One would think that Kareem Abdul Jabbar answering a “Jeopardy” question about himself would be, excuse the expression, a slam dunk. Well, um … . Abdul-Jabbar was on Thursday’s episode of “Jeopardy,” where a full category was dedicated to his alma mater, UCLA. Kind of unfair to fellow contestants Soledad and Michael there, but OK.
And to make matters even more interesting, Kareem’s first question also involved the movie “Airplane!”, in which he played prickly co-pilot Roger Murdock. Surely he couldn’t get this one wrong.
He could. And please don’t call me Shirley.
Video following the jump.
And on the day after John Wooden’s 99th birthday! (Wooden, watching at home, slaps forehead in disgust).
The “Airplane!” line in question is below. Scene begins at the 5:30 mark on the video.
“I think you’re the greatest, but my dad says you don’t work hard enough on defense.” Ha.