Rush Fan Wins Jeopardy! - Bets $2,112 and Shows Off Neil Peart Drum Sticks
Over the years, there have been several 'Rush Sightings' on Jeopardy!, the long-running television trivia game show. Those sightings were all in the form of Rush, or a member of Rush, appearing in one of the 'answers' on the show. Last night, however, a Rush fan, Jennifer Morrow, was on the show and had a major shout-out for the band. During her chat with host Alex Trebek, she had this to say:“I was always inspired by tales of knights in shining armor who would ride into battle with a token of favor from somebody they admired,” she said. “So I thought I would do that here. I’m a huge fan of the Canadian prog-rock trio Rush. And so I went to one of their concerts a while back and from the front row I held up a banner that said, ‘May be on Jeopardy! Request token of favor to carry in thy honor’ And well apparently Neil Peart, the greatest drummer in the world, is a fan of the greatest show in the world.”Later in the episode, after revealing a 'Double Jeopardy' answer, she decided to bet $2,112 - successfully I might add.
Jennifer went on to win the show and will return tonight as the Jeopardy! champion. You can watch a video of her appearance via the viewer below.
Thanks to everyone who alerted me to this news.