Saturday Night Live sketch. Macdonald called Levy and secured permission to co-opt the premise of the sketch. Macdonald, now hosting, reprising his role as Reynolds. When Reynolds, who had initially been the celebrity who appeared on each episode, makes his return appearances, he misreads categories in the same manner as Connery and insists that he be addressed as “Turd Ferguson” because he finds that name funny. Parodies Media franchises introduced in

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Retrieved September 10, The tenth sketch was one of two not to feature a host, minine it was part of an SNL primetime special that did not feature a guest host. Trebek eventually grows exasperated with his inability to conduct the show and cuts it short by moving to Final Jeopardy! A fan of the sketch series SCTVMacdonald acknowledged that his concept would be substantially the same as “Half-Wits,” a recurring sketch on SCTV in which Eugene Levy played a parody of Trebek, exasperated by the incredibly dumb contestants on the program.

He either discards the scripted category in favor of a much easier task such as having the celebrities write and respond to their own clueor announces a childishly simple category. At the end of almost every sketch, all three celebrities have scores in the negative thousands of dollars, and in most cases, a humorous, often sexual, Final Jeopardy!


Only episode with the four people Ferrell, Fallon, Macdonald, Hammond who appeared more than once.

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Trebek is the beleaguered straight manand is generally celeebrity only person on stage interested in the game. As the celebrities’ growing ineptitude became apparent, the clebrity matter used for categories shifted from normal topics such as “Movies” and “Popular Music” to more childish topics, categories with titles giving not-so-subtle hints as to the correct response without reading the clues such as “Famous Kareem Abdul-Jabbars “and those requiring no responses whatsoever.

The sketch begins at the start of the Double Jeopardy! The June 27, show featured the category ” Japan-U.

The host and contestants are played as caricatures of their real life personalities. Live from New York: Priya Bhatia Yerasi “. On the November 23, show, the categories in the Jeopardy! The thirteenth edition of the sketch Cosby, Sharon Osbourne, Connery featured three members of the SNL cast as the three contestants and Ferrell, now hosting, reprising his role as Jeopardyy.

Saturday Night Live sketches Jeopardy! Audition process Broadcast information List of notable contestants Watson. Instead of buzzing in with the correct questions, contestants either give horribly incorrect responses or jeoppardy things that have nothing to do with the game, frustrating Trebek, who does nothing to hide his contempt for the celebrities’ performance.


Accessed from June 1, Both Ferrell and Macdonald were previous cast members who reprised their Celebrity Jeopardy!

In the May 19, Celebrity Jeopardy! In one of his sketches, Reynolds is declared an unquestioned winner, cepebrity though he wins simply because he has the least amount of negative money, rather than actually earning a victory.

Fifteen sketches aired between December and February Retrieved 16 May Will Ferrell Darrell Hammond Six episodes: Trebek quickly ends the game without advancing to Final Jeopardy! Retrieved from ” https: Retrieved July 25, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Thirteen of the fifteen sketches included the episode’s host, usually as a contestant.

During the May special Saturday Night Live in the ’90s: However, Macdonald was fired from SNL before that sketch conneryy be written.

Celebrity Jeopardy – 1998-05-09 – Sean Connery, Minnie Driver, Jeff Goldblum

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Critical responses to the sketches have been positive.

Dave Matthews with Boyd Tinsley. Jimmy Fallon also appeared six times, each time portraying a different character.