What’s better than feeling like a genius by answering a bunch of easy trivia questions written for teenagers? Feeling like a genius by answering a bunch of easy trivia questions written for teenagers then watching a wild west showdown between two of those teenagers to see which of them advances to the next round. Straight adrenaline uncut to the gut. Granted, asking a layup history question about something floating in Boston Harbor around the time of the American Revolution is like asking the word Bath during the finals of a spelling bee because whoever buzzed in first was clearly going to win. But that’s how it goes on Jeopardy. If you want to win a game on the greatest gameshow on Earth, you gotta be smart, you gotta have guts, and you gotta have a quick trigger finger. And that’s exactly what Avi had, which was oddly foreshadowed in the player intros.
I don’t want to criticize a kid playing Teen Jeopardy. But if you have a name straight out of a cowboy movie like Jackson Jones, you can never be slow to the draw. Like ever. Even if it’s to Avi “Sundance” Gupta and his double six-shooters.