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by Anachronism
Sat Jun 12, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 46
Views: 622

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

I would rank her first. I gave her "only" a 9 because the asides seemed to be getting more frequent. Despite her solid pacing, I think those should be limited to one per game. They could, if limited, be fun in the campy sense of "fun with flags." As far as appearance, she seemed fine until the bubbl...
by Anachronism
Fri Jun 04, 2021 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 58234

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Jun 03, 2021 12:27 pm
I wish Ellie Kemper had been the host this week just to watch everyone freak out.
It's gone so far beyond too far.

Bialik... as Picard would say, "make it so..." I can see her doing this long-term. Very impressive so far.
by Anachronism
Mon May 31, 2021 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1074
Views: 288225

Re: J! in the Media

Even if the movies were free and people received a complementary bucket of popcorn, I wouldn't go. Haven't been to a theater in 30 years. I'd be the guy who got shot 50 times for telling the wrong person to shut up and put away his damned phone.
by Anachronism
Sun May 30, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Buzzy Cohen Do as Host?
Replies: 32
Views: 2561

Re: How Did Buzzy Cohen Do as Host?

Excellent voice. Not so good at the patter. I don't like the cartoon avatar-like look, but I think that matters more to the younger audience. First in some categories, though I haven't watched about half of the guests so far. Comparing him to Aaron Rodgers, who was the last one I watched - Rodgers d...
by Anachronism
Tue May 11, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 58234

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Anderson Cooper's 'Jeopardy!' debut flops, draws lowest guest host ratings in show's history The headline is misleading, but the ratings are not. I don't want any of the news group to get the gig, but I suspect it's just guest host fatigue. It's not like his ratings were surprising. I have guest ho...
by Anachronism
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2789

Re: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought it was sort of strange that all three included Ms. Borden's first name (or some variant thereof). I think I would have. I'm 100% confident that I know Borden's first (nick)name. There's pretty much zero chance I'm wrong. I'm almost 100% confident that there are no other arguably plausible...
by Anachronism
Sat Apr 10, 2021 4:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4588

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm pleasantly encouraged by Rodgers, especially since I watched only FJ from Monday. As noted, he's a bit of a sleep-aide. The big question is how much he improved on the second day of taping, because, since he's an NFL quarterback, he would have studied the film from day one like his life depende...
by Anachronism
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 4471

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It was a dig in the sense that it, in the football world, might be an indication that LaFleur doesn't have full confidence in his abilities. That simply isn't possible. It was 100% LaFleur making the wrong call. Rodgers completed 70.7% of his passes for nearly 4300 yards, with 48 TD and 5 -- yeah, ...
by Anachronism
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 4471

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's not a dig at Rodgers, if anything it's a dig at the Packers' coaching staff. Aaron agreed with him "That is a great question", it wasn't like he was trying to embarrass Rodgers. It was a dig in the sense that it, in the football world, might be an indication that LaFleur doesn't have full conf...
by Anachronism
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4588

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Other than relating to an unusual transition in power, I was clueless. Went with Ford, thinking the window shades might be an indication that it wasn't a completely popular transition and the cabin might refer to Camp David - though Nixon's approval rating at the time was probably below 20%. I'm ple...
by Anachronism
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 4471

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Being a huge football fan, I didn't think the dig was fair. Even if quarterbacks these days made those decisions, which they don't. Definitely a hindsight criticism - the two-minute warning and all three time outs remaining. The numbers suggest go for it, but you still have to convert the two-pointe...
by Anachronism
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)
Replies: 38
Views: 2480

Re: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)

I thought he did extremely well in terms of pacing and tone. I would rank him first of the ones I've seen. Lots of basketball preemptions and other issues, so I only watched half of his run. But still, hoping they will reverse direction and find someone who isn't controversial (I don't have an opini...
by Anachronism
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 2456

Re: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For those worried about Aaron Rodgers as host next week, check out this article: https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/31183282/what-film-room-aaron-rodgers-studied-no-other-crush-jeopardy-guest-host "I took pages and pages and pages of notes. I wrote down every affirmative that he said to any type o...
by Anachronism
Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3197

Re: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm also someone who uses closed-captioning for everything but Jeopardy (and sports - just mute it). Frankenstein leapt into my head like a Bela Lugosi inside fastball, then tried to convince myself something else must fit, but couldn't, because for some reason I thought it was written in the 1830s....
by Anachronism
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 738242

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Anyone else think that--assuming as executive producer he has significant say in who the next host will be--Mike Richards might pull a Dick Cheney and choose Mike Richards? As for Ms. Couric's remarks (which I have only seen referenced in the usual alarmist conservative news headlines), some enormo...
by Anachronism
Mon Jan 18, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 58234

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

What makes this more difficult is the appeal to an audience that generally is comforted by tradition and routine. Even going back to Rain Man, that was a touchstone of its culture. The audience is huge, and loyal. That's worth a lot of money. Alex was probably making about three times the total amou...
by Anachronism
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 2529

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

I'm not impressed so far, but it's an incredibly difficult job. I would like to see him get the permanent gig, though, because the choice makes so much sense. He will improve with more acting lessons and voice work and experience (not every discussion needs a closing comment, that kind of thing, tha...
by Anachronism
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 58234

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

As long as the host doesn’t give their political views on the show I don’t care what they say or do in real life. Ideally, I agree with that. I just don't trust people who have conducted themselves in such a divisive manner. I can't look at an Anderson Cooper or a Katie Couric or a Sean Hannity (th...
by Anachronism
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 58234

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

As long as the host doesn’t give their political views on the show I don’t care what they say or do in real life. Ideally, I agree with that. I just don't trust people who have conducted themselves in such a divisive manner. I can't look at an Anderson Cooper or a Katie Couric or a Sean Hannity (th...
by Anachronism
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 463
Views: 58234

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I will renew my begging for a new host who has no connection to or interest in politics. I'd also be willing to bet, because Jeopardy! is all about demonstrating your knowledge of facts, that they're at bare minimum not Republicans -- considering the GOP has no concept of that sorta thing. Keep tal...