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RIP Alex Trebek

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mwilliams685, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    It still amazes me that he filmed that show 10 days before he died.
  2. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    Yeah. And it didn't appear like he knew he was finished.
  3. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    I don't know when they filmed it, but it sure seemed like a bucket list item when they filmed at the Wailing Wall and other spots in Israel/The Middle East.

    I don't believe in the afterlife, but if I did, I imagine Alex is stumping even god with some esoteric Shakespeare clue.
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  4. swingline

    swingline Well-Known Member

    Ken Jennings wasn’t bad as the host. Let’s see if he finds his rhythm before his trial run ends.

    RIP, Alex
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  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    I didn't like Jennings on The Chase, but perhaps that's because the guy who did it on the GSN version has a commanding presence that Ken doesn't.
  6. Mngwa

    Mngwa Well-Known Member

    Here's a vote against Jennings. His tribute was nice. His delivery is not. Plus, his voice is annoying.
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  7. wicked

    wicked Well-Known Member

    I understand that this is a show for MENSA wannabes and other smart people, but being a bit more casual wouldn’t hurt.
  8. daytonadan1983

    daytonadan1983 Well-Known Member

    Let the guy get into a rhythm....
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  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Which is exactly why they are using guest hosts to "take the beating" for not being Alex Trebek before a regular host is named.
  10. Cosmo

    Cosmo Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I told my friends who immediately said he sucked last night. Imagine the level of difficulty of giving that tribute then hosting the damn show. He seems to have a touch of a lisp, which throws some people off, too. I think he'll be fine. Don't know if he'll be the ultimate host, but I'm not judging him off one show.
  11. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I thought Jennings' presence was fine. The voice wasn't Mr. Announcer voice.
    It was his first frigging day, and he was replacing the All Timer.
  12. Junkie

    Junkie Well-Known Member

    I liked Trebek and he obviously was an institution, but the game is the star. The only time I ever tuned in just to see Alex Trebek was last Friday. I thought the show last night was fine. Jennings was probably terrified and he still came off OK. He's a brainy nerd, not a game show host. The game, and the show, were fine.
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