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Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: jonny
Date: May 09, 2022 06:23PM
Every day I see at least two articles in my news reader about who is or isn’t the Jeopardy host. Am I missing something? The person stands there for 20 minutes, chatting and reading answers. Who cares whether the host is‘Ken’ or ‘Mayim’?



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 09, 2022 06:26PM
You have to have just the right snark and be willing to work with Vanna White.



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 09, 2022 06:32PM
Work with Vanna White?!


Who cares whether the host is‘Ken’ or ‘Mayim’?

Obviously, you don't so no answer will make you happy.






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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: hal
Date: May 09, 2022 06:32PM
Your newsfeed knows you like Jeopardy so it lines up whatever news it can find for you. I haven't ever seen a link to any articles about the Jeopardy or its host. My newsfeed knows I don't care about Jeopardy.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: jonny
Date: May 09, 2022 06:37PM
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RAMd®d
Work with Vanna White?!


Who cares whether the host is‘Ken’ or ‘Mayim’?

Obviously, you don't so no answer will make you happy.

Do you?
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 09, 2022 06:42PM
BIG shoes to fill - the competition to fill them makes for good publicity.



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: May 09, 2022 06:53PM
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jonny
Who cares whether the host is‘Ken’ or ‘Mayim’?

Ken is not the host of Jeopardy. He is "hosting Jeopardy". Mayim is "the host of Jeopardy". There is a distinction in how they are introduced.

However, at the end of the season, maybe they'll realize nobody actually cares that much, or that we've just gotten used to Ken and give him the regular hosting job.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: May 09, 2022 07:01PM
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jonny
Every day I see at least two articles in my news reader about who is or isn’t the Jeopardy host. Am I missing something? The person stands there for 20 minutes, chatting and reading answers. Who cares whether the host is‘Ken’ or ‘Mayim’?

For fans of the show, what is essentially happening is a long time featured “main character” of the show is being replaced. Alex Trebek had a personal style in handling the show as host and as quizmaster that became almost part and parcel with the show. That element is now gone and will be replaced by a different ‘vibe’.

It’s just people doing a little recreational frothing over one of their entertainment mainstays; with, as usual, a little extra exaggerated pearl clutching for the fun of it.

As always, be it cupcakes or climate change, there are those with a little too much time on their hands who will become overinvested — the squeaky wheel element — but they are the noisome outliers, not the norm.



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: rgG
Date: May 09, 2022 07:02PM
Well, I like the way Ken hosts much better than Mayim.





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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: jonny
Date: May 09, 2022 07:06PM
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Blankity Blank
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jonny
Every day I see at least two articles in my news reader about who is or isn’t the Jeopardy host. Am I missing something? The person stands there for 20 minutes, chatting and reading answers. Who cares whether the host is‘Ken’ or ‘Mayim’?

For fans of the show, what is essentially happening is a long time featured “main character” of the show is being replaced. Alex Trebek had a personal style in handling the show as host and as quizmaster that became almost part and parcel with the show. That element is now gone and will be replaced by a different ‘vibe’.

It’s just people doing a little recreational frothing over one of their entertainment mainstays; with, as usual, a little extra exaggerated pearl clutching for the fun of it.

As always, be it cupcakes or climate change, there are those with a little too much time on their hands who will become overinvested — the squeaky wheel element — but they are the noisome outliers, not the norm.

Superlative summation. Thank you.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: May 09, 2022 07:24PM
Do you?


I do, but I don't watch much.

There's a lot of other stuff on the plate.



As always, be it cupcakes or climate change, there are those with a little too much time on their hands who will become overinvested — the squeaky wheel element — but they are the noisome outliers, not the norm.

I'd posit the same applies to a lot of non-fans.






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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: May 09, 2022 07:34PM
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jonny
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Blankity Blank
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jonny
Every day I see at least two articles in my news reader about who is or isn’t the Jeopardy host. Am I missing something? The person stands there for 20 minutes, chatting and reading answers. Who cares whether the host is‘Ken’ or ‘Mayim’?

For fans of the show, what is essentially happening is a long time featured “main character” of the show is being replaced. Alex Trebek had a personal style in handling the show as host and as quizmaster that became almost part and parcel with the show. That element is now gone and will be replaced by a different ‘vibe’.

It’s just people doing a little recreational frothing over one of their entertainment mainstays; with, as usual, a little extra exaggerated pearl clutching for the fun of it.

