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(Huffington Post)   Trebek: "And the answer is, 'This longtime game show host will be retiring after 30 seasons on the air'   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 111
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2012-05-05 07:09:00 AM
I wonder which stand-up comedian they'll get to replace him? There's no way Sony will kill a cash cow like Jeopardy... especially since a new host would probably make way less than Trebek.

I also wonder if the frightening hardcore Jeopardy fans will go as bugfark nuts as fans of The Price is Right have went because Bob Barker retired and Drew Carey is hosting that show?
 
2012-05-05 07:34:04 AM
No comedians as this is a serious show. Probably Seacrest.
 
2012-05-05 07:39:04 AM
I certainly retired your MOTHER last night, Trebek! HAW HAW HAW!
 
2012-05-05 07:39:11 AM
A comedian should not be the host of Jeopardy. A smarter move would be to bring in some news anchor or maybe ask a former contestant like Ken Jennings or one of the other contestants who expressed interest in Trebek's job. They could also just promote someone from the Clue Crew.
 
2012-05-05 07:45:22 AM
It's a Saturday morning...going to be a long, long weekend sleeping on the sidewalk in front of the producers' offices for Wayne Brady.
 
2012-05-05 08:08:58 AM
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greentea1985: A comedian should not be the host of Jeopardy. A smarter move would be to bring in some news anchor or maybe ask a former contestant like Ken Jennings or one of the other contestants who expressed interest in Trebek's job. They could also just promote someone from the Clue Crew.


Either of the hot chicks works for me!
 
2012-05-05 08:09:58 AM
Somebody get me Will Ferrell on the line.
 
2012-05-05 08:10:01 AM

oldernell: No comedians as this is a serious show. Probably Seacrest.


That was the same thought I had. I said to my hubs 'Alex Trebek is retiring, who will host The Jeopardy...Oh God...It'll probably be Seacrest.' Exact. Words.
 
2012-05-05 08:10:32 AM
I don't think the article says he's definately retiring.

I hope he doesn't.

Or replace him with Sasha Gray.
 
2012-05-05 08:11:11 AM
Trebek's moustache retired 10 years ago and is on a beach in Bermuda sipping rum from a coconut.
 
2012-05-05 08:12:47 AM
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2012-05-05 08:14:04 AM
What are the Finger Lakes?
 
2012-05-05 08:14:31 AM
BUCK FUTTER!
 
2012-05-05 08:15:09 AM

greentea1985: A comedian should not be the host of Jeopardy. A smarter move would be to bring in some news anchor or maybe ask a former contestant like Ken Jennings or one of the other contestants who expressed interest in Trebek's job. They could also just promote someone from the Clue Crew.


My feeling is, it'll be Ken, or it'll be some former "straight man" actor, like a David Hyde Pierce or something. I'd like to think that producers are smart enough to know the comedian route won't fly for them, but like I said, I think either Pierce or even Kelsey Grammar would be a source of unintended comedy that'd work on the show.
 
2012-05-05 08:15:37 AM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!
 
2012-05-05 08:21:31 AM

mrsdish: oldernell: No comedians as this is a serious show. Probably Seacrest.

That was the same thought I had. I said to my hubs 'Alex Trebek is retiring, who will host The Jeopardy...Oh God...It'll probably be Seacrest.' Exact. Words.


Alan Thick. Smug Canadian who thinks he has all the answers. But it should really be Julie McCullough I would watch the first 5 to 10 minutes of that show every night.
 
2012-05-05 08:21:53 AM
Jeff Probst makes the most sense because he did Rock and Roll Jeopardy on VH1.

He can do it part time with Survivor.
 
2012-05-05 08:28:11 AM
Two words: Pat Kiernan
 
2012-05-05 08:30:59 AM
And the final Jeopardy question is?

Who is ...

assets.bizjournals.com????
 
2012-05-05 08:33:12 AM

MAYORBOB: And the final Jeopardy question is?

Who is ...

????


Somebody who has never been in my kitchen.
 
2012-05-05 08:35:30 AM
I'd go with either John Ratzenberger,
cincinnati.com

or Wolf Blitzer.
www.accesshollywood.com

Theme Music!
 
2012-05-05 08:35:48 AM
I remember watching Jeopardy! with my dad every night after dinner, from the mid- to late-1980s. For the first year or so, he'd complained (nightly!) that the show just wasn't the same without Art Fleming as the host.

Weird to think that, if I had a kid, I could've passed-along that "this new Jeopardy! host sucks..!" memory to them.
 
2012-05-05 08:43:02 AM
Either

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or

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2012-05-05 08:43:23 AM
Headline fail. The answer was not phrased in the form of a question.

/Turd Ferguson
 
2012-05-05 08:49:16 AM
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2012-05-05 08:50:03 AM
Carlos Mencia makes the most sense
 
2012-05-05 08:52:08 AM

oldernell: No comedians as this is a serious show. Probably Seacrest.


Wrong energy.

It may be time to retire the show.
 
2012-05-05 08:54:17 AM

LonMead: I'd go with either John Ratzenberger,
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or Wolf Blitzer.
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Theme Music!


Ooo... I like the Ratzenberger idea.
 
2012-05-05 08:55:04 AM
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2012-05-05 08:55:54 AM
...other than the whole "he's only seven years younger than Trebek" thing. (Should've wiki'd that before.)
 
2012-05-05 09:13:38 AM
They should have guest hosts each week for a season, and then pick the best one. As long as they don't find a way to put in more commercials or change the format I couldn't care less who hosts it. Well, and as long as they are as competent as Trebek.
 
