Describes How People Are ‘Coming Out of Lockdown’

by Thad Mitchell

Like the rest of the world, former Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings is beginning a reemergence as COVID-19 orders begin to ease up.

Jennings, who won 74 straight episodes of Jeopardy! in 2004, is the most successful game show contestant of all time. His initial Jeopardy! dominance won him more than $2.5 million over his 74-game winning streak. He would appear on the quiz show several more times and last year took the title of Greatest of all Time (GOAT) among Jeopardy! champions. He has also made appearances on other game shows, continuing his game show dominance in an impressive fashion. In all, Jennings has won more than $4.5 million over the course of his game show career.

With his impressive credentials, the Jeopardy! icon’s thoughts and opinions are highly valued. He also has a robust sense of humor that is often on display in his social media postings. Combining a quick wit and heavy intelligence, Jennings’s Twitter musings are highly entertaining, to say the least. His latest comes in a response to a tweet regarding the steps people are taking to resume life in the face of a pandemic.

“We all sort of went into lockdown at once but we are re-emerging back into life in different ways and it can feel isolating,” the Twitter user writes. “I don’t have anyone on my exact same page and I imagine none of us really do. Everyone seems to be in insane party mode or total avoidance.”

In his humorous response, the Jeopardy! Icon notes people are adjusting to the new normal at different speeds.

“Anybody coming out lockdown slower than me is an idiot,” he says in the tweet. “And anyone doing it faster is a maniac.”

While he meant the social media reply in humor, there is a great deal of truth to both of the tweets. The world is readjusting to life at different paces as the pandemic drags on.

Upon the passing of long-time Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, Jennings was the first guest host of the show. The quiz show is now on to its fifth celebrity guest host, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

It isn’t known when Jeopardy! producers will select a permanent host, but Jennings is likely to receive consideration for the full-time gig.