This City Has Appeared On ‘Jeopardy!’ Many Times. What Is Amarillo?
You may have heard the term "small but mighty" a few times in your life. Normally it's in reference to a smaller kid playing big in sports, but in this case, it's about our city.
Jeopardy! is one of, if not THE biggest game shows in the world. The amount of questions needed in order to run these shows over and over again is staggering, and thanks to the rich history of Amarillo, we've appeared on it numerous times.
Some of the questions have been dead giveaways and no-brainers. However, I was absolutely shocked at the number of Amarillo-related questions that ended up being "triple stumpers", meaning they just couldn't get it right.
Taking a look at some of the triple stumpers, I think the one that surprised me the most was the Springsteen question (dive on into the gallery if you want to know what I'm hinting at). I mean, if you know anything about Bruce Springsteen, you know he has a song called "Pink _________" (deliberately blanking that out for those of you who decided to finish reading before checking out the questions). That alone should've given it away. One person took a stab and answered "Thunderbirds", the other 2 just stared into space.
I'm not the best Jeopardy! player, I find myself staring at the ceiling a lot during the reading of the "question". But I can tell you though, I would have nailed all of these Amarillo ones. Let me hop on when it's full of questions like this, I know I could get it done!
Here's to Jeopardy! for giving the city our 15 minutes of fame.