Connecticut Celebrity Jeopardy Answer Slipped By The Stars, But Not Me
Connecticut was featured in a Celebrity Jeopardy question this past week and no one knew the answer, but if I were watching at the time, I definitely would have.
The episode aired back on October 9, and the question came up in the first round under the AMERICANA category. The clue read:
“Yankee Magazine says this New England state was known for chowder, old money, and being the home of TV’s Gilmore Girls.”
My mind would have broken that Jeopardy question down like this, chowder equals Massachusetts, and old money would have fit with that just fine, but the Gilmore Girls part of that question, I would have been razor sharp on. I can credit my knowledge of the Gilmore Girls subject to my direct conversations with our own in-house walking encyclopedia, Large Dave. Unfortunately, none of the celebrities on the show that day were able to answer the question correctly.
The first guess was from Jalen Rose, and even though he actually lived in the nutmeg state for four years, his answer was “What is New England?” Really? Oopsie. I am a fan of Jalen's when he played at Michigan and Indiana, but dude, New England? He had some kind of explanation as to why he missed the question, but I tuned out.
Next was Constance Wu, who I had yet to google to see who she is when I sat down to type this out, her answer was "What is Massachusetts?" Not a bad guess at all, but as we all know, it's not correct. Then we have another celeb unknown to me, Ike Barinholtz, and he uttered, "never heard of Gilmore Girls"...WHAT!?!? Even I, from the prairies of Kansas, had heard of The Gilmore Girls when I lived there. Probably, as with most things, my small knowledge of that show came through the endless promos the television networks air during NFL football games.
After the google of Constance Wu, now I know why I have not heard of her, I pretty much missed all the stuff she has been in. Meaning, I wasn't interested in watching any of it. Ike Barinholtz, on the other hand, I HAVE seen a lot of the stuff he is in. At first glance, I thought it was Marky Mark, if you squint your eyes, yes, he definitely is a Mark Walberg doppelganger or another of the Wahlberg variety. Look, It's like they were separated at birth:
Mayim Bialik confirmed the answer was, indeed Connecticut and quipped that it was her "second New England guess", oh that silly Blossom. The Gilmore Girls feature a fictitious town in Connecticut called Stars Hollow and Chowder is very common in Connecticut and is home to the "Chowda-Fest."
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