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on: November 08, 2020, 11:45:11 AM

He was 80. Couldn’t let Sean Connery have the last word.

Fuck cancer. Fuck 2020.


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Reply #1 on: November 08, 2020, 02:10:25 PM

He was 80. Couldn’t let Sean Connery have the last word.

Fuck cancer. Fuck 2020.

Yeah this hits a little different since I was raised watching this from the time he started. My mother would always call my grandmother to talk about the day right after Jeopardy...every night. I stopped watching in college for a year or two, but my fraternity started putting it on the TV after dinners and we'd shoot pool and call out the answers. The show and Alex are timeless for me. Good on him for fighting it that hard - I really thought he was done when he announced it and then kept kept right on plowing thru. Going that long through stage 4 is amazing. Will miss him.

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Reply #2 on: November 08, 2020, 04:37:50 PM

What is Reason #Infinity for why 2020 can get fucked, Alex?

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Reply #3 on: November 08, 2020, 06:18:57 PM

Recorded right up to October 29, we'll be seeing him until Christmas. Will feel so sad as we approach the last.
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Reply #4 on: November 09, 2020, 02:05:54 AM

He lasted way longer than I thought he would with his diagnosis. My dad was dead in 58 days with the same one (granted 18 years ago so maybe meds are better now).  RIP to a real one.

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Reply #5 on: November 09, 2020, 09:46:12 AM

 I have many fond memories of watching Jeopardy from my childhood and playing along with my family. In recent years I only caught bits and pieces on youtube since I haven't had cable for years.  2020 is slowly but surely killing off large swaths of my childhood movie and tv stars.

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Reply #6 on: November 11, 2020, 12:54:54 PM

This will bring a smile to your face: it's younger Alex Trebek swearing his way through botched promos. https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1326556884938219520
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Reply #7 on: November 11, 2020, 01:38:52 PM

My old man loved Jeopardy, especially before he had to ask me questions to pop culture answers. He also used to, having never seen the SNL Celebrity Jeopardy bits, and not having the frame of humor to get them anyways, often yell at Alex Trebek for "having the answer in front of him", and "he probably wouldn't have know that answer without it". Ah. Good times. RIP one of Canada's favourite sons.

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Reply #8 on: November 24, 2020, 06:04:45 AM

Ken Jennings is interim host of Jeopardy for at least the next few taping, apparently.
I think it’s not a particularly bad idea, actually, even though nominee can replace Trebek
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