Alex Trebek Announces he has Stage 4 Pancreatic cancer (Update: Trebek has passed) (1 Viewer)

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NEW YORK (AP) — “Jeopardy!” record-holder Ken Jennings will be the first in a series of interim hosts replacing Alex Trebek when the show resumes production next Monday........

 

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They've been showing various reruns the last couple of weeks such as "Alex Around the World". I'm not sure when the last of his new ones were but it was around the beginning of December sometime. Levar Burton could be a good choice!
The last new episodes with Alex Trebek are this week. They were supposed to air the week of Christmas, but they decided to hold them until this week because so many would be preempted.
 

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Jennings in a bit of controversy

This is my first time hearing about this "bean Dad" thing
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Ken Jennings, who holds the all-time record for most consecutive "Jeopardy!" games won, has stumbled from one Twitter controversy into another after coming to the defense of a man that the internet dubbed "Bean Dad."

Jennings was recently announced as the first guest host of "Jeopardy!" following longtime host Alex Trebek's death, but following that announcement in November, insensitive tweets by Jennings resurfaced.

One tweet from 2014 read, "Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair," while another in 2015 included a joke about a terminally ill "Star Wars" fan who got to watch "The Force Awakens" before he died. Jennings had previously refused to delete these tweets, saying that they "could lead to smart replies and even advocacy. Deleting them felt like whitewashing a mistake."...........

Who is "Bean Dad"?

John Roderick is the lead singer and guitarist of the band The Long Winters and was formerly a touring member of the band Harvey Danger. He also hosts or co-hosts several podcasts, including "Roderick On The Line," "Road Work" and Jennings' "Omnibus."

On Sunday, Roderick tweeted in a thread that his 9-year-old daughter came to him and said she was hungry. He told her to make some beans and when she asked how, he said, "Open a can and put it in a pot." Then, he realized that she had never had to use a can opener before.

Roderick tells her to "study the parts, study the can, figure out what the can opener inventor was thinking when they tried to solve this problem." Time passes and his daughter grows increasingly frustrated because, as Roderick put it, "spatial orientation, process visualization and order of operation are not things she . . . intuits."

He then told her, "Sweetheart, neither of us will eat another bite today until we get into this can of beans," before returning to a jigsaw puzzle he'd been poking at all day. Finally, after "six hours on and off," and Roderick's daughter eventually telling her father she hates him, she successfully removes the lid. They feast on beans, and Roderick takes to Twitter to breathlessly recount what he obviously viewed as his greatest teaching moment as an "Apocalypse Dad." ...................

"Jeopardy!" champ Ken Jennings stumbles into more controversy after defending "Bean Dad" on Twitter (msn.com)
 

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Jennings in a bit of controversy

This is my first time hearing about this "bean Dad" thing
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Ken Jennings, who holds the all-time record for most consecutive "Jeopardy!" games won, has stumbled from one Twitter controversy into another after coming to the defense of a man that the internet dubbed "Bean Dad."

Jennings was recently announced as the first guest host of "Jeopardy!" following longtime host Alex Trebek's death, but following that announcement in November, insensitive tweets by Jennings resurfaced.

One tweet from 2014 read, "Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair," while another in 2015 included a joke about a terminally ill "Star Wars" fan who got to watch "The Force Awakens" before he died. Jennings had previously refused to delete these tweets, saying that they "could lead to smart replies and even advocacy. Deleting them felt like whitewashing a mistake."...........

Who is "Bean Dad"?

John Roderick is the lead singer and guitarist of the band The Long Winters and was formerly a touring member of the band Harvey Danger. He also hosts or co-hosts several podcasts, including "Roderick On The Line," "Road Work" and Jennings' "Omnibus."

On Sunday, Roderick tweeted in a thread that his 9-year-old daughter came to him and said she was hungry. He told her to make some beans and when she asked how, he said, "Open a can and put it in a pot." Then, he realized that she had never had to use a can opener before.

Roderick tells her to "study the parts, study the can, figure out what the can opener inventor was thinking when they tried to solve this problem." Time passes and his daughter grows increasingly frustrated because, as Roderick put it, "spatial orientation, process visualization and order of operation are not things she . . . intuits."

He then told her, "Sweetheart, neither of us will eat another bite today until we get into this can of beans," before returning to a jigsaw puzzle he'd been poking at all day. Finally, after "six hours on and off," and Roderick's daughter eventually telling her father she hates him, she successfully removes the lid. They feast on beans, and Roderick takes to Twitter to breathlessly recount what he obviously viewed as his greatest teaching moment as an "Apocalypse Dad." ...................

"Jeopardy!" champ Ken Jennings stumbles into more controversy after defending "Bean Dad" on Twitter (msn.com)
Yeah, I like Jennings but have some awareness here man. Losing the Jeopardy hosting gig because you defended a guy that does satire terribly just because he hosts a podcast with you that no one listens to is just embarrassing.
 

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So I just found this article. Like I said, I've been watching but they aren't really keeping the actual viewers up to date. Basically, this Friday will be the last new Alex epis. Then the first guest host is Ken but for an undisclosed time.

Also, starting Thursday and, I think, showing weekly in prime time is the debut of The Chase (which shows on the Gameshow Network but only in reruns I think) with three biggies of Jeopardy contestant fame: Ken Jennings, James Holzshauer, and Brad Rutter. As a lover of all things trivia, I will be watching.

 

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Wanted to bump this thread yesterday but didn't get around to it. I watched the finale yesterday.

I'm not gonna say I cried ... but I did. I totally did.
 

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Ken Jennings isn’t the only former “Jeopardy!” winner given a chance to fill the shoes of the late Alex Trebek. Aaron Rodgers will also be posing the answers to panelists later this year.

“I’m really excited about it,” the Green Bay Packers quarterback said Tuesday, during a media session mostly devoted to his team’s upcoming playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams..........

 

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