Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Once more, the old college try
Millionaire is running Bachelor week and kids week and God knows what other weeks. Celebrity Name Game is bringing out new eps, which amount to a sweeps stunt for the (unjustly) doomed show. And Jeopardy is trotting out the umpteenth college tournament next week. The contestant stories for the tourney have already started to turn up.
I've ranted before about Jeopardy doing too many special tournaments, but that won't stop me from doing it again. (Right, Britney? Or Steely Dan, for folks of my age.) The only tourney that means anything is the T of C, why does Jeopardy pull all these other stunts, blah blah blah, you've heard me before.
Besides that grumpiness, I've also noticed how chummy Alex gets with female contestants in their publicity pics. See the screenshot for a typical example. I guess the arm-around is Alex's equivalent to Richard Dawson's lip locking. No host could get away with the kissing bandit's antics nowadays. But Alex must figure he's a national institution and can at least get a chaste hug now and then.