(Holidailies Day #11)
TIL: I am not good enough for ‘Jeopardy!’

How I learned this:
OK, this was more of a realization than a fact I heard out in the wilderness/real life.

In July 2013, I went to Toronto to audition for ‘Jeopardy!’. On the day, we were told that we would be put into a contestant pool for the next 18 months or so. It’s been 17 months, so I think it’s safe to say that I’m not going to be hopping on a flight to Los Angeles for trivia glory any time soon.

Kind of a bummer, eh? I could have used the money. And a holiday. And the possibility of embarrassing myself utterly in front of hundreds of thousands (millions, maybe? I’m not up on my ‘Jeopardy!’ Nielsen numbers).

This is despite being assured by a few people WHO HAVE BEEN ON ‘JEOPARDY!’ or who, at least, have been ‘Jeopardy!’-adjacent, that I would definitely make it on.

In the end, all I had was my hair. And my apparently terrible personality.

4 thoughts on “Phrasing.

  1. My wife’s been in the pool twice, I’ve been in once, and Alex Trebek hasn’t called either of us, either. For what it’s worth, I remember them talking at the in-person audition about people who had been to several auditions before finally getting onto the show.

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