Today’s episode of Jeopardy! included JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure as one of its answers for the “TV Connectors” category. It aired on January 23, 2023 and is the 96th episode of the show’s 39th season.
The “TV Connectors” category combines the titles of two shows together, with the contestants having to guess the missing word. The $2000 answer was “JoJo’s Bizarre _____ Time”, combining the anime JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and the cartoon Adventure Time.
Participating in today’s episode of Jeopardy! were Anne Faircloth (farmer from Clinton, North Carolina), Duncan Bowling (ICU nurse manager from Washington, D.C.), and Troy Meyer (music executive from Tampa, Florida).
Unfortunately, none of the participants were able to get the missing word. According to the host Ken Jennings, the shows are favorites of his kids.
The contestants were able to correctly get the questions for most of the other “TV Connectors” clues, aside from the $1200 one. Here they are below:
- $400 – Squid ____ of Thrones (Answer: What is Game? | Squid Game and Game of Thrones)
- $800 – Win Ben Stein’s ____ Heist (Answer: What is Money? | Win Ben Stein’s Money and Money Heist)
- $1200 – Axe ____ Rock (Answer: What is Cop? | Axe Cop and Cop Rock)
- $1600 – Teen ____ Like Me (Answer: What is Wolf? | Teen Wolf and Wolf Like Me)
- $2000 – JoJo’s Bizarre _____ Time (Answer: What is Adventure? | JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and Adventure Time)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure-Related Contestants
On a related note, the English voice actors of Jotaro Kujo and DIO in the dub of the JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure OVA were participants on Jeopardy! in the past. The 13-episode OVA released in Japan in 1993 and 2000, and in English from 2003 to 2005.
Abie Hadjitarkhani, the English voice of Jotaro in the OVA, appeared in Episode 97 of Season 27, released on January 25, 2011. DIO’s voice actor, Andrew Chaikin (also known as Kid Beyond), appeared in two episodes. He won the game on November 6, 2020, which was the 40th episode of the 37th season. His second appearance was on November 9, 2020, in the 41st episode of the 37th season.
About JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
Hirohiko Araki is a manga artist from Sendai, the capital city of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure is his most successful series being in serialization for 36 years and highly regarded internationally. The eighth part of the series concluded in August 2021 and the ninth part begins on February 2023. The series currently has 957 chapters in total.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has an anime adaptation that began in 2012 and recently completed up to the sixth part of the series in December 2022. The series also has an older OVA adaptation, several video games, and many light novel spin-offs.
Jeopardy! is an American game show that began on March 30, 1964. Instead of being given questions, contestants choose a category and are given clues in the form of answers. They must identify what the clue is describing in the form of a question, such as “What is Adventure?”. Art Fleming was the host of the original version. Alex Trebek hosted afterwards in 1984 until January 2021. Since then, Ken Jennings and Mayim Bialik are permanent rotating hosts in the series.