‘Jeopardy!’ Legend Ken Jennings Posts Hilarious Clip with Comment: ‘Trying To Play Jeopardy! in My Late 40s’

by Anna Dunn
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 06: “Jeopardy” contestant Ken Jennings visits the Build Series to discuss the television event “JEOPARDY! The Greatest of All Time” at Build Studio on January 06, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images)

Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings just fired off another witty remark. The initial video, tweeted from Mandy Patinkin, shows Patinkin and his wife trying to figure out five people who played superhero Batman.

The two had hilarious banter trying to figure out the name of just one. Eventually, they figure out Christian Bale was one of them.

Jennings quote tweeted the video, saying “Me trying to play Jeopardy! in my late 40s.”

Jennings often takes to Twitter just to joke around with Jeopardy! fans. The champion recently had a long guest-host gig on the show as well.

As the search for a permanent host continues, Jenning’s hasn’t been afraid to joke about it a bit. After watching the new series premiere for Loki, Jennings proposed that Owen Wilson with a Loki Mustache would make a great next host.

Comedy aside, Jeopardy! really does have an important job to do. They’ve got to find a permanent host, which is no easy task. With millions of highly opinionated fans, it’ll be impossible to please everybody, but it’ll be important for the show to find someone who meshes well with the show.

All the ‘Jeopardy!’ Guest Hosts Thus Far

With so many hosts coming and going, it’s hard to keep track of whose even been on the infamous stage. Here’s a run down.

First, Ken Jennings hosted. The former champion was quite familiar with how the game worked, and fit right in. He’s definitely a fan favorite for the permanent host himself, but there are a lot of other fantastic contestants.

Next, Mike Richards, an executive producer for the show, hosted. After Richards, they started to draw from outside sources by welcoming Katie Couric in. The journalist and former Today show host made history as the first woman ever to host the show. It doesn’t appear that Couric is interested in a full-time gig, however. Not all guest hosts are.

Controversially, Dr. Oz hosted in March. Many Jeopardy! fans disliked the move, citing Dr. Oz’s lack of credibility. In fact, a petition was even started to get him off the show before he even stepped on stage.

And plot twist, people loved former Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers’ stint on the show. Turns out the man is both brains and brawn. Anderson Cooper, 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whittaker, and former Tournament of Champions winner Buzzy Cohen have also hit the stage.

Finally, Mayim Bialik just finished her guest-hosting run on Jeopardy! Fans adored The Big Bang Theory actress’s time on the show. She, Ken Jennings, and Aaron Rodgers seem to be amongst the fan favorites thus far, but there are more guest-hosts to come before any final decisions are made.