RHODYLIFE

The joy of 'Jeopardy'

By DON FOWLER
Posted 10/22/20

By DON FOWLER While COVID-19 has interrupted the normalcy of our lives, there is one constant that was been with us for the past 36 years - "e;Jeopardy."e; Welcoming Alex Trebeck into our homes five nights a week gives us a sense of comfort and assurance

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RHODYLIFE

The joy of 'Jeopardy'

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While COVID-19 has interrupted the normalcy of our lives, there is one constant that was been with us for the past 36 years – “Jeopardy.”

Welcoming Alex Trebeck into our homes five nights a week gives us a sense of comfort and assurance that everything is going to be OK.

Joyce and I have watched the popular game show together for as long as we can remember.

It was difficult to catch it when we were younger and both working, long before we had the ability to record shows when we were not home.

We never sit down at 7:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, instead recording the half-hour show to watch at our convenience in under 20 minutes, as we know exactly how long to fast-forward the commercials.

We love the show because it never questions our intelligence, as do 99 percent of the dumb game shows that dominate the networks these days.

We amaze ourselves with our knowledge one minute, and our lack of knowledge the next.

We learn new things on a variety of subjects, and are reminded of things from our past.

We admire the good taste, dignity and humility of host Alex Trebeck, and pray for him as he continues his battle with cancer.

We realize that all good things come to an end, and think that “Jeopardy” will break that rule.

If you have watched closely as the show has adjusted to the pandemic, you have seen a few appearances and references to the popular and prolific former contestant Ken Jennings.

When the day comes that Trebeck retires, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Jennings step into his job.

There will never be another Alex Trebek, but I’m convinced that the show will go on. And as long as we can push the remote button, we’ll be watching.

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