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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#26 Post by Bob Juch » Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:01 pm

Ken's last episode will be on Friday, Feb. 19. Mike Richards, J! executive producer will follow.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#27 Post by BackInTex » Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:26 am

Ritterskoop wrote:
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I remember years ago, when people would mumble about who the next host might be, Anderson Cooper's name always came up. He is probably too big now, but it will be fun to see him for a batch of shows, to see what might have been. I think his temperament is similar enough to Alex' that the show will feel the same.

Regardless of how well he has tamped down the snootiness, Ken's voice is just too high for my taste, and there is nothing he can do about that. Well, not much.
I had the same feeling about Ken's voice, initially. Either he is lowering it, or I'm getting used to it. The last week or so I've really enjoyed his hosting and he seems to be finding his style.

Is it just me or do you still expect to here "Alex Trebek" even after Johnny says "guest host"? It's like the next line in a very familiar song.

I doubt I'll watch much of Cooper. I think he's one of the biggest elitist asses in the country.

Glad they cancelled their plans to use Couric.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#28 Post by triviawayne » Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:27 am

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Glad they cancelled their plans to use Couric.
where did you see that? She is still listed on the Jeopardy website.

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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#29 Post by BackInTex » Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:48 am

triviawayne wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:27 am
BackInTex wrote:
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Glad they cancelled their plans to use Couric.
where did you see that? She is still listed on the Jeopardy website.
You're correct. I don't know where I saw she was cancelled. I previously read about all the "concern" by producers. I really thought I had seen an article about them actually cancelling her. Oh well. I won't give them any ratings point if she does host.
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#30 Post by Bob Juch » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:30 pm

'Jeopardy' Alums Baffled By News That Famous Quack Dr. Oz Will Host

https://www.vice.com/en/article/3anybb/ ... -will-host
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#31 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu Feb 04, 2021 1:51 pm

Jeopardy fans might want to catch last night's episode of The Conners. One of the storylines involves Jackie's (Laurie Metcalf) efforts to become a Jeopardy contestant. By the end of the show, she was told that she'd been accepted into the audition process, so this may develop further later in the season.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#32 Post by Estonut » Mon Feb 15, 2021 7:17 pm

The show has announced the following list of guest hosts, with some air dates:

Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! GOAT & Consulting Producer
Show Air Dates: January 4, 2021 - February 19, 2021

Mike Richards, Executive Producer, Jeopardy! & Wheel of Fortune
Show Air Dates: February 22, 2021- March 05, 2021

Katie Couric, Journalist & New York Times Best-Selling Author
Show Air Dates: March 8, 2021- March 19, 2021

Dr. Mehmet Oz, Host of "The Doctor Oz Show"
Show Air Dates: TBD

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers Quarterback
Show Air Dates: TBD

Savannah Guthrie, NBC News' TODAY Co-Anchor
Show Air Dates: TBD

Anchor Anderson Cooper, "Anderson Cooper 360°" Anchor
Show Air Dates: TBD

Mayim Bialik, Actress and Neuroscientist
Show Air Dates: TBD

Bill Whitaker, "60 Minutes" Correspondent
Show Air Dates: TBD

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent
Show Air Dates: TBD
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#33 Post by TheCalvinator24 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:24 pm

I was not particularly fond of Ken as host. His voice just isn't right for the gig.

I think Brad Rutter would be a superior host, but I think they will pick someone who will be just fine. My suspicion is that it might be someone who is relatively unknown.
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#34 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:50 pm

TheCalvinator24 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:24 pm
I was not particularly fond of Ken as host. His voice just isn't right for the gig.

I think Brad Rutter would be a superior host, but I think they will pick someone who will be just fine. My suspicion is that it might be someone who is relatively unknown.
I agree. I asked Brad if he wanted to host. When he said yes, I tried to pull a few strings. Maybe he turned it down after he got "The Chase."
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#35 Post by Beebs52 » Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:49 pm

Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:50 pm
TheCalvinator24 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:24 pm
I was not particularly fond of Ken as host. His voice just isn't right for the gig.

