Alex Trebek dead at 80

lithy

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Once my boss and I were talking about life and getting older and he said in a really sad way that there is a point for us all where life starts taking away more than giving. It’s a depressing thought but very true.

Nothing makes me feel younger than listening to music.

Nothing makes me feel older than realizing most of the music I want to listen to is at least 20 years old.
 

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Yep exactly.

I don’t remember Art...but I do remember a time when you had to buy your prizes on Wheel of Fortune
 

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Honesty, who the fuck could replace him?!

Before his sexual misconduct ruined him, I remember there was talk that Matt Laurer might do it, but, that's obviously a no-go.
 

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We watch daily. I knew things weren't promising with his diagnosis. I was surprised he returned for any tapings at all in 2020.

Rutter would be better than Jennings, but I'd prefer someone else entirely. I don't think Jeopardy! champs actually lend themselves well to being the host.

It is definitely a Bob Barker scenario, it seems like no one can possibly replace him and 5 years in, Drew Carey actually seems like a pretty natural fit.

Drew was awful for the fist few seasons. He seemed so bored. He's great now, though.
 

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It is definitely a Bob Barker scenario, it seems like no one can possibly replace him and 5 years in, Drew Carey actually seems like a pretty natural fit.

Drew Carey has hosted The Price is Right since August 2007.
 

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Once my boss and I were talking about life and getting older and he said in a really sad way that there is a point for us all where life starts taking away more than giving. It’s a depressing thought but very true.

I don't understand.
 

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I can't imagine too many people would want to interact with fat, sweaty nerds on TV at age 96.

Well, that actually brings up a really good point. The demo (for in-studio audience) drastically changed when Drew took over. It used to be almost all older people who attended the tapings. It's definitely skewed to 18-35 now, though. Could the same thing happen to Jeopardy? I suppose it doesn't really matter, since the audience isn't part of the show, but it just goes to show how a change in host can cause a ripple effect throughout the show.
 

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This one got me. Aired almost a year ago to the day. Real human emotion right there.
 

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Not actually Jeopardy, but clearly inspired by it. I always remember this commercial.

 

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RIP Alex Trebek :( Sad reminder for me,before my mother passed away that was her favorite game show to watch for a long time.Still it does make me think of those snl skits on jeopardy :lolz:
 

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Jeopardy has been a blast. I'll miss Trebek.
 

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Sadly I had no idea until I saw this thread. Damn love jeopardy and he was a countryman aswell. Rip. Might just go on a jeopardy watching spree here.
 

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Played the PSX version of Jeopardy the other day. Was weird seeing him immortalized in video game form.

RIP and godspeed you!
 

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RIP Alex Trebek :( Sad reminder for me,before my mother passed away that was her favorite game show to watch for a long time.Still it does make me think of those snl skits on jeopardy :lolz:
Whoever that girl behind Will Ferrell is, if you took off her hair, she looks exactly like Jason Voorhees when he was a kid, right before he drowned.
 
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