I am occasionally still flabberghasted at how much Supergirl has wormed her way into public consciousness. Remember, I have been a fan of Kara's for a long time and have witnessed her struggles in comics. No need to pick those scabs.
I'll say that since the inception of the television show, it feels as if Supergirl is somehow a known commodity. Non-comic people know she exists (something not always true). She is on merchandise which is available in mainstream stores. She is everywhere.
And that thrills me.
But I have to say there is something about Supergirl suddenly being an answer on Jeopardy that makes me think that she is part of American consciousness right now.
Over the last year I have seen Supergirl mentioned three times on Jeopardy. How cool is that!
On to the questions!
Here was the first one I noticed, months ago, in the category 'Bodies of Water'.
This has to be a deep cut for non-fans. It is one thing to know Supergirl. It is another to know her Kryptonian name is Kara.
I don't remember the category but a couple of months after the Kara question, this question popped up.
Melissa Benoist needs to be a household name. She is just incredible. And I love that she is keeping busy with interesting roles outside of Supergirl when filming on the show ends. I would hate to see her pigeon-holed as simply a television superhero actor.
And then just last week there was a category called 'Superhero supporting casts'. We have inherited the Earth if there is enough shows on that Jeopardy could fill a category up with answers!
The easiest clue was J'onn J'onzz and James Olsen. (Not Jimmy!!!)
Since this was the $200 clue, can I infer that the judges assumed everyone would be able to figure it out? Or is it a comment on the popularity of the show?
Anyways, these all made me smile and show just how big Supergirl is right now. I continue to be amazed!