Shortly after a girlfriend Jeopardy! Alex Trebek died of pancreatic cancer, the show said they would not rush to get its permanent trace. In the meantime, new events feature short-term guests, starting with Jeopardy! GOAT Ken Jennings.
But if the former contestant has any hope of taking over the host gig permanently, he should avoid the Twitter mob.
Ken Jennings immediately replaced Alex Trebek on ‘Jeopardy!’
Trebek died on November 8, just 20 months after he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He worked to the end of the day, knocking his final moments just 10 days before he passed. As Trebek battled his illness, there was speculation among fans that Jennings was the choice to replace Trebek when the time came.
according to The New York Times, when Jennings became his advisory representative Jeopardy! he supported that profitability. Jennings immediately became a celebrity in 2004 when he won 74 straight games and more than $ 2 million.
Since then, he has made a career out of being “that man who broke the Jeopardy! register once. “He has returned as a competitor for various competitions over the years. He won the Greatest of All Time contest in 2020. And he is also a reporter for Jeopardy! Categories.
But replacing Trebek is not going to be easy. It has hosted more than 8,200 programs since 1984, and is the only guest most fans know. His wise and calm face made him a legend. He has left big shoes.
Another controversy on Twitter
Trebek’s final visit Jeopardy! Events began broadcasting on Jan. 4, and stint Jennings is expected to begin on Jan. 11. However, the Jeopardy! GOAT has just fallen into another Twitter controversy. If he has any plans to become a permanent guest, he is just in danger of his changes again.
Shortly after it emerged that Jennings was the first Jeopardy! guest host, some tweets went unnoticed years ago. A 2014 reader reads, “There’s nothing easier than a hot wheelchair.” In 2015, Jennings made fun of a sick and capable Star Wars fan The force is waking up before he died.
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Jennings apologize for the tweets, telling fans that he “wanted to be up to the truth” that he “certainly tweeted some irresponsible and insensitive things.”
“Sometimes they acted like humor in my head and I was disappointed to see how they read on the screen,” Jennings wrote. “Sometimes I have said dumb things in a dumb way and I want to apologize to people who were (rightly!) Not intent on hurting anyone, but that doesn’t matter: I came up , and I am sorry. ”
But just days after his apology, Jennings found himself in hot water again after defending a man on the internet named “Dad’s Wife.”
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Over the New Year’s weekend, Jennings applied for support Omnibus co-hosted John Roderick podcast in the middle of a Twitter scandal. according to Yahoo News, Roderick – a podcast guest and lead singer and guitarist for the band The Long Winters – tweets a thread about his 9-year-old daughter.
She told him she was hungry, and he told her to make beans. When she asked how, Roddy said to his daughter, “Open a can and put it in a pot.” But then, he realized that his daughter had never used a can opener.
Over the six hours, Roddy refused to open the canister for his daughter. Instead, he told her to “inspect the parts, inspect the can, find out what the opener engineer was thinking when they tried to solve this problem.”
He told his daughter that none of them would eat until they opened cans of beans, and then returned to his jigsaw puzzle. Eventually, she worked out how to get the top off and ate the beans. Roddy was proud of himself for the teaching moment, but the Twitter mob saw it as an emotional abuse.
How does Jennings fit in? He used to co-host a podcast with Roddy, and he defended his bag. After seeing another criticism, Jennings answered the Twitter phone again.
“If this is reassuring to anyone, I know personally that John is (a) a loving and attentive father who (b) tells uplifting stories to be easy to believe about ten podcasts in the the week, ” Jennings tweeted. “This site is so dumb.”
Recent events of Jeopardy! air week days in syndication.