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I'll take replacement hosts for $1000 please Alex

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  1. Nettdata

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    The news obviously hit that Alex Trebek has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. That gives him days, not months, to live.




    FOCUS: Who replaces him?

    There was some discussion about it in the Dead Pool thread, but figured it was worthy of its own thread.


    ALT-FOCUS: Other game shows and hosts
     
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    Alex Jones.

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    Personally, I could see Chris Hardwick do it.

    I was a huge fan of his @Midnight show, and while it had an obviously comedic slant to it, I think he's smart enough to pull off a straighter gig.
     
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    Is the public ready to forgive him yet for all of those horrible things he didn’t do?
     
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    I have been active in the quizzing community for awhile and have auditioned for the show twice. I remember hearing some speculation about Anderson Cooper or Matt Lauer, though the latter won't be it now for obvious reasons. I saw some suggest Dennis Miller and Jeff Probst, too (Probst hosted Rock 'n Roll Jeopardy), but neither seems likely.
     
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    Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek.
     
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    They some somebody more all-business like Trebek. Part of the reason Jeopardy is the smart person’s game show is because it had the host to match. He was the right balance of slight humour with serious professionalism.
     
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    Since that will not happen, how about Been Stein?
     
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    Norm I have read is too white privileged to have his shitty show on Netflix. He’s problematic because he had a show green lit and many female and poc shows had recently been canceled. Actually read a real article positing this.

    My choice is still Neil Degrasse Tyson. He can become a tranny to avoid his problematic past.
     
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    The best moment in the history of Jeopardy:

     
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    I'm going to second/ third Norm.
    As long as he doesn't start rambling off on some tangent, he's pretty damn funny, but at the same time serious enough for a show like Jeopardy.

    And he's still the best SNL Weekend Update host ever.
     
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    I think he'd get way too bored, and not be able to keep it straight. "Funny Jeopardy" isn't their thing... that's an SNL skit.
     
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    He’s so awesome.

    My favourite moment? The proof that comics are the most intelligent celebrities of all, while others are goddamn morons:

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    How about Jeff Goldblum as host? The more Goldblum the better.
     
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    Trebek himself recommended CNN analyst Laura Coates, LA Kings announcer Alex Faust and TCM host Ben Mankiewicz.

    I think Betty White would be awesome as an interim host when the inevitable happens. Long term, it's going to be interesting who they pick to replace Trebek.

    I'm still kind of amazed that Trebek, along with Pat Sajak and Vanna White, haven't long since retired. Trebek's been hosting Jeopardy! since 1984, Pat and Vanna have been around since 1981/1982 respectively. The longest I've ever been in a job is 12 years, I can hardly imagine pushing 35-40.
     
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    They basically work 4 days out of the month and get paid stupid money. I hardly consider that to be "work" like us mere mortals understand the term, and I would gladly do that well past typical retirement age.

    https://www.wlky.com/article/behind-the-scenes-wheel-of-fortune-secrets/3756007
     
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    Vanna has the easiest job on the planet. It’s easier than being a pro sports official. She’s basically the queen of all ring-card/car show girls.
     
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    I’ve never thought either of those two weren’t wildly replaceable. They don’t come across as anything but standard host, no gravitas like Trebek or a Bob Barker.
     
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    They definitely dont need Vanna White. She doesnt even turn the tiles anymore, shes just there out of tradition. Pat Sajak on the other hand is certainly a gameshow fixture. And say what you will about Drew Carey, hes done a pretty good job taking over Price is Right.