As always, be it cupcakes or climate change, there are those with a little too much time on their hands who will become overinvested — the squeaky wheel element — but they are the noisome outliers, not the norm.

Superlative summation. Thank you.

Seconded
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Don C
Date: May 09, 2022 08:21PM
I have been getting a lot of feeds trying to get me to read about Mayim's latest problems and to my knowledge I have never shown any interest in Jeopardy.

I did once look up where she lives, because my wife was CONVINCED that she lives in Louisville and films her Louisville themed show there. I was smart enough to confirm what I thought I knew; I was smarter to not mention it again.

Apparently that one search made me a fan of Mayim according to the inescapable algorithms.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: May 09, 2022 08:32PM
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Well, I like the way Ken hosts much better than Mayim.

I'm inclined to agree, though Mayim is a fellow (though much younger) UCLA alum (she wasn't born until several years after I graduated), so it's hard to root against her. Ken's only hosting drawback is the pitch/tone of his voice.... if he could take voice lessons, and deepen his voice, he'd be the total replacement package. Mayim's obviously a smarty-pants too, but she's got a few too many quirks that makes her hosting less seamless than Ken's. Alex was the perfect fit, so it's gonna be tough to replace perfection.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 09, 2022 09:00PM
I'm an Art Fleming guy myself

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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: May 09, 2022 09:04PM
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Blankity Blank
As always, be it cupcakes or climate change, there are those with a little too much time on their hands who will become overinvested — the squeaky wheel element — but they are the noisome outliers, not the norm.

Now I want cupcakes.



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: May 09, 2022 09:14PM
I have a more complete explanation. Members of my family are now in a third generation of avid Jeopardy watchers.

I bailed out in the early days because I found I knew a lot of the answers-at that time-and didn't think I was learning much from it. Education being the important thing to most fans, I believe.
I have relatives even today who have a strict 'don't call me' prohibition in place from 7-7:30.

If you've been watching Jeopardy from childhood and have spanned the decades with Alex, his successors are of vital importance. (I like Ken better than Mayim when I brush by it every so often....but that's just me.)

The raw days of Art Fleming are somewhere in the primeval founding myth category (for $500).
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: bfd
Date: May 09, 2022 09:18PM
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Steve G.
I'm an Art Fleming guy myself


Thank you, Don Pardo. Thank you!
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: testcase
Date: May 09, 2022 10:02PM
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Steve G.
I'm an Art Fleming guy myself



Agreed. As a grammar school kid, I'd race home for lunch. My parents would have Jeopardy on and we'd just shout out answers. What ever happened to Art?
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: May 09, 2022 10:23PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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Blankity Blank
As always, be it cupcakes or climate change, there are those with a little too much time on their hands who will become overinvested — the squeaky wheel element — but they are the noisome outliers, not the norm.

Now I want cupcakes.



What is, “Now I want cupcakes”? big grin smiley



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Mike Sellers
Date: May 10, 2022 06:59AM
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Steve G.
I'm an Art Fleming guy myself


Shout out to all of us old farts who remember Art Fleming.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: RgrF
Date: May 10, 2022 07:23AM
I burned out the fifteenth time a family member or friend told me I should be on that show, today I cant remember who they were or why I should care.
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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 10, 2022 08:34AM
.....the hostess.....with the mostess.....on the ball.....????



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: May 10, 2022 10:10AM
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Mike Sellers
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Steve G.
I'm an Art Fleming guy myself

Shout out to all of us old farts who remember Art Fleming.

“Let’s… Play… Jeopardy!” big grin smiley



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: May 10, 2022 10:28AM
.....is Art Fleming the guy that wrote the James Bond books ;)......???



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: d4
Date: May 10, 2022 11:20AM
Re: article algorithms
For some reason I'm constantly bombarded with Dua Lipa cr@p every other day. WTF.



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: AllGold
Date: May 10, 2022 05:40PM
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d4
Re: article algorithms
For some reason I'm constantly bombarded with Dua Lipa cr@p every other day. WTF.

I'd rather have that than the crap I'm bombarded with.



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Re: Will someone please explain to me why the Jeopardy host is a big deal?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: May 10, 2022 05:58PM
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AllGold
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d4
Re: article algorithms
For some reason I'm constantly bombarded with Dua Lipa cr@p every other day. WTF.

I'd rather have that than the crap I'm bombarded with.

So those commodes really are AllGold.



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