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Old 08-10-21, 05:01 PM
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

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I know a lot of NFL fans don't like him, but I thought Joe Buck was pretty good.
Old 08-10-21, 05:35 PM
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Not on in NY bc Cuomo quit. That sucks.
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Here's a quick Q&A article with Matt--mostly about his background but he also addresses his "what's" style of answering.

https://seas.yale.edu/news-events/ne...pardy-champion
Old 08-11-21, 11:57 AM
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Richards was named the permanent new host. So he just hires himself since he’s the EP as well.
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I'll take The Fix Is In for $200.
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Old 08-11-21, 12:26 PM
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He was good but thatís kinda lame to go through all that and just hire yourself.
Old 08-11-21, 12:33 PM
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Eh, it probably gave the show some good ratings, and it also shows that he is very qualified for the job compared to the others that have hosted.

I thought Mike, bow-tie guy, and possibly Mayim were the best up until this week, but Joe Buck (surprisingly to me) has really been good right from his start. But then again, with his other career, he would likely not be an option.
Old 08-11-21, 12:35 PM
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See, I never saw all the guest hosts as being serious "tryouts". I mean, Aaron Rodgers isn't quitting football (not yet, at least) after an MVP season to host Jeopardy, Anderson Cooper is not leaving CNN.
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Old 08-11-21, 12:55 PM
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by DJariya
https://twitter.com/deadline/status/...700185091?s=21

Richards was named the permanent new host. So he just hires himself since heís the EP as well.
Spoiler:
Internal message SPT:
"As I am sure you have noticed, our host selection process has received tremendous public attention and scrutiny recently, particularly about Mikeís role in the decision-making. When we began our search, Mike, as EP of Jeopardy!, was involved in those early conversations. But when we began to consider him as a potential host, he was not part of that process."

Old 08-11-21, 12:58 PM
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Okay, so he didn't actually "hire himself" but the studio and his bosses were the ones who made the decision.
Old 08-11-21, 01:06 PM
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I like Mike and it was Sony's decision to hire him. He's 46 so if the ratings are good he can host for a very long time. I think it was important to find someone that can host for the next 15-20 years.
Old 08-11-21, 01:25 PM
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by DJariya
Okay, so he didn't actually "hire himself" but the studio and his bosses were the ones who made the decision.
The executives in charge of making the final hosting decision:


Old 08-11-21, 01:26 PM
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by Paff
See, I never saw all the guest hosts as being serious "tryouts". I mean, Aaron Rodgers isn't quitting football (not yet, at least) after an MVP season to host Jeopardy, Anderson Cooper is not leaving CNN.
I didn't see them all as auditions either, but this hiring just feels really off to me. Happy to see Bialik will stay a part of things. I still think she was the best of the guest hosts. There's something about Richards that feels too much like a game show host to me.
Old 08-11-21, 01:59 PM
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I didn't see them all as auditions either, but this hiring just feels really off to me. Happy to see Bialik will stay a part of things. I still think she was the best of the guest hosts. There's something about Richards that feels too much like a game show host to me.
But...it's a game show. Isn't it?

Maybe not flashy and gimmicky as something like The Price is Right, but it's still contestants trying to win money. If the series of guest hosts WAS a series of auditions though, I'm wondering if Matt's run has kinda hamstrung some of the last few hosts. They've had to keep a boring one-person streak interesting.
Old 08-11-21, 02:15 PM
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by Paff
But...it's a game show. Isn't it?

Maybe not flashy and gimmicky as something like The Price is Right, but it's still contestants trying to win money. If the series of guest hosts WAS a series of auditions though, I'm wondering if Matt's run has kinda hamstrung some of the last few hosts. They've had to keep a boring one-person streak interesting.
Wait. Are you serious? This is a job for a game show host? Well, that changes everything!

I'd very closely equate a game show host and a used car salesman. It's that same shit eating grin, that persistent fakeness and insincerity. Trebek didn't feel like a game show host to me. Richards does.
Old 08-11-21, 02:34 PM
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It does feel kind of lame that the show did all those guest hosts only to end up hiring the executive producer. I guess itís whatever as Iím not a frequent viewer, but seems kind of gimmicky in my opinion. I realize he didnít hire himself, but Iím sure he had a fairly big advantage.
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It seems gimmicky because it was a gimmick.
Old 08-11-21, 03:38 PM
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Richards was one of the better guest hosts.

He, Bialik, and Buzzy were my top three.

And Joe Buck is doing pretty good, too.
Old 08-11-21, 04:09 PM
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

I missed Monday's ep, but just watched the Tuesday episode.

Buck was very good.

Outside of his ridiculous reaction to the Randy Moss fake-mooning, I've always liked Buck on football (better than his partner ). He's very good on baseball.

The Champ is rolling. Gotta keep recording these.
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So, does anyone know why people are so butt-hurt over LeVar Burton not getting the gig? I mean, he wasn't bad, but nothing about his stint had me saying "Yes! That's the guy!"
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Because… the internet.
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by Paff
So, does anyone know why people are so butt-hurt over LeVar Burton not getting the gig? I mean, he wasn't bad, but nothing about his stint had me saying "Yes! That's the guy!"
But, he was bad. And bad not in the good way.
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Originally Posted by clckworang
There's something about Richards that feels too much like a game show host to me.
Good thing he got the game show host job, then
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Old 08-11-21, 05:32 PM
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Re: Jeopardy! Discussion

Originally Posted by Paff
So, does anyone know why people are so butt-hurt over LeVar Burton not getting the gig? I mean, he wasn't bad, but nothing about his stint had me saying "Yes! That's the guy!"
I think a lot of people (myself included) like him and were hoping he would have been better. Unfortunately I think he missed the mark during his time hosting. He seemed like he would have been a good fit, but I guess not.
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