As beloved as Ken Jennings is as a host, he also has a list of accolades attached to his name. Flaunting a 74-game Jeopardy! winning streak, the game show host recently talked of his somewhat odd bucket list. With the ‘Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time’ laurel awarded to this quick-witted champion, his aspirations aren’t necessarily typical.
Ken Jennings Crosses Off Major Milestone From Bucket List
The Jeopardy! host revealed that he will soon cross a major wish from his bucket list.
In a tweet last month, the 48-year-old talked about his wish and stated, “I’m aware that I have a very weird and specific bucket list, but this was a biggie: I get to play on the next season of Pyramid!”
I’m aware that I have a very weird and specific bucket list, but this was a biggie: I get to play on the next season of Pyramid! https://t.co/FJ04MCDhoN
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) June 17, 2022
The $100,000 Pyramid Season 6 premiered on July 10. This season brought several known names and renowned celebrities such as Seinfeld stars Wayne Knight and Jason Alexander. Moreso, the show also welcomed Olympic skier Lindsey Vonn.
Others that made an appearance on the show include names like:
- Cedric the Entertainer
- Tayshia Adams & Matt James from The Bachelor
- D’Arcy Carden from The Good Place
- Rosie O’Donnell (Comedian)
- Amanda Kloots, host at The Talk
Ken is set to appear on the July 24 episode, where he will be up against Ross Mathews, who is the co-host of The Drew Barrymore Show.
From The $10,000 Pyramid to The $100,000 Pyramid
For the unversed, The $100,000 Pyramid is a game show where two teams of two compete in a game of word association. Each of these contenders gets a celebrity partner and there is an exchange of clues to guess the right answer before the timer runs out. Finally, the team that manages to bag the highest score gets to compete in the ‘Winners Circle’ with the top prize of $100,000.
The show is hosted by Michael Strahan, the co-anchor for Good Morning America. It has had multiple iterations in the years it has been running. In 1973, it started with The $10,000 Pyramid and was hosted by Dick Clark, as reported by Deseret News.
Over the years, the monetary prize associated with the game show has jumped to a higher number. However, the premise has stayed the same.
Is Ken Jennings Jeopardy!’s New Permanent Host?
Between Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings, fans have mostly sided with the latter favoring his hosting style. With Jeopardy! Season 38 soon to conclude, fans are wondering who will be the game show’s permanent host. However, the makers are yet to make any official announcement. A decision is most likely expected by the end of July after the taping of Season 39 kicks off.
Do you think Ken Jennings could be the permanent Jeopardy! host? Are you excited to watch him on The $100,000 Pyramid? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
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