Ken Jennings? Twitter? Witty captions? Yeah, that all sounds about right. The “Jeopardy!” icon was back at it on Tuesday with a hilarious post featuring a picture of a giant skeleton adorned with rainbow pride banners.
For those who are unfamiliar, Pride Month comes in June every year. It seeks to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall uprising that saw a gay community clash with the police in Manhattan. On June 28, 1970, the first gay pride parade marched. People took to the streets in recognition of the incident.
Now, the month of June is recognized as a time for LGTBQ communities to celebrate everything they’ve achieved thus far and to keep the ball rolling. The rainbow flag has become a symbol of pride, and “Jeopardy!” legend Ken Jennings seems to be embracing it wholeheartedly.
If the picture itself wasn’t entertaining enough, Jennings included one of his patented puns in the tweet.
“Tim Burton’s Corpse Pride,” he wrote. Referencing the 2005 animated film “Corpse Bride” from Tim Burton. The inclusion of June-appropriate rainbow accessories on the skeleton justifies replacing the title with “Pride.”
Now, you may be asking yourself, “What on earth is that skeleton, and how do I get my hands on one?” Well, fret not, dear reader, for the 12-foot conversation piece can be yours for the low price of $300.
“Only $300?!” You might be thinking. Oh, yeah. What a steal. And better yet, all it takes is a quick trip down to your local Home Depot. In fact, the giant skeletons made the news after they went viral back in the Fall of 2020. And now they’re something of a hot item.
But what does one do with it after Halloween? Well, thanks to “Jeopardy!” Ken Jennings, you have at least one way to repurpose it.
The ‘Jeopardy!’ Star Followed Up His Tweet With a Poll
Ken Jennings couldn’t help but get his followers’ thoughts on the skeleton’s motives. Is the giant skeleton itself gay? Or is it just lending its bones to the cause?
“The giant Home Depot skeleton is,” Jennings wrote, asking Twitter users to choose between two options. It’s either “Super gay” or “A good ally.” At present, it appears that “A good ally” has the edge with 57.9% of 3,500 votes.
Of course, the “Jeopardy!” star’s followers had to flesh their answers out in the replies.
“The average Home Depot skeleton is super gay. THIS Home Depot skeleton is a good ally,” one wrote.
“Not a call I can make until I know what color those Christmas lights are,” another added.