Adventures in 'Celebrity Jeopardy': What is, Get a clue, Wolf Blizter?

Andy Richter killed on Celebrity Jeopardy, but uh, Wolf Blitzer? Wolf Blitzer did not kill at all. He misidentified a picture of a bowl of pasta as fettuccine (it was mostaccioli, which looks really really different), said “Julia Childs” instead of Julia Child, and then things took a turn for the even-worse.

In the E Times 3 category — where all the words have three Es — Wolf had a few choice answers:

  • Answer: King David and Jesus both hailed from this town.
    Wolf: What is Jerusalem? (“O little town of Jerusalem…” Come on, dude.)
  • Answer: An accused person in court, along with his counsel
    Wolf: What is a defendant? (One E too few, Wolf. Try defense.)
  • Answer: Selected some material from a larger work
    Wolf: Annotated. (He didn’t even have the “what is” in there. And that’s not what annotated means, and it only has one E. So, three-fer.)

Finally, to the clue “The 1850s saw a bad one of this 5-letter word that refers to an economic crash and the fear-driven rush to sell,” Wolf responded, “What is a crash?” This, friends, is how you wind up $4,600 in the red at the beginning of Final Jeopardy.

PopWatchers, this would bug me less if he seemed like he was being a good sport about it, but man, he’s all grumpystiltstkin up in there. On a scale of Fake Burt Reynolds to Fake Sean Connery, where do you rank Blitzer’s performance?

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  • donner

    i watched that show yesterday and was amazed that Andy Richter blew away Wolf Blitzer…I know that show is stressful, but they’re playing for ‘fun’ and charity…Wolf- you coulda smiled once or twice while blowing your answers…

    • James

      I was amazed Andy Ricther blew away everbody what was his final total going into final Jeopardy like $39000? but yet Blitzer was realy shameful and Darrel Hammond’s Sean Connery and Norm MacDonald’s Brt Reynolds would blow away Wolf

  • Vicki

    I loved that Wolfe was dumb as a stump. He just reads the news, Andy reads.

  • Marc

    I’m right there with you Vicki. It just goes to show that the media’s opinions do not carry the pulse of this country.

  • Q

    More reasons to love Andy Richter. Smart = funny!

    • seesaw

      yep! i loved andy anyway and this added to it bigtime!

  • KristinK

    closer to Burt Reynolds… just spewing asinine answers. I really thought Trebek was going to call him on it there for a minute… repeating “the answer has to have 3 e’s… three”

  • Moose

    What I got from yesterday’s episode… Andy Richter is really, really smart. I was so impressed!

  • Rich

    What was up with giving Wolf $1000 to participate in Final Jeopardy? In later games, that could affect the outcome. Since the prizes to the charities are dictated by the positions of the players – unless the winner, like Andy, ends up with more than $50K – just give Wolf $1. That way he gets to play, but he’s assured of third place.

    • Mal Gusto

      Wolf Blitzer, typical liberal….needs to have a financial assist to compete. He is a news reader on CNN. Basically, the news crawl with a pulse. How useless!

      • M

        Get over yourself

      • Johnny D.

        Wolf Blitzer is a liberal, now?

  • Elaine Connelly

    Wolf Blitzer is an idiot. Otherwise he wouldn’t be on CNN. (CLINTON NEWS NETWORK, COMMUNIST NEWS NETWORK, CRAPPY NEWS NETWORK). Take your pick. Perhaps it was his giddiness at the fact that Obummer was elected.

    • chichi

      Well, someone had to come along with the pin that pops the balloon.

    • JMJ

      Stupid people make me laugh. Wolf Blitzer made me laugh on Jeopardy. You just made me laugh harder. Thanks.

  • Apolitical

    Aww, Pubs (Ms. Elaine). Damn, can’t we just make fun of celebrities without the political commentary?

  • Rhonda

    He has always sucked as a journalist – this is no surprise to me. He should, at long last, be fired for his performance here alone.

  • mattley35

    I say his performance is pretty near Turd Ferguson levels. I feel a celebrity jeopardy SNL skit coming in the next few weeks.

  • Jennifer

    This just proves that you don’t have to be smart to be a newsman, but you do have to be smart to be funny.

    • Jami

      You called it!

      • Ashli

        Right on!

  • Don Wyman

    Wolf is just like all the other news media “talking heads”. All they know about the world is what someone else writes and they read.

  • Pat

    After years of watching Celebrity Jeopardy, I’ve noticed that Comedians do very well…

    • orville

      You’re right–I never would have thought Cheech Marin would be a wiz at Jeopardy (or at least its easier cousin “Celebrity Jeopardy”) but, man, if he wasn’t one of the best celebrities ever on it!

  • Maddi

    I’m sure Wolf would have run the board on a “current news cycle” category. But you have to be well-rounded to play Jeopardy well.

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