Video: The obligatory “Wolf Blitzer utterly destroyed on Celebrity Jeopardy” clip

posted at 4:10 pm on September 18, 2009 by Allahpundit

When I heard that it was Andy Richter who did the destroying, I assumed it must have been a bit from Conan’s show. The script writes itself: Starring Andy as the goofball who turns out to be a genius and featuring a cameo by the professorial Blitzer as a sort of Brick Tamland character. Nope, no bit; this is totally for realsies. He stays above water until about five minutes in, when he names, um, Jerusalem as Jesus’s birthplace. It’s all downhill from there.

Anyone can have one bad game, though, right? Maybe not: Watch the second clip, recorded during the rehearsal, and behold as he flames out there too. Wait ’til you see what the Final Jeopardy question was that he blanked on. Needless to say, my faith in the total intellectual superiority of the mainstream media has been shattered.

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LOL, go Andy! You know this is going to show up on the Tonight Show soon..

BakerAllie on September 18, 2009 at 4:13 PM

Allah, you called him “wolf”. You are banned.

faraway on September 18, 2009 at 4:13 PM

I think SAIS should rescind Blitzer’s degree.

I still can’t stop laughing.

Lance Murdock on September 18, 2009 at 4:13 PM

I was very impressed with Richter. Dude’s no slouch, even though I’ve never been much for his schtick.

MadisonConservative on September 18, 2009 at 4:14 PM

have not watch the video, was “Current Events” a category? That would surely give a TV newsman difficulties.

WashJeff on September 18, 2009 at 4:14 PM

Wolf was just playing along, fearful for his safety.

gatorboy on September 18, 2009 at 4:15 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_JIg9NB47M

I lost on Jeopardy… baby….

Romeo13 on September 18, 2009 at 4:15 PM

Anchorman, The Legend of Wolf Blitzer

CMonster on September 18, 2009 at 4:15 PM

It was like watching SNL Sean Connery with none of the word flubs.

“I’ll take The Rapists for 200.”

Queasy on September 18, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Is that real? Negative $4,600? Wow, Wolf.
Even the Sean Connery vs. Alex Trebeck SNL skits didn’t have such flameouts.

rbj on September 18, 2009 at 4:17 PM

Wolf was just playing along, fearful for his safety.

gatorboy on September 18, 2009 at 4:15 PM

HA HHHAAAAA! +1

max1 on September 18, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Wolf: Ill take bad politicians for 100, Alex

Trebeck: Ok, Wolf… “This President, elected in 2008 single-handedly destroyed the American economy, the American Military, but saved the Delta Smelt from exinction by sacrificing 35,000 American farms in Southern California”

Wolf: Ummm.. Who is George Bush?

Trebeck: No I am sorry, Wolf that is incorrect..

Wolf: WAIT, I know Sarah Palin.

Trebeck:No, Wolf, she wasnt elected President until 2012…

Wolf: Oh.. Glenn Beck!

Trebeck:Now you are just being silly.

Sean Connery: I normally save this for Trebeck.. But suck it, Blitzer…

Wolftech on September 18, 2009 at 4:18 PM

I’m Brick Tamland Wolf Blitzer. People seem to like me because I am polite and I’m rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an I.Q. of 48, and am what some people call mentally retarded.

CMonster on September 18, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Did Wolf use this question, “Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?”

WashJeff on September 18, 2009 at 4:18 PM

I feel bad for Wolf. Seriously. His family was probably watching. He’s not hackish enough for me to revel in his misery.

amerpundit on September 18, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Ha. I saw that show. Wolf got Blitzered!

Andy Richter is a lot smarter than I thought he was, but to be honest, most of the questions were also pretty darn easy.

Which brings me back to Wolf. He, um, ain’t too bright it seems. Many of his answers illicited quite a few wtf’s from me while I watched.

SilverStar830 on September 18, 2009 at 4:19 PM

It’s been proven time-and-again – news reporters are as dumb as a sack of rocks.

CliffHanger on September 18, 2009 at 4:19 PM

loser.

moonbatkiller on September 18, 2009 at 4:19 PM

Here is Blitzer making fun of how “dumb” Palin is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azb-_wF5gN4&feature=player_embedded#t=53

I think she would have scored better than he did…

echosyst on September 18, 2009 at 4:20 PM

Queasy on September 18, 2009 at 4:16 PM

Anal bum cover!

The Calibur on September 18, 2009 at 4:21 PM

They should have included questions about hair spray in order to give Blitzer a chance.

Daggett on September 18, 2009 at 4:22 PM

Wolf Blitzer didn’t know where Jesus was born? Nice job.

Thunderdome on September 18, 2009 at 4:23 PM

attacks on the media are racist.

rob verdi on September 18, 2009 at 4:24 PM

I’ll take boobies for 800 Trebek.