2012-05-05 09:15:12 AM
Keith Olbermann. At least for one season.

Seriously, the only way that man could keep a job would be to get one where he can't express an opinion.
 
2012-05-05 09:18:00 AM
Penny Marshall or the other one. The Big Ragu.

Do it.

Sorry.

What is 'do it?'
 
2012-05-05 09:24:32 AM

Cymbal: As long as they don't find a way to put in more commercials or change the format I couldn't care less who hosts it. Well, and as long as they are as competent as Trebek.


I like Trebek, but I don't really see how him leaving is that big of a deal. He reads questions and gives awkward 10 second interviews. Any literate person with a bit of personality should do fine.
 
2012-05-05 09:29:11 AM

kronicfeld: BUCK FUTTER!


TURD FERGUSON!


www.flpundit.com
 
2012-05-05 09:45:04 AM
Who is Ben Stein and Jimmy Kimmel?
 
2012-05-05 09:47:05 AM
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They should bring in Geddy Lee and have him sing all the answers to the contestants.
 
2012-05-05 09:47:46 AM

Fano: Who is Ben Stein and Jimmy Kimmel?


Ben Stein is even more monotone than Trebek. He could help the elderly audience ease into the warm embrace of death.
 
2012-05-05 09:49:37 AM
If we're going with a celeb- I'm down for Michale McKean. He won the miilion dollar prize on Celebrity Jeopardy....and he's awesome. Case closed.

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2012-05-05 09:50:37 AM

alowishus: Cymbal: As long as they don't find a way to put in more commercials or change the format I couldn't care less who hosts it. Well, and as long as they are as competent as Trebek.

I like Trebek, but I don't really see how him leaving is that big of a deal. He reads questions and gives awkward 10 second interviews. Any literate person with a bit of personality should do fine.


It almost strikes me that people don't want 'too much' personality in the host. That it's the questions that are supposed to shine, not the people. So I'm going to go with some middle aged white male of average height, weight, eye/hair color (but with a full head of hair), who is nonthreatening and nonsexual, and has a middling level of fame somewhere above C list, but has no negative PR associated with him (and in fact probably has nothing memorable associated with him either way).

Though I'd love to see Pen and Teller host.
 
2012-05-05 09:50:46 AM

HaywoodJablonski: Carlos Mencia makes the most sense


Why f**k around? Let's just go full Dane Cook.
 
2012-05-05 09:52:46 AM

jso2897: HaywoodJablonski: Carlos Mencia makes the most sense

Why f**k around? Let's just go full Dane Cook.


If you're going to turn it up to eleven, just bring in Andrew "Dice" Clay
 
2012-05-05 09:54:40 AM

strangeguitar: I don't think the article says he's definately retiring.

I hope he doesn't.

Or replace him with Sasha Gray.


It doesn't remotely say that. Just says he thought about it.

HuffPo sure is earning that Pulitzer.
 
2012-05-05 10:04:38 AM
Suck it Trebek! Suck it long and suck it hard!
 
2012-05-05 10:08:09 AM
You know who I think would be a great Jeopardy host? He's smart, quick-witted and arguably the best party of CBS Sunday morning (sorry Charles Osgood), that's right, Mo Rocca! Perfect replacement IMO.

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2012-05-05 10:11:24 AM
FirstNationalBastard * * Smartest * * Funniest * [ ] Smartest [ ] Funniest 2012-05-05 07:09:00 AM I wonder which stand-up comedian they'll get to replace him? There's no way Sony will kill a cash cow like Jeopardy... especially since a new host would probably make way less than Trebek. I also wonder if the frightening hardcore Jeopardy fans will go as bugfark nuts as fans of The Price is Right have went because Bob Barker retired and Drew Carey is hosting that show?
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Nah, no one cares anymore cause Drew is actually doing a great job.

I miss Bob terribly and Bob was a hell of a lot better, but Drew is doing well and I still really enjoy watching the show when I can.
 
2012-05-05 10:16:29 AM

Mugato: Fano: Who is Ben Stein and Jimmy Kimmel?

Ben Stein is even more monotone than Trebek. He could help the elderly audience ease into the warm embrace of death.


Have you seen "Win Ben Stein's Money"? He was far from monotone on that show.
 
2012-05-05 10:20:00 AM
If Trebek retires, Ken Jennings needs to be the next host. Or Watson.
 
2012-05-05 10:29:28 AM

FriarReb98: greentea1985: A comedian should not be the host of Jeopardy. A smarter move would be to bring in some news anchor or maybe ask a former contestant like Ken Jennings or one of the other contestants who expressed interest in Trebek's job. They could also just promote someone from the Clue Crew.

My feeling is, it'll be Ken, or it'll be some former "straight man" actor, like a David Hyde Pierce or something. I'd like to think that producers are smart enough to know the comedian route won't fly for them, but like I said, I think either Pierce or even Kelsey Grammar would be a source of unintended comedy that'd work on the show.


Kelsey Grammar is a good one. He could pull of the same smugness Trebek has now but is just different enough. But I can't say it enough, a comedian like Drew Carey is not a good fit. Some of the Daily Show correspondents would be. I could see what's his name, the token British guy, working well, as would Samantha Bee
 
2012-05-05 10:33:12 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: Have you seen "Win Ben Stein's Money"? He was far from monotone on that show.


Yeah he did try to be animated on that show but it seemed really forced.
 
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