Post by Quinn C
What's the significance of Jeopardy contestants having "cash
winnings" of $18,200 (or whatever)? I never see them carrying
briefcases full of bank notes around, as in some other shows.
I don't imagine it means "we swear they weren't paid by check".
Are you thinking of "Wheel of Fortune"? Prizes on "Jeopardy"* are
always in cash, while WoF contestants sometimes get vacation trips or cars.
Always. These days, there are always two trips, a smaller one and
a bigger one. The car depends on the spin of the prize wheel at the end.
*All right, "Jeopardy!".
So far, I think Anderson Cooper has been the best replacement for Trebek.
I've been watching again to check on the "guest hosts." Aaron Rogers
was the best. Though I must say that when on his last day he made a
Green Bay Packers joke, I didn't get it. This morning NPR Sports (yes,
there is such a thing) said they're having problems because it's time for
them to get a new QB, but his contract has several years to run -- this
may be a graceful way for him to leave the football industry (I'm still
bemused by "the whistle industry" in Cat's first link) and put the Packers
on top again.
I don't care for *Jeopardy!* because the clues tend to have nothing to
do with the correct questions. But I'm still delighted that no matter how
dumbed-down a Classical Music question is, they rarely get it right.
And thanks to Buzzr, I've seen quite a lot of Trebek from his earlier
days. He was _always_ smarmy and often hit on the women contestants,
especially on *Classic Concentration*. He was no Art Fleming. (Or,
*Concentration*-wise, Hugh Downs.)