By Joe Foley
CSU-Pueblo students can test their knowledge of MTV’s most popular show, “Jersey Shore,” and walk away with a 19-inch flat screen television or an iPod Nano as their trophy.
The Office of Student Activities is hosting the “Jeopardy” style game show, which is scheduled for 7 p.m. today in the auditorium of the Hasan School of Business, according to The Wolf Howl, the campus’ newsletter.
Prizes will be awarded to the student who wins “Jeopardy,” as well as to the student who best exhibits their inner “gym, tan and laundry” with a look-a-like contest.
The game show will be open for all students to participate.
The game will feature five students who will have to answer questions concerning all three seasons of the show, since its premiere, Dec. 19, 2009. However, if a contestant misses two questions in a row they will be replaced by another contestant. The show wrapped up its third season in March.
In order to be a contestant, students will be given numbers when they arrive and then chosen randomly. Scores will be tallied at the end of two rounds and the person with the highest score will win the “big prizes.”
“There are two rounds of ‘Jeopardy’ being played. The board has five categories and five questions in each category,” said Alicia Beaver, director of Student Activities. “There will also be a final round for the top scoring contestants from the first two rounds to compete for big prizes.”
There will also be smaller prizes awarded to audience members throughout the night, Beaver said.
The game show’s hosts will be Daisy Mendoza and Eddie Watson, who will also partake in the look-a-like contest, dressed as one of the “Jersey Shore” cast members.
In a press release from MTV, the company said “Jersey Shore” has become the network’s most popular show, after the second season became the top original cable series of summer 2010 in the P12-34 age range.
The press release also highlighted season three because the premiere attracted 8.5 million viewers, making it MTV’s most viewed series telecast ever.
Despite the fact that some Italians have expressed mixed feelings for the show and its cast visiting their country, season four will take place in Italy.
The show has also garnered some criticism from the New Jersey government, as Gov. Chris Christie called the show negative to the state of New Jersey.
“What it does is takes a bunch of New Yorkers–most of the people on Jersey Shore are New Yorkers–and drops them at the Jersey Shore and tries to make Americans feel like this is New Jersey,” Christie said in an interview with Jake Trapper, an ABC correspondent.
Students can find more information about “Jersey Shore” Jeopardy by contacting OSA at 719-549-2151.