If you are wondering if Jeopardy! all-time great Ken Jennings did anything “crazy” over the weekend, look no further than his Twitter account.
The greatest game show contestant in history dared to venture out of his house on Saturday to see a highly anticipated movie. While that may not sound overly dangerous, leaving the safety of home and heading into a world fighting a pandemic is no small feat.
Responding to a TV personality Bill Corbett’s tweet regarding catching a new flick, the Jeopardy! icon says he went to see the movie in a theater. Jennings is one of the thousands taking in the new hit film “Nobody” and appears to be enjoying himself.
“I have worked hard and been kind to people all week, reward tonight is to watch Bob Odenkirk f*** up some bad guys,” the Corbett proclaims.
Jennings is quick to reply to his social media friend, stating that he will also be watching the Bob Odenkirk flick. The former Jeopardy! contestant says he plans on watching the movie in a theater.
“This is gonna sound crazy but I’m seeing it tonight IN A THEATER,” he writes.
The Twitter exchange between Jennings and Corbett didn’t end there. Corbett jokingly called Jennings a “madman” in a followup tweet.
Indeed, it may sound crazy to some people to venture to a theater and risk coming in contact with the COVID-19 virus. Many public places are beginning to ease up on restrictions a little at a time. However, most places are still requiring COVID-19 precautions like face masks and social distancing.
Jennings is coming off a six-week stint as host of the show that him a household name, Jeopardy! He was the first celebrity guest host to step in after Alex Trebek’s passing late last year. Jeopardy! officials have yet to decide when they will choose a new permanent host, but Jennings is likely to be a candidate. He’s also made it clear he would like consideration for the full-time gig.
Journalist Anderson Cooper is currently handling hosting duties and will continue on until this Friday. Fellow journalist Bill Whitaker is up next with former Jeopardy! champion Buzzy Cohen hosting during the Tournament of champions.