Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Jeopardy

Has anyone read the tongue-in-cheek blog post Ken Jennings wrote about Jeopardy? Hilarious. Rusty especially will love it.

My favorite part is his suggestions for how to tweak the host role:

  1. On Price Is Right, Bob Barker ends every show with a plug for his personal favorite cause. “Spay or neuter your pet!” or whatever. Something like this would humanize Trebek. I propose a new sign-off, along the lines of, “Can our returning champion do it again on tomorrow’s show? Tune in and find out, everybody. Legalize cannabis. Good night.”
  2. You know how Trebek likes to read foreign words in these thick, strained accents, thinking he’s being muy auténtico? He should continue to do this, but instead of delivering them himself, he needs to have a little ventriloquist’s dummy with a sombrero to pipe in with those words. (The sombrero can be switched with a beret for French words.)
The media has picked this story up saying Jennings had unkind words for the show, accusing him of biting the hand that fed him and taking his comments out of context. Surprise, surpise.

8 Comments:

Blogger B. said...

That's funny. I just saw the headline on MSN, "Jennings Blasts Jeopardy!," but I didn't read the article yet. I think your blog entry will be sufficient. Ken Jennings is hilarious. Perhaps he could write a new SNL Jeopardy! sketch?

7/26/2006 8:31 AM  
Blogger Dim said...

This is great stuff. I liked the part where he called Trebek a robot and then retracted it saying that he does have some human parts (harvested from patriotic Canadian schoolchildren), which makes him a cyborg and not a robot after all.

7/26/2006 9:10 AM  
Blogger March to the Sea said...

I'll take "Swords" Alex.
- that's S-WORDS mr connery

7/26/2006 5:08 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

B: I read the article. It's bs.

Dim: I like where he's talking about Trebek-bot and he says they didn't get the moustache right.

March: LOL

7/26/2006 5:10 PM  
Blogger pog mo thoin said...

This is great stuff! I like the idea of the puppet.

7/26/2006 7:16 PM  
Blogger Hotwire said...

maybe he can borrow mr. hat from mr. garrison.

march - very nice.

7/26/2006 9:39 PM  
Blogger B. said...

Jenny-How is Smoke?

7/27/2006 3:45 PM  
Blogger Jenny G said...

Pog: Me too!

Hot: LOL

B: HE'S PREFECTLY FINE!!! (shhh...don't tell Rusty he died)

Seriously, he's ok, but I think he's depressed because he's been sleeping constantly.

7/28/2006 3:36 PM  

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