The Alarm Clock To Getting Woke, Going Broke Is Ringing

Not really, I hope, but the New York Post story entitled Who will replace Alex Trebek as ‘Jeopardy!’ host? Meet the top candidates has five candidates:

  • George Stephanopoulos, the former Clinton White House staffer who is now a television political commentator.
  • Betty White, which is based on a joke Trebek made once about a suitable replacement.
  • Ken Jennings, the winningest Jeopardy! contestant.
  • Laura Coates, a CNN legal analyst talking head.
  • Alex Faust, a hockey play-by-play announcer.

Come on, two political talking heads are on the short list? Really?

Clearly, it’s Ken Jennings, right? And the rest of this column was driven by the need to file some column inches, ainna?

Also, is this too soon?

4 thoughts on “The Alarm Clock To Getting Woke, Going Broke Is Ringing

  1. I thought the same thing about the “We meet again” line, especially since I’d watched several of the sketches after Connery passed. As he came close to his end, I imagine Alex himself might have thought about that, depending on how aware he was. He was known to be a fan of the sketch.

    I figure the “Post” article was just spitballing randomly, but I would hope it wasn’t Jennings. He’s shown significant jerk tendencies and on camera gives off a vibe like the kind of guy Eddie Haskell would call a brown-noser. I can’t believe there’s not a Hollywood boomlet for Neil DeGrasse Tyson, who would also probably quickly become unwatchable.

    There’ll be significant pressure to choose a woman, I suspect. If I’m going to do my own spitballing a couple of surprise candidates might be Jeri Ryan, who I think has an imposing enough presence to give her an air of authority like Trebek had, or Mayim Bialik, who has the advantage of an actual doctorate in the sciences and seems to know how to be playfully serious.

    Either way, I’m sure Stacy Abrams will claim she really won the position.

  2. Mayim Bialik has a new sitcom coming out this fall which I thought about trying out since she’s the proprietrix of a cat cafe. But, yeah, that will probably leave her available after its cancelled after one season.

    What about Danica McKellar? She would be a real left field choice, but not that left field.

    Also, I assume you’re speaking ex cathedra that I am not going to hell for that caption. I sometimes worry that my poor taste is a mortal sin.

  3. I would very much doubt the caption is a mortal sin — but as a United Methodist I don’t get to speak ex cathedra ;-)

    McKellar would be a good choice. Again, scientific credentials and the ability to project intellectual authority.

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