Jeopardy! reality TV category includes Survivor, Amazing Race questions

Jeopardy! had a “reality of TV” category last night as part of the Teen Tournament, and its answers included Survivor and The Amazing Race.

TAR 16 winner Jordan Pious tweeted, “My brother and I were a clue on Jeopardy tonight! This is crazy!” The clue, he wrote, was “In 2010 Siblings Dan & Jordan hit the finish line in San Francisco to win this CBS show’s $1 Million prize.”

That was deemed a harder question than the one that included Survivor Tocantins‘s final two. Its runner-up, Stephen Fishbach, tweeted that being included in a clue was “the single greatest moment of my life.” The $200 clue, which he photographed, was: “J.T. outwitted, outplayed & outlasted Stephen & all the rest to win $1 mil. on the Tocantins edition of this show.”

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Ben Folds

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.