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by jeopardyfan939
Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 16360

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I'm curious to what other people are in line to be guest host after the aforementioned people (Mike Richards, Katie Couric, Bill Whittaker, Aaron Rogers, Anderson Cooper, etc.). But here's who I have in mind to possibly guest host. Will Ferrell — He played Alex in the Celebrity Jeopardy! skits on Sa...
by jeopardyfan939
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2010s Decade Recap for Jeopardy!
Replies: 14
Views: 2748

Re: 2010s Decade Recap for Jeopardy!

And I agree that the 2020s will kick off on a good note, especially with the GOAT tourney. We start 2020 in Season 36, with Karen Farrell becoming the second 8-time champion after Jennifer Quail. Then we have the Greatest of All-Time showdown from January 7—14. Ken Jennings wins the event, the titl...
by jeopardyfan939
Thu Jan 28, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2173

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"we ve already passed the cutoff for THIS Seasons Tournament of Champions" are we getting the TOC in May? that would be Interesting. Who knows if the upcoming ToC is actually going to air this spring. Initially I anticipated it to be held in Season 38 because we had a two-year gap between the S34 T...
by jeopardyfan939
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Missing Final Jeopardy! for improper phrasing
Replies: 10
Views: 739

Missing Final Jeopardy! for improper phrasing

This happened at least once in the Trebek era; and it occurred in an episode during Season 2. Contestant Kathy was the only one who got the correct response in Final Jeopardy!, but then was penalized for not phrasing in the form of a question, resulting in Jeff becoming the new champion at the end o...
by jeopardyfan939
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 255
Views: 16360

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I wouldn't be surprised if Jeff Probst and Pat Sajak got the call to be guest host. For one thing, Jeff Probst hosted Rock & Roll Jeopardy! as well as being the current host of Survivor. And Pat hosted the April Fools episode back in 1997 as well as the fact that Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune are s...
by jeopardyfan939
Sat Jan 02, 2021 7:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 in review and what's in store for 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 2390

Re: 2020 in review and what's in store for 2021

I don’t think they will do a celebrity week while they are using the rotating interim hosts. Someone trying to learn the ropes doesn’t need the extra hassle of dealing with contestants who aren’t talking the show seriously. Plus the focus needs to be on establishing the new host and not some D list...
by jeopardyfan939
Fri Jan 01, 2021 1:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 in review and what's in store for 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 2390

Re: 2020 in review and whats in store for 2021

The College Championship with some kind of tag team action? If Celebrity Wheel of Fortune does well in prime time then Celebrity J!? A FJ! clue with Alex Trebek as the correct response. A tribute category based on things AT hosted? The return of Zach Newkirk is strongly rumored to have already happ...
by jeopardyfan939
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 2764

Re: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just watched the episode on YouTube, and what caught me by surprise was Brian not getting penalized for writing a shoutout in his FJ! response. Starting with James Holzhauer's 18th episode, contestants could no longer write shoutouts in their FJ! responses or else they would not be accepted. We've ...
by jeopardyfan939
Thu Dec 31, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 in review and what's in store for 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 2390

2020 in review and what's in store for 2021

2020 has been a not-so-great year for Jeopardy! most of the time. But don't get me wrong; the year started on a good note. We had 8-time champion MacKenzie Jones. Then there was the Greatest of All-Time tourney, in which Ken Jennings finally won a tournament and prevailed over Brad Rutter (initially...
by jeopardyfan939
Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 2764

Re: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just watched the episode on YouTube, and what caught me by surprise was Brian not getting penalized for writing a shoutout in his FJ! response. Starting with James Holzhauer's 18th episode, contestants could no longer write shoutouts in their FJ! responses or else they would not be accepted.
by jeopardyfan939
Wed Dec 23, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What tournaments are in store for Season 37?
Replies: 17
Views: 1523

What tournaments are in store for Season 37?

In past seasons, there would always be a tournament or a special event in November, may it be the ToC, Teen Tournament, or College Championship; S23 had two weeks of Celebrity episodes at Radio City Music Hall in November of ‘06. This season has been different from seasons past; there were no tourna...
by jeopardyfan939
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Alex Trebek
Replies: 92
Views: 6313

Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek

This is sad news indeed, and I was anticipating he would at least make it to 2021 and finish taping episodes for this season. But rest in peace Alex, you'll always be remembered in the Jeopardy! community. That being said, I wonder if TPTB are going to use an interim host to finish Season 37. I say ...
by jeopardyfan939
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 changes and predictions
Replies: 77
Views: 7415

Re: Season 37 changes and predictions

When I was watching the segment on GMA previewing the new season, I did see the contestants walk up to their podiums but all at the same time, not one by one like during the first 16 seasons (Johnny would say "Now entering the studio are today's contestants"). So perhaps the practice of the contesta...
by jeopardyfan939
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 changes and predictions
Replies: 77
Views: 7415

Re: Season 37 changes and predictions

Now that the globe intro made a comeback, I wonder if Mike Richards will revive some of these other Jeopardy! traditions that were part of the show during the 80s and 90s and were retired from Season 14 onward: The set background changing its color to red for Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy! but...
by jeopardyfan939
Sat Sep 05, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 changes and predictions
Replies: 77
Views: 7415

Re: Season 37 changes and predictions

Forget the spoiler I made, as someone posted a photo of the modified set on another thread. Anyways, another change I found out about is Ken Jennings will join the show as a consulting producer and will make his own video clues. Due to Mike Richards replacing Harry Friedman as the executive producer...
by jeopardyfan939
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 changes and predictions
Replies: 77
Views: 7415

Re: Season 37 changes and predictions

Here's the redesigned set for this coming season. Like I predicted it's not an entirely new set like we saw 7 years ago, but it's undergone a few cosmetic changes other than the contestant lecterns being spaced farther apart than in previous seasons. https://media.wtsp.com/assets/WTSP/images/a55135...
by jeopardyfan939
Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 changes and predictions
Replies: 77
Views: 7415

Season 37 changes and predictions

We look back at Season 36; and it has been pretty dismal, especially since it ended early because taping was suspended when COVID-19 hit. However, there have been a few moments worth remembering, but not to the extent that we saw in Season 35. Obviously, the most memorable moment from S36 was James ...
by jeopardyfan939
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 14
Views: 1855

Re: Tuesday, February 6, 2001 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I remember seeing this episode before on either DailyMotion or YouTube back in 2011, and it was an entertaining episode, especially when Charles didn’t ring in on a single clue in the Jeopardy! round. That said, other comments I’d like to make are that I really liked the set that was used for these ...
by jeopardyfan939
Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Looks Like Jeopardy! Has Resumed Production
Replies: 32
Views: 4342

Re: Looks Like Jeopardy! Has Resumed Production

I don't think you could say the current set looks dated. And it's not like there's new technology that would be beneficial out there to the show, like the switch to one giant HD screen instead of 30 (or 36) TV sets, or the switch from the 1980s "light pens" to the more modern touchscreens I presume...
by jeopardyfan939
Tue Jul 28, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Looks Like Jeopardy! Has Resumed Production
Replies: 32
Views: 4342

Re: Looks Like Jeopardy! Has Resumed Production

Interestingly, when Bob Barker retired as the host of The Price is Right and then Drew Carey took his place, the set underwent a lot of cosmetic changes; also, the iconic theme song and the "come on down" music cue were re-recorded (with extra percussion added to the "come on down" cue). So I wouldn...