‘Jeopardy!’: Matt Amodio Drops ‘Helpful Thing’ About Ken Jennings Hosting the Show

by Keeli Parkey

Ken Jennings has returned to the host of “Jeopardy!” and former champion Matt Amodio has some thoughts about it.

Taking to Twitter on Wednesday, Nov. 10, Amodio explained what he described as a “helpful thing” about the 47-year-old Jennings returning to host the beloved quiz show.

This “helpful thing” particularly applies to the contestants who will appear on the show with Jennings at the helm. Amodio’s comments also remind his followers of just how smart Jennings is.

“The helpful thing about @KenJennings hosting #Jeopardy is rather than you having to think of an anecdote for the interviews, he just tells each contestant a fun fact about themself,” the 30-year-old Amodio shared.

In addition to that tweet, “Jeopardy!” champion Matt Amodio also joked about how sharing frequent tweets about Ken Jennings appearing on the show again might be more of a challenge than he expected.

“I may not be able to keep this up for three weeks,” Amodio commented on his “helpful thing” tweet.

A few Twitter users also decided to share some tips with Amodio to help him keep his Jennings-themed tweets coming.

For example, one user said, “You could always start a spreadsheet keeping track of what Ken wears every episode and then tweet about that.”

Another user expressed the confidence they have in Matt Amodio’s ability to come up with clever content. “You managed to come up with 39 different anecdotes and never had to talk about what you had for breakfast that morning, so I have faith in you!” this fan said.

“I would BET that you can! I love your humor!” one fan also posted.

Matt Amodio Has Shared Other Funny Tweets About ‘Jeopardy!’ Host Ken Jennings

Wednesday’s tweet by “Jeopardy!” champion Matt Amodio isn’t the first time he had something to say about the return of Ken Jennings as the host of the long-running game show.

The day before, Amodio shared another joke about how smart Jennings is. “Most people don’t realize that when @KenJennings hosts #Jeopardy, they only write the categories ahead-of-time, and then he just says five clues that come to him on the spot,” Amodio posted.

Later, he added the hilarious comment, “The video daily doubles are really impressive.” 

As fans of “Jeopardy!” are aware, Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik, 45, are hosting the show these days because of the resignation of Mike Richards as host. After a long search for a replacement for Alex Trebek, who passed away, on Nov. 8, 2020, it was announced earlier this year that Mike Richards would host the weekly episode of the show. Bialik would host special events and tournaments.

Due to a controversy over comments he previously made, Richards stepped down as host. This led the show to bring Jennings and Bialik back as hosts of “Jeopardy!”

Interestingly, the day Jennings returned to the quiz show was Nov. 8, 2021. That was the one-year anniversary of Trebek’s passing.