December 21-January 1 Reruns

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December 21-January 1 Reruns

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This thread will keep track of the reruns that are airing from December 21-January 1. While my Xfinity app still doesn't have any episodes listed, they list the December 21-24 episodes as "Around the World With Alex".

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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I suspect we'll be seeing a lot of the Galapagos and Antarctica, then. Probably Peru (Machu Picchu), Israel (Dead Sea), Japan. Some Canada. Maybe some NYC.

Based on these locations, Archive searchers could probably come up with a list of most likely episodes.

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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Robert K S wrote:
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:00 pm
I suspect we'll be seeing a lot of the Galapagos and Antarctica, then. Probably Peru (Machu Picchu), Israel (Dead Sea), Japan. Some Canada. Maybe some NYC.

Based on these locations, Archive searchers could probably come up with a list of most likely episodes.
Off the top of my head, I know Hulu/Netflix have shown episodes with Alex in the Galapagos and in Canada (with Tie Domi of the Maple Leafs.) Or perhaps they were reruns during season 36. Going by the fact that they judged those episodes to be popular enough to run on Netflix, they're probably good enough for Around the World with Alex week.

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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All of the reruns were announced on Jeopardy!'s website. Eight of the episodes were previously on Netflix and Hulu under "Celebrating Alex" and "The Best of Alex". The December 30 and 31 episodes were previously on Netflix and Hulu, along with the other 8 episodes of the 2011 Tournament of Champions, so all ten episodes were on Netflix and Hulu at some point:
December 21: October 14, 2004 (Ken Jennings wins his 57th game)
December 22: April 4, 2006 (Michael Falk wins his 1st game)
December 23: September 27, 2007
December 24: November 6, 2007 (2007 Tournament of Champions Quarterfinal Game 2, Celeste/Nick/Craig)
December 25: January 15, 2009
December 28: November 23, 2009
December 29: December 9, 2009 (Dave Belote is defeated)
December 30: November 9, 2011 (2011 Tournament of Champions Semifinal Game 1, Justin/Tom/Erin
December 31: November 14, 2011 (2011 Tournament of Champions Final Game 1, Roger/Tom/Buddy, Roger Craig makes back-to-back True Daily Doubles and gets them both right)
January 1: February 6, 2017 (Lisa Schlitt is defeated)

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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gameshowfandanny wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 1:05 pm
All of the reruns were announced on Jeopardy!'s website. Most of the episodes were previously on Netflix and Hulu:
December 21: October 14, 2004
December 22: April 4, 2006
December 23: September 27, 2007
December 24: November 6, 2007
December 25: January 15, 2009
December 28: November 23, 2009
December 29: December 9, 2009
December 30: November 9, 2011
December 31: November 14, 2011
January 1: February 6, 2017
From the archive, these are the show numbers and where Alex goes:

4624 - Toronto (Tie Domi)
4972 - Sesame Street
5299 - USAF base in Japan
5327 - Machu Piccu
5609 - Niagra Falls

5796 - Israel
5808 - Galapagos
6243 - New York Metropolitan Opera House
6246 - Petra, Jordan
7461 - Washington DC (Museum of African-American History)

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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Nothing overly exciting.

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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Here's another one for you guys, the episode where Alex tours through CBC, the episode aired on February 26, 2009/Show #5639 and yes GSN aired this episode at some point and was featured on Netflix/Hulu.

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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Ivoryface86 wrote:
Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Here's another one for you guys, the episode where Alex tours through CBC, the episode aired on February 26, 2009/Show #5639 and yes GSN aired this episode at some point and was featured on Netflix/Hulu.
I just checked my post in the "J! in the Media" thread where I posted a list of all of the episodes in the "Celebrating Alex" collection when it was on Netflix and February 26, 2009 was on Hulu under "The Best of Alex", however, it was not on Netflix.

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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I agree - I'm a little disappointed that they just copy/pasted the "Celebrating Alex / Best of Alex" episodes from Netflix/Hulu that were shown within the past year or so. I guess it's good for those who don't have the streaming services, but with well over 8,000 episodes, surely there are others?

I suppose if I convince myself that they were hand-picked by Alex at the time of their release on Netflix, it would make sense. And I guess 8,000+ episodes is a bit of an exaggeration, given that they don't generally like to rerun episodes that are in SD. It still leaves them with 3,000-ish episodes, if you eliminate season 36 (in syndie Daytime J! already) and 35 (recently rerun as Daytime J! last year).

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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well a lot of their possible episodes were reaired during the covid Break. Why not Reair some of the UTOC? or the Tournament of Decades? The Team thing they did a couple Years ago?

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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I thought the main idea was to feature episodes where Alex traveled for clues. That's already going to decimate your available pool.

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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I thought the last of Alex's original episodes would air on Christmas Day. I must've misunderstood.

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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Volante wrote:
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:37 am
I thought the main idea was to feature episodes where Alex traveled for clues. That's already going to decimate your available pool.

(...dangit, decimate's 90% left, not 10%...is there a 10% word?...)
If you decimate 22 times, you get to about 10% left...

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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thenextofken wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:13 pm
I thought the last of Alex's original episodes would air on Christmas Day. I must've misunderstood.
That was the original schedule. But they (rightfully so) decided to push it back two weeks to avoid conflict with potential pre-emptions on Christmas and New Years Day.
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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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Probably I ought to know this, but how many unaired new Alex episodes remain to air in early 2021: is it 10 or just 5?
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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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reddpen wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:41 pm
Probably I ought to know this, but how many unaired new Alex episodes remain to air in early 2021: is it 10 or just 5?
5

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reddpen wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:41 pm
Probably I ought to know this, but how many unaired new Alex episodes remain to air in early 2021: is it 10 or just 5?
5 remaining Trebeks from Jan. 4 - 8, 2021. First KJ hosting ep. is Monday the 11th when Alabama plays Clemson.

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:47 pm
reddpen wrote:
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:41 pm
Probably I ought to know this, but how many unaired new Alex episodes remain to air in early 2021: is it 10 or just 5?
5 remaining Trebeks from Jan. 4 - 8, 2021. First KJ hosting ep. is Monday the 11th when Alabama plays Clemson.
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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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Just watched the one they showed tonight...

I had forgotten just how junky and low-budget the set looked in that era. Oh, and Ken kicked butt...

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Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

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It was strange to see everyone bunched so close together.

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