October 6, 2022
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‘Jeopardy!’ Contestant Reveals Superb Connection to Present (VIDEO)

Jeopardy! has solely been again for 2 weeks, and already, this season has been hit with stunning moments and controversial choices. However maybe probably the most heart-warming second to this point got here throughout the (September 21 episode, when one contestant revealed a tremendous secret.

Martha Tub, a retired CPA from Seattle, Washington, got here from behind to win Wednesday’s recreation, however one thing extra unimaginable occurred earlier than that. In the course of the Q&A phase, host Ken Jennings prompted Tub when he requested, “This isn’t your first rodeo.”

That’s when she revealed her decades-old connection to the long-running recreation present.

“That’s right,” she stated. “Fifty years in the past this spring, I used to be on the unique daytime present with Artwork Fleming in New York.”

“Wow,” Jennings replied as Tub continued, “I received $40 and a set of encyclopedias, and I nonetheless have them.”

“You continue to have the encyclopedias – or the $40?” Jennings joked earlier than including, “We’re gonna ship you dwelling with greater than $40 tonight.”

The unique daytime model of Jeopardy! debuted on NBC on March 30, 1964, and aired till January 3, 1975. The late actor and broadcaster Artwork Fleming served as host on the time, staying with the present till 1979. The each day syndicated model premiered in 1984 with Alex Trebek as host.

Tub did certainly depart with greater than $40 this time round, as she beat out returning champion Emmett Stanton and sports activities journalist Christopher Pennant to grab the victory. Regardless of going into Ultimate Jeopardy! with simply $15,400 in comparison with Stanton’s $22,000, Tub nailed the proper reply and wagered her whole prize pot, giving her a successful complete of $30,800.

“Or, if we rely 1972, $30,840,” Jennings quipped.

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