‘Jeopardy!’: Ken Jennings Has a Wild Idea for a Cafe in Latest Update

by Madison Miller

Ken Jennings has already proved himself to be quite the trivia mastermind on TV. The “Jeopardy” icon created a following when he was on 74 consecutive episodes of the show back in 2004.

Now, people may even want to go into business with the “Jeopardy!” icon. He recently shared a cafe idea on Twitter. However, the idea certainly isn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

“Hear me out: like a cat cafe, but with babies. Cute babies in onesies toddling around on and under the tables. Grab your coffee and idly pat a baby while you look at your phone,” Jennings wrote.

While screaming babies and smelly diapers are some people’s worst nightmare, it must make the father side of Ken Jennings feel at peace. Jennings is married to his wife Mindy and the two have a son, Dylan, and a daughter, Caitlin. There’s no limit to the food safety regulations that would be violated in the process, but at least there would be cute babies.

Ken Jennings often turns to Twitter to joke around and show off his funny side to the world. His followers seem to respond with that same level of humor. Christopher Moore, a popular bestselling author, wrote, “Will cats even eat babies?” in response to the tweet.

Someone else joked that economy class on airlines is basically the same thing Jennings is suggesting. One person even plotted how they could have their kids get to work at a young age. They wrote, “Do you have an age limit for employment? I’ve got a 4 year old, a 16 month old, and a newborn. You’re welcome to put them to work whilst I enjoy my coffee at home. Alone. In peace. Do you pay them or do I pay you?”

Ken Jennings As ‘Jeopardy!’ Host

As many people remember, Ken Jennings was the first guest host of “Jeopardy!” He served as the guest host directly after the death of longtime beloved host Alex Trebek passed away in November.

Unlike all the other guest hosts that came after him, Jennings got a much longer time on the show. He was the guest host for a total of six weeks before saying goodbye and making room for the next host.

He wrote on Twitter at the time, “That’s a wrap on my six weeks of @Jeopardy guest hosting. Thanks for watching, thanks for your patience with a tough learning curve…and, as always, thank you Alex.”

Jennings gave “Jeopardy!” executives time to find interested guest hosts and fill in the rest of the season. The executives are expected to announce the full-time host sometime over the summer before the official next season of the show begins.

Ken Jennings is hoping that his name is near the top of the list.

In an interview with WGN radio, Jennings discussed his time as a guest host and his potential future as a permanent host. The hosts of the radio program asked him directly, “Are you going to be the new host?”

He responded, “I have no idea. Somebody needs to decide this summer … and I’ve heard they want to have a new permanent host lined up next year. They start shooting those shows during the summer. I think one thing we’ve seen with the guest host rotation is that everybody has a different spin on it and the show still works a lot of different ways, which is really great.”

Similar to everyone else, Jennings is still waiting with his fingers crossed for news in his favor.