DFCtomm on September 18, 2009 at 4:24 PM

I stopped watching after “linguine”. To painful to watch.

Buy Danish on September 18, 2009 at 4:25 PM

THIS WASN’T FAIR TO WOLF. THERE WAS NO SCRIPT (WITH ANSWERS)!

GarandFan on September 18, 2009 at 4:25 PM

this is totally for realsies

AP is channeling Perez Hilton.

txag92 on September 18, 2009 at 4:26 PM

More proof (as if any were needed) that Libs are ignorant.

AZCoyote on September 18, 2009 at 4:26 PM

Watched this earlier… love the picture used for this post

El_Terrible on September 18, 2009 at 4:27 PM

I haven’t watched yet but I am pretty sure I am going to have a “there but for the grace of God, go I” moment.

Cindy Munford on September 18, 2009 at 4:27 PM

I actually think the funniest part is when Wolf gets the $5,500 in Jeopardy welfare money to stay in the game….hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!

PatriotRider on September 18, 2009 at 4:27 PM

Jesus was born in Jerusalem? Well it does have 3 e’s…

Dr B on September 18, 2009 at 4:27 PM

I’ll take “The Penis Mightier” for $200, Trebeck.

Sefton on September 18, 2009 at 4:28 PM

have not watch the video, was “Current Events” a category? That would surely give a TV newsman difficulties.

WashJeff on September 18, 2009 at 4:14 PM

Yeah, along with “History”, “Common Sense”, “Elementary Logic”, “Constitutional Law” and just about every other worthwhile category I can think of.

On the other hand, I bet he’d do great at “Flogging Strawmen”, “Socialism/Lib Talking Points”, “Kissing Dem Booty” and “Advanced Brylcreem Utilization”.

Splashman on September 18, 2009 at 4:28 PM

Wolf looked like a defeated man by the time the second round started, and it got worse as it went on. I am glad you put this on here, Allah. Best laugh I’ve had in a while.

stldave on September 18, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Blitzer’s point deduction reminded me of this scene from three amigos. heh heh

sonnyspats1 on September 18, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Jeopardy! is racist.

LibertyBoyNYC on September 18, 2009 at 4:29 PM

Good thing Jeopardy doesn’t have a blitz bonus round.

BobMbx on September 18, 2009 at 4:29 PM

I’m Brick Tamland Wolf Blitzer. People seem to like me because I am polite and I’m rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an I.Q. of 48, and am what some people call mentally retarded.

CMonster on September 18, 2009 at 4:18 PM

I can visualize that, as he stuffs a toaster with mayo. ROFL!!!

capejasmine on September 18, 2009 at 4:29 PM

I know… he didn’t do well because he was nervous about being on Camera… oh… wait…

Romeo13 on September 18, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Wolf Blitzer didn’t know where Jesus was born? Nice job.

Thunderdome on September 18, 2009 at 4:23 PM

None of us know b/c Jesus hasn’t provided his birth certificate yet.

lavell12 on September 18, 2009 at 4:30 PM

Mensa? Don’t they have a vaccine for that now?

John Deaux on September 18, 2009 at 4:30 PM

I love the rehearsal clip when Andy Richter said that maybe Blitzer was pretending to be stupid to throw them off for the real show! LOL!!!

sammypants on September 18, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Wow. A talking head turns out to be empty. Just. Wow.

And in other related news, Katie Couric today failed to find her ass with a map…

Anderson Cooper tried looked for opening instructions on a can of diet Fresca…

Come on, help me out here, folks -you know you want to.

Doorgunner on September 18, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Smart power!

Grafted on September 18, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Awesome, pure awesome.

Spirit of 1776 on September 18, 2009 at 4:31 PM

Blitzer would have won if the categories would have been:

- Reasons Obama is the Greatest President Ever.

- Name that Czar.

- Proper Adjectives to Describe the Body Parts of Michelle.

- Stories CNN won´t Cover Because it Will Hurt Obama or the Democrats.

- Negative Things CNN has said about Republicans or George Bush.

- Times When a Person is a Racist When Criticizing Obama.

- Gushing, Fan Boy Phrases Wolf Blitzer has used to Describe Obama.

albill on September 18, 2009 at 4:32 PM

I’ve avoided this all day, but finally watched it. Fun-nee. Are we sure Blitzer’s buzzer thingy was functional? Doesn’t think really fast on his feet, that one.

RepubChica on September 18, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Sort of a case in point of a lose-lose situation. You don’t win anything by winning, and you lose credibility if you don’t win. In Blitzer’s case, he pretty much lost everything.

