Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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Going back to the old ways of contestant selection & not using the same pool that Divided used.
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Zoom test August 2021, pretty sure I got 50/50 (which I'm quite proud of)... crickets since then
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mas3cf wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 5:16 pm Zoom test August 2021, pretty sure I got 50/50 (which I'm quite proud of)... crickets since then
You’re not the only one who passed the zoom test and never heard anything.

This tells me after that it’s either a random draw or they are already casting and only care about demographics at this stage.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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Have the contestants be awarded medals with third place getting $1,000 and a bronze medal, second place will get $2,000 and a silver medal and the champion gets a gold medal.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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1. Make Ken the full-time permanent host.

2. Reduce or eliminate the cute patter right after the contestant intro.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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John Boy wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:07 pm 1. Make Ken the full-time permanent host.

2. Reduce or eliminate the cute patter right after the contestant intro.
That's yes on 1 no on 2 for me. I like the patter and Ken is really good at it. I'd prefer:

2. Play. Every. Clue.

I think people would complain less about the cute stuff, even if it wasn't their cup of tea, if we knew that we would see every clue get played in every game.
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Some of Ken's patters at that point remind me of a Dennis Miller riff. Which probably should be eschewed. Preferably by a ruminant. Makes him seem too happy to be there.

Alex had mastered the "I have a definite personality, but most of the time you're not even aware I'm here" vibe. I liked that.

Mayim, unfortunately, isn't improving. While I had high hopes for her, I'm hoping Ken (minus a bit of happy) gets the day-to-day gig.

Mostly, though, I'd just like a return to tryouts rather than casting. It's not about looks at all. There are simply too many non-competitive contestants and an over-reliance on pop culture this season.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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opusthepenguin wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:33 pm
John Boy wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:07 pm
I like the patter and Ken is Ken's writers are really good at it.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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DBear wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 5:06 pm Going back to the old ways of contestant selection & not using the same pool that Divided used.
I'm thinking a Price Is Right style thing where you have 100 smart people in the room and your name gets called and you're told to come on down.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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triviawayne wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 7:35 am
opusthepenguin wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:33 pm
John Boy wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:07 pm
I like the patter and Ken is Ken's writers are really good at it.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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seaborgium wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 9:31 am
triviawayne wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 7:35 am
opusthepenguin wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:33 pm
John Boy wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:07 pm
I like the patter and Ken is Ken's writers are really good at it.
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sorry, but the "good at it" and "I like the patter" parts are opinions, the part where this is pre-written as opposed to when Alex was mostly (partly) spontaneous is obvious.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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triviawayne wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 10:05 am
seaborgium wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 9:31 am
triviawayne wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 7:35 am
opusthepenguin wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:33 pm
John Boy wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:07 pm
I like the patter and Ken is Ken's writers are really good at it.
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sorry, but the "good at it" and "I like the patter" parts are opinions, the part where this is pre-written as opposed to when Alex was mostly (partly) spontaneous is obvious.
I think Ken's delivery is better than the writing...and maybe Alex was so good at it, we never knew what was written.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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Anachronism wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 2:07 am Mostly, though, I'd just like a return to tryouts rather than casting. It's not about looks at all. There are simply too many non-competitive contestants and an over-reliance on pop culture this season.
I've stopped watching the show for now, but I do look at the contestant zone page each Monday to see who got the call before me. Not too many spots available anymore for my demo. I think I'd make a fine contestant, but I don't seem to occupy any of the niches they're casting for.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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morbeedo wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 2:45 pm
Anachronism wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 2:07 am Mostly, though, I'd just like a return to tryouts rather than casting. It's not about looks at all. There are simply too many non-competitive contestants and an over-reliance on pop culture this season.
I've stopped watching the show for now, but I do look at the contestant zone page each Monday to see who got the call before me. Not too many spots available anymore for my demo. I think I'd make a fine contestant, but I don't seem to occupy any of the niches they're casting for.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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triviawayne wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 10:05 am
seaborgium wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 9:31 am
triviawayne wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 7:35 am
opusthepenguin wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 10:33 pm
John Boy wrote: Wed May 11, 2022 9:07 pm
I like the patter and Ken is Ken's writers are really good at it.
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sorry, but the "good at it" and "I like the patter" parts are opinions, the part where this is pre-written as opposed to when Alex was mostly (partly) spontaneous is obvious.
I'm talking about the part where you put Opus's words in John Boy's quote space and your words in Opus's space and no words in your own space.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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Robert K S wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 2:48 pm
morbeedo wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 2:45 pm I've stopped watching the show for now, but I do look at the contestant zone page each Monday to see who got the call before me. Not too many spots available anymore for my demo. I think I'd make a fine contestant, but I don't seem to occupy any of the niches they're casting for.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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Bumping this thread to note that on Buy a Vowel Boards, someone said that they called Wheel of Fortune and a receptionist told them that audiences are returning for the upcoming season. Hopefully, this is a sign that Jeopardy! will return to having audiences for Season 39.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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gameshowfandanny wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 9:06 am Bumping this thread to note that on Buy a Vowel Boards, someone said that they called Wheel of Fortune and a receptionist told them that audiences are returning for the upcoming season. Hopefully, this is a sign that Jeopardy! will return to having audiences for Season 39.
Good. They can stop faking it, and we'll stop hearing laughter at Ken's jokes.
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Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

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triviawayne wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:28 am Good. They can stop faking it, and we'll stop hearing laughter at Ken's jokes.
The types of people who show up for "Jeopardy!" tapings are also the types of people who laugh at Ken's jokes. (Also, I'm sure the producers/editors will "sweeten" the audience response whenever they feel it necessary, just as they did in the past.)
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trainman wrote: Thu Jun 23, 2022 1:39 am
triviawayne wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 10:28 am Good. They can stop faking it, and we'll stop hearing laughter at Ken's jokes.
The types of people who show up for "Jeopardy!" tapings are also the types of people who laugh at Ken's jokes. (Also, I'm sure the producers/editors will "sweeten" the audience response whenever they feel it necessary, just as they did in the past.)
I'm the type of person that would show up for a Jeopardy taping, I am not the type to laugh at Ken's jokes.
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