Jeopardy! contestants are normally targeting the sport itself—that’s, studying trivia and training their buzzer approach. Nonetheless, one former participant has shared his ideas for time on the sport present, together with what contestants ought to do after they lose a recreation.
Former Contestant Calls Inexperienced Room ‘A Blast’
David Maes, a Chicago lawyer, competed on Jeopardy! earlier this month. He got here in second to Troy Meyer, who’s at present on a six-day profitable streak. In a Reddit thread recapping the episode he was on, Maes mentioned his expertise on the sport present and supplied an attention-grabbing tip for different Jeopardy! gamers: staying within the present’s inexperienced room.
“I highly recommend staying in the green room (aka the Wheel of Fortune stage) after your game,” Maes wrote. “Watching, commenting, and cheering on live games with fellow contestants was a blast.”
Maes and his fellow gamers might need gotten to hang around on the Wheel of Fortune stage, however one other Jeopardy! contestant shared that she was put some place else. Jennifer Quail appeared in episodes in 2019 and 2021 and has beforehand talked about her time on Jeopardy! on Reddit.
“They let you hang out in the green room after playing instead of the audience side now? Fun!” Quail replied to Maes’ remark. “I stayed, and sat in the audience the rest of the day. It helped with the letdown for sure, plus it was kind of fun to just watch with no pressure.”
Maes wrote again, saying that the gamers got a selection between “going to the audience (where you sit politely) or going back to the green room (where you get to shout out answers to triple stumpers and Final Jeopardy with new friends).”
He additionally wrote about how a lot he beloved his time on the present in his preliminary publish. “It was a lot of fun to finally be a part of the Jeopardy community!” he instructed followers.
Maes mentioned his opponents, saying Kristina Zimmerman “was one of the first people [he] got to meet” on the present and that reigning champion Troy Meyer “is even more likable in person than he already appears on screen.”
It appears like Maes’ time on Jeopardy! was full of latest friendships and funky experiences. Maes’ Reddit publish exhibits simply how a lot enjoyable gamers have on the sport present, whether or not they win or lose.