Aaron Rodgers will begin a brief stint as the guest host of “Jeopardy!” on April 5. So, it’s not surprising that a colleague who knows him well would be commenting on his upcoming appearance. That colleague is none other than legendary quarterback Brett Favre.
Favre and Rodgers were teammates for the Green Bay Packers for a brief time. So, Favre is definitely familiar with Rodgers’ abilities. During an appearance on the “Pardon My Take” podcast, Favre shared his thoughts about Rodgers’ upcoming stint as the guest host of “Jeopardy!”
The topic was brought up when Brett Favre was asked if he would be watching the popular quiz show with Rodgers as the guest host. Favre is reportedly a fan of the show.
“If I’m not busy. I’ll at least tape it,” Brett Favre said in response. “I think he’ll do a great job. He’s very well-spoken and calm, cool, and collected.”
Brett Favre also expects great things from Rodgers as he hosts the show.
“He’ll do a wonderful job,” Favre said. “Now, will he be an Alex Trebek? I don’t know if there ever will be another Alex Trebek.”
Brett Favre also said he believes having Rodgers as a guest host will be beneficial to “Jeopardy!”
“I’m sure that they’ll get great ratings for that show,” Favre also said.
Aaron Rodgers’ stint as the “Jeopardy!” guest host is sure to be entertaining. April 5 will be here before we know it!
Before Aaron Rodgers Hosts ‘Jeopardy!’ Learn About the History of the Show
“Jeopardy!” is unique in the history of game shows thanks to its unique format. When Aaron Rodgers hosts the show, he will be following its familiar question-answer format.
So, how did this format develop? The answer to that was offered a few years ago by none other than “Jeopardy!” champion Ken Jennings.
In March 2014, Jennings, who has also worked as a guest host on “Jeopardy!”, penned an article about the history of the famous quiz show for SmithsonianMag.com. The article recounts how a conversation between Merv Griffin, the creator of “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune,” and his spouse led to the quiz show’s unique format.
It was during a flight from Michigan to New York City in 1963 that Griffin’s wife, Julann, suggested a game show that would require its contestants to answer in the form of a question. She was reportedly inspired to do this after her husband said that quiz show fans were starting to believe that such shows were giving contestants answers to the questions.
Julann had the solution to that problem. “Well, why don’t you give them the answers? And make people come up with the questions?” she asked her husband, according to Ken Jennings.
At first, Griffin was confused. So, Julann gives him two examples of what she meant. The first is, “OK, the answer is ‘5,280,’” Jennings wrote. After running this through his mind, Griffin reportedly responds with: “The question is, ‘How many feet in a mile?’”
Julann then gave her husband another example. This time, according to Ken Jennings’ article, the answer was “79 Wistful Vista.” The answer Griffin gave was “Where did Fibber McGee and Molly live?”
It didn’t take long before “Jeopardy!” went into production and made it to televisions across the country.