Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

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Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

Post by Robert K S » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:05 am

On Facebook Kelly Miyahara reports she has begun standing in for Johnny as announcer. Would it be wrong to fear that at the age of 94 Johnny has given his last introduction?

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Re: Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

Post by econgator » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:22 am

Robert K S wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:05 am
On Facebook Kelly Miyahara reports she has begun standing in for Johnny as announcer. Would it be wrong to fear that at the age of 94 Johnny has given his last introduction?
Let's hope not, but at that age it's hard not to think it.

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Re: Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:27 am

Testing to see how this shows up:

Stand-in for one week and Johnny returns?
Stand-in for one week and a bunch of others are trying out for the gig?

Perhaps Johnny could make a last hurrah at the All Stars Games Tournament?

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Re: Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

Post by alietr » Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:52 am

I guess it's also possible that they'll have Johnny record those intros later, and we'll never hear Kelly do them.

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Re: Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:50 am

Hasn't someone said in the past that if Johnny misses a taping, one of the Clue Crew does it in studio and Johnny is dubbed over in post?
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Re: Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:11 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 11:50 am
Hasn't someone said in the past that if Johnny misses a taping, one of the Clue Crew does it in studio and Johnny is dubbed over in post?
You are correct; this is a normal occurrence.
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Re: Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

Post by John Boy » Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:03 pm

econgator wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:22 am
Robert K S wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:05 am
On Facebook Kelly Miyahara reports she has begun standing in for Johnny as announcer. Would it be wrong to fear that at the age of 94 Johnny has given his last introduction?
Let's hope not, but at that age it's hard not to think it.
Every season it seems that the speculation comes back up that AT and/or JG may be ready for the Old Game Show People's Home. Surely neither one of them can leave before I make my appearance, right? I mean, c'mon!?

Only 20 weeks that I've been in the contestant pool (this time) and 58 to go, so there's plenty of time to invite me out there to shake the hands of two of my favorite people.

Someone on this board once wrote that "you haven't lived until you've heard Johnny Gilbert announce your name." Yeah, that's on MY bucket list.

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Re: Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

Post by Robert K S » Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:03 pm

When I appeared in late 2009 it was already common for Johnny to miss tapings and to have to re-record intros on returning to work. I was grateful that he was in and healthy on my tape day (and pronounced my name right on the first try). I also recall, on watching some tapings from the other side of the risers on a later date, seeing Harry Eisenberg make a point of asking Johnny how he was feeling (and that was all that he said to him). This was almost a decade ago now.

I don't recall contestants getting an opportunity to shake Johnny Gilbert's hand, or otherwise interact with him, unfortunately, although audience members get to hear him give a warm-up spiel.

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Re: Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

Post by seaborgium » Wed Nov 21, 2018 2:00 am

Johnny was out for the taping when I was an alternate on March 25, 2009, but he was there the following week when I taped.

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Re: Kelly standing in for Johnny Gilbert

Post by OntarioQuizzer » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:39 pm

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:03 pm
I don't recall contestants getting an opportunity to shake Johnny Gilbert's hand, or otherwise interact with him, unfortunately, although audience members get to hear him give a warm-up spiel.
I have heard stories of contestants specifically requesting a picture with Johnny; Johnny came over and obliged.
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