Although it initially appeared as if the WGA writers strike would maybe justifiably trigger Jeopardy! to stall manufacturing on future episodes, which has been the case for many TV sequence that depend on staffed Guild members, the most recent installment of the Inside Jeopardy podcast revealed that gained’t be the case in any respect. Relatively, Season 40 will certainly be shifting ahead, albeit on a special path than initially deliberate, and the G.O.A.T.-hunting previous champ James Holzhauer delivered a few of his signature snark in response to the information.
On Monday, August 7, Jeopardy! govt producer Michael Davies broke the information that the upcoming season will result in some huge modifications, together with the blended utilization of each new and previous clues, with the caveat being that no model new contestants shall be used. After the information broke, James Holzhauer hit up X with the next breakdown:
I really feel like even Davies and Inside Jeopardy’s host Sarah Foss must chuckle on reflection at Holzhauer’s statement, regardless that nothing that’s said is inherently jokey when it comes to being exaggerated or falsified. He simply very clearly identified that the present’s ringleader spent a restricted period of time raining reward down on the hanging writers, after which a far longer stretch detailing precisely how the brand new episodes will come collectively with none of these writers being concerned.
Wouldn’t it have been bizarre if Michael Davies spent 14 minutes talking to the writers’ strengths, after which only one minute going over the present’s modifications? Sure, maybe, however nonetheless not unwelcomed. I suppose one may take a look at the scenario like this: “Utilizing older, beforehand seen clues is definitely honoring the wit and intelligence of present and previous writers, and it’s a testomony to simply what number of clues have been crafted over the previous 29 years.” However I’m guessing Holzhauer and a few/lots of the writers might have totally different views.
Whereas he’s apparently good for parenting recommendation in a pinch, James Holzhauer has embraced his position because the closest factor Jeopardy! has to a shit-talking troll, although his potshots on the recreation present are normally free from malice and outright spite. His relationship with the present’s crew and Ken Jennings is, by all accounts, fairly amicable, so it’s not like he’s biting the hand that feeds with feedback like this. It’s extra like he’s ribbing the hand that’s keen to feed him every time his schedule permits for it. Not a foul place to be.
Talking of good-natured ribbing, Holzhauer additionally posted lately about an opportunity encounter with a fan who didn’t want any assist in unwittingly roasting fellow Jeopardy! mega-champ Matt Amodio, who has notably competed in video games hosted by seven totally different folks, although that viewer apparently missed all of them.
Fan: Can I get a selfie? We watch each Jeopardy!Me: Certain. Do you additionally need one with my buddy right here?Fan, turning to @AmodioMatt: Oh, have you ever been on the present as effectively?August 7, 2023
Audiences can catch James Holzhauer persevering with to point out off his immense trivia information on ABC’s The Chase, which airs new episodes each Thursday at 9:00 p.m. ET, and is accessible to stream the subsequent day with a Hulu subscription.