opening spiels on game shows.
As you might expect from Game Show Forum, most of the discussion revolves around shows from long ago. That sort of includes Jeopardy, which has been going for a few years now. I have to agree with the poster who comments: "This is Jeopardy!" is up there for me. I actually like it in its current form better, because it seems that Johnny Gilbert puts even more punch into those three words than back when J! still had the swooshy globe thing on their logo.
It's a little odd to see a comment on the good-old-days board that something might actually have improved on a game show in recent times. No doubt Johnny still puts plenty of punch into Jeopardy's intro, despite his 91 years. I also liked Craig Ferguson's goofball openings on Celebrity Name Game in the show's first season. He would call the civvie contestants "frisky possums" or some such. Too bad, but he seems to have switched to a more canned and staid opening for the new season, along with the more canned and staid category names.
The Game Show Forum thread eventually wanders off into a discussion of British game shows. One poster sighs: British game shows as a whole tend to put me to sleep, unless they involve the phrase "let's rotate the board". Too broad a generalization, but I have little patience with pundits who find Brit game shows superior in general to the Yank variety.