With Alex gone, guest hosts will be trying to fill his shoes for the rest of the season.
This is the thread where we discuss each day's episode and our various impressions of the contestants.
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With Alex gone, guest hosts will be trying to fill his shoes for the rest of the season.
This is the thread where we discuss each day's episode and our various impressions of the contestants.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 146||16 hours ago|
I can't believe they're getting snake-oil salesman Dr. Oz to guest host.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 1||02/06/2021|
Link to the previous thread in case anyone is interested.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 2||02/06/2021|
On Friday's show, Final was completely obvious to me. Super surprised no one got it.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 3||02/06/2021|
Are we going to officially abandon the other two Part 21 threads now?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 4||02/06/2021|
Just curious, I haven’t been sure where to post and now there’s three threads.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 5||02/06/2021|
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 6||02/06/2021|
How much longer is Ken Jennings going to be guest hosting before they start trying out others?
And when they do try out others, will it be for a single episode or a whole week's worth of episodes?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 7||02/07/2021|
I can't believe I am saying this, but I'm actually enjoying Ken as host. I thought I would hate him but I don't mind him. I"m actually not looking forward to getting used to new hosts.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 8||02/07/2021|
I got FJ! Also, Michael was quite handsome.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 9||02/08/2021|
I didn't think I'd like Ken Jennings but I like him. I hope the other 'guest hosts' have only a day or two so we can be back to Ken.
Aaron Rodgers and Katie Couric will be fun (cute!) but let's get back to a real host.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 10||02/08/2021|
I guessed Rhode Island for Final. Maryland didn't cross my mind.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 11||02/10/2021|
How long is Ken Jennings going to be guest host? I don't mind him but I hate to think of being stuck with Katie Couric or Aaron Rodgers for more than a week.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 12||02/10/2021|
Me too, r11.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 13||02/10/2021|
I got Maryland.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 14||02/10/2021|
I know nothing about geography. I bet zero dollars and guessed New York!
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 15||02/10/2021|
I idiotically thought it was New Hampshire.
Maryland never occurred to me.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 16||02/10/2021|
I'm really liking Ken Jenniings. Didn't think I would. Now I hope he gets the job and the producers don't waste our time with Katie Couric and Aaron Rodgers.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 17||02/10/2021|
North Carolina was a terrible answer.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 18||02/10/2021|
R18 FU. Sometimes the most outrageous answers are the best.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 19||02/10/2021|
R17, Is Dane Cook really going to be a guest host?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 20||02/10/2021|
The state had only a small Atlantic coast. That rules out North Carolina.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 21||02/10/2021|
Ken is doing a very good job, I'm surprised to say. He's following Alex's style to the letter. Clearly had lots of grooming from the producers. It clearly looks like he's the one they want since we're now of Week Five of him guest hosting.
I suspect all these other guest hosts they're going to have is just to go through the motions of looking like they tried out other people for the job.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 22||02/10/2021|
R22 I hope so. I don't think I can watch more than a week of Couric and Rodgers.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 23||02/10/2021|
As much as I didn't like Ken, I feel he is the right choice. He's one of the most well-known - perhaps THE most well-known - Jeopardy players, and the show needs someone who understands Jeopardy and who has an extensive history with it. I get why they chose Ken to host (for now).
The one thing I do like about him is that he keeps the focus on the game. I appreciate that he is not overcompensating or trying to make it about himself. He also shows genuine warmth which I didn't expect.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 24||02/10/2021|
That was another hard FJ. I was thinking airplanes and didn't even consider dirigibles...
I'm on the Ken bandwagon too: whatever the knack is for hosting the show is, he's quickly discovered and mastered it.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 25||02/10/2021|
I don’t see current champ John leaving anytime soon.
Nice story of his marrying husband Jeff.
FJ was incredibly easy, I thought.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 26||02/10/2021|
I missed it last night; was hooked on the impeachment trial. I'll have to go the website to find out the FJ.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 27||02/11/2021|
Initially I wasn't looking forward to seeing Ken host either, but he's doing a really good job and it's becoming a better fit for him as the weeks go on.
But having said that, I still wouldn't mind still seeing Aaron Rodgers and Katie Couric either because they could just as easily win people over.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 28||02/11/2021|
Katie's gummy smile will drive me away.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 29||02/11/2021|
Ken is doing a great job, I think. But I still think his face looks like a cartoon character.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 30||02/11/2021|
When will Jennings be gone?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 31||02/11/2021|
Ken is growing on me. He treats the contestants with respect; I thought he'd be cocky. Ken isn't as attractive as Alex but he's doing a good job. The 'celebrity hosts' should only be on for a few days each. They're not interested in the job. I'd like to see Levar Burton try out for the job; he was often mentioned in the DL link about Alex's replacement.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 32||02/11/2021|
Another interesting thread about best guesses for Alex's replacement. No one recommended Aaron or Katie so their choice is definitely a network / Jeopardy choice not a fan choice.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 33||02/11/2021|
I wonder how Mormon Ken felt when the champion mentioned marrying his husband. Mormons are beginning to seem more accepting of LGBT people (not all Mormons are and I still think it is one of the more ludicrous faith “traditions”).
