vp19 (vp19) wrote in carole_and_co,

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A legacy in 'Jeopardy'?

More proof that America's collective classic movie IQ has considerably diminished.

I understand this photo of Carole Lombard and Robert Montgomery was the introductory clue for an answer/question on tonight's episode of the popular game show "Jeopardy!", where Lombard has frequently been used as a source (http://carole-and-co.livejournal.com/44141.html). Tonight, the clue was that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie weren't the original "Mr. & Mrs. Smith." (OK, so that 2005 film, adapted from a novel by that name, is completely unrelated to the 1941 comedy directed by Alfred Hitchcock.)

None of the three contestants could identify Carole. Moreover, all three were women.

I'm certain this will appear in the J! Archive, a fan-based site listing all the hundreds of thousands of "Jeopardy!" items since the series was revived in 1984 (http://www.j-archive.com/). Alas, too many people are casual film fans who only know of Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne, Charlie Chaplin and a few others.


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