HitFix Daily Snap: Why is “Jeopardy!” so important? A contestant tells you.

05.08.15 2 years ago

So today I'm on “Jeopardy!”, an American game show created by Merv Griffin to make nerds learn hand-eye coordination. This was awhile before video games and Devil Sticks, you understand.

“Jeopardy!” is kind of like crossword puzzles in that the skills required are not applicable anywhere else. You learn “Jeopardy!” from watching “Jeopardy!”. Maybe you brush up on your Shakespeare and your kings of England too. And maybe you practice your buzzer skills on a click pen or a springy toilet paper spool. But “Jeopardy!” is not like any other trivia experience since it's a speed-oriented reflex game, a spelling bee shoved inside a pinball machine. I think people underestimate this. If we don't have “Jeopardy!”, we don't have the only TV game show that merges memory and quickdraw agility. Let's always remember what a singular phenomenon this is. OK? Also: Root for me! You can help celebrate by revisiting this list of hilarious Final Jeopardy! responses.

Here's what else is going on in the HitFix universe:

Marvel: Donna Dickens selected five parts of the Marvel universe that are begging to be turned into TV shows. Hope you tipped your big Carmen Sandiego hat in honor of the “Agent Carter” renewal.

Cancelations: Bad news for ABC underdogs “Cristela,” “Resurrection,” and “Forever.” Mark my words: The delightful Cristela Alonzo will emerge from this and soon entertain the hell out of us in some other fashion. Love her.

“Pitch Perfect 2”: It's a lot like the first one! Some jokes, some shabby direction, and some great new casting choices, as Gregory Ellwood points out.

CHARLIZE: Charlize Theron talked about the feminist underpinnings of “Mad Max.” Guys. That movie is going to be good. 

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