Former Jeopardy! champion and guest host Ken Jennings is one funny dude and he uses social media quite often to show off his wit.
Jennings, who is coming off a Jeopardy! hosting stint earlier this year, set his sights on Elon Musk in a recent tweet. Musk, a business magnate and billionaire, will appear as the Saturday Night Live host this Saturday. Musk took to social media over the weekend to solicit skit ideas for his upcoming appearance. Several social media users chimed in with their ideas for Saturday Night Live sketch with Musk as the centerpiece.
“Throwing out some skit ideas for SNL,” Musk says in his weekend Twitter post. “What should I do?”
A particular suggestion regarding a sketch featuring a man in a bee costume drew the attention of the former Jeopardy! contestant. Being the online comedian that he is, Jennings just couldn’t resist adding his own thoughts on Musk’s Saturday Night Live appearance.
“How about a guy in a bee costume is at a bar with his wife,” the Twitter user says to Musk. “A bar dude starts bothering the wife, and the bee husband stings him to get him to go away. Then bee husband slowly dies in his wife’s arms.”
‘Jeopardy!’ Legend Responds to SNL Sketch Idea
While the sketch idea is a hilarious thought, Jennings was quick to point out that the idea has been suggested before. The greatest Jeopardy! champion of all time calls out the social media poster for rehashing the idea.
you pitch this every week— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) May 1, 2021
“You pitch this every week,” Jennings says in his response.
The reply drew laughter from Jennings’ social media followers and friends. It is far from the first time he’s made fellow Twitter users to “laugh out loud.”
Jeopardy! has been very kind to Jennings, earning him millions and making him a household name among the show’s fans. in 2004, he went on a 74-game winning streak that isn’t likely to be topped anytime soon. During his first run on the show, he was able to collect more than $2.5 million. His overall game show winnings are just north of $4.5 million. He is widely considered to be the most successful game show contestant of all time. Just last year he won the title of “Greatest Jeopardy! Champion of all Time” after defeating other champions in a tournament.
Earlier this year, he became the first celebrity to serve as guest host upon the passing of longtime Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek.