This week we will have the opportunity to see someone from our area compete on “Jeopardy!” Aaron Gulyas, an instructor at Mott Community College, will appear on the iconic game show this Friday, May 27.
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The history teacher tells WNEM-TV 5 that he always dreamed of appearing on the show. In the past 13 years, he has made it to the show’s audition stage three times.
“It was my life’s dream,” Gulyas said. “I always wanted to be on game shows, even when I was little. As a fan of game shows, I wanted to see how well I would do on set compared to in my living room – because I’m pretty good in my living room!”
Flint has a rich history of game show contestants
Gulyas is certainly not the first person from the Flint area to appear on Jeopardy and other national game shows.
Chuck Forrest is from Grand Blanc and appeared on Jeopardy in 1985. He is the player credited with creating the “Forrest Bounce”, a technique in which players reveal game clues in random order rather than to stick to one category and reveal clues in monetary value. order. The late Alex Trebek was known to dislike the technique, saying it disrupted the flow of the match.
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Another game show expert from our area is Chad Mosher. Mosher participated in “Wheel of Fortune”, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”, and others, including a Jeopardy Teen Tournament when he was in 7th grade.
How to watch
Gulyas is slated for this Friday on WNEM-TV 5 here in the Mid-Michigan area. Jeopardy airs at 7 p.m. locally.
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Jeopardy, Wheel, Millionaire, you name it, people from the Flint area participated.
Over the past decades we have seen many people in our region compete and sometimes even win a lot of money.
Our list includes a former Tall White resident whose Jeopardy strategy is still used today and is reputed to be a maneuver that Alex Trebek hated.
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