Are the writers of Jeopardy! Swifties? The most recent episode of the game show featured an entire round of trivia with categories inspired by Taylor Swift‘s song titles and lyrics.
During the episodes, contestants were challenged to answer questions in categories titled “Love Story,” “Our Song,” “Bad Blood,” “Shake It Off,” “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” and “The Errors Tour.” While the questions were not Swift-related, the categories referred to multiple hit songs, as well as her blockbuster Eras Tour, which will resume later this year.
This isn’t the first time Swift has been featured as an inspiration for Jeopardy!. Last year, a Celebrity Jeopardy! included a category of Swift-related questions dubbed “Also a Taylor Swift Song.” The year prior, contestants were asked a question about Swift’s Lover single “You Need to Calm Down,” which somehow stumped everyone involved.
Swift also recently inspired The Bear actor Ebon Moss-Bachrach, who shouted her out during his Critics Choice Awards acceptance speech after winning Best Supporting Actor in a comedy series. In thanking Swift, Moss-Bachrach was alluding to one of the show’s most memorable needle drop moments in which his street tough and slightly worse for wear character Richie triumphantly sings along to “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” in his car during the fan favorite episode “Forks.”
Another thing Swift influenced: Matthew Vaughn’s forthcoming spy thriller Argylle. While the singer did not pen the novel the movie is based on under a pen name, as many fans have theorized online, her Scottish Fold cats did impact Vaughn’s creative choices.
Vaughn’s daughters persuaded his wife (and their mother), supermodel Claudia Schiffer, to buy them one for Christmas after seeing the cat in Miss Americana, and it’s the Vaughns’ Scottish Fold, Chip, who is featured in the blockbuster film.
“Ironically, what she is responsible for is the Scottish Fold,” Vaughn recently told Rolling Stone. “I got home one day, it was Christmas, and I was like, ‘What the fuck is that noise?’ And I’m running around the house and I hear a noise, and the kids had seen a Taylor Swift documentary [Miss Americana] and there was a Scottish Fold in that, and they’d persuaded my wife, Claudia [Schiffer], to get them the kitten for Christmas. It was bought without my permission and hidden from me.”