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  • What is Final Jeopardy?

    It's been touched upon already but thought it deserved it's own post....the final episodes airing this week.

    I'm hoping the new series is multiple choice for the sake of my self esteem.


    Trebek, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer in November, will be honored during the showing of his final episode Friday with “a special tribute to the life and work of the man who captained America’s Favorite Quiz Show with skill, style, and sophistication for 36+ years,” according to a statement from “Jeopardy!” producer Sony Pictures Television.

    The Canadian-American game-show host announced his cancer diagnosis in March 2019 but powered through to tape episodes for the 2020-21 season before passing away at the age of 80.

    Producers say he did not know that what ended up being his final show would in fact be his last.

    “Jeopardy!” will continue airing new episodes starting Jan. 11 with guest host and
    $4,370,700 lifetime show winner Ken Jennings at the helm.


    https://nypost.com/2021/01/03/alex-t...air-this-week/
    The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members
    ~ Ghandi ~

  • #2
    Touching tribute after his final episode.

    Apparently Alex was in quite a bit of discomfort during the final days of filming. I imagine he didn't know the end was so near or else he would have spent it with family...not working.
    The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members
    ~ Ghandi ~

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ninja View Post
      Touching tribute after his final episode.

      Apparently Alex was in quite a bit of discomfort during the final days of filming. I imagine he didn't know the end was so near or else he would have spent it with family...not working.
      It was sad to watch his last week of recording, knowing it was to be his last. We have been fans for years and it is hard to believe this has come to an end. At the end of the last program I believe it was, there was a notice that he did no know this last episode would be his final one. So that he continued to work is understandable, even if he was in discomfort - which he did not appear to be.

      As for his continuing to work had he known the end was near, from my own experience with having gone through cancer twice and watching my dad go through pancreatic cancer, I can attest to the very strong desire of continuing on with whatever constitutes normalcy when confronted with a potentially terminal illness. And if that involves work...so be it.

      So often, in those circumstances, being able to do what you have been doing, if that is what you really wanted to do, is a lifeline or harbinger of hope. Not being able to continue with the normalcy is....pretty much like giving up - so more power to those who continue to work, or whatever, until they are physically not able to do that. And, if you are lucky enough to survive and see your way through to the other end, so often your definition of success will be....getting back to your normal routine.

      Think about it. If you are passionate about golf, would you not want to keep playing as long as you can possibly still swing a club? And upon recovery, I can assure you, one of the first goals you would want to achieve as proof of making it is.....to at least get out on the golf course even if all you can do is some practice chipping and putting.

      As for the family, if someone truly understands one's passion for their work, they would likely applaud and support that person's perseverance and encourage it.

      Trust me, that is a whole lot better than sitting around waiting for the shoe to drop.

      Way to go Alex.

      Fortunately there are no rules limiting the number of golf balls you can carry during a match!

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      • #4
        Puzzling over the fact that during last night's final show Alex referred three times to Christmas?
        First he mentioned that the day before was Christmas Eve, he then mentioned the show being on Christmas Day, and finally he said to the winner;
        "Would have been nice if you had rounded that off to $25,000 to match the day".
        So my question is, when was that last show recorded? Obviously not this past December 25th 2020.
        Your answer must be in the form of a question, RIP Alex, actually watch your show most of those 36 years.
        plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose

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        • #5
          Originally posted by 4underthru9 View Post
          Puzzling over the fact that during last night's final show Alex referred three times to Christmas?
          First he mentioned that the day before was Christmas Eve, he then mentioned the show being on Christmas Day, and finally he said to the winner;
          "Would have been nice if you had rounded that off to $25,000 to match the day".
          So my question is, when was that last show recorded? Obviously not this past December 25th 2020.
          Your answer must be in the form of a question, RIP Alex, actually watch your show most of those 36 years.
          From what I understand the last show was recorded in October, about 10 days before he died, but they knew it would be shown on Christmas Day.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by 4wedges View Post

            From what I understand the last show was recorded in October, about 10 days before he died, but they knew it would be shown on Christmas Day.
            It was originally scheduled to be broadcast on Christmas day. But when he died before it's originally scheduled airing, it was changed to avoid having the last show on Christmas day.

            They ran repeats during the holiday week and aired the final week after the New Year.

            Fortunately there are no rules limiting the number of golf balls you can carry during a match!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Fore Warned View Post

              It was originally scheduled to be broadcast on Christmas day. But when he died before it's originally scheduled airing, it was changed to avoid having the last show on Christmas day.

              They ran repeats during the holiday week and aired the final week after the New Year.
              That makes sense.

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              • #8
                Did anyone happen to watch the first episode of Jeopardy! since the passing of Alex Trebek, with Ken Jennings as the host.
                I honestly didn't think that I would like Ken Jennings as the host, but I thought he actually did a very good job. Much better than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised.
                It was odd not hearing Trebek's voice, but I enjoyed the episode.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hookminor View Post
                  Did anyone happen to watch the first episode of Jeopardy! since the passing of Alex Trebek, with Ken Jennings as the host.
                  I honestly didn't think that I would like Ken Jennings as the host, but I thought he actually did a very good job. Much better than I expected. I was pleasantly surprised.
                  It was odd not hearing Trebek's voice, but I enjoyed the episode.

                  I thought he did a great job for his first time out and I agree as with you, better than I expected.

                  Especially so since it would have been an emotional event for him, having been close to Alex as he was, and being on the other side of the podium. Did you catch his last comment as he closed...."Thanks Alex".

                  There was also a little tremor in Johnny Gilbert's voice as he introduced Ken as the "guest host" - the guy is like 96 years old.

                  Yes it felt odd not hearing Alex's voice. That has been drummed into viewers for so long.

                  He was very quick with the whole delivery - maybe a bit too quick at times, but so was Alex when he first started. Ken will smooth out with time I am sure.

                  The interviews were OK too, and I am sure he will get more comfortable with that too.

                  Here is his opening tribute to Alex..

                  An emotional Ken Jennings, ‘Jeopardy!’ guest host: No one can replace Alex Trebek - nj.com



                  Fortunately there are no rules limiting the number of golf balls you can carry during a match!

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                  • #10
                    Yes it was really odd having a different person host the show. One thing we noticed was how fast Ken was talking. You never really noticed this with Alex. But overall good job - massive shoes to fill for sure!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Fore Warned View Post

                      Especially so since it would have been an emotional event for him, having been close to Alex as he was, and being on the other side of the podium. Did you catch his last comment as he closed...."Thanks Alex".
                      I did catch that. I though it was a nice touch.

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                      • #12
                        I watched Ken's second episode, and I thought he may have done better than on the first episode. He seemed to calm down a little with the reading of the clues and did not seem to speed through them this time.
                        He also ended the episode by saying "Thank you, Alex", once again. I hope this becomes his regular sign off...his version of the famous Carol Burnett ear tug!!!

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                        • #13
                          Another former champion from Jeopardy will return to serve as a guest host.....NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers will step behind the podium as guest host.
                          The true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members
                          ~ Ghandi ~

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