Cue the Jeopardy theme music! Folks from Amarillo and the surrounding parts of the Texas panhandle love their hometowns. And it is no secret that they tend to know a lot about the area they call home. But, do you think you know enough to be challenged to Amarillo-related questions on TV's game show Jeopardy?

A search through the Jeopardy archives revealed that Amarillo has been part of an answer or question 21 times on the hit game show. Most of the topics below you should have no trouble with, even if history isn't your thing. In fact, many questions/answers below have to do with Amarillo being the Spanish word for yellow. Here are the 21 times Amarillo was featured on Jeopardy:

  • Episode #832, aired 3/29/1988
    • COUNTRY CROONERS $100: He disdains the pop sound, so his songs like "Amarillo By Morning" are "straight" country
  • Episode #1145, aired 7/21/1989
    • MUSICAL TEXAS TOWNS $200: In 1987 country music's George Strait went straight to this "yellow" Texas town "by Morning"
  • Episode #1184, aired 10/26/1989
    • U.S. CITIES $300: This city whose name means "yellow" is the largest city in the Texas panhandle
  • Episode #2143, aired 12/22/1993
    • U.S. GEOGRAPHY $500: Referring to its Spanish name, this chief Texas Panhandle city is nicknamed the "Yellow Rose of Texas"
  • Episode #2899, aired 3/20/1997
    • U.S. CITIES $2,000 (Daily Double): From Spanish, the name of this Texas city refers to the yellowish banks of a nearby stream
  • Episode #3292, aired 12/22/1998
    • THE U.S. $300: We "beg" you to give us this name for the areas where you'd find Tallahassee, Florida & Amarillo, Texas
  • Episode #4020, aired 2/08/2002
    • U.S. CITIES $1000: The name of this Texas city means "yellow" in Spanish
  • Episode #4325, aired 5/23/2003
    • DOUBLE-"L" WORDS $800: In 1865 a Civil War battle took place in this "colorful" Texas city -- a month after the war ended
  • Episode #4918, aired 1/18/2006
    • DOUBLE "L" $800: A 6-story steel column in this Texas Panhandle city commemorates helium, which is found in abundance there
  • Episode #5307, aired 10/09/2007
    • AMERICANA $1000: The name of this Texas city is Spanish for "yellow"
  • Episode #5655, aired 3/20/2009
    • "A" TRAVEL CATEGORY $600: Have a 72-ounce steak at the Big Texan Steak Ranch in this Texas Panhandle city
  • Episode #5657, aired 03/24/2009
    • CHAMPIONS OF TOURNAMENTS $2000: In 1972 "Amarillo Slim" won this annual event
  • Episode #5720, aired 6/19/2009
    • U.S. CITIES $600: The roadside attraction called the Cadillac Ranch is in this Texas city whose name is Spanish for "yellow"
  • Episode #6555, aired 03-01-2013
    • PLACES IN TEXAS, PLUS $600: It's southeast of Amarillo; a person in this job passes the bull with a muleta; Ol!
  • Episode #6967, aired 12/23/2014
    • PANHANDLE STATES $200: Amarillo is the largest city in this state's panhandle
  • Episode #7164, aired 11/05/2015
    • 4 "time columns" in Amarillo are dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the discovery of this element, atomic no. 2
  • Episode #7218, aired 1/20/2016
    • INCREDIBLY SPECIFIC WEDDING VOWS $800: You like the Springsteen song, so I will take you to a ranch near Amarillo that has 10 of these, dating from 1949 to 1963
  • Episode #7252, aired 3/08/2016
    • TRAVELING ALONG ROUTE 66 $600: The only major city on Route 66 in Texas' upper panhandle; its attractions include Taylor's Texaco station
  • Episode #7557, aired 6/20/2017
    • BLOWIN' IN THE WIND $400: With Amarillo No. 1, this state has 4 of the Weather Channel's 10 windiest U.S. cities
  • Episode #7774, aired 5/31/2018
    • HEY, SLIM $1200: The colorfully named Amarillo Slim won 4 events in the World Series of this
  • Episode #7861, aired 11/12/2018:
    • IN THE SPANISH DICTIONARY $800: Under A: This word for yellow (as any Texan should know)

Do you think you have what it takes to be on Jeopardy? To this day, only 1 person from Amarillo has ever been on the show. His name is Adam Pan and he was a contestant during season 25, episode #5662, which aired on March 3rd, 2009.