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Our very own Emma Span will be on Jeopardy tonight. Yup, that’s right. She’s on Jeopardy. Don’t miss it.

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1 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 12, 2009 1:35 pm

Go, Emma!

2 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 12, 2009 1:49 pm

You can watch her introduce herself here ...

3 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 12, 2009 1:53 pm


4 Simone   ~  Oct 12, 2009 1:53 pm

Emma, good luck! I'll try to remember to watch.

5 ms october   ~  Oct 12, 2009 1:57 pm

go get 'em emma!

[2] thanks for the link diane

6 Emma Span   ~  Oct 12, 2009 1:58 pm

[2] Oh man, this is already embarrassing. It's really hard to come up with a non-cheesy "Hometown Howdy", though. (My friend had suggested, "Hey Brooklyn, if you were thinking about skipping Jeopardy tonight - fuhgeddaboudit!")

And why am I blinking so much? Jesus.

7 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:10 pm

Emma is like the 10th person I've known to appear on either Jeopardy or Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

Me? I won a CD player from WNEW-FM years ago for knowing which side of the record each of two Dire Straits songs came from.

I'm pretty smart, but my expertise is not diverse-enough to get on those shows.

You go Emma!

8 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:11 pm


No sweat kiddo.

It would only be embarrassing if you didn't make the Final Jeopardy round.
(you DID make Final Jeopardy, right?) :-)

9 ms october   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:12 pm

[6] it was good emma. i mean you are right that it is almost impossible not to be too corny there - but yours was good. since your ys memory was one of my favorite because of the whole he [curt schilling] is a "fucking pussy" it would have been great to work the phrase fucking pussy in - but i am guessing alex trebek would have passed out on the spot

10 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:14 pm

good luck. when in doubt, the correct answer is always: who is karim garcia?

11 Emma Span   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:24 pm

[9] Yes, I doubt that would have made it through unbleeped.

And now I'm regretting not writing [10] "who is Karim Garcia?" as my Final Jeopardy answer. Given the question, it would have been hilariously nonsensical.

12 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:25 pm


Perhaps, in some fairy tale world, "Karim Garcia" is its own Jeopardy category, complete with Video Daily Double.

13 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:25 pm

either that or "134"


14 The Hawk   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:39 pm

[7] I don't want to hear your excuses.

15 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:40 pm

The correct answer is "Who is Eli Whitney?" Works once every six months.

16 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:57 pm


but ... but ... its true (sniff) ....

I know jacks**t about history, literature .... but math, science, words ... then we're OK.

I DID try out for one of those ESPN sports trivia shows a few years ago ... didn't even make it past the written exam. :-(

17 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 12, 2009 2:58 pm

"Who is Nathan Lane?" - not always the correct answer but it will definitely get you invited to the judges' after-party.

18 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 12, 2009 3:02 pm

I would be a good contestant on a game show called "Stump the Schwa".

19 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 12, 2009 4:03 pm

One of my Scrabble acquaintances is one of the founding Jeopardy archivists.
(You can basically find the Q&A for most shows listed at this site a few days after it airs)

20 Rich   ~  Oct 12, 2009 4:37 pm

I DVR it every night anyway, so I'm there.

21 Bama Yankee   ~  Oct 12, 2009 6:17 pm

[10] & [12] Someday I'll be on Jeopardy and the actual answer (or "question") will be "Who is Karim Garcia?" and I'll probably miss it...

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