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 34||02/11/2021|
Final was incrediblely easy. What else could it have been but the Hindenberg?
Love that champ John came out so casually in talking about marrying his husband, Jeff.
John wasn't setting off my gaydar, so that was a surprise. A pleasant one. Go John!
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 35||02/11/2021|
I thought FJ was a giveaway, too.
I didn't think John was gay only because so many past guests whom I thought were gay turned out to have had wives. So I just presumed John was going to be yet another one.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 36||02/11/2021|
I guessed Messerschmitt last night (oops), but thought tonight's Oscar question was the giveaway. John for the win.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 37||02/11/2021|
I like Anderson Cooper, but not for "Jeopardy." He has not enthusiastic.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 38||02/12/2021|
Wow, this is really shocking and sad. Brayden Smith has passed away.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 39||02/12/2021|
I was stumped on Final. The clue was clearly written to indicated Walt Disney but that just went over my head.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 40||02/12/2021|
I wonder what happened r39?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 41||02/12/2021|
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 42||02/12/2021|
Sad news about Brayden. Anyone know how he died? He was adorable.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 43||02/12/2021|
[quote]I was stumped on Final. The clue was clearly written to indicated Walt Disney but that just went over my head.
R40 Are we watching the same episodes? Tonight's was about the philosopher who led the cynics movement...
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 44||02/12/2021|
No clue, even though I'm a cynic. Had hoped John would run up five wins....
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 45||02/12/2021|
[quote]Family members tell 8 News Now that Smith died following complications after surgery.
Muriel is rejecting the link, but you can search his name at 8newsnow dot com.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 46||02/12/2021|
Lance was super fast buzzing in.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 47||02/13/2021|
The schlub who beat John on Friday is a very annoying guy.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 48||02/14/2021|
R48 i agree. Lance thinks he's cute and I hate the way he brandishes his buzzer. OH, that sounds so sexual!!
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 49||02/14/2021|
He was so PUMPED when he won, Dude.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 50||02/14/2021|
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 51||02/14/2021|
Lance = gay boy. He's sweet but way too dramatic.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 52||02/14/2021|
He is twittering the fuck out of his moment.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 53||02/14/2021|
Film PhD student. This could get really annoying.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 54||02/14/2021|
He's annoying. I miss John.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 55||02/14/2021|
PLEASE let someone take him out tonight!
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 56||02/15/2021|
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 57||02/15/2021|
So sad about Brayden. He always seemed a bit melancholy while he was playing, maybe he knew he was dying.
Glad to see the insufferable Lance go tonight.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 58||02/15/2021|
Brayden was a sweet soul, such a shame that he died so young.
He had a knack for finding DDs and it was amusing how each time he would lean in and scrunch up his face while reading the clue.
I'm sure in the next TofC, they will honor him as they honored the female contestant who died of cancer a couple of years ago.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 59||02/15/2021|
Who was the lunkhead who guessed Sondheim instead of August Wilson?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 60||02/16/2021|
I think maybe Lance saw the South Park where Sondheim is revealed to be a huge Steelers fan.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 61||02/16/2021|
There's a sweetness about the champ that I like.
Both guys have what I call gay hands - you know, the way they move their hands around when they talk.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 62||02/16/2021|
Lance guessing "Sondheim" made me laugh.
The new guy (second win) seems so shocked to win! I really liked the woman...
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 63||02/16/2021|
The Jeopardy! guest host schedule at the link. Ken Jennings turn ends this week, and they apparently have not rethought Dr. Oz.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 64||02/16/2021|
^^Ken Jennings' turn...
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 65||02/16/2021|
I'd rather they just have the other hosts do one week to get it or with. I don't like all this change.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 66||02/16/2021|
Had no clue about Final.
Why would Mount Everest be hard for the natives to pronounce?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 67||02/17/2021|
Everest was so hard, I don't think I'd have picked it on a multiple choice...
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 68||02/17/2021|
Well, for one thing, it’s not even in India.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 69||02/17/2021|
Wow, that winter sports FJ was fucking impossible.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 70||02/17/2021|
It was easy if you know anything about figure skating, such as why they call it “figure skating.”
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 71||02/17/2021|
R70 I agree! It was such a specific piece of knowledge. Usually, I can make a couple decent guesses but this one was a fucker.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 72||02/17/2021|
I want to know more about Paul Hoffman. He won a few times and was shocked that he did. It was all due to luck; his competitors bet the bank and he won by default. It's as if he came on the show with no expectations. Also, his backstory intrigues me: He is 'originally' from New Jersey...why doesn't he tell us where he lives now? He speaks 4 languages - including Farsi - and finds that useful when "looking for a job" or qualifying "for a graduate class." He looks to be in his 30s minimum...
