"Dinosaurus Imperiosus", 1905 paper, eh...- what paper, "On the Origin of Species"? No, that don't sound right. Dinosaur, eh, imperious, oh, imposing,- T-Rex? Imperiosis, imposing, large in size oh, mammoth! It could be a Wooly Mammoth? Right? Oh no, that's not a scientific name. What's a scientific name for a mamm-, nah, it wouldn't be that. It's gotta be Tyrannosaurus Rex then, what is a tyrannosaurus rex?
I do actually, want to get to that point more, later on, but in terms of other oddities with the guest host rotation, Aaron Rodgers stands out a bit, 'cause while I did think he did better then expected, this gig, which he was confident he had a shot at getting, seemed mostly to be done because he was in a contract dispute/disagreement with the Green Bay Packers, that inevitably subsided, for now, but there were definitely a couple people who took the audition part of this gig, and saw career-advancement too. So, it wasn't just people filling in because they loved Alex.
Okay, that's a bit facetious, obviously, there are, game shows and there is a decent list of people who've hosted and possibly could hosts game shows if given the opportunity, but, certainly not like there used to be. Certainly not when "Jeopardy!" first went on the air.
And even, neither of these hosts have evaded controversy either. Ken Jennings, has had several gaffs on Twitter over the years, here's an article detailing most of them, here, certainly nothing as obnoxious as Richards has had, but some that aren't particularly good. He's apologized for them, and in general, I suspect he's learned his lessons from them, although there is suspicion that the reason he's not named the permanent host is because of some of these gaffs and yeah, some of them are pretty insensitive. I think they were mostly poor attempts and humor, in my opinion, and I suspect he's more aware of what he says on there matters.
Now, I'm very pro-vaccine and anti-vaxxers have been an arch-enemy of mine, much longer then this latest chain of anti-COVID vaccine morons out there, so keep that in mind that if I've giving leeway here.... I mean, she's a neoroscientist, so she knows about vaccines, and knows the science of them, and the thing is, while we like to think of science as an absolute, there are, at high-levels, disagreements though, and from everything I've read, her stance, is not anti-vaccine, in the sense that most of us would think of it. In fact, she's very pro-vaccines, however she is critical in certain situations about the amount of vaccines that young children get, and yes, I don't know what the standard is now, but I do remember that once-upon-a-time, the rule was that children needed to get eleven vaccine shots by the age of two. That does sound a little overprotective on the surface. Now I don't think I would advise anybody to wait, just because that sounds overprotective, and she doesn't either. She mentions having done her own research, and I tend to trust that she actually did research as opposed to say Kyrie Irving's definition of "research", and while I don't necessarily agree, I can understand where she's coming from. Certain vaccines might not actually be as necessary, at least at the age that they're recommended or instructed to be given at, or a disease that a vaccine protects, might be so insignificant in it's current form that needing a vaccine for it, might be over-protective. This position, is not one I agree with, but I certainly don't find it unreasonable. She's not anti-COVID vaccine, at all, she doesn't think vaccines cause autism or any other bullshit like that, she's got actual criticisms of vaccines that aren't entirely made up and even have some real scientific backing to them. She still vaccinates her kids and herself; this criticism of her is severely overblown and people who raise this critique of her are not doing it in good faith.
Is it?! I mean, I love Alex Trebek, but he had sponsorships too. I'm sure Colonial Penn was good for him, and several of the people who had insurance through them, but let's face it, they're an insurance company, I'm sure somebody, somewhere has a horror story about them.