Anderson Cooper, who will be guest-hosting Jeopardy! for two weeks, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday and talked about what it was like to get humiliated as a contestant on that show.
"First of all, I was on 'Power Players' Jeopardy!, so I don't want to make it seem like I was on the hardcore — they give us the special questions on those editions," Cooper explained. "I was on it four times. First time, I crushed it... the second time, I was playing against Cheech Marin, and I was like 'oh my god, this is going to be a cakewalk. I mean, I've seen Cheech & Chong movies, the synapses can't be firing that quickly.' Turns out he is the smartest guy, the quickest guy. Oh, he destroyed me, and do you know what it's like to walk into the CNN news room the day after Cheech Marin has destroyed you on Jeopardy!? Like, Wolf Blitzer reading the paper, giving you side-eye as you walk by."
Kimmel then quizzed him on some of the questions he got wrong in his four appearances, and he went 2 for 3 this time around.
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