Jesus born in Jerusalem. Classic.

spmat on September 18, 2009 at 4:33 PM

OT: THANK YOU ALLAH AND ED FOR REMOVING LGF FROM YOUR WAR ON TERROR LIST.

VICTORY!!!

Lance Murdock on September 18, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Hard to believe the guy who described Katrina victims as “so poor and so black” could be caught so flat-footed.

Infidoll on September 18, 2009 at 4:34 PM

Wolf didn’t raise the Krell meter very high on that one, but I shouldn’t be talking. At least he knew about Kobe steak. I’m sure he’d outscore the vast majority of newsfolks, since most of them are as dumb as a box of rocks.
O’Reilly would have blown it from the first question (Ed major, you know), then stomped off pissing and moaning. And Olbermann – that would be something to see – that freakshow exploding like an WWII grenade.
Andy Richter was pretty impressive with his noodle-knowledge. I wish they’d rerun his hilarious old show. I remember it fondly – I learned the meaning of the word “spork” from that, and that invaluable word helps me live a better life..

TexasJew on September 18, 2009 at 4:34 PM

I laughed until I cried.

DrStock on September 18, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Wolf got a bailout before final Jeopardy!?

Is he “too big to fail” now too?

rihar on September 18, 2009 at 4:35 PM

SMART POWER!!!

RedNewEnglander on September 18, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Q: In the Army, your grade is E1 or E2. As a “First Class” one, it’s E3. Wolf.
Wolf Blitzer: What is a sergeant?

Umm, yeah.

malclave on September 18, 2009 at 4:35 PM

Wolf: Ill take bad politicians for 100, Alex

Trebeck: Ok, Wolf… “This President, elected in 2008 single-handedly destroyed the American economy, the American Military, but saved the Delta Smelt from exinction by sacrificing 35,000 American farms in Southern California”

Wolf: Ummm.. Who is George Bush?

Wolftech on September 18, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Perfecto.

fogw on September 18, 2009 at 4:36 PM

Jesus born in Jerusalem. Classic.
spmat on September 18, 2009 at 4:33 PM
Sorry – we Jews aren’t up too much on the New Testament.
I was thinking Tel Aviv.
L’shanah tova, by the way, to the other MOT’s!

TexasJew on September 18, 2009 at 4:37 PM

Bwaaaa haaaa! This is why a 25 year old in his grandmother’s chinchilla coat can out scoop the Blitz!

parteagirl on September 18, 2009 at 4:38 PM

WIkipedia attributes a quote to CNN President Jonathan Klein that says maybe Andy Richter might be a better choice to host The Situation Room, but the link to the source (a CNN blog) appears to be dead. Do you suppose it’s a false quote or do you suppose CNN deleted the blog entry that said it?

Ronnie on September 18, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Wolf Blitzer isn’t bright, but he’s good at reading a teleprompter.

You know who also isn’t bright, but is good at reading a teleprompter?

Enoxo on September 18, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Time to cue up “I lost on Jeopardy.”

mwbri on September 18, 2009 at 4:39 PM

So, the ugly truth I hear about “Jeopardy” is that it’s not a general knowledge show, it’s a memory recall show. Contestants are given many questions with answers provided to study prior to taping, and the ones that actually appear on the show are selected from these (though the contestants have no way of knowing which questions will actually be used and which are red herrings). The players who do best are those who’ve studied the hardest, and have the best ability to recall the correct responses the fastest. So, in a way, it’s not particularly surprising that people accustomed to memorizing lines would do better than a news personality and/or prompter reader.

That said, I would not at all be surprised if Andy Richter is both smarter and better-read than Wolf Blitzer. He’s a genuinely funny guy, and it takes some brains to pull that off. And it’s particularly funny that, whatever the real nature of the competition, everybody seemed vaguely uncomfortable and embarassed for Wolf by the end. Hell, memory recall test or not, even Dana Delaney kicked his butt.

Blacklake on September 18, 2009 at 4:39 PM

Blitzer’s wheel is spinning, but the hamster? It’s dead.

radioboyatl on September 18, 2009 at 4:40 PM

BEST

SCREENCAP

EVAH

fiatboomer on September 18, 2009 at 4:40 PM

I figured Wolf would have said Jesus was born in Hawaii

lavell12 on September 18, 2009 at 4:41 PM

Obligatory.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

atheling on September 18, 2009 at 4:42 PM

Why would anyone assume Wolf Blitzer is smart? Because he has a beard and is old?

Speedwagon82 on September 18, 2009 at 4:43 PM

I wonder how Wolf would do on “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader”…oh never mind.

ZeeMI on September 18, 2009 at 4:44 PM

Any doofus can read a teleprompter and sound smart.

