‘Weird’ But True: James Holzhauer Lost On ‘Jeopardy!’ Just in Time for the 35th Anniversary of ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic’s ‘I Lost On Jeopardy’


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Rock Cellar Magazine

This one’s too “weird” for words, but here goes. On Monday night, James Holzhauer’s marathon run as a Jeopardy! contestant came to an end. He’d won 32 games and netted more than $2.4 million in prize money, but it came to a dramatic end:

The date of Holzhauer’s defeat was June 3, 2019. On June 4, 1984, “Weird Al” Yankovic premiered “I Lost On Jeopardy,” his parody of the Greg Kihn Band hit “Our Love’s In Jeopardy.”

So, if you’re paying attention, Holzhauer’s epic run on “Jeopardy!” came to an end JUST IN TIME for the 35th anniversary of the release of “I Lost On Jeopardy.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUZijEuNDQ

Holzhauer was definitely aware of this:

This is either an intensely strange coincidence or destiny. I’ll go with destiny.

Because I know if I was on a ridiculous, historic run on a quiz show like “Jeopardy!,” this would pretty much be the perfect way for it all to come to a screeching halt.

If you’re still struggling to figure this all out and come up with a reason why and how it happened this way, stop doing that and pick up tickets to Yankovic’s big Strings Attached summer tour:

June 5 — Clearwater, FL — Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 6 — Ft. Lauderdale, FL — Broward Center for the Performing Arts
June 08 — Melbourne, FL — Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts
June 09 — St. Augustine, FL — St. Augustine Amphitheatre
June 10 — Orlando, FL — Hard Rock Live
June 13 — New Orleans, LA — Saenger Theatre
June 14 — Irving, TX — The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
June 15 — The Woodlands, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
June 16 — San Antonio, TX — Majestic Theatre
June 18 — Austin, TX — Bass Concert Hall
June 20 — Memphis, TN — Orpheum Theatre
June 21 — Oklahoma City, OK — Zoo Amphitheatre
June 22 — St. Louis, MO — Fabulous Fox Theatre
June 23 — Madison, WI — Overture Center for the Arts
June 25 — Roanoke, VA — Berglund Performing Arts Theatre
June 27 — Richmond, VA — Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
June 28 — Simpsonville, SC — Heritage Park Amphitheatre
June 29 — Nashville, TN — Ascend Amphitheatre
June 30 — Atlanta, GA — State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park
July 02 — Ft. Wayne, IN Foellinger Theatre
July 03 — Kettering, OH — Fraze Pavilion
July 05 — Rochester Hills, MI. — Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
July 06 — Cleveland, OH– KeyBank State Theatre at Playhouse Square
July 07 — Pittsburgh, PA Benedum Center for the Performing Arts
July 08 — Toronto, Ontario — Budweiser Stage
July 11 — Syracuse, NY — Landmark Theatre
July 12 — Philadelphia, PA. — Metropolitan Opera House
July 13 — Cary, NC — Koka Booth Amphitheatre
July 14 — Charlotte, NC — Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
July 16 — Vienna, VA — Wolf Trap
July 18 — Gilford, NH — Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
July 19 — Mashantucket, CT — Foxwoods Resort Casino
July 20 — New York, NY — Forest Hills Stadium
July 21 — Boston, MA. — Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 23 — Lewiston, NA — Artpark Amphitheater
July 26 — Grand Rapids, MI — DeVos Performance Hall
July 27 — Milwaukee, WI — Miller High Life Theatre
July 28 — Highland Park, IL — Ravinia Festival
July 30 — Cedar Rapids, IA — McGrath Amphitheatre
July 31 — Lincoln, NE — Pinewood Bowl Theater
Aug. 01 — Morrison, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Aug. 03 — Phoenix, AZ. — Comerica Theatre
Aug. 04 — San Diego, CA — San Diego Civic Theatre
Aug. 07 — Las Vegas, NV — The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
Aug. 08 — Costa Mesa, CA — Pacific Amphitheatre
Aug. 09 — Berkeley, CA — Greek Theatre
Aug. 10 — Los Angeles, CA — Greek Theatre
Aug. 11 — Sacramento, CA — Memorial Auditorium
Aug. 13 — Wenatchee, WA — Town Toyota Center
Aug. 14 — Troutdale, OR — Edgefield
Aug. 16 — Seattle, WA — Paramount Theatre
Aug. 17 — Seattle, WA — Paramount Theatre
Aug. 19 — Vancouver, British Columbia – -Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Aug. 21 — Victoria, British Columbia — Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre
Aug. 22 — Abbotsford, British Columbia — Abbotsford Centre
Aug. 24 — Calgary, Alberta — Jack Singer Concert Hall
Aug. 25 — Billings, Mont. — Rimrock Auto Arena
Aug. 26 — Bismark, ND — Bismarck Event Center
Aug. 28 — Indianapolis, IN — Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Aug. 30 — Peoria, IL — Peoria Civic Center
Aug. 31 — Kansas City, MO — Starlight Theatre
Sept. 01 — North Little Rock, AK — Verizon Arena



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