By the time Double Jeopardy rolled around tonight on the Celebrity Invitational we figured that Chris Matthews would reinforce our belief that cable news hosts shouldn't bother trying to prove that they know anything. Chris Matthews, consider our words eaten.
It's the second-to-last category in the Double Jeopardy round. David Duchovny, recovering sex addict, is at $11,800. That British guy from Mad Men is at $10,800-stupid Britons. And poor Chris Matthews is at a paltry 3,200. Not even Trebek thinks he'll manage to come back from this one... That is, of course until the Daily Double. After a slew of "OOoh!"s and "Aaah!"s, Matthews just dominates this category without even breaking a sweat, and all under a minute! Then, just when you think he doesn't have any more fire in him, he doubles his winnings again in the Final Jeopardy round.
Sure, Chris Matthews didn't win. But at least he didn't Icarus himself like Duchovny did. Jim Beam? Really? The truth may be out there, but apparently those answers aren't, huh David?