I think Brad Rutter would be a superior host, but I think they will pick someone who will be just fine. My suspicion is that it might be someone who is relatively unknown.
I agree. I asked Brad if he wanted to host. When he said yes, I tried to pull a few strings. Maybe he turned it down after he got "The Chase."
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#36 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:35 pm

Beebs52 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:49 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:50 pm
TheCalvinator24 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:24 pm
I was not particularly fond of Ken as host. His voice just isn't right for the gig.

I think Brad Rutter would be a superior host, but I think they will pick someone who will be just fine. My suspicion is that it might be someone who is relatively unknown.
I agree. I asked Brad if he wanted to host. When he said yes, I tried to pull a few strings. Maybe he turned it down after he got "The Chase."
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#37 Post by triviawayne » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:01 am

Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:35 pm
Beebs52 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:49 pm
Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:50 pm

I agree. I asked Brad if he wanted to host. When he said yes, I tried to pull a few strings. Maybe he turned it down after he got "The Chase."
Ah. Power. Good for you.
I have no power. If I did, my game show idea would be on.
so you have strings...but they're not connected to anything meaningful?

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#38 Post by Bob Juch » Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:46 am

triviawayne wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:01 am
Bob Juch wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:35 pm
Beebs52 wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:49 pm

Ah. Power. Good for you.
I have no power. If I did, my game show idea would be on.
so you have strings...but they're not connected to anything meaningful?
Not in this case.
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#39 Post by Bob Juch » Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:48 pm

Katie reminds me of a second-grade teacher. :roll:
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#40 Post by SportsFan68 » Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:32 pm

I liked Katie, but I still like Ken best.
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#41 Post by BackInTex » Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:19 pm

Katie is on? Darn, I'm busy with reprogramming camp this week and next. Shucks.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#42 Post by triviawayne » Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:46 pm

BackInTex wrote:
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Katie is on? Darn, I'm busy with reprogramming camp this week and next. Shucks.
So reprogram that DVR 8)

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#43 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:51 pm

I wasn't that impressed with Katie today.
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#44 Post by Vandal » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:01 am

Looks like it's Aaron Rodgers time.
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#45 Post by silverscreenselect » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:08 am

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Looks like it's Aaron Rodgers time.
I'd rather see his cheesehead stand-in.
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#46 Post by silverscreenselect » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:39 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:08 am
Vandal wrote:
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Looks like it's Aaron Rodgers time.
I'd rather see his cheesehead stand-in.
I was right. The standin would have been better.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#47 Post by Appa23 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:03 am

silverscreenselect wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:39 am
silverscreenselect wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:08 am
Vandal wrote:
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:01 am
Looks like it's Aaron Rodgers time.
I'd rather see his cheesehead stand-in.
I was right. The standin would have been better.
I thought ARod did a good job. He was personable, kept the game moving fairly well, and his host duties allowed for the viral moment.

We all know that almost no one out of the guest hosts actually is auditioning to replace Alex, so enjoy it for what it is — publicity for the show.

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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#48 Post by kusch » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:11 am

I thought he had a very “smug” attitude.

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#49 Post by tlynn78 » Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:25 am

kusch wrote:
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I thought he had a very “smug” attitude.
A little, I'd agree. But he didn't make every other question about him, which was nice. My fave by far (so far) is the producer guy, Mike Richards.
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Re: Ken Jennings on Jeopardy

#50 Post by silverscreenselect » Tue Apr 13, 2021 10:40 pm

An Alex Trebek note.

Mrs. SSS and I saw a trailer today for Free Guy, an upcoming film with Ryan Reynolds in which he plays a video game character come to life who becomes a real world sensation. The trailer included a clip from a fictional Jeopardy episode in which Alex reads a question about Reynolds' character. It appears that this was Trebek's last cameo film appearance. The Trebek sequence starts about 1:20 into the trailer.

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