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Old 09-17-2009, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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This just in from the situation room at CNN, Wolf Blitzer got his butt spanked bad on Jeopardy! Wolf went 4600 in the hole before final jeopardy and Andy had 38,000. I would think a long time news man like Blitzer would be more on the ball than that, Jeez, what a dummy. Likewise I would not think Andy Richter would be that sharp. I expected Andy Richter to be a total loser. Can't believe it, still in a state of shock.

 
Old 09-17-2009, 11:35 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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I figured out what a tool Wolf Blitzer is during the primary campaign period. He and Candy Crowley turned me off CNN forever. I had no doubt that he'd tank and he didn't disappoint. Andy kicked all kinds of butt!
 
Old 09-18-2009, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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Wow! I agree--expected more from Blitzer and less from Richter. Guess it just goes to show you can't judge Jeopardy celebrities by the characters they play on TV or in the movies. If I recall correctly, Cheech Marin was very good at Jeopardy.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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Blitzer has been made fun of before though. And notice that he does not interview, but does more reporting.

I have never really seen him interact.

But comedians, in general, are usually more educated than the average person. Some are VERY in touch with what is going on and many other subjects, it is what helps them make their associative relations that enable them to BE funny.

How can you pun w/o a good knowledge of the English language? (No, not sexual puns. Dice Clay did that. Doesn't require much to make a dirty limerick...)

So I would say I am impressed that he did so well, but not really surprised....
 
Old 09-18-2009, 09:15 AM
 
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Blitzer got his butt handed to him by someone he probably thought was an imbecile. I love to see people from CNN get owned
 
Old 09-18-2009, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Many comedians are pretty sharp, and are tuned in to many subjects as thats how/where they find their material...finding common patterns in life that many can appreciate/understand. The movie Anchorman parodied what most TV personalities are, empty heads with good hair.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 09:36 AM
 
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Andy Richter is actually pretty sharp... people with a witty sense of humor often are, but tend to be overlooked as "class clowns".
On Conan the other night, the other night, they actually went behind the scenes at the filming of the Jeopardy epsiode. Not only was Wolf incredibly stupid, but rude. Surprising.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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Blitzer being rude doesn't surprise me in the least.
 
Old 09-18-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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But comedians, in general, are usually more educated than the average person. Some are VERY in touch with what is going on and many other subjects, it is what helps them make their associative relations that enable them to BE funny.
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Many comedians are pretty sharp, and are tuned in to many subjects as thats how/where they find their material...finding common patterns in life that many can appreciate/understand. The movie Anchorman parodied what most TV personalities are, empty heads with good hair.

Echo?



(I agree!)
 
Old 09-18-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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i'm totally unsurprised that andy richter is good at jeopardy. and only mildly surprised that wolf blitzer isn't.
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