Tuesday, March 22, 2011

If Jeopardy! Wanted to Portray a More Stereoptypical Italian, It Would Have Had to Track Down The Situation!

from 1/31/11...a classic

Johnny Marigliano, a pizza maker originally from Brooklyn, New York
Jean Dupon, a college chemistry instructor from San Carlos, California
Eureka Nutt, a paralegal from Canoga Park, California (whose 1-day cash winnings total $18,801)

Alex: Thanks, Johnny. Thank you all very much and welcome to our show. Johnny, a medium with pepperoni and sausage after the show, please.

Johnny (the contestant): You want it to stay or to go?

Alex: To go. You and Jean have to watch out for Eureka. She knows how to play the game.

Alex: Johnny's people are working on that pizza. Johnny Marigliano, originally from Brooklyn, New York, and you had an incident with a celebrity, and you didn't recognize him at the very beginning.

Johnny: Not right away. I was crossing 6th Avenue, and this big guy almost hits me on a bicycle.

Alex: Uh-huh.

Johnny: I was about to say, "Oh, what are you doin'?" And it turned out, it was Tony Soprano.


Alex: James Gandolfini.

Johnny: James Gandolfini, yeah, not the actual, so--

Alex: Fellow Italian.

Johnny: Hey, yeah.

Alex: Did you get to talk to him at all? No?

Johnny: No, he gave me this little smile, and I got a little starstruck.

Alex: Okay, good for you.


Alex: And, eureka, before I ask you to make your wager, we have a change in score to announce, , and it will benefit johnny, because we failed to put "for the common man" in quotation marks. "Tantara," your response, is acceptable.

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