All This Weekend – We’re Playing Rush Holt’s Jeopardy

Last weekend, I attended maybe the most boisterous fundraiser I’ve ever seen: Rush Holt’s live Jeopardy game, with a collection of some of the most well-known people in NJ politics all trying to answer in the form of a question every item of formidable trivia dreamed up by Holt’s campaign staff and the rocket scientist himself. All in the name of fun, all to benefit the campaign of Holt; physicist congressman, 5-time Jeopardy winner, and the only member of Congress to vanquish the IBM supercomputer Watson I was the dork in the back half-jumping out of my seat on every question, but not blurting out loud as the entire audience was instructed to do. I was sitting with Marie Corfield, a Jeopardy veteran herself.

Among Holt’s players: CD3 candidate Shelley Adler, Asm Dan Benson, Sen. Linda Greenstein, Sierra Club’s Jeff Tittel, Princeton professor Sean Wilentz, former state Dem chair Tom Byrne and current chair John Wisniewski and Gov. Jim Florio. Judges were Lambertville mayor Dave DelVecchio, NJEA’s Ginger Gold Schnitzer, and Greta Kiernan, former Assemblywoman and Jeopardy contestant. Rush Holt played both Art Fleming and Alex Trebek.

Smart batch of people. Aggressive players. But playing purely for fun, for a congressman, my former boss, who was as loose as I’ve ever seen him. High point for me was Holt doing Dana Carvey doing, well, you’ll see …

All weekend, I’m going to post the questions I can (some are still top-secret). Want to play? Resist the internet and give us your answer in the form of a Question.

Start you off with an easy category. They get tougher from here. We’ll be posting questions all weekend. Please remember to phrase your answer in the form of a Question:

Live from New York, It’s Saturday Night Live

100   Will Ferrell, playing this Presidential Candidate in 2000, coined the phrase “Strategery”.

200   Poor Sarah Palin. She never actually said “I can see Russia from my house.” That actually came from an SNL performance from this 30Rock star

300   In a 1988 “debate,” Jon Lovitz played this Democratic candidate, sputtering, “I can’t believe I’m losing to this guy!”

400   Wouldn’t be prudent. Not gonna do it. Read my lips … said Dana Carvey spoofing this President.

500   Before he was a Senator, he played a Senator – bow-tie clad Illinois Senator Paul Simon – during a skit parodying the Clarence Thomas hearings.

Okay, let’s play our game.

All This Weekend – We’re Playing Rush Holt’s Jeopardy

Last weekend, I attended maybe the most boisterous fundraiser I’ve ever seen: Rush Holt’s live Jeopardy game, with a collection of some of the most well-known people in NJ politics all trying to answer in the form of a question every item of formidable trivia dreamed up by Holt’s campaign staff and the rocket scientist himself. All in the name of fun, all to benefit the campaign of Holt; physicist congressman, 5-time Jeopardy winner, and the only member of Congress to vanquish the IBM supercomputer Watson I was the dork in the back half-jumping out of my seat on every question, but not blurting out loud as the entire audience was instructed to do. I was sitting with Marie Corfield, a Jeopardy veteran herself.

Among Holt’s players: CD3 candidate Shelley Adler, Asm Dan Benson, Sen. Linda Greenstein, Sierra Club’s Jeff Tittel, Princeton professor Sean Wilentz, former state Dem chair Tom Byrne and current chair John Wisniewski and Gov. Jim Florio. Judges were Lambertville mayor Dave DelVecchio, NJEA’s Ginger Gold Schnitzer, and Greta Kiernan, former Assemblywoman and Jeopardy contestant. Rush Holt played both Art Fleming and Alex Trebek.

Smart batch of people. Aggressive players. But playing purely for fun, for a congressman, my former boss, who was as loose as I’ve ever seen him. High point for me was Holt doing Dana Carvey doing, well, you’ll see …

All weekend, I’m going to post the questions I can (some are still top-secret). Want to play? Resist the internet and give us your answer in the form of a Question.

Start you off with an easy category. They get tougher from here. We’ll be posting questions all weekend. Please remember to phrase your answer in the form of a Question:

Live from New York, It’s Saturday Night Live

100   Will Ferrell, playing this Presidential Candidate in 2000, coined the phrase “Strategery”.

200   Poor Sarah Palin. She never actually said “I can see Russia from my house.” That actually came from an SNL performance from this 30Rock star

300   In a 1988 “debate,” Jon Lovitz played this Democratic candidate, sputtering, “I can’t believe I’m losing to this guy!”

400   Wouldn’t be prudent. Not gonna do it. Read my lips … said Dana Carvey spoofing this President.

500   Before he was a Senator, he played a Senator – bow-tie clad Illinois Senator Paul Simon – during a skit parodying the Clarence Thomas hearings.

Okay, let’s play our game.

Comments (2)

  1. the pollster

    G W Bush

    Tina Fey

    Dukakis

    GHW Bush

    Al Franken

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  2. the pollster

    Who Is in the Headline.

    🙂

    Reply

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