Alex Trebek has died

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  1. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

  2. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    What are too many tears?
     
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  3. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I've watched Jeopardy! with my mom since I was a kid. I know he fought hard to beat cancer, and it's sad to see him go.
     
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  4. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Very sad indeed. One of my favorite people. His show was a great (and free) source of remote learning, way before the Internet became so popular.
    I hope he's now giving answers and asking for questions in a pleasant corner of the Afterlife. Rest in Peace, Alex. You've earned it.
     
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  5. Lerner

    Lerner Well-Known Member

    A common and welcomed guest in our living room and other rooms for decades. Will be missed.
    RIP Mr.Alex Trebek!
     
  6. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    Sad indeed. I think my appearance on Jeopardy was one of the high spots of my life, despite the final scores. Now, who will be next? Ken Jennings, perhaps?
     
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  7. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I hope not, John. Ken Jennings is 46 years old, according to "Rabbi Wiki" (Thanks, nosborne48). Nothing there indicates he's sick. He and his wife have two children in their teens. I guess he must have been 29 or 30 when he had his first streak on Jeopardy.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ken_Jennings

    May ALL Jeopardy contestants live a long time, yet! :)
     
  8. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    I can only remember one occasion when Ken Jennings didn't have the right question and I (watching at home) did - it was something about garden tools. Not surprising - about the only subject on earth I could have beaten him at.... :)
     
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  9. Steve Levicoff

    Steve Levicoff Well-Known Member

    Um . . . I interpreted John's comment to mean that Ken would be the next host. Not the next to die.
     
  10. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    Ken might be a good choice, and they seem to be trying him out lately by having him provide answers. But don't rule out Levar Burton, who has experience as a game show emcee.

    What I'm not hearing is any rumbling about bringing in a major star.
     
  11. Maniac Craniac

    Maniac Craniac Moderator Staff Member

    Count me among those wanting LeVar Burton!!!!!!!!
     
  12. SteveFoerster

    SteveFoerster Resident Gadfly Staff Member

    I'd love it if they chose LeVar Burton!
     
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  13. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

    Duh! Absolutely right, Steve. I've been out of the Jeopardy loop for so long (no TV at all for years) I had no idea who was in the running for next host.

    Apologies to all --- again.
     
  14. John Bear

    John Bear Senior Member

    I saw a tabloid headline that said it would be Matthew McConnaughey.
     
  15. SpoonyNix

    SpoonyNix Member

    I wouldn't want to see LeVar Burton or MM. Alex could be crusty at times, and a bit of a square. I liked that.

    You know, I'd kinda like to see some unknown 55-year-old spinster cat lady host now and then. Gotta put in the contract, though, that they can't push universal/whole life o_O
     
  16. Johann

    Johann Well-Known Member

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