Thanks to translation help from members Chuck Smith and Derek Roff, the TV quiz show Jeopardy! featured an “Esperanto Film Festival” category on its March 3rd episode. Despite the title, the questions weren’t about Esperanto films per se; instead, contestants were challenged to recognize the names of familiar English-language films in Esperanto translation.
The category proved quite popular, with contestants choosing from it multiple times. While host Ken Jennings apologized for his potential mispronunciation of the names, his delivery was flawless.
The translated titles were:
- Verda libro
- Bela menso
- La formo de akvo
- Dek du jaroj kiel sklavo
- Neniu lando por maljunaj viroj