"Q: Which celebrities have competed on JEOPARDY!?Originally Posted by RealtorGal
A: Stars who’ve demonstrated their smarts as contestants on JEOPARDY! include Jodie Foster, Ashton Kutcher, Nathan Lane, Harry Connick, Jr., Rosie O’Donnell, David Duchovny, Chris Matthews, Wayne Brady, Camryn Manheim, Brandi Chastain, Star Jones, Jane Seymour, Jason Alexander, Alyssa Milano,Scott Hamilton , Mike Piazza, Mark McEwen, Larry King, Buzz Aldrin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Tom Clancy, Kirsten Dunst, Wolf Blitzer, Naomi Judd, Rebecca Lobo, Kelsey Grammer, General H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Stephen King and Carol Burnett. Their efforts have paid off in millions of dollars donated to their favorite charities nationwide."
Scott went to college?
"When it became clear that Jeopardy was not going to become a funny show, the programming department at NBC presented Griffin with a research report stating that the show would soon fail if the answers and questions were not immediately dumbed down. The report suggested that the answers be easy enough for a 13-year-old to question correctly. Griffin told NBC execs he would comply, but he never told the Jeopardy staff about the report."
You can get as testy as you want RG, but your theory of college education being required to do well on the show is just silly. Why would one need to finish above sophmore year of higher ed to answer questions like:
"79 Wistful Vista."
"What was Fibber McGee and Molly's address?"
Edited to add: it doesn't say if either went to college or not, but apparently just 3 weeks ago a long standing record was broken due to a rule change. The former all-time Jeopardy! champ was a 24 year old record store clerk who lived at home with his mother. The new champ is a 30 year old software developer.