‘Jeopardy’ Shares Snaps of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ Themed Board Ahead of Guest-Host Bill Whitaker’s Second Episode

by Chris Haney
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If you’re a game show fan who watches Jeopardy! and a classic movie buff who loves The Wizard of Oz, then tonight’s episode would be right up your alley.

Tonight’s show marked 60 Minutes journalist Bill Whitaker‘s second appearance as guest host. The reporter recently took over for CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, whose guest-hosting duties came to a close on Friday. Whitaker is now at the reins of the game show for the next two weeks, and they shared another preview to categories he’d present later in the evening.

Jeopardy‘s Twitter account shared a sneak peek of categories that appeared on Tuesday night’s episode. The preview revealed two categories that shared the same theme. In fact, the two categories famously go together and are part of cinema history.

The account shared separate photos, one titled “Ding Dong” and the other titled “The Witch Is Dead.” Most fans immediately recognize the words from the song of the same title. “Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead” is a centerpiece to The Wizard of Oz, which the Munchkins sing out of joy when each of the wicked witches are killed in the film.

If you saw the post’s pictures and still didn’t pick up on the hinted theme, the show’s account threw in one more clue. But if you don’t remember Dorothy’s little dog Toto, and her famous line about not being in Kansas anymore, we can’t help you any further. You just need to watch the 1939 classic since it’s basically mandatory cinematic viewing.

“Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re on Jeopardy! today,” the game show added to the tweet.

‘Jeopardy!’ Asks Fans Which Channel They Watch Most in TV-Themed Board Preview

Previous to yesterday’s episode, Jeopardy!‘s social media team showed off another preview of Monday’s categories. Before the debut of Bill Whitaker‘s guest-hosting run, the show’s Twitter account revealed the first topics of Whitaker’s appearance.

The Jeopardy! game board was set up for the first round of the show. That was clear since the money ranges from $200 to $1,000, which are the values before they double in the next round. Double Jeopardy! rounds range from $400 to $2,000, and are contestants last chance to increase their earnings before Final Jeopardy!.

The sneak peek of Monday’s topics all revolved around television networks and channels. The six categories included History, Comedy Central, The Food Network, “E”!, Vice, and a category simply named Channels. If any of last night’s three contestants were TV junkies, they may have had an advantage going into the show.

“Which channel(s) do you watch most?” Jeopardy! asked its fans on Twitter in preparation for Monday’s episode.

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