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Saturday, June 19, 2010


It runs for 30 mins a day on ABC Monday thru Friday.
What is Jeopardy?

The show that since I was little my life revolved around
What is Jeopardy?
The song my sister choreographed her first dance to
What is the Jeopardy Theme Song?

That is correct!
It all started when my little sister was born. My mother was blessed with being a stay at home mom for about a year, and since we just moved to California she did not have many adult friends. I was four, and although I was speaking in full sentences by the age of 18 months, I guess it wasn't quite enough. My mother started watching Jeopardy to keep her mind sharp and feel as if she was getting a little more mental stimulation than talking with a four year old and an infant. Every day at seven p.m. my mom, Bug and I would watch Jeopardy. Thanks mom, because I'm sure it helped my IQ jump a few points also. My sister perfected her toddler Jeopardy dance. It consisted of her sitting her little but right in front of the TV and when the song started to play she would bob her head from side to side in the ear-to-shoulder movement. It became famous in our neighborhood. People would come far and wide, well, maybe from a couple blocks away, in order to watch Bug bob to Jeopardy. I wish we could have gotten it on video!

This is NOT Bug, but Obviously babies love to dance to the Jeopardy song, it is all over youtube.
When I moved out, I thought that would be the last time that my life had to revolve around this trivia game. I was wrong!

The only time I cannot talk is the thirty minutes this show is on.
What is Jeopardy?

Yeppers, Foster's favorite show is Jeopardy. Actually, it is the only show he watches religiously. I guarantee if the local channels had not gone digital, Foster and I would never have gotten cable. We had the bunny ears, and as long as he was able to watch his show, there was no need for cable. Well, THANK GOD it all went digital, because now I get to watch all of my other shows. However, no matter what I am watching, at seven o'clock I give up the remote for thirty minutes, and must remain quiet. If you know me, you know how hard it is for me to stay quiet for five minutes so thirty seems impossible!

We make it a rule that we do not eat in front of the television unless this show is on
What is Jeopardy?

That is right! Foster and I have made a pact that no matter what is going on in our lives, we will always make time to eat dinner at the table except, you guessed it, when Jeopardy is on. I try my hardest to time dinner either a half an hour before or right after Jeopardy, but sometimes it just happens to be done around seven o'clock, and in those instances, I make an exception to our dinner at the table rule.

If I call my husband when this show is on, he will not hear or remember a word I say
What is Jeopardy?

Yes, last month I learned the hard way to make sure to check the time before calling Foster. I made the mistake of calling him at 7:05pm one evening, and I noticed he was not paying attention to a word I was saying. I looked at the time and realized what I had done, "Okay, honey, I will call you back in twenty-five minutes," I said.

"Huh? What? Oh, okay, thanks honey," he responded as he was trying to listen to the TV.

So, a word to the wise, unless it is a life and death emergency, I would refrain from calling Foster or me between 1900-1930 (7-7:30). If you do, be warned, I do not take responsibility if he completely ignores what you say or just doesn't answer the phone. And for my sake, pray that Jeopardy never goes off the air, or else you may find a nice 32" TV for sale in my front yard and Time Warner will lose one more customer.

1 comment:

Sydney said...

Did you know our grandma was a regular watcher of this show?


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