To cash in on the election year hype, Jeopardy has announced that they’re coming to Washington D.C. for their “Power Players” week. Longtime host of the show, Alex Trebek will be testing the knowledge of “political figures, authors, journalists and newsmakers.” While there’s still no word on WHO those contestants will be, we’re hoping to see Meghan McCain have to choose “Emoticons for 400, Alex.” We spoke to Paul Woodhull, from Media Syndication Services. He had a successful run as Jeopardy champion in 1986. As some of us know, UrbanDaddy’s smartypants Jeff Dufour had a relatively successful run at being on the show last year.
We wanted to find out how to succeed at the game show. Woodhull tells us, “If Alex likes you, he’ll help you. Just the tone he takes and the way he addresses you.” Good to know. Butter up the host should work just fine in this town of schmoozers. Woodhull also says, “DO NOT GUESS. If you don’t know the answer, don’t try to answer.” A canned Trebek says in a release, ““I’m thrilled about going to Washington, D.C. and hosting the show in front of such a large audience.” “The Power Players shows will not only be incredibly entertaining to watch, but also enlightening.” Enlightening, Alex!? You really think so? It must have been a LONG time since he’s been to Washington, because when it comes to enlightenment, Washington is about as deep as it’s iconic reflecting pool.
The shows will tape on April 20 and 21 at DAR Constitution Hall and will air locally on WJLA the week of May 14-18. Visit www.jeopardy.com for details.