Ken Jennings has been on Reddit for the past few hours gamely answering questions from users under the handle WatsonsBitch. When one of the folks in the chatroom commented on his username, he responded, “Lots of people think it’s a Jeopardy reference, but actually I was thinking of that time Watson and I were cellmates in prison, and it kept raping me.”
But that wasn’t the only reason he activated our nerd-love spot soft.
He makes Alex Trebek jokes (about what it’s like when the credits are rolling):
He makes drug jokes:
He has political insights:
Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Harry Reid (D-NV) both called me back personally in 2004 to try to get me to run for Orrin Hatch’s Senate seat.
He shares self-deprecating Mormon humor:
1. Christina Aguilera was born Mormon. Not our finest effort ….
He makes timely jokes:
We’d like to see Watson try to attempt a Charlie Sheen reference without short-circuiting.