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Old 11-08-2020, 12:28 PM   #1
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RIP: Alex Trebek

The long time host of Jeopardy has passed away at the age of 80.

Alex Trebek Dead at 80 After Battling Pancreatic Cancer
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:29 PM   #2
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That sucks. A true television legend.
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:30 PM   #3
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:32 PM   #4
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Dammit.

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Old 11-08-2020, 12:32 PM   #5
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I'll take warriors for 500. He fought it off longer than my mother managed to.

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Old 11-08-2020, 12:34 PM   #6
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DAMMIT

When were these last Jeopardy episodes recorded? About a month delay still, or on a shorter schedule? He didn't seem to be declining noticeably to me.
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:35 PM   #7
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He's playing Jeopardy with Sean Connery in heaven right now
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:47 PM   #8
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Yeah, this one hurts. RIP, Mr. Trebek.
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:50 PM   #9
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Old 11-08-2020, 12:54 PM   #10
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Old 11-08-2020, 01:13 PM   #11
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They say they have shows taped to go till Christmas. He last recorded two weeks ago.

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Old 11-08-2020, 02:11 PM   #12
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Man what a fight he gave Cancer. RIP Alex, and

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Old 11-08-2020, 02:22 PM   #13
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Saddened, most I can recall for a celeb RIP that we basically saw coming
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Old 11-08-2020, 03:03 PM   #14
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Old 11-08-2020, 03:09 PM   #15
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Old 11-08-2020, 08:57 PM   #16
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He's playing Jeopardy with Sean Connery in heaven right now

For Trebeck would he be playing in hell with Connery, can't see how that would be Trebeck's version of heaven.
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Old 11-08-2020, 08:57 PM   #17
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Old 11-09-2020, 07:31 PM   #18
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I can't believe the guy who hosted Beauty and the Geek is executive producer of Jeopardy!
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Old 11-11-2020, 11:15 AM   #19
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Old 11-24-2020, 08:39 PM   #20
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Hard to watch the remaining episodes. I can hear in his voice that he's not well.
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Old 11-24-2020, 09:22 PM   #21
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:26 AM   #22
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Yeah, he still looks ok but doesn't sound good. Jeopardy announced it's going to do guest hosts with Ken Jennings up first.
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:42 AM   #23
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Jeopardy trying the "Regis Philbin" replacement route where they paired like 45 people with Kelly before settling on someone. Not sure how I feel about it. Just give me Ken Jennings and call it a day.
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Old 11-25-2020, 09:56 AM   #24
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I have to think this is an extended tryout. As long as everyone's happy, the job is his, right?

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Old 11-25-2020, 10:04 AM   #25
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The only other name that made me think "that would be pretty cool" is LeVar Burton.

But if there were odds on this, I'd have to think that Jennings is still at -1000 to get it, right?

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Old 11-25-2020, 10:08 AM   #26
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I guess I was a bit too enthusiastic in my guess :-)

Betting odds to be the next host of Jeopardy! | Odds Shark

Ken Jennings +100
LeVar Burton +200
George Stephanopoulos +500
Neil deGrasse Tyson +1400
Ryan Seacrest +1800
Alex Faust +1800
Laura Coates +1800
Pat Sajak +2000
Mina Kimes +2200
Jimmy Kimmel +2500
Neil Patrick Harris +2500
Tom Bergeron +2500
Trevor Noah +2800
Wolf Blitzer +2800
Drew Carey +3300
Jane Lynch +3300
Katie Couric +3300
Chris Harrison +4000
Howie Mandel +4000
Jon Stewart +4000
Piers Morgan +4000
Steve Harvey +4000
Erin Andrews +5000
Nick Cannon +5000
Al Michaels +6600
Joe Rogan +6600
Rosie Perez +6600
Oprah Winfrey +10000
James Holzhauer +25000
Donald Trump +100000

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Old 11-25-2020, 10:29 AM   #27
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:50 AM   #28
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Trump would be amazing. He'd be reading the questions for the first time on-air and the contestant intros would end up being all about him. He'd probably sing along to the final jeopardy music.
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Old 11-25-2020, 10:57 AM   #29
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They'd have to reconfigure the way they presented the problems:

TRUMP: "People are saying that it's the name by which the Eastern Roman Empire is more commonly known. But I don't know. I don't know. But that's what some people are saying."

