Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. HarleyRandom

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    Yesterday that could have had a double meaning.

    Ken hesitated yesterday when it was obvious the response was correct. Usually that means the response is acceptable but not what was expected and in the past I assumed Alex was watching for a judge to say yes.

    No one knew "Exodus" but I wouldn't have expected that group to. That is a song I like which I can hear on an actual radio station in my area. There was another one Ken and I knew and no one else did and Ken said that made him feel old.
     
  2. lambertman

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    Ken's tweet yesterday implies that tonight,
    the returning champ from the end of last season finally makes his return
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  3. hapster85

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    I guess I wasn't paying attention. Didn't realize that had even happened.
     
  4. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Oddly, I just watched Exodus last week. I was scrolling thru the guide, saw it was coming on, and thought "Oh, I've always loved that song, I'll record it to hear the opening theme".

    Three and a half hours later... :eek:

    To keep it on trivia, I was looking up some of the actors, and saw this factoid on wiki: Upon the death of Olivia de Havilland in 2020, Eva Marie Saint became the oldest living and earliest surviving Academy Award winner and one of the last surviving stars from the Golden Age of Hollywood cinema.

    Note that "oldest living" and "earliest surviving" Academy Award winner are two different categories.
     
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    HarleyRandom

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    I was just reminded. Last week, although the taping happened long before this meant anything, there was an unfortunate pairing of "State capitals" and "Occupation" in the category names.
     
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    TiVo'Brien

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    Ken started out expectedly a little shaky, but these last few episodes he really seems to have become more confident and having fun with the role of MC. He’s really having fun with the position now.
     
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    HarleyRandom

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    Last night he said the returning champion had beaten his record. I'm not clear on exactly what that meant, but apparently due to the delay caused by COVID-19 restrictions the length of time between his first appearance and his last were now greater than those for Ken. I don't know whether either of them added the summer break to that.
     
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    trainman

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    Yeah, they were obviously just strictly looking at calendar dates, so it would have included the time taken by summer break.

    In his original run, Ken's first appearance aired June 2, 2004, and his final appearance aired November 30, 2004, so that was just under 6 months.

    Zach Newkirk's first appearance aired June 9, 2020, and his final appearance aired February 1, 2021, so that was a little under 8 months.

    I guess the lesson here is to hope you get called to be a contestant for shows airing in June.
     
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    hapster85

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    Dr Oz? No thx.
     
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    astrohip

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    Dr. Oz :thumbsdown:
    Anderson Cooper :up:
    Savannah Guthrie :up:
    Dr. Gupta :up:

    Not a fan of Dr. Oz. I think Anderson could be great, he's fast on his feet, got a great wit. Him & Andy on NYE are a hoot! I like Savannah, but no idea how she would do as host. And I don't know Dr. Gupta well enough to comment, but willing to see.
     
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    pdhenry

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    The replies to the tweet suggest that's a popular opinion.
     
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    lew

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    A second round of guest hosts announced. Sounds like Ken won't be getting the gig.
     
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    astrohip

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    How did you come to that conclusion?

    They have a lot of weeks to fill until this season is over, and everyone expected more guest hosts to be announced (as they just did).
     
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    Turtleboy

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    Most of the guest hosts aren't auditioning for the permanent spot. They already have other jobs. They're just doing it for fun.

    I'm surprised they haven't brought in Pat Sajak to host a few. He hosted one episode as an April 1 day prank in the past. But he's been sick recently.
     
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    Worf

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    Well, what would Vanna White do on the Jeopardy set then? The board is automated so it's not like she'd have to walk up to the clue screen... plus, the lowest valued clues are so high up she'd need a ladder.

    Yes, I'm having some fun with this.

    I think there have been probably at least 6 guest hosts announced, so it's going to run at least until the next season if not the end of the year. And yes, I'm sure most of them are doing it for the fun and privilege of doing it - I'm sure they have enough people interested in guest hosting to last another 37 years or basically forever. After all, at the old pace 6 weeks of shows only required 2 weeks of filming (3 days a week, 5 episodes a day).
     
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    pdhenry

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    I've sort of assumed the minor guest hosts will only do two-week stints.
     
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    lew

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    Someone like Anderson Cooper could easily film Jeopardy during vacation time.
    Vanna hasn't physically had to expose letters in years on Wheel of Fortune. Not sure why she's still on the show
     
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    Turtleboy

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    And two weeks are filmed over two days.
     
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    HarleyRandom

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    Despite being 60-plus, looking amazing in her outfits.
     

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