Yes, Kaley Cuoco Was Pumped About Coming Up In A Jeopardy Clue During Matt Amodio's Streak
The Big Bang Theory alum Kaley Cuoco seems to be having a swell summer so far. Not only is she gearing up to bring The Flight Attendant Season 2 to HBO Max subscribers, while also in the midst of filming a romantic comedy feature with Pete Davidson, but she's also up for her very first Primetime Emmy Award. But perhaps the biggest highlight of all? Cuoco was recently featured in a Jeopardy! clue that popped up during contestant Matt Amodio's already iconic win streak.
Okay, so being namechecked on Jeopardy! probably isn't quite as exciting as heading up a major motion picture with an SNL star, especially since it happened during an episode guest-hosted by sports commentator Joe Buck. But Kaley Cuoco was still quick to celebrate the achievement on her Instagram Stories, as seen below.
Thankfully, contestant Allie Lane quickly buzzed in and scored a correct answer with "What is The Flight Attendant?" rather than there being super-awkward situation where none of the three contestants chimes in with a guess. Those are always the worst, though it's usually the wide world of sports, or hobbies like video games, serving as the category. I bet Kaley Cuoco feels pretty confident there are probably more people who know her latest TV show than there are people who played the latest Resident Evil game.
Only a couple of years ago, Kaley Cuoco's former Big Bang Theory co-star (and real-life friend) Johnny Galeckiwasn't so lucky when it came to his own Jeopardy! shout out. His name was the correct response to a clue that referenced both TBBT and Roseanne, but the contestant who buzzed in first only managed to say a select handful of the letters in his actual name, answering with "Who is Glick?" At least the actor had his own great response to the mix-up.
I suppose it makes sense that Jeopardy! didn't aim to insert that particular clue into one of the episodes that was hosted by another one of Kaley Cuoco's former co-stars, Mayim Bialik. The latter's hosting stint did include a contestant who professed her Big Bang Theory love, however, so she couldn't escape her former CBS sitcom altogether. Maybe one day, if Jeopardy! doesn't actually hire a permanent host to replace Alex Trebek, Cuoco herself could one day be behind that podium.
One has to wonder whether or not Kaley Cuoco was watching Jeopardy! on her own in between rewatching episodes of Olympics Coverage with Kevin Hart and Snoop Dogg, or whether someone else clued her in on the clue's existence. Either way, a win is a win is a win, and only the sky is the limit regarding what the actress and producer can achieve next. (Because we're talking about The Flight Attendant Season 2. Get it? Blah.) While waiting for more info about the second season of the HBO Max hit, be sure to check out all the other awesome shows popping up in the 2021 Fall TV season.
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