7/27/2007

Awkward...

One of the most awkward few minutes on TV each day has got to be the Q & A segment on Jeopardy after the first commercial break. It has sucked for as long as I can remember. The contestant's anecdotes are unfailingly lame, but not nearly as lame as the questions Alex asks them. The whole thing is totally uncomfortable.

It's almost as if Alex Trebek has no experience interacting with other people at all.

10 comments:

Grant Miller said...

I totally and wholeheartedly agree. I've thought this forever and still, "Jeopardy" is one of my favorite shows.

Skylers Dad said...

What! The TrebekTron 2000 has no people skills? How on earth can you say that...

One of my favorite stories from the contestants was a guy in college who was radio program director for his school. He was trying to fill slots for people who headed out on spring break and couldn't find anyone, so he did all 11 hours of the shows himself. At the end of the day, he drove over to turn off the transmitter and found he had never turned it on.

Morris "Mo" Wanchuk said...

I agree with the robot analogy. I just wish they would do a full time celebrity jeopardy with Will Ferrel and the old SNL crew

K.I.D. said...

I think it is right up there with the good natured banter between anchors on news programs. Just make it stop!

anandamide said...

yes !!! thank you for saying so. what makes matters worse is my wife won't let me skip over this part. she feels like it's disrespectful to the contestants or something....

agony, total agony.

Writeprocrastinator said...

Gary Coleman says "whatchyou talkin' 'bout, Chris?"

Seriously, I wish I could have the cool hairpieces that Trebek has and I wouldn't have to wear my hair the way I do.

Dale said...

I'm with Morris, the categories are more fun too. 'The Rapists' for 100 Alex.

Coaster Punchman said...

Maybe we should invite Alex into the whole "Interviews with Bloggers" project.

Geo said...

My fave Jeopardy moment is when someone answered "What is pointsetta," Alex?" He paused, looked offscreen for confirmation, nodded and said "It's pointSETTIA... but we'll accept it."

Know-it-all Asshole.

Sam K said...

Couldn't agree more. Trebek comes off as smarmy and super-awkward in those bits. It's surprisingly and consistently bad.

It's getting to the point that I feel I have to skip it and sometimes come into the Double Jeopardy round a little late. grr