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Rush fan on tonight's episode of Jeopardy! brings pair of Neil Peart drumsticks for good luck

Thu, Jul 16, 2015@8:16PM | comments

UPDATE - 7/17@9:21AM: The contestant's name is Jennifer Morrow and she is a volunteer for Operation Backpack in New York City. The entire show is now available on YouTube and you can see the segment where she bets $2,112 here.

A female contestant on tonight's episode of the American quiz show Jeopardy! brought along a pair of Neil Peart drumsticks for good luck. When host Alex Trebek introduced the contestants at the mid point of the show, she describes her good luck token and how she got them:

I'm a huge fan of the Canadian prog-rock trio Rush. And so I went to one of their concerts a while back and from the front row I held up a banner that said, May be on Jeopardy! Request token of favor to carry in thy honor. And well, apparently Neil Peart (pronounced correctly!) - the greatest drummer in the world - is a fan of the greatest show in the world.

She then pulls out a pair of of Neil Peart drumsticks, and waves them proudly high in hand. It looks like the good luck charm worked because later on in the show she got the Daily Double and bet $2112 - and won. So she will be on again tomorrow night. Thanks to Joseph P for the heads up and video.