‘Jeopardy!’ Icon Ken Jennings Reveals Unreal Coincidence Involving ‘Parks and Rec’ Viewing Habits

by Megan Molseed

Forget having a mind that is full of more tidbits and facts than the average person. Forget having a base knowledge that not only earns you a spot as a “Jeopardy!” champion but the greatest “Jeopardy!” champion of all time.

And, of course, forget his 74 game winning streak on the iconic game show. A winning streak that led to the “Jeopardy!” champion winning a total of over $2.5 million dollars. Because the only luck Ken Jennings needs is the luck that keeps him right on schedule with his “Parks and Rec” playlist.

“Jeopardy!” Champ Is Right On “Queue”

Recently, Ken Jennings found himself on a flight when he decided to pop on one of his favorite shows, the hit series “Parks and Recreation” starring Amy Pohler and Chris Pratt. As luck would have it, the popular NBC show popped on right where the “Jeopardy!” GOAT’s queue had left off.

“I was recently on a plane and they had five Parks & Rec episodes and they were EXACTLY the next five shows from where I had left off watching,” Jennings said in the Friday evening tweet. “So I don’t need anything else good to happen to me this year, I’m set.”

Of course, we all know Jennings has been watching this show for some time. Earlier this year, Jennings posted a tweet comparing one of the hit show’s most memorable moments to what we should expect to see in the later part of 2021.

“The post-COVID part of this year is going to be that Parks & Rec where all the “March 31″ events come up at once,” the game show champion said in a May 27 tweet.

In the episode which has quickly become a fan-favorite, April Ludgate played by the hilarious and incredibly talented Aubrey Plaza realizes she has made a big mistake.

The Elusive March 31

Her boss, Ron Swanson, the loveably enigmatic Ron Swanson, played to perfection by the talented Nick Offerman walks into his office to see that any and every phone call and meeting he was due to have as the director of the Pawnee Park and Recreation that year was occurring on one date, March 31.

Turns out, April, in an effort to save her boss from having to partake in any of the meetings had scheduled them all for March 31. The exchange has become one of television gold. And, viewers, including the “Jeopardy!” champion loved it.

When Ron Swanson asks the well-meaning Ludgate why this was happening.

In her signature dead-pan serious demeanor, April explains to Ron how this happened.

“Every time someone calls and requests a meeting with you, I always schedule it for March 31st,” April admits to her boss. It turns out, the young assistant was unaware that March 31 existed.

Absolute comedy gold, for sure. We know that “Jeopardy!” GOAT Ken Jennings has already watched this episode in the popular sitcom series. So, that makes us wonder…what season is he on now? Maybe we’ll find out in another tweet from the “Jeopardy!” champ sometime down the road.