‘Jeopardy!’: Ken Jennings Pokes Fun at ‘Black Widow’ With Comment About Show’s Accents

by Clayton Edwards

Ken Jennings made a name for himself in the world of trivia. He started by setting a Jeopardy! record. Since then, he has moved on to appear on other quiz shows. Additionally, Jennings has penned a dozen non-fiction books and hosts an informational podcast.

Ken Jennings regularly shares his humorous observations on the world with his followers. If he sees something that he can make a joke out of, he won’t pass it up. For instance, that one time he saw the star of the classic film Cast Away. No, not Tom Hanks. He saw Wilson, the volleyball. Last night, Jennings took to the social media platform to discuss the latest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Black Widow.

For those who arent’ familiar, Black Widow begins with a family of Russian spies living in the United States. More specifically, they’re the family of Natasha Romanoff, the Black Widow. The family lives in Ohio, doing their best to blend in so that they can steal S.H.I.E.L.D intel. So, the film sees them living undercover. Later, they drop their secret identities as well as their practiced Midwestern accents. This is the thing that caught in Ken Jennings’ craw. Check out his tweet below to see his hilarious comments on the film’s accents.

Ken Jennings said, “If I was Black Widow’s family, I would simply continue to speak the perfect unaccented English I spoke while living undercover in Ohio.” Only Ken would hit on the accents in an otherwise outlandish movie. Remember, the plot is about Russian spies stealing information from a secretive organization made up mostly of superheroes. Yet, the accents stuck in Jennings’ head.

Of Course Ken Jennings Watched ‘Black Widow’

Ken Jennings is just one of millions of people who turned out to watch Black Widow since its release last week. The movie set a new pandemic-era box office record, according to Box Office Mojo.

Originally, Black Widow was set to hit theaters last May. However, when COVID forced theaters around the globe to close their doors, the release was pushed back. The date was moved several times over the last year. Finally, the world is opening up and people are flocking back to theaters. So, Disney decided that the time was right.

Ken Jennings and countless other Americans helped Black Widow pull in over eighty million dollars in its opening weekend. That broke the record set by F9: The Fast Saga. That was only from cinema sales, too. The film went to both theaters and Disney Plus. Those who wanted to watch it at home could do so for a thirty-dollar “Premier Access” rental through the streaming service. Disney raked in a whopping $60 million from those sales as well.