Thursday, December 17, 2015
That was the year that was
A few sites even look at all the goofy and/or interesting stuff that happened on game shows during the year. Entertainment Weekly grinds through a slideshow of various personalities and mishaps in our little genre.
The first slide spotlights Matt Jackson on Jeopardy, which is fair enough. But EW, in what is maybe a bit of courtesy but more likely a simple oversight, forgets to mention that Matt lost big in the 2015 T of C to Alex Jacobs. You'd think that Alex deserved a shoutout for one of the most dominating tournaments ever, but his name is nowhere to be found in the slideshow.
Otherwise, it's mostly the usual bloopers and blunders, like Manuela Arbelaez inadvertently giving away a car on The Price is Right. I chronicled a lot of the incidents in my blog posts, faux tweets and video clips because that's what I do. I'm a game show blogger, after all.
One contestant, Tom Flynn of Jeopardy, appears solely for his looks. EW probably wouldn't try that with a female contestant for fear of sexism yelps. But they have no problem gushing over "the hot Jeopardy guy."