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Dr. Oz As ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host - People Are Pissed Off

Thu Mar 25, 2021 5:40 pm

It seems from what’s coming up in my news alerts that opposition to Dr. Oz hosting Jeopardy! is reaching a fever pitch, with both former contestants and viewers calling for his removal because of his past pushing of pseudoscientific therapies.

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/03/jeopa ... 25421/amp/

I get part of the outcry since a trivia show celebrates factual knowledge, but honestly, as a trivia player and Jeopardy! fan since childhood, I just don’t understand the level of rancor. Oz is actually decent at hosting so far - he keeps the game moving briskly. Since guest hosts are only on 2 weeks at a time, who cares? It’s not like he’s promoting junk weight loss products while the game is on.

Looking forward to seeing how Aaron Rodgers and Dr. Gupta do.
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Re: Dr. Oz As ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host - People Are Pissed Off

Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:23 am

Aaron747 wrote:
It seems from what’s coming up in my news alerts that opposition to Dr. Oz hosting Jeopardy! is reaching a fever pitch, with both former contestants and viewers calling for his removal because of his past pushing of pseudoscientific therapies.

https://www.indiewire.com/2021/03/jeopa ... 25421/amp/

I get part of the outcry since a trivia show celebrates factual knowledge, but honestly, as a trivia player and Jeopardy! fan since childhood, I just don’t understand the level of rancor. Oz is actually decent at hosting so far - he keeps the game moving briskly. Since guest hosts are only on 2 weeks at a time, who cares? It’s not like he’s promoting junk weight loss products while the game is on.

Looking forward to seeing how Aaron Rodgers and Dr. Gupta do.


Not to sound flip. IMO Easiest Solution? Have a computerized Alex Trebek on a big screen calling the shots. Otherwise, Dr. Oz would be fine. At least for me no big deal. Now, if he had child and animal abuse in his background that changes the whole thing 180 degrees. I'm not a Jeopardy fan but I know that change is hard especially after an institution such as Alex. You can't please all the people all the time. My votes for fill in hosts? In no particular order.
  • Erin Burnett
  • Dennis Haysbert
  • Don Francisco
    Chilean television host (Sabado Gigante)
  • Michael Phelps
  • Megan Rapino
  • Jerry Springer
  • Dr. Phil
  • Dakota or Elle Fanning

Choices are endless
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Re: Dr. Oz As ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host - People Are Pissed Off

Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:16 am

What's his beliefs got to do with reading prompts?
 
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:40 am

TTailedTiger wrote:
What's his beliefs got to do with reading prompts?


I don’t think it has much to do with his beliefs but more so that he’s a snake oil salesmen. A con man, if you will.

His medical career is phenomenal. He was one of the very few capable of doing what he did.

But his career as a TV medical personality... I’d rather take medical advice from Miss Cleo. They both use about the same degree of scientific truth. The difference is that Dr Oz is viewed by many as a doctor, and thus a legitimate source of information. But he often promotes unproven or flat out false information, and waits for the suckers’ checks to clear. Ergo...a con man.
 
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Re: Dr. Oz As ‘Jeopardy’ Guest Host - People Are Pissed Off

Fri Mar 26, 2021 3:49 am

TTailedTiger wrote:
What's his beliefs got to do with reading prompts?


Again, the nature of the show is a celebration of factual knowledge. That's what trivia is. Trafficking in pseudoscience for personal gain doesn't square with that ethos, so I get that part. But like I said, it's just for two weeks, so big wow.
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:24 am

I'll take "Nobody outside of America" for $500.

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Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:20 pm

Why not give the role to the former CINC?
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 12:59 pm

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Why not give the role to the former CINC?
I'd like a host that would know at least some of the answers without looking at the answer sheet.
 
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 1:04 pm

johns624 wrote:
TheFlyingDisk wrote:
Why not give the role to the former CINC?
I'd like a host that would know at least some of the answers without looking at the answer sheet.


Looking at the answers might apply to both 44 and 45 :D
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:39 pm

Calling him a Doctor is an insult to honest hard working medical professionals. Also we all know the correct choice to host the show is Levar Burton.
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:58 pm

T18 wrote:
Calling him a Doctor is an insult to honest hard working medical professionals. Also we all know the correct choice to host the show is Levar Burton.


That would be INCREDIBLE. :hyper:
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:11 pm

I would love to see Levar Burton host!

I watched Jeopardy last night with Dr. Oz and it was bad. He is not a game show host or someone with that kind of personality. He seemed kind of cold and had a bit of an attitude. Ken Jennings has probably been the best so far but I didn't really care for his style. But, to be fair, no one but no one will ever be as good as Alex.
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 8:37 pm

Is anything the woke crowd can’t take offense to? Just asking. It’s a game show, not a war making committee.
 
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Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:20 pm

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Is anything the woke crowd can’t take offense to? Just asking. It’s a game show, not a war making committee.


I am not woke but I think Dr. Oz is not a good choice.
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Sun Mar 28, 2021 2:30 pm

seb146 wrote:
I would love to see Levar Burton host!

I watched Jeopardy last night with Dr. Oz and it was bad. He is not a game show host or someone with that kind of personality. He seemed kind of cold and had a bit of an attitude. Ken Jennings has probably been the best so far but I didn't really care for his style. But, to be fair, no one but no one will ever be as good as Alex.


omg Ken was terrible! ugh. The best without a doubt was the producer
 
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Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:32 pm

Aaron747 wrote:
I get part of the outcry since a trivia show celebrates factual knowledge, but honestly, as a trivia player and Jeopardy! fan since childhood, I just don’t understand the level of rancor.


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Sun Mar 28, 2021 5:19 pm

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
Is anything the woke crowd can’t take offense to? Just asking. It’s a game show, not a war making committee.


He pushed debunked theories about covid.

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/d ... cna1185596
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