Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by MDaunt » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:48 pm

Andy Richter is just right. A light touch, knows the big words, can ad lib in a pinch.

Or me, but that's not gonna happen.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by ihavejeoprosy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:20 am

My vote for Trebek successor would be Peter Sagal from NPR's wait wait don't tell me. He already has quiz show experience and a voice that's fun to listen to. Karl Cassell should be the announcer. Voicemail messages could be given out as consolation prizes.
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by ahirbhairav » Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:32 am

ihavejeoprosy wrote:My vote for Trebek successor would be Peter Sagal from NPR's wait wait don't tell me. He already has quiz show experience and a voice that's fun to listen to. Karl Cassell should be the announcer. Voicemail messages could be given out as consolation prizes.
Peter was already a contestant in 1988, he's probably not going to get it. Karl Cassell would be a nice announcer, but not until JG retires.
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by ihavejeoprosy » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:37 pm

ahirbhairav wrote:
ihavejeoprosy wrote:My vote for Trebek successor would be Peter Sagal from NPR's wait wait don't tell me. He already has quiz show experience and a voice that's fun to listen to. Karl Cassell should be the announcer. Voicemail messages could be given out as consolation prizes.
Peter was already a contestant in 1988, he's probably not going to get it. Karl Cassell would be a nice announcer, but not until JG retires.
Doesn't mean he can't try again. Anyway, it's a long ways off till anything happens.
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by the_phil » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:31 pm

ahirbhairav wrote:Something, followed by a GIANT billboard signature

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Post by Vanya » Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:50 pm

the_phil wrote:
ahirbhairav wrote:Something, followed by a GIANT billboard signature
lol he changed it from "employed" to "engineer."

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Post by bpmod » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:05 pm

Vanya wrote:
the_phil wrote:
ahirbhairav wrote:Something, followed by a GIANT billboard signature
lol he changed it from "employed" to "engineer."
And then it was gone.

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Post by alietr » Mon Apr 15, 2013 2:11 pm

And it's going to stay gone unless it can be brought down to a reasonable size. Sheesh.

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Post by ToddAlanCrain » Wed May 01, 2013 7:16 pm

Hello everyone! Thanks for bringing my name into the conversation. No one is certain what will happen yet. I will keep you all posted and possibly require your help in campaigning for the position in due time.

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Post by econgator » Wed May 01, 2013 7:30 pm

ToddAlanCrain wrote:Hello everyone! Thanks for bringing my name into the conversation. No one is certain what will happen yet. I will keep you all posted and possibly require your help in campaigning for the position in due time.
You've got my vote!

We do get to vote on this, right?

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Post by Dr. J » Wed May 01, 2013 8:25 pm

ToddAlanCrain wrote:Hello everyone! Thanks for bringing my name into the conversation. No one is certain what will happen yet. I will keep you all posted and possibly require your help in campaigning for the position in due time.
I'll vote for you if I can be a member of your clue crew... :)

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Post by alietr » Wed May 01, 2013 8:37 pm

Dr. J wrote:
ToddAlanCrain wrote:Hello everyone! Thanks for bringing my name into the conversation. No one is certain what will happen yet. I will keep you all posted and possibly require your help in campaigning for the position in due time.
I'll vote for you if I can be a member of your clue crew... :)
Well, shoot, now *I* want to be the host!

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Johnblue » Wed May 01, 2013 10:01 pm

Clue Crew might be more fun hat Alex's job. All that travel w/o the pressure. I've already voted for Todd A Crain. He was great on the warm-ups for the Watson games.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Woof » Wed May 01, 2013 11:33 pm

Dr. J wrote:
ToddAlanCrain wrote:Hello everyone! Thanks for bringing my name into the conversation. No one is certain what will happen yet. I will keep you all posted and possibly require your help in campaigning for the position in due time.
I'll vote for you if I can be a member of your clue crew... :)
From the stories you've told, you might have better luck getting Alex to put you into Clue Crew. :twisted:

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by seaborgium » Thu May 02, 2013 2:51 am

I'd like to throw Harry Shearer's name into the discussion. He's erudite enough, and he's got the voice for it. Plus, his radio show has been canceled, so he's got some more free time than he used to.

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Post by Rex Kramer » Thu May 02, 2013 6:26 am

seaborgium wrote:I'd like to throw Harry Shearer's name into the discussion. He's erudite enough, and he's got the voice for it. Plus, his radio show has been canceled, so he's got some more free time than he used to.
If they were going to hire Harry Shearer, they'd be better off hiring Kent Brockman instead.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by fowlerism » Thu May 02, 2013 5:38 pm

seaborgium wrote:I'd like to throw Harry Shearer's name into the discussion.
I'm just going to say Christopher Guest so we have all of Spinal Tap making an appearance in this thread.

Well, excluding various short-lived drummers.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by dhkendall » Thu May 02, 2013 9:19 pm

fowlerism wrote:
seaborgium wrote:I'd like to throw Harry Shearer's name into the discussion.
I'm just going to say Christopher Guest so we have all of Spinal Tap making an appearance in this thread.

Well, excluding various short-lived drummers.
Hey, *there's* an idea! Have a Spın̈al Tap drummer be the host! At the end of each episode, dispose of the host in some bizarre, messy, yet entertaining way, and have a new host tomorrow. Repeat until show cancellation.
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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by davey » Thu May 02, 2013 11:59 pm

seaborgium wrote:I'd like to throw Harry Shearer's name into the discussion. He's erudite enough, and he's got the voice for it. Plus, his radio show has been canceled, so he's got some more free time than he used to.
Harry Shearer is brilliant. For the record, Le Show is off KCRW airwaves in L.A., but it's continuing on the radio around the country and as a podcast.

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Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Post by Magna » Thu May 09, 2013 1:24 pm

I saw this article today about Alex's plans:
http://tv.yahoo.com/news/kecks-exclusiv ... 00493.html

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