I would not want to be the guy that tries to replace Alex, as he is synonymous with the show. It's funny how we get attached to game show hosts, especially the good ones. In my head, I still can't imagine Drew Carey trying to fill Bob Barker's shoes or Steve Harvey replacing Richard Dawson. I miss Wink Martindale. Tic-Tac Dough, FTW!
But Trebek was one of a kind and the classiest guy in every room he entered. He will certainly be missed.
Oh, I have nothing against Drew Carey, and he does a very nice job... but he's no Bob Barker. Just like Rod Roddy was no Johnny Olson as the TPIR announcer (yes, I was an avid watcher as a kid). Change is bad. Fuck change.I wasn't even aware that Drew Carey was hosting TPIR until I saw him doing it. He actually did a pretty good job. Not as memorable as BB, but solid. I was used to seeing Carey on Whose Line is It Anyway, so I already considered him a solid host. Did he ever host Family Feud? I feel like I've seen him on there at some point, pre-SH.
I'll have to toss it on the "maybe when I'm dead" pile of things I want to watch that I never have time for.. that does sound like a fun time.