‘Jeopardy’ Legend Ken Jennings Jokes That His Wife ‘Could Maybe Win 75+ Jeopardys’

by Keeli Parkey

Clearly, “Jeopardy!” champion and guest host Ken Jennings is a smart man.

And as a smart man, he knows that his wife is pretty much right all of the time. And, according to a recent social media post, he believes she would be very, very successful on the popular game show that made him famous.

On Wednesday (March 31) , Jennings shared an exchange between him and his wife on social media. The exchange was proof that Mrs. Jennings would be a very successful quiz show contestant.

So, what happenend?

Well, according to the tweet Jennings shared on March 31, he was having trouble recalling details about a popular television show. So – like the smart man he is – he reached out to his wife via text for help. And, of course, she was more than able to provide the needed assistance to her husband.

Here’s what he had to say via Twitter: “I couldn’t remember the name of the 2 fake street gangs on The Shield just now and when I texted my wife she knew BOTH of them. So she could maybe win 75+ Jeopardys is what I’m saying.”

Obviously, the tweet references Ken Jennings’ legendary win streak on “Jeopardy!” He won 74 consecutive episodes of the show before someone finally bested him. Clearly, he thinks his wife could do even better than he did on “Jeopardy!” if she was given the chance. And, he’s probably right.

Fans React to ‘Jeopardy!’ Champion Ken Jennings Tweet About His Wife

The tweet by “Jeopardy!” star Ken Jennings about his wife drew different reactions from fans on Wednesday. These included praise for the show he referenced in the tweet, as well as jokes about the names of the gangs mentioned in the tweet.

One fan even wondered if a married couple had ever competed on “Jeopardy!” Here’s what this fan had to say: “Have (there) been any contestants on Jeopardy that were spouses of previous contestants?”

“Wives are cool like that,” another fan said.

There was also this tweet that makes all of us want to hang out the Jennings’ house. “My god. Your dinner table conversation must be SOMETHING,” a fan shared.

He’s really not wrong. Can you imagine what a game of Trivial Pursuit or another trivia game would be like in the Jennings’ home? It wouldn’t be for the faint of heart, for sure. But, it would be a lot of fun – and a real learning experience.

Ken Jennings Shared Some Pretty Solid Advice With Another Champion

Ken Jennings is one of the few people on the planet who can truly claim a level of success on “Jeopardy!” that few other contestants can ever imagine.

However, there are a couple of people who can understand what it’s like to be so successful on the famous quiz show. One of these people is James Holzhauer.

Of course, Ken Jennings was asked to talk about any exchange he had with Holzhauer after Holzhauer’s time on the show. Turns out, Jennings gave the new “Jeopardy!” star some pretty great advice.

“I just told him – you know, take some time to think about what it is you want,” Jennings reportedly said. “Because, you know, you do have a window. Do you have a book idea … a podcast idea? Do you want to give a TED Talk? Because now is the time.”