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The Walking Dead Featured On Jeopardy!

The Walking Dead made a surprising appearance on Jeopardy last week!

The final question? “George Romero declined to direct a few episodes of this series, calling it ‘basically… just a soap opera.’”

Obviously, to all of us, the answer couldn’t be clearer: “What is The Walking Dead?” Even if you’re not a Walking Dead fan, George Romero is a legend in the zombie genre. Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead… perhaps something else “Dead” would fit?

However, not everyone could put the two things together. One contestant, focusing on the ‘soap opera’ element, guessed “The Bachelor.”

And, most importantly, he bet $9,000 on it.

Ouch.

Hat tip to Undead Walking for this tidbit!

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  1. Rance Hudak June 18, 2014 at 11:20 am - Reply

    This picture is most likely what every TWD fan is thinking.

  2. Bastet June 18, 2014 at 11:36 am - Reply

    That guy WOULD be watching The Bachelor & not TWD!

  3. Neutral Grey (Jonathon) June 18, 2014 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    “Basically just a soap opera.” You know, coming from someone as important to the zombie genre as Romero, that feels like a very deep insult.

  4. JoPo June 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    he’s right though, the tv show isn’t even that good. apart from the first series, as soon as darabont was fired it went down hill

    • Neutral Grey (Jonathon) June 18, 2014 at 12:53 pm - Reply

      We need an animated series that follows the comic much more closely. Give Darabont creative control. I’d support this fully.

    • Bastet June 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm - Reply

      I love Darabont, but I have to disagree with your thinking that the show “isn’t even that good”. Even after Darabont’s ousting, the show took a hit, but to me, it’s still better than all the other shows I’ve watched in the past as well as my current lineup!
      As for Romero, he’s all about the zombie instead of the people affected by them. It’s the blood, guts, gore, reanimation, decay, screams, killing, etc. That’s not what TWD is all about & that’s why Romero is not interested. It’s not the quality of the show he has issues with, it’s the focus.

      • Andrew Cifer Romero June 22, 2014 at 1:21 pm - Reply

        this is unreal. my fathers films have aways made the humans out to be the real monsters. the zombies are a tool to push the story along. have you ever even seen one of his movies??? ridiculous.

        • Bastet June 22, 2014 at 1:44 pm - Reply

          Well, the only movies I can think of right off hand with zombified animals were the Pet Sematary movies…neither of which are “your father’s”. So yeah, humans were the real monsters & I’ve seen plenty of Romero’s movies to know where he’s coming from. Not only that, I’ve read what he’s said in interviews. So……

    • Mewtwo Havoka June 18, 2014 at 1:21 pm - Reply

      I agree. I’m a much bigger fan of Telltale’s game version, to be honest.

    • JoPo June 18, 2014 at 3:01 pm - Reply

      well i’m suprised i didn’t have a bunch of tv show fans complaining at me. I love Telltale, they truely understand what the walking dead is about, while the tv show doesn’t.
      i watch a hell of a lot of other tv shows and i can say there is so many better ones out there. Hannibal, Arrow, Orange is the new black, Person Of Interest. i can keep going but i won’t.
      I would love an animated series, imagine if they use the same artwork as the comic. or get a team to have something similar but their own thing so they can diverse from the comics correctly like Darabont did.

  5. Raymond Eddie June 18, 2014 at 1:46 pm - Reply

    wow what a dick, a soap ??? Someone is drinking the HATERADE

  6. cindy June 18, 2014 at 5:39 pm - Reply

    Oh please Romero. You wouldn’t know an actual storyline if it “came up and bit you on the ass”…Characters who are living and surviving in a zombie apocolypse is something Romero has no clue about. Yeah, so “Night of the Living Dead” is a so called “classic”…in 1968 it was. But this is 2014 pal…And cheap makeup, poor filming and crummy acting won’t cut it anymore. People are smarter and expect a real story about real people. TWD delievers.

  7. Stuart O June 19, 2014 at 4:20 am - Reply

    The trouble with Romero is that while he may have created the zombie mythology as we know it today, he hasn’t done anything relevant for a long time. he will always hold a special place with me for setting me on my life long Zombie obsession when I first watched “dawn of the dead” but to disrespect The Walking Dead, Not cool George, just not cool!

  8. Jason Thomas June 19, 2014 at 5:24 am - Reply

    Romero is a legend .. With that being said his opinion is just that a opinion I feel Kirkman has created a extremely awesome series and I see a little jealously coming from Romero. They should collaborate . Romero said this almost a year ago Jeopardy is kinda shady for bringing this up .. Kirkman is awesome for not going at Romero .

  9. Andrew Cifer Romero June 22, 2014 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    My dad (George Andrew Romero) practically invented the zombie. He’s old, and he’s done making movies. Why should he direct a VERY LAME TV SHOW that he didn’t even write. you gotta understand, my dad gets offers like this ALL the time. I watched the whole first season which was good… But every time i turn it on its like the characters are stuck in the same scenario over and over… and it is a soap opera, with brief moments of zombie slaying.


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