What the hell does this guy do for a living? Knowing Farsi and Turkish means he's familiar with the Middle East - wouldn't the US government hire him in a heartbeat? No backstory, no family shoutout. Is he in Witness Protection or the Intelligence Community or what? I'm sorry to see him go but he seemed relieved.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 73||02/17/2021|
Here, R73. Not exactly secrets...
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 74||02/18/2021|
R74 This provided no new information other than his age but thanks for posting.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 75||02/18/2021|
Figure 8s are something I never would have come up with.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 76||02/18/2021|
R75 - While I'm not R74, I just read the information he provided and I learned Paul Hoffman is "studying for a doctorate in history at UCLA," and also that he "previously worked as a research analyst for humanitarian aid projects in Turkey, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan and writes about American foreign policy and politics in the Middle East."
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 77||02/18/2021|
I just took a look at the schedule for upcoming hosts. Up next is Mike RIchards who is billed as the exec producer of both Jeopardy and WoF. I thought he looked familiar though and I see further down he was the host of Beauty and the Geek. Loved that show!
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 78||02/18/2021|
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 79||02/18/2021|
R74 Thank you!
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 80||02/18/2021|
Writing "Bryant" for "Bryan" was one of those tiny mistakes that must have had the contestant kicking himself all the way home.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 81||02/19/2021|
Now I wonder if I knew it was Bryan and not Bryant.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 82||02/19/2021|
I want to make love with Alan.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 83||02/19/2021|
I always through it was William Jennings Bryant. That's what I've heard my whole life. So, I would have gotten that wrong too.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 84||02/20/2021|
R83 by far 1 of the hottest winners we've seen. He's a software engineer too. Too bad he only lasted 1 day but he had a decent finish on Friday.
Alan Johnson is such a common name though it'd be impossible to find out if he has social media
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 85||02/20/2021|
He twitters r85 and his hometown named 2/18/21 “Jeopardy Johnson Day”
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 86||02/21/2021|
I know this would make most DLers heads explode, but I like that Alan has "he/him" in his description, which I think is pretty cool for a straight guy.
Now I like him even more, and it makes him even sexier to me
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 87||02/21/2021|
So the producer serving as host is a hot top.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 88||02/22/2021|
R88, Mike Richards is hot as fuck.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 89||02/22/2021|
Reading off a teleprompter is a subtle art that Mike has yet to master.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 90||02/22/2021|
Will Aaron Rodgers be hosting shirtless?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 91||02/22/2021|
lmao the cocky challenger was so deflated when he risked too much money and then was out of contention for winning. Then he got final jeopardy correct while the winner had no idea but it didn't matter
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 92||02/22/2021|
shame that Alan didn't last longer. Loving his twitter. Good find R86
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 93||02/22/2021|
David looked like he might cry after the Double Jeopardy blunder. If only he knew gnu...
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 94||02/22/2021|
R92, And could FJ have been any easier?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 95||02/23/2021|
No, but I still guessed Chopsticks.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 96||02/23/2021|
The key was “lullaby”
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 97||02/23/2021|
As much as I wanted to dislike Mike Richards as host, he actually did a decent job. He was not as stiff as I expected him to be and actually showed some personality.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 98||02/23/2021|
I enjoyed Mike Richards a lot. I mean A LOT.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 99||02/23/2021|
Not liking him.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 100||02/23/2021|
He gives me Joseph Gordon-Leavitt energy.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 101||02/23/2021|
Mike is good looking but i don't like his delivery. Ken and Alex made it seem effortless.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 102||02/23/2021|
I thought Ken was a little awkward in the beginning, but I really warmed up to him as his first week went on, and eventually he won me over as a satisfying host.
Now Mike is a different story. But I'll excuse a lot if a guy is attractive, and he is certainly that.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 103||02/23/2021|
He should have introduced himself as the guest host, just like everyone else.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 104||02/23/2021|
Aaron misspelled Coppola. That matters sometimes, sometimes not.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 105||02/23/2021|
R105, Aaron's cockiness is borderline annoying, but the man is sexy as hell. The chest hair seen at his open shirt collar only confirms his hotness.
I thought FJ was pretty obvious.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 106||02/23/2021|
R102, Alex and Ken were/are used to appearing on camera. Mike is more behind the scenes. Cut him a break, he's doing fine.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 107||02/23/2021|
Mike hosts a game show; he's used to being on camera.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 108||02/24/2021|
Mike is cute and I like the way he hisses slightly when he pronounces '"s".