SouthernGent on September 18, 2009 at 4:45 PM

-4,600 and the questions were not all that hard..well that triple e category is something of a challenge.

Terrye on September 18, 2009 at 4:45 PM

Allah, you called him “wolf”. You are banned.

faraway on September 18, 2009 at 4:13 PM

It’s okay, Wolf isn’t a politician……he’s a sycophant.

csdeven on September 18, 2009 at 4:46 PM

Soon as Wolf lost the 800-points or mispronouncing Julia Child’s name, he kind of went Johnny Storm–FLAME ON OUT!

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Jeopardy where they had to give someone points to play in the final round.

Enoxo on September 18, 2009 at 4:47 PM

Why cant Woof sepll da wurd wit essss in dem betir?

david kumbera on September 18, 2009 at 4:48 PM

On the 1920s presidents question, Andy named Coolidge first! He’s one of us!

joe_doufu on September 18, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Now THAT was surprisingly enjoyable. Makes me wonder how Richter would do as an anchorman…?

commenter on September 18, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Deer in the headlights.

I’m sure he was just a little stage struck….you with all the lights and cameras and stuff.

genso on September 18, 2009 at 4:48 PM

Categories must have been:

Contemporary History
Common Sense
The Constitution
Capitalism
Sarah Palin

:)

Sapwolf on September 18, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Wolf Blitzed could play for another 20 years and wouldn’t come close to amassing the $68K Richter had. What a friggin’ dunce.

LMAO.

JammieWearingFool on September 18, 2009 at 4:49 PM

WashJeff on September 18, 2009 at 4:18 PM

Ah, good ol’ Cliff Clavin.

DrAllecon on September 18, 2009 at 4:49 PM

Put him out on the street for a Leno interview with the other goofballs who voted for Obama.

Sapwolf on September 18, 2009 at 4:50 PM

Any doofus can read a teleprompter and sound smart.

SouthernGent on September 18, 2009 at 4:45 PM

yep just like our President.

david kumbera on September 18, 2009 at 4:50 PM

BTW, is what universe if Wolfie considered a celebrity?

JammieWearingFool on September 18, 2009 at 4:50 PM

I’ll take “Shock and Awe” for $200.

DrStock on September 18, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Seems Wolf may be in need of a teleprompter. I think he may be Obama’s intellectual equal!

libertylady on September 18, 2009 at 4:52 PM

You know, maybe this trend toward comedians doing the news isn’t such a bad thing.

Ronnie on September 18, 2009 at 4:52 PM

“This 5-letter word refers to an economic crash…”

“What is a crash?”

Gotta love it.

John the Libertarian on September 18, 2009 at 4:52 PM

“Is Wolf short for something?”

Heh.

More like short on brainpower.

Can’t. Stop. Laughing.

JammieWearingFool on September 18, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Mmmmm. Fettuccine.

Ronnie on September 18, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Wolf: “I’ll take TOTUS for $1,000…… Please!”

Seven Percent Solution on September 18, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Enoxo on September 18, 2009 at 4:39 PM

I am going to have to start reading the comments first! I stepped on another one… Sorry.

libertylady on September 18, 2009 at 4:55 PM

“Is Wolf short for something?”

JammieWearingFool on September 18, 2009 at 4:54 PM

Short for a human, but he’d make a fine Ewok.
http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/starwars/images/2/2a/Logray.jpg

Ronnie on September 18, 2009 at 4:55 PM

Seriously, Jerusalem has 3 e’s only if combined with Jesus. So it’s JesusJerusalem.

Blitzy can’t spell or what?

And I still strongly endorse a Jeopardy contest between Keith Olbermann, Andy Levy, and, cripes, I don’t know, an inanimate object. I suspect Keith would come in third….

mjk on September 18, 2009 at 4:58 PM

Keep f***in’ that Blitzer!

Jim Treacher on September 18, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Andy Richter isn’t just a teleprompter-reader. He’s a writer. At the very, he’d have to be clever. And most of those guys are extremely bright.

But I don’t have the slightest idea why anyone would even IMAGINE that newsreaders would tend to be be smarter than average. That’s just stupid.

logis on September 18, 2009 at 5:00 PM

Wolf’s from Buffalo, which may explain a lot.

JammieWearingFool on September 18, 2009 at 5:02 PM

Ted Baxter

viking01 on September 18, 2009 at 5:02 PM

“They’re so poor, and so black…”

Jim Treacher on September 18, 2009 at 5:03 PM

The point deduction for saying “Julia Childs” instead of “Julia Child” is just priceless. Wolf is stunned by it.

gabriel sutherland on September 18, 2009 at 5:04 PM

Remember this day, Wolf, the next time you mock Sarah Palin or any other conservative.

Daggett on September 18, 2009 at 5:07 PM

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