I'll take "Things That'll Upset Bears Fans" for $800, please. What is "Aaron Rodgers is going to guest host 'Jeopardy!'"? Correct!
Indeed, the Packers star quarterback and 2020-21 MVP winner announced earlier this year during one of his regular appearances on "The Pat McAfee Show" that he will serve as guest host for the wildly popular trivia game show – a gig that begins today at 6 p.m. on CBS 58.
The game show is utilizing several guest hosts to temporarily fill the void left behind by the late great Alex Trebek, who passed away in November due to pancreatic cancer at the age of 80. Past winner Ken Jennings was the first to take over interim duties back in January for several episodes of the long-running trivia competition, opening the game by paying tribute to the late beloved host.
Katie Couric and Dr. Mehmet Oz have also take a turn behind Trebek's famed podium, with Anderson Cooper, Savannah Guthrie, "Big Bang Theory" star Mayim Bialik, Bill Whitaker and Dr. Sanjay Gupta also in line to play host later this year.
Fans of the show and of the Packers know Rodgers' guest hosting gig isn't some random celebrity selection. The star quarterback – who called Trebek "one of my idols growing up" during his interview with Pat McAfee – claimed victory in a 2015 episode of "Celebrity Jeopardy!" over "Shark Tank" judge and entrepreneur Kevin O’Leary as well as astronaut-turned-senator Mark Kelly, earning $50,000 for the MAAC Fund. He even got Trebek to do his signature Championship Belt celebration move.
Aaron Rodgers' two-week run behind the podium begins today – Monday, April 5 – through April 16, airing on 6 p.m. daily on CBS. Tune in to see if he's as good at hosting the game as he is playing it – and for a sneak peak of the MVP's hosting duties, check out his introduction below.
As much as it is a gigantic cliché to say that one has always had a passion for film, Matt Mueller has always had a passion for film. Whether it was bringing in the latest movie reviews for his first grade show-and-tell or writing film reviews for the St. Norbert College Times as a high school student, Matt is way too obsessed with movies for his own good.
When he's not writing about the latest blockbuster or talking much too glowingly about "Piranha 3D," Matt can probably be found watching literally any sport (minus cricket) or working at - get this - a local movie theater. Or watching a movie. Yeah, he's probably watching a movie.