I have watched Jeopardy since it began in 1964, with then host Art Fleming. If Jeopardy tapes twice a week, five shows a day, three weeks a month, nine months a year, and I’ve watched it 54 years fairly religiously, what are the odds I’ll ever see a contestant on air I know?
I’d think the odds should be high that in all these years, given my education background and all the smart people I’ve run across in my life, that I’d know one person. It hasn’t happened yet.
Is it even remotely possible mathematically that I could EVER see someone I know? Do the math.