Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by waynomo, Jun 3, 2013.

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    madscientist

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    The thing that gutted me wasn't the tribute but how he said "we'll see you next week" at the end of the episode... sigh.
     
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    stellie93

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    So what happens on Monday? Reruns or the first mystery sub host???
    Or has it been announced and I missed it????
     
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    Goober96

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    Ken Jennings starts Monday.
     
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    TonyTheTiger

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    I’m dreading Monday. Nothing against Ken, I think he’ll be fine, but no Alex will be hard. I almost sobbed aloud watching last night.
     
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    It doesn't show up in his imdb biography, but I thought I remember Merv Griffin saying in old interviews that his wife came up with the gimmick.

    (Also interesting from his imdb biography -- he only did the daytime talk show for 13 years... ok, that's a long time, but for some reason I had thought it was as long as Carson on the Tonight Show..)
     
  7. mattack

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    Maybe this has shown up in the few pages of the thread I haven't caught up on, but Jane Pauley is the one after Ken.
     
  8. astrohip

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    I believe it's Katie Couric.

    All those NBC women look alike... :D
     
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  9. mattack

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    oops!!!
     
  10. Howie

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    I thought Ken Jennings did a good job. He read the questions quickly and correctly, and had some banter chops.
     
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    Houston/Bren...
    Agree.
     
  12. waynomo

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    Seven...
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    I really like Ken as a champion. As a host....well...he was so dry. Monotone voice that, to be honest, was a bit grating. Just no inflection...one example...wrong answer by all..emotionless robotic drone "we.were.looking.for.eagle." Alex had such a sophisticated way to deliver in that situation. Ken just doesn't have that. I can't imagine this will be a long term placement. Big shoes to fill.
     
  14. Wil

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    It was a good game with Art Fleming, it was a good game with a younger and more awkward Alex Trebek, and it will continue to be what it is, with Ken Jennings or whomever.
     
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    I thought Ken did an excellent job, but his voice is annoying to me. If he would happen to be the permanent host, I could probably get used to it though.

    By the way, when I watched Alex's final episode last week, it struck me as what a sad but tremendous honor it will be for those 3 contestants who were on his final show.

    And finally, I definitely had some dust or something in my eyes at the end of that show. I have been watching Jeopardy off and on for as long as Alex Trebek has been the host. Sad. :(
     
  16. Jeff_in_Bklyn

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    I thought Ken was nervous, spoke to fast, didn't have any quips. Might take a few shows for him to settle in.
     
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    I'm not going to judge Ken by his first show.
     
  18. Worf

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    Ken was quick, but I guess it's the first show filling in huge shoes, after all.

    Though I now have a few questions.
    1) Did Ken screw up all the contestants' timing? There are two schools of thought on the buzzer - there are those who watch for the lights and buzz in ("team lights"), and there are those who learn Trebek's cadence and anticipates the buzzer unlock based on it ("team sound"). There are vigorous debates both ways - Ken uses lights, while Chu and Holtzhauer both were sound. Granted, it's a PA that does the buzzer unlocks, but Ken's different cadence and the PA's unfamiliarity certainly should screw people up, no?

    2) Did Ken, in preparing for the day's taping, use Alex's old office, or did he get some unused office to practice and study?

    3) What did happen to Alex's old office?

    Gotta be asked, you know :)
     
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    When they aired the week of "historical" shows as filler after the Covid screwed up filming, they aired Alex's first show and he wasn't yet Jeopardy Alex. Even after all his experience on other shows, he spoke too fast and seemed nervous just like Ken. It took a little time to get in the groove.
     
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    I thought Ken did as well as anyone could be expected to.
     

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