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October 18th, 2001

The Clue Crew

I’ve been a longtime fan of Jeopardy! But ever since Sony bought it and Wheel of Fortune a few years ago, there have been notable changes in the show. New sets, I can handle. When they changed the music during Final Jeopardy!, I was annoyed a bit… but eventually accepted it.

A few weeks back, Alex came out without a mustache, introducing the Clue Crew. They were introduced during a kiddie week, so I figured that they were temporary. I wish. Now, the Clue Crew is on every show. They act as the cluegivers during a few clues, or during an entire category. It doesn’t help that they’re all annoying. Very annoying. Hit the fast forward button on your TiVo annoying.

The Clue Crew really dumbs down Jeopardy! at a time when Jeopardy! doesn’t need dumbing down – I want tough-as-nails shows again, like the 80s and early 90s shows. Some categories have been rough recently, as evidenced by a recent one-day $1601 champion, but lose this fluffy stuff. -pm

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Rob
DATE: Thursday October 18, 2001 -- 9:23:06AM
I agree. The Clue Crew is extremely dumb. Like the contestants REALLY need to hear the clues told by people on location? Sometimes it's fun to have celebs giving clues every once in a while, but c'mon... these are ordinary, annoying people. And they show up far too often.

And Alex should grow back the 'stache. He looks like an idiot.



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Thursday October 18, 2001 -- 11:40:27AM
I haven't seen the Clue Crew, but why anyone would try to add fluff like that to Jeopardy, I don't know. That's the thing about Jeopardy -- you're supposed to feel like a dumb ass when you watch it.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Thursday October 18, 2001 -- 11:41:45AM
When I watch it, I think about what a dick Alex must be in real life. (Mostly, that's from the tape Don & Mike play of him cussing.)



FROM: sk1dzz
DATE: Thursday October 18, 2001 -- 2:16:32PM
They're obviously trying to compete with "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" It is a shame though, I enjoy watching Jeopardy for its difficulty.



FROM: Rob
DATE: Thursday October 18, 2001 -- 5:35:57PM
Same here. Jeopardy! keeps my trivia knowledge up to date and it's always fun to remember something buried deep in your head. And I've been told that being good at it impresses chicks. Honest.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Thursday October 18, 2001 -- 6:51:51PM
Is it safe to assume that you're not good at Jeopardy!, Rob?

I have destroyed groups of my "peers" at Trivial Pursuit and it never earned me more than freakish awe.



FROM: Rob
DATE: Friday October 19, 2001 -- 9:03:40AM
Robert -- Naw, I'm actually rather good at Jeopardy! I'm just amazed sometimes at what little tidbit will emerge that I really didn't think I remembered. As for the impressing chicks part, I just figured it happened to OTHER people.

Ryan -- By the way, I hope you caught last night's episode. They had a category called something like "Game Show Taglines" where they gave the tagline and the contestants had to give the name of the show. Cool.



FROM: Sarah
DATE: Wednesday November 7, 2001 -- 10:50:58PM
Rob IS good at Jeopardy. The main answer he got wrong on this page is:

Because he already impresses his girlfriend.

Chicks, though... that's another story.



FROM: Adam
DATE: Wednesday December 12, 2001 -- 3:08:38AM
I like the clue crew..

mainly because the Swedish chick Sophia is damn attractive.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Wednesday December 12, 2001 -- 12:25:12PM
Give up, dude. You'll never get any of that.



FROM: greg
DATE: Thursday March 20, 2003 -- 7:25:06 pm
i like the clues crew...how do guys feel over a year later? still the same? i'm totally digging sofia & sarah!



FROM: schirrod w.joyner
DATE: Thursday May 29, 2003 -- 6:15:28 pm
im really like the clue crew especially sarah i think she is so hot.



FROM: paul
DATE: Tuesday February 17, 2004 -- 7:58:17 pm
i don't know why so many people are hating on the clue crew. If you find them annoying, then you should try watching "beat the geeks"... now THAT"S annoying.



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DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 3:43:00 pm



FROM: Phil [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday April 4, 2006 -- 2:00:13 pm
I have a massive crush on Sarah myself. She is a beautiful clue crew girl. If I go to a Jeopardy tryout, I hope Sarah is hosting it so I can tell her that I don't want to take the test, as I could never pass it, but just want to hang out with the Clue Crew.

One clue that Sarah gave sticks out in my mind. The category was "Stupid Answers." She was standing under a fountain and said, "Be careful of the Umbrella Fountain here in St. Petersburg. If you stand under it, this will happen."

A contestant buzzed in and said, "What is it will rain?" That was accepted, but the response they were looking for was "What is you'll get wet?"



FROM: some people
DATE: Tuesday April 4, 2006 -- 3:01:50 pm
some people are to stupid to live



FROM: Paul
DATE: Tuesday April 4, 2006 -- 3:26:20 pm
A contestant buzzed in and said, "What is it will rain?" That was accepted, but the response they were looking for was "What is you'll get wet?"

They accepted that? Sheesh. "What is I will feel small droplets of water upon my soft skin?" should be acceptable by that standard too, then.



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