Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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

  1. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    I think what "while the guest hosts prepare for their stints" really means is "until the current Covid-19 surge in Los Angeles County lessens enough that we can bring people in from out of state again."
     
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  2. HarleyRandom

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    I'm starting to realize this. Last night I forgot and expected Johnny to announce "The host" not the "The guest host" and I'm starting to notice that Alex isn't there. That's a strange way to word it, but that's what it seems like. For the first two days I knew he wouldn't be, but after three days I've stopped thinking about what the new host will be like. No, that doesn't communicate what I'm trying to say either.
     
  3. kdmorse

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    Good thing I wasn't on the show this evening. I would have bet $0, because I don't know any children books, I mean, I know one... And then I would have snapped. ;)

    What is that ^*( @*%( very hungry mother #%*@ing caterpillar.. for 0$
     
  4. Worf

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    I would be sorely disappointed when Mayim Bialik (she's been announced as a guest host, neuroscientist, after all) didn't have a board that Big Bang Theory inspired (I mean the category names. Themed category names are fun).
     
  5. HarleyRandom

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    Last night I didn't have the problem had difficulty describing above but then I expected Alex after each commercial break.
     
  6. andyw715

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    Interestingly I watched The Chase, and his voice there doesn't seems as bad. I think maybe he goes into so "host" mode on Jeopardy!, or maybe a different sound edit/mic.
     
  7. jcwik

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    I just have to say that Ken is driving me nuts. He repeats every contestant's question in an all knowing manner. Then he keeps adding information. Alex wanted the show to be about the show, Ken makes it about him. We know he's smart, but he seems to have a need to prove it. I'm probably alone in this, but....
     
  8. HarleyRandom

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    I read that people expected this of him, but that hasn't been my perception.
     
  9. trainman

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    Alex often did the same thing, and was sometimes accused of sounding a bit condescending when he did it. (I assume you're referring to this type of situation: Contestant: "Who is Johnson?" Alex: "Yes, Quentin Alexander Johnson.") To me, the language and intonations Ken is using don't seem too much different from Alex's playbook -- which makes sense, given all the opportunities Ken had to see him in action over the years.
     
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  10. Howie

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    I think Jeopardy will continue to be an excellent game show even without Alex. He left quite a legacy.
     
  11. Chester_Lampwick

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    Alex was the host of many game shows and many TV shows in general before becoming the host of Jeopardy. So yeah, nobody is going to be a convincing substitute in the first week as host. Katie Couric should be able to do it very well as a guest host, but I don't see her wanting the permanent gig.
     
  12. TonyTheTiger

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    It was actually TWO weeks of shows and it had nothing to do with Covid. Filming was not 'screwed up' at all - well, beyond what was going on anyway. The producers worked around Alex's health and frailty and/or any treatment he was having. They decided not to air Alex' final episode of Christmas day, so they added the two weeks of favorite episodes.

    Ken's voice is a little higher pitched and much faster than it needs to be. I agree he was ok and I could get used to him, but it will be interesting to see what the others can do, including Mayim Bialik!
     
  13. Worf

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    Remember, this was also just 1 day of filming since they film 5 episodes at a time. It's been effectively Ken's first day on the job. Next week we'll probably see a few changes as he'll be far more comfortable on his second day of filming. You have to look at things on a week to week basis - the episode for the next day of the week was filmed barely 15 minutes after the previous one.

    And yes, I wonder how often Johnny Gilbert flubbed the introduction - he's been saying "And here's the host of Jeopardy! ... Alex Trebek!" for 37 years and I'm sure it's muscle memory by now.
     
  14. HarleyRandom

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    Adding information because we watch the show to learn stuff.

    Regarding the woman whose hair was supposedly inspired by David Bowie (Surprise! I don't like him!) I'm going to miss the woman who has been returning champion all week because she had great hair. Actually, her hair looked different after the second commercial break like someone had fixed it up.
     
  15. pdhenry

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    I think the reference was to the re-run stint of shows that aired earlier, while filming was suspended, before they adapted to the COVID protocols. That set of reruns is the one that included Alex's first show from (IIRC) 1984.
     
  16. waynomo

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    Hmmm, as opposed to rehearsing?

    The job of host may look easy, but I guarantee you it's not. Of course that's what made AT so great. (As with many other greats) They make hard stuff look easy.
     
  17. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time

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    I came in late the other night and my wife already had Jeopardy on. I don't remember how I knew it was Jeopardy as I wasn't able to see the TV, but hearing Ken's voice made me do a double take. What's wrong? Oh yeah.

    FWIW I'm in the camp that he did a very respectable job.
     
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  18. Regina

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    Last night, Helen, the woman from West Lafayette, IN whose father was a college professor-well, he was MY professor-I recognized the last name immediately! That was so cool! Sorry she didn't do better but it was cool to see her and hear a funny story about him!
     
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  19. HarleyRandom

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    Yesterday may have been the first time Ken had to remain silent as the person who did not respond with a question had to realize that's what was wrong. And it happened more than once.
     
  20. pdhenry

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    He's called responses wrong where Alex would have asked the contestant to be more specific ("Whale" for "(blue?) Whale"). In the Jeopardy round it was common for Alex to remind contestants about phrasing as a question.
     

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