I missed FJ. Ding dong.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 109||02/24/2021|
I thought FJ might've been Peter Jackson but then I settled on Coppola
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 110||02/24/2021|
R108, Which game show?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 111||02/24/2021|
R109, I also noticed the way he pronounces "s" - like a slight but discernable lisp.
It made me look the guy up to see if he were married. (Not that only gay people lisp.)
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 112||02/25/2021|
I’d like to hear him mention my dear friend, Bigus Dickus.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 113||02/25/2021|
During the first round on Thursday's show, Mike didn't go to break at the proper time. Alex (and Ken) always went to break after the 15th question. Mike went all the way to the 17th question.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 114||Last Friday at 2:15 AM|
Amazingly, I guessed correctly for Final.
Ethiopia popped in my mind when I heard the question because of the bit about it being landlocked since 1993 (when Eritrea gained independence).
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 115||Last Friday at 2:17 AM|
I’m amazed that Ethiopia has 110 million people.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 116||Last Friday at 6:04 AM|
I didn't know Eritrea was on the Red Sea. Hard final.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 117||Last Friday at 7:17 AM|
I thought Ollie was sexy tonight. Damn Final!
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 118||Last Friday at 4:28 PM|
If Ollie had bet just $4.00 less, he would have won.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 119||Last Friday at 5:07 PM|
I knew FJ because I took AP American History.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 120||Last Friday at 5:07 PM|
I'd never heard of the XYZ affair.
I really liked Ollie. Shame he bet wrong. losing by $4 has got to really sting.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 121||Last Friday at 8:05 PM|
I guessed the siege of Tripoli out of sheer desperation.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 122||Last Friday at 8:10 PM|
Amazed to hear myself say this, but Mike Richards is doing a good job as host.
Clearly comfortable in front of camera and has a good camera presence.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 123||Last Saturday at 12:54 PM|
I guessed the Trent Affair but that’s Civil War period.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 124||Last Saturday at 5:37 PM|
Jon is really smart. He's a double for Mr. Peterson from "The Bob Newhart Show".
Unlike Jon, I was way off with Final Jeopardy.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 125||Last Tuesday at 6:19 PM|
I got it, but I’m a Jew, so I had an advantage.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 126||Last Tuesday at 8:20 PM|
Give the hosting to Mike.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 127||Last Tuesday at 8:31 PM|
I do love the way he says “No” as a two syllable word.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 128||Last Tuesday at 8:34 PM|
Mike with glasses
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 129||Last Tuesday at 8:48 PM|
I guessed Netanyaho because that was the only non-European prime minister I could think of. But I had no confidence in that answer, so I was amazed to find I was correct.
Liking Mike more each episode. He's letting his personality show and clearly he does have some personality. So many bigwig execs are ultra stiff and don't have a personailty. I assumed Mike would be that way. Nice to see I was wrong on that.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 130||Yesterday at 12:25 PM|
I wish he’d stop with the ending mantra. Alex was great, but he wasn’t Mahatma Gandhi.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 131||Yesterday at 12:45 PM|
Is Mike a homosexualist?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 132||Yesterday at 12:45 PM|
His wife thinks not.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 133||Yesterday at 12:53 PM|
Great finale to tonight's show.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 134||Yesterday at 4:24 PM|
R132, My gaydar says no.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 135||Yesterday at 4:39 PM|
R134, You weren’t kidding!!!
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 136||Yesterday at 5:31 PM|
Great FJ clue. I was stumped and guessed Versailles.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 137||a day ago|
Mike Richards is hot.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 138||a day ago|
I had no idea for FJ. I figured France, based on the architect’s names, but wasted too much time thinking about Notre Dame, which is much too old. Can’t believe the lawyer didn’t know Esquire.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 139||a day ago|
With Ken, it's like you're watching the Ken Jennings Show: you always know he's there.
Mike is more effacing: he pretty much melts into the set, letting you pay attention to the game, not the host.
Ken also has a somewhat distracting high pitch to his voice, while Mike's got the usual professional MC voice.
So while it was interesting to watch Ken host, I'd say Mike is more viable over the long term.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 140||21 hours ago|
Mike does two things that Alex Trebek used to do which made him an effective game show host: stay out of the game, and keep the game moving.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 141||20 hours ago|
omg that ending was epic!
funny thing is heading into final jeopardy I was thinking to myself it'd be funny if the player with the lowest score won and that's what happened. Both the guys were overly confident
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 142||20 hours ago|
R142, Weren't they both forced to bet everything, seeing that they had equal totals and had to assume the other guy might bet it all?
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 143||17 hours ago|
R140, Plus, Mike is easier on the eyes.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 144||17 hours ago|
One of the best endings ever! Winner will be crushed tonight.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 145||16 hours ago|
Great Final. I guessed Notre Dame, which obviously was wrong.
|by Johnny Gilbert||reply 146||16 hours ago|
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