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Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:37 am
by moldyoldie
Thus far, I'd deem all of the guest hosts outside of Jennings as merely adequate with perhaps Oz being the best, Couric the worst, and Mike Richards in the middle. All have approached the job with veneration and respect for the show's legacy.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:23 am
by Calvert DeForest
I think Jennings will have the permanent gig in the end. The guest-host thing is mainly a move to demonstrate that there was no heir-apparent to the Trebek throne, possibly out of respect to Alex and his legacy. Selecting a permanent successor before he passed would have seemed morbid given that he was still fighting to beat his diagnosis. Naming a permanent host so soon after his passing might show a degree of advance planning that could cast the producers in a bad light. Although Ken Jennings appears to be the most popular choice among viewers, they need to let some time pass before settling on a new host. I believe the job will be Ken's when all is said and done.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:07 am
by thekman
km1125 wrote:
Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:05 pm
I saw just a bit of Couric and just couldn't stand it. If she was the permanent host I would probably never see the show again. I'm not sure who's on this week.

Speaking of Drew Carey... WTF is up with that "David Letterman" beard look??? TERRIBLE!!
I thought Couric was really bad. She’s a perfectly capable broadcaster, but my god, something was just not working with her as host. She seemed so bland. The show was just plain boring with her at the helm.

I thought Mike Richards was the best so far. Jennings would be #2, he got much better as the weeks went by and he got more comfortable in the gig. I think Dr. Oz is surprisingly good at it.

I think they will stretch out the guest hosts out over the course of Spring and Summer. And eventually, next September, will start the new season with Jennings as the new permanent host.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:06 pm
by MWmetalhead
I agree with you about Mike Richards. I thought his performance was better than that of Jennings and surprisingly good overall.

Although I thought Jennings was horrible during his first couple weeks, he definitely improved as time went along.

I didn't have a chance to watch Dr. Oz; I wish I would've seen him host.

Katie Couric was too sterile and serious, but I disagree about her being "really bad." She was merely OK. Not good enough to be the permanent host of Jeopardy. Her style would work better for a show like Millionaire.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:17 pm
by radioandtventhusiast
MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:06 pm
I agree with you about Mike Richards. I thought his performance was better than that of Jennings and surprisingly good overall.

Although I thought Jennings was horrible during his first couple weeks, he definitely improved as time went along.

I didn't have a chance to watch Dr. Oz; I wish I would've seen him host.

Katie Couric was too sterile and serious, but I disagree about her being "really bad." She was merely OK. Not good enough to be the permanent host of Jeopardy. Her style would work better for a show like Millionaire.
Oz's episodes still air through Friday.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:56 am
by MWmetalhead
Thanks. I did finally catch one of his episodes a couple nights ago. He wasn't bad, but his gravelly, somewhat hoarse voice became a little irritating after a while. This was most noticeable during his reading of the clues.

I still think Richards was the best of the bunch so far.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:59 pm
by radioandtventhusiast
MWmetalhead wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:56 am
Thanks. I did finally catch one of his episodes a couple nights ago. He wasn't bad, but his gravelly, somewhat hoarse voice became a little irritating after a while. This was most noticeable during his reading of the clues.

I still think Richards was the best of the bunch so far.
I think Ken was the best, although Mike Richards had the overall best delivery.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:08 am
by thekman
Aaron Rodgers starts as guest host today.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:53 am
by moldyoldie
Surprisingly, Aaron Rodgers with his under-spoken delivery and intermittent interjections of soft humor made for a refreshingly different and eminently watchable guest host. I'm thinking it might be because of my "low-bar" expectations.

The one contestant's Final Jeopardy response was classic -- Who wanted them to kick the field goal? :lol

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:20 pm
by MWmetalhead
Great clip! Aaron Rodgers liked that contestant's response, btw. He CLEARLY wanted to go for the six points on that drive in the NFC Championship game.


Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:59 pm
by moldyoldie
I'm pretty sure no one wants Rodgers to give up his day job, especially the Jeopardy! audience. :razz

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:47 pm
by Mike Oxlong
Seeing as they have chosen to have so many people guest host until September, I would of like them to give a try out to the three that Alex himself suggested would be good choices to replace him:
CNN’s Laura Coates, LA Kings announcer Alex Faust and TCM’s Ben Mankiewicz.
Maybe he seen something in these three that he knew would be a good fit for the show.