CONTESTANT: "What is the Byzantine Empire?"

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Old 11-25-2020, 11:12 AM   #30
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:10 PM   #31
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The only other name that made me think "that would be pretty cool" is LeVar Burton.

But if there were odds on this, I'd have to think that Jennings is still at -1000 to get it, right?

The only thing with Jennings is that his speech is a little sloppy at times. Not bad, but he doesn't have the same level of clarity/annunciation, IMO. But he definitely is comfortable with media and knows the subject.

I still wonder if Brad Rutter is going to have a guest host stint. I thought he moved to LA to get into the TV biz. Also knows the trivia game and has the voice for it.
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Old 11-25-2020, 12:22 PM   #32
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I am interested in why Mina Kimes has that good of odds. Is she really in the hunt?

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Old 11-25-2020, 01:20 PM   #33
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I still wonder if Brad Rutter is going to have a guest host stint. I thought he moved to LA to get into the TV biz. Also knows the trivia game and has the voice for it.

I was surprised he wasn't on the odds list above

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Old 11-25-2020, 03:33 PM   #34
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Re: Jennings, a number of people think he's far too arrogant for the role. Nobody will make everyone happy replacing Trebek, but I think it makes sense to try out different options due to the fact that there doesn't appear to be clear and obvious choice.
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Old 11-25-2020, 04:16 PM   #35
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Jennings, to me at least, seems to be the obvious choice.
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Old 11-25-2020, 07:09 PM   #36
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Brad or Buzzy Cohen would probably be better picks than Jennings, but can't argue too much if they go with Ken. Levar would be awesome. Only other one I see on that list that I could see would be Jane Lynch.

Austin Rogers, maybe? If he's not quite as capricious as his persona, he could be fun.
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:01 PM   #37
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Re: Jennings, a number of people think he's far too arrogant for the role. Nobody will make everyone happy replacing Trebek, but I think it makes sense to try out different options due to the fact that there doesn't appear to be clear and obvious choice.

Well, Trebek was a bit arrogant, too. Seems par for the course for quiz show host.

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Old 11-25-2020, 11:20 PM   #38
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I don't think he came off nearly the same way. Trebek sounded more down to earth.
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:32 AM   #39
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Trebek always sounded like he knew every answer.
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:36 AM   #40
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I don't think he came off nearly the same way. Trebek sounded more down to earth.

I haven't watched Jeopardy in ages but when I did watch it in the 90's, he didn't seem arrogant to me.
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Old 11-26-2020, 09:42 AM   #41
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Trebek always sounded like he knew every answer.

To be fair, he did have all the answers.
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Old 11-26-2020, 02:10 PM   #42
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Maybe they need an edgy host to will talk down to the contestants after he laughs and says the right answer when they get it all wrong.
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Old 12-13-2020, 08:17 PM   #43
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Ok, so I'm listening to the audio of Trebek's book from this year. Trebek does some of the reading, but given his health he didn't do all of it. Most was done by...Ken Jennings.

Not the chapter about Jennings, though. Trebek had this to say about him:

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Now, when I think of Ken I think of a quality human being - extremely bright (that goes without saying) - someone who's not out to impress you. Someone I can be very simpatico with because I think we're the same type of person. We're comfortable in our own skin. And comfortable in dealing with other people. And we don't feel like we have to impress, or make a mark. He's somebody I genuinely liked as a contestant on the program.

I know it's not up to Alex. But it sounds like, if it were up to Alex...
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