Looks like JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure has found its home away from home. As fans gear up for the franchise’s new manga, all eyes are on the Joestar clan, and the team behind Jeopardy knows it. After all, the game show just brought in JoJo for a special cameo, and fans are pretty obsessed.
As you can see below, the clip is from the most recent episode of Jeopardy. In the Season 39 update, a contestant selected a TV Connectors question, and it surprised fans. After all, it tied Adventure Time with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure, and honestly? What a crossover that would be.
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was mentioned in today’s episode of “Jeopardy!”
– Season 39 Episode 96 (January 23, 2023) pic.twitter.com/TBpZqV4pJ8
— JoJo’s Bizarre Encyclopedia (@jojo_wiki) January 24, 2023
Unfortunately, contestant Duncan misunderstood the question, but host Ken Jennings knew all about the anime. He said JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure was a favorite of his kids, so this trivia was easy for him. But of course Jennings now hosts Jeopardy instead of playing it.
Obviously, this JoJo question got the fandom buzzing, and it’s nice to see how far the anime has come in terms of popularity. Jeopardy has referenced anime many times during his tenure, but JoJo has not participated in the classic game show until now. This is because Hirohiko Araki’s series was something of a cult classic, but JoJo has been considered mainstream for several years now. And of course, anime itself is more visible than ever as major companies like Netflix and Disney begin to invest in the record-breaking medium.
What do you think of this little JoJo nod? Would you have nailed this Jeopardy question? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below or give me a call on Twitter @Megan Peters CB.
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