‘Jeopardy!’ Icon Ken Jennings Perfectly Describes 2021 with Hilarious ‘Parks & Rec’ Reference

by Jon D. B.
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Jeopardy!’s Ken Jennings is a national treasure, and he’s proving it once again Thursday with this spot-on Parks & Recreation pull.

NBC’s Parks & Rec is consistently rated amongst the best sitcoms of all time, and little nuggets like this are absolutely why. The classic Amy Poehler-led show has a fan in Jeopardy! icon Ken Jennings, too. And from this comes a tweet that has us all winning.

“The post-COVID part of this year is going to be that Parks & Rec where all the “March 31″ events come up at once,” tweets the All-Time-Champ and guest host of “America’s Favorite Quiz Show.”

It’s rare that a tweet makes us jaded folk laugh out loud in 2021. But this, right here, is one that does. Especially if you remember this fantastic episode.

Within, Parks & Rec’s April Ludgate (the incomparable Aubrey Plaza) realizes she’s made a huge blunder when her boss, Ron Swanson (the equally incomparable Nick Offerman), sees every event and call and meeting ever for the Pawnee Parks & Rec department come up on… March 31st.

Why? “Every time someone calls and requests a meeting with you, I always schedule it for March 31st,” admits April.

“Why?” asks a dumbfounded Ron.

“Because I didn’t think March 31st existed…”

Pure. Sitcom. Gold. Relive the moment for yourself below, courtesy of Jeopardy! fan “Snap” on Twitter:

‘Jeopardy!’s Ken Jennings is a Twitter Master

Other followers of Ken Jennings, however, are not as fun-loving. Or at least not in on the gag.

“You mean the pre-surge,” follower Styles comments, attempting to correct Jennings on his hope for a post-COVID world.

“Pre-surge in cases”? no I absolutely do not,” claps back the champ.

It may be the crab emoji next to “Styles” Twitter handle, but something tells us this chap is just not much for hope in general.

This next Jeopardy! fan, however, may have us all beat when it comes to the proverbial “March 31st” of 2021.

“You mean how my driver’s license, passport, licenses for work, day care registration, summer school registration, annual physical, eye exam, vasectomy consult, dental cleaning, car registration and six separate job interviews have all happened in the past two weeks?” Butler in Exile responds. Youch.

The moral of the story here, though, is 100% “if you’re not following Ken Jennings on Twitter, you should.” Whether he’s acing needy airplane passengers or delivering pitch-perfect Star Trek references for updated CDC mask mandates, the man is absolutely a Twitter Master. And yes, that stays capitalized for emphasis.

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