Jeopardy! Is A Hater

Since I was a child, I’ve loved watching Jeopardy. I’m a bit of a know-it-all, and I have an affinity for amassing random facts & pieces of information that serve me absolutely no purpose except to prove how smart I am. After years of watching the show, I’m convinced that I’m smart enough to be on Jeopardy.

So why haven’t I been on? I’ll tell you why – Jeopardy is a hater #thatswhy.

Ever notice how the questions on Jeopardy seem to be easy? And are you ever amazed at how the contestants miss the most elementary of questions? Or is it just me? #kanyeshrug. Granted some categories, like 19th Century Russian Composers, is just ridiculous & impossible to answer unless you’re a freak of nature. But people who can’t get easy things like state capitals or recent movies, those people bug me.

But that’s not really why Jeopardy is a hater…no Jeopardy is a hater because the questions they put on the show are infinitely easier than the questions they ask in the test to be ON Jeopardy. And I know this because I’ve tried out THREE TIMES, most recently last night (which incidentally sparked this post). Each time that I’ve auditioned for Jeopardy, I’ve been shocked & amazed at how difficult the questions are. They are light-years more difficult than the questions they ask on the television show. Questions about obscure writers, symphonies no one but music majors have heard of, insignificant monarchs from the 17th century…*sigh* It’s as if they pull out their book of the hardest questions ever & throw them into the audition exam.

I get it – the producers want the average American viewer (who let’s be honest, isn’t the brightest bulb in the box) to feel like they’re a genius, so they throw in some softball questions in the show. But do they have to make the audition exam so much more difficult than the actual show? It’s just not fair.

Basically, the true test of your intelligence & ability to recall random facts isn’t how you do when you make on the show; the true test is whether or not you pass the test to get on the show at all. And at this rate, Jubi may not make it. There’s only so many blows to my ego that I can take. I know I’m smart enough to be on Jeopardy, so why are they preventing me from being great?

*shakes fist in anger* I’m too smart for this!!!

Have you ever tried out for Jeopardy? What did you think of the test? Do you think it’s more difficult than the show, or am I just slow?