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Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:26 am
by moldyoldie
I thought he did an excellent job, mostly mimicking well-worn but appropriate Trebek-isms. It would be a matter of time before Jennings' own personality emerges in a game show that necessitates rapid responses on the parts of both contestants and host, leaving little room for "personality".

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:34 am
by Calvert DeForest
I think he did well. It had to be a nervous time for him hosting the first show after Alex. Whether it turns out to be his permanent gig is yet to be seen, but given his background and familiarity with both the game and the audience, he would certainly be a natural choice.

I thought Ken's words at the beginning were especially poignant, and pretty much summed it up:

Of course, no one can replace the great Alex Trebek, but we can honor him by continuing to play the game he loved.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:17 pm
by Turkeytop
Jeopar what?

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:02 am
by Calvert DeForest
Turkeytop wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:17 pm
Jeopar what?
You should know about this one TT. It's on good old-fashioned over-the-air TV. :razz

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:22 pm
by WOHO
Yes, TT we remember when it was in Black and White, and Don Pardo was the announcer and you got to sit down at your little desk with a fresh solo cup of water? And 2 or 3 guys would pull out the dividers behind the board for the clues? What is the Original Jeopardy! ?

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:09 pm
by MWmetalhead
For a first-timer, he's doing OK.

However, he lacks the gravitas to be able to excel in this role.

I hope the bass picks someone else. Ken unfortunately lacks what it takes to fill Alex's shoes.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2021 7:12 pm
by TC Talks
I've seen him in other settings, he can do the job, give him a while.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 6:56 pm
by Turkeytop
WOHO wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:22 pm
Yes, TT we remember when it was in Black and White, and Don Pardo was the announcer and you got to sit down at your little desk with a fresh solo cup of water? And 2 or 3 guys would pull out the dividers behind the board for the clues? What is the Original Jeopardy! ?
Back in those days, we only got one channel. Maybe it didn't carry that show,

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:06 pm
by fuzzpower
WOHO wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:22 pm
Yes, TT we remember when it was in Black and White, and Don Pardo was the announcer and you got to sit down at your little desk with a fresh solo cup of water? And 2 or 3 guys would pull out the dividers behind the board for the clues? What is the Original Jeopardy! ?
It was in color from day one. Most people didn’t see it as such until years later. I have only seen the original from whatever is on YouTube.

Jennings has done a decent job. It wouldn’t be the worst if he took the gig full time.

Re: Ken Jennings as Jeopardy! Host

Posted: Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:40 am
by moldyoldie
Calvert DeForest wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:02 am
Turkeytop wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:17 pm
Jeopar what?
You should know about this one TT. It's on good old-fashioned over-the-air TV. :razz
Besides, long-time host Alex Trebek was a proud Canadian.