“Jeopardy!” champ and interim host Ken Jennings is the kind of celebrity the world needs right now. He’s smart and seems like a really sweet guy. At the same time, his Twitter feed is consistently funny. There are several very intelligent people on Twitter but not all of them are funny. Even if they think they are – looking at you, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Jennings, on the other hand, is pretty witty.
Ken Jennings continued his string of smile-worthy social media posts earlier today with an announcement about his future in film. It’s an unfortunate announcement, too.
That’s just one more mark against the upcoming film. First, there were no Monstars. Then, Pepe Le Pew got the ax. Now you’re telling me Ken Jennings won’t make an appearance? Why even see the movie at this point?
Obviously, it’s a joke, but think about it. The Tune Squad and LeBron James walk into a bar. It’s trivia night. There, in the back of the bar, alone at a table is Ken Jennings. There’s a heated exchange that ends with the “Jeopardy!” champ locked in a battle of wits with Bugs Bunny. Maybe one of the other Looney Tunes or even King James has to step in and settle things. It would be hilarious.
Until Hollywood comes to its senses, we’ll just have to hope that Ken Jennings comes back to host “Jeopardy!” some time in the near future. Barring that, fans can catch the trivia master in several other places on TV right now.
Ken Jennings – Trivia Master
Ken Jennings has been all over television lately. He just finished a season of “The Chase,” not long ago. He is also on the GSN quiz show “Master Minds,” which is still running. In fact, two new episodes of that show will be hitting the airwaves tomorrow afternoon, according to his always-entertaining Twitter feed. If that doesn’t scratch your Ken Jennings itch, you could always go find his “Jeopardy!” episodes. After all, he was both contestant and host. So, there is plenty to choose from.
Jennings also has several books available for purchase. He has applied his legendary knowledge to books for both children and adults alike. So, you can share the razor-sharp wit of the “Jeopardy!” champ with your kids, and teach them about a wide variety of subjects at the same time. Everybody wins in that situation.
None of that compares to the thought of seeing Ken Jennings match wits with classic Looney Tunes characters, though. Seriously, Warner Brothers is missing a golden opportunity here. Who else has the brainpower to face off with Bugs?