Jeopardy: Just Noticed This

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  1. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Yep. We discussed this...(quick look back)... three weeks ago. I did attempt to read it, but paywalled.

    If there was new news, tell us. When you post a vague headline that is identical in concept to the ones from three weeks ago, tell us there is something new. Or use some quotes for the 90% of who can't read it, so we know why you posted it.

    Otherwise, it just looks like recycled news.
     
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  2. Tony_T

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    I read, and commented on it three weeks ago (I posted the Snopes link) . The NYT story was about “How hundreds of “Jeopardy!” contestants talked themselves into a baseless conspiracy theory — and won’t be talked out of it.”

    “A full 595 former contestants eventually signed on to the final draft of the letter, asking why “Jeopardy!” hadn’t edited out the moment.

    “So the element of this story that interests me most is how the beating heart of nerdy, liberal fact-mastery can pump blood into wild social media conspiracy, and send all these smart people down the sort of rabbit hole that leads other groups of Americans to believe that children are being transported inside refrigerators. And, I wanted to know, how they could remain committed to that point of view in the absence of any solid evidence.”


    Good story by the NYT.
     
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  3. wmcbrine

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    Well, that would be interesting.

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    But I think you mean Buzzy?

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  4. Regina

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    My mom calls him "Fuzzy!" :D:p;)
     
  5. HarleyRandom

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    Aaron Rodgers appears this week on set along with Jackie from the show that used to be called "Roseanne".
     
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  6. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    That was hilarious! Aaron was funny! And Laurie Metcalf can do no wrong in my eyes-

    "My mom's not really a sports fan, so tell her you're Jon Hamm!" :p
     
  7. HarleyRandom

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    Wait, has the episode aired? I'm way behind.

    Oh, I know what happened. I am a week behind watching another series and saw it there.
     
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Thanks, I appreciate the followup.
     
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  9. mattack

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    yeah they've gotten bad. I'm still several weeks behind, but I saw a homonym problem in the captions.
     
  10. hapster85

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    Buzzy did a good job kicking off the Tournament of Champions. No first day jitters at all. He seemed very much at ease.
     
  11. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    If anything, he was slightly less Buzzy than Buzzy.

    After the last two weeks, anyone would have looked good. But I agree, Buzzy did a nice job.

    I'm friends with one of today's contestants. She's in my LL Rundle, plus lives in Hutto, a small town outside of Austin I visit every year (Hutto Olde Tyme Fair). Hutto Hippos!

    That's me, from many years ago, in Hutto. Not her.

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  12. Worf

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    I have to admit, Buzzy was good. I like the pacing of the show under him, it just kept going and there was an energy to it that perked the show right up.

    Though I admit, he is rather fast. I don't mind it, but there will be some who feel he's a bit too fast. But it's nice to have some energy.
     
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  13. TonyTheTiger

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    Agreed. Especially after the previous robot!

    It's too early for a grade just yet, but I haven't enjoyed a host as much in quite a while.If he continues to be engaging and interesting, the pacing will come and I'd be happy to see him as a permanent fixture.
     
  14. pdhenry

    pdhenry Oh, my aching back

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    How did Buzzy, of all TOC champs, land this gig specifically?
     
  15. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Presumably because he lives in L.A., had a few days free, and is fairly telegenic. (I suspect Brad Rutter may have had a conflict with tapings for "The Chase.")
     
  16. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    I don't think that's the case. All episodes of The Chase had aired by the end of March 2021 (likely taped in late 2020 or early 2021), and the ToC currently being shown was filmed in April 2021, so there would not have been any overlap, unless they were already filming S2 episodes of The Chase, but I don't think it was even announced that it was renewed until the last week or so.
     
  17. TonyTheTiger

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    I just saw an ad for The Chase starting next month. They’re still not using Buzzy. Instead, the original UK and GSN chaser, Mark Labbett, is added to the lineup.
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Nobody said anything about Buzzy being on The Chase. The speculation was that Brad Rutter wasn't available as guest host for the taping of the J! Tournament of Champions in April because he was taping The Chase. If new episodes of The Chase are set to air in June, then it's possible they were filming those episodes in April at the same time the ToC was filmed.
     
  19. hapster85

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    While I like Brad, Ken, and James, The Chase just wasn't the same without The Beast. I don't know if it's the accent, his size, his attitude, or the whole package that make his taunts more intimidating and fun to watch, but those other three were just meh in that role.
     
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