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Q: Alex Trebek suffered one of these this weekend.

Sorry...since he's OK, I had to make the Jeopardy angle on the thread.

Glad to hear he's OK...I think Jeopardy would be done without him.

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20120625_Alex_Trebek_out_of__ldquo_Jeopardy__after_suffering_heart_attack.html

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I recently got a survey from one of those "Fill out these surveys and get points" companies. It was pretty detailed so it seemed to be on the up and up. One of the questions they asked was which of a long list of celebrities could I see replacing Alex Trebek in the future. So it appears they're at least thinking about it.
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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
    I recently got a survey from one of those "Fill out these surveys and get points" companies. It was pretty detailed so it seemed to be on the up and up. One of the questions they asked was which of a long list of celebrities could I see replacing Alex Trebek in the future. So it appears they're at least thinking about it.



Just curious, do you remember who some of the choices were?





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Well, I would never say no one is replaceable, but Alex Trebek is pretty close to unreplaceable.

The ratings will still be OK as long as it is not some Dennis Miller type of personality that turns off the loyal viewers.

Of course, in a perfect world, having Will Ferrell play Alex Trebek would probably blow the ratings through the rough!





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    Originally posted by Kevintripod
      Originally posted by Hokienautic
      I recently got a survey from one of those "Fill out these surveys and get points" companies. It was pretty detailed so it seemed to be on the up and up. One of the questions they asked was which of a long list of celebrities could I see replacing Alex Trebek in the future. So it appears they're at least thinking about it.



    Just curious, do you remember who some of the choices were?


I do not, sorry.

Actually, I do remember one -- because it was the only female in the list. Katie Couric.
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Dan Patrick said he is ready, willing and able to take over as soon as needed. I think he would be awesome.







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    Originally posted by Hokienautic
    I recently got a survey from one of those "Fill out these surveys and get points" companies. It was pretty detailed so it seemed to be on the up and up. One of the questions they asked was which of a long list of celebrities could I see replacing Alex Trebek in the future. So it appears they're at least thinking about it.


Trebek has a Dick Clark thing going where he seems to have stopped aging around 47, but he is 71 and he might not want to do this forever. Hosting Jeopardy is not the world's hardest job, but it may also be something you don't want to do forever.



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You can't tell me that Alex Trebek hasn't aged, but you also can't tell me that this dude isn't the suavest cat in the land:



Full story - including video - on CBC.ca.

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Replacements:

Ken Jennings
Anderson Cooper
Jeff Probst
Brad Rutter - the other guy on the Watson games
Todd Alan Crain - he was the guy who hosted the Watson test games
Bob Costas
Pat Kiernan

my list




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AWA,

On your list, Jennings would be a pretty decent choice. Anderson Cooper would not.



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    Originally posted by KJames199
    You can't tell me that Alex Trebek hasn't aged, but you also can't tell me that this dude isn't the suavest cat in the land:



    Full story - including video - on CBC.ca.

    (edited by KJames199 on 25.6.12 1411)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is that you??

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If you're going to replace one legend in game show hosting, you should at least consider replacing him with another legend.

Is Wink Martindale still alive?



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    Originally posted by CEOIII
    If you're going to replace one legend in game show hosting, you should at least consider replacing him with another legend.

    Is Wink Martindale still alive?


Yes, but at age 77 he's hardly a long-term solution.

I like Pat Kiernan as a choice. Dan Patrick would probably be fine.

If J! could survive without Art Fleming, it can survive without Alex. I mean, Alex does a great job, but there are others who could do it, too.
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Ben Stein, but all questions must be answered in the form of an answer.



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Jennings would make great marketing sense, but he's been critical about the show's production on his blogs. I dunno if he'd have the stamina to put up with the show's style, specifically the director's adoration of older female contestants.



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From what you guys listed, my choices would be either Patrick or Jennings. My real choice is one I know would never happen but I really wish it would: Stephen Fry. He's perfect if you ask me. He's incredibly intelligent, comedic, and based on what I've seen on a couple of episodes of QI, he's a very good host. I just don't see him leaving the UK and a whole ton of career opportunities just to host the show.













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