Ken Jennings is back to his comedic ways on social media. The Jeopardy! legend says that he was using his free time on Monday afternoon to “answer some emails.”
Most fans know that Jennings is just a couple of months out from his run as the first official guest host of Jeopardy!. It only made sense that Jennings would be the man to stand behind the iconic lectern following the passing of longtime show host, Alex Trebek.
And nowadays, Ken Jennings has become something of a Twitter sensation. He has used his account to make some hilarious suggestions and even once took a shot at Tom Brady over who the real GOAT is. So, Jennings certainly is not shy when he’s behind his keyboard.
And on Monday afternoon, the second-winningest player in Jeopardy! history left his fans with another funny tweet. This time, he posted a screenshot of all of his unread emails. For those of you that have iPhones, the picture is definitely relatable. Jennings has accumulated more than 100,000 unread emails and he says that today is he starts to answer some of them back.
“Finally got a free afternoon, time to answer some emails,” Jennings wrote on the screenshot from his phone.
There is no question that Jeopardy! fans found the tweet funny. However, one of Jennings’ followers took to the replies section to offer him a piece of practical advice.
“Sort them by sender and then delete entire groups,” she replied. “You’ll be surprised how quickly you can get them down to about 63 or so thousand.”
Another fan responded saying that she had Jennings’ number of emails beat. She even posted a screenshot showing that she has 144,649 unread emails.
‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Love Ken Jennings
It comes as no surprise that fans of the popular game show have a soft spot for Ken Jennings. After all, he is widely considered the most successful game show contestant of all time.
Back in 2004, Jennings went on an insane 74-game winning streak on the show. That run netted him more than $2.5 million. However, the household Jeopardy! name earned more than $4.5 million from all of his appearances on the show combined.
And earlier this year, it was only right for Jeopardy! to name Ken Jennings as the man to temporarily fill in for the show’s late host, Alex Trebek. Trebek passed away last November at the age of 80.
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