Jonathan Competes on Jeopardy

Yes, the rumors are true; I was a contestant on “Jeopardy!” After years of watching the show and annoying my friends and family by shouting answers at the television, my geek dream finally came true! My game aired on January 11, 2005.

Yes, game. Singular. It was an incredibly close game, and I led by a hair’s breadth going into Final Jeopardy. Final Jeopardy was the dreaded Triple Stumper; we all got it wrong, and I ended up finishing in second place.

Read more about my experience trying out for Jeopardy, filming at the studio on November 8, 2004, and actually playing the game.

You can also play along with my game on the J! Archive.

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