It’s hard to “risk”. And Alex doesn’t see the track.
The last episode of the devoted game show host aired Friday (but was tapped on November 29, November 8, just 10 days before her pancreatic cancer). Filled with tough questions, smart players and Tribe’s own questions, it was a remarkable and average episode of the long quiz show. The series ended with a 90-second port of trackback clips.
On Monday, “Danger!” Went off track as a champion. Instead, in consultation with the producer and “Greatest of All Time” winner, Ken Jennings stepped up to the podium as the first in a series of interim hosts. (He taped 30 episodes, so will preside over the show for at least six weeks.)
Fans were upset that “Danger!” Looks like his mentor doesn’t have to worry about Jennings’ performance. Jennings, 46, a longtime friend of the game show, knows the strategy and rhythms of an episode, and liked the track more (or more) than the rest of us. It may not be a track, but it is a viable alternative.
“Sharing this stage with Alex Trek was the greatest honor of my life,” Jennings said after being introduced as a guest host by announcer Johnny Gilbert. “A lot of things in life aren’t perfect, but Alex did it perfectly for over 36 years. And it was even closer and even better. We need his intelligence, his attention, his kindness. Surprised by – really, there’s no other word for it. “
Jennings’ voice continued and he paid tribute to the host team who oversaw many of their series victories.
“All ‘like danger!’ “Fans, I miss Alex so much,” he said. “And I thank him for what he did for all of us.” Let’s be clear, no one will ever take the place of the great Alexis track, but we can honor it by playing it. “
Even after watching Jennings walk on the set, his melodious voice came as a surprise as he read the “Danger” and “Double Danger” categories and clues. Trek’s voice was passionate and neutral, yet there was a hint of mischievous enthusiasm. He read thousands of gestures for the reader (in 61 days), but the audience and the contestants could never err in his accent for any of the rage.
Jennings has used Inflation in almost the same way to make the clue sound interesting and a bit questionable. Her son was surprised when the contestant won a big “Daily Double” and was really disappointed when another, who was talking about her passion for singing, did not point out the correct answer. “What is a choir?”
As a host, Jennings studied at Trek’s altar and clearly tried to create minimal waves. A little script and stress to start with, it loosened near the end of the episode. And once the audience gets used to listening to the sounds of a new sound, it’s possible to just enjoy the classic game show. The clues are the same, the “Daily Doubles” are still hidden and the “Final Threat” is as difficult as ever.
“The winner will join us tomorrow, and I hope you’ll join us,” Jennings said as he wrapped up the show. “Thanks, Alex.”
Just as solid, Jennings may not be on the job forever. In an interview with USA Today, he denied the idea that he could host permanently, and the Los Angeles Times reported that Katie Cork taped at least a one-week episode, which looks like There is a long-term plan to audition permanent hosts. -Er (Sony, who is in danger! “Declined to comment.)
“I don’t want to keep it because it means we don’t get Alex,” Jennings said. “It’s kind of sad for me to get out there, because I know, like the audience, I wish Alex had a walkout at the top of the show.”
However, Jennings says the show should continue. “‘Danger!’ “It’s a ritual for people,” he says. “People trust it.”
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Contribution: Erin Jensen
This article was originally published in the United States today: ‘Danger!’ Without Alex Trekback: Ken Jennings performed as the host