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    Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
    Rick has scored a few films and documentaries. A couple of TV movies based on Len Deighton's Harry Palmer character in the 90s, they're not great, and several sport documentaries. White Rock of course, and Golé about the World Cup. He'd be quite well-known from the Grumpy Old Men series, and the various TV panel shows he's appeared on over the years, and still does: Never Mind the Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie To You, amongst others. Certainly in the UK he'd be the most recognised of former Yes-members, but not for being a former Yes-member. He pops up on Radio 4 programmes from time to time as well.
    Yes, but I don't want non-UK readers to get a false impression. Grumpy Old Men was a popular BBC series that ran from 2003-6, but it only had a total of 14 half-hour episodes and it had lots of participants. (Wikipedia lists 22 regulars.) So, yes, some people would recognise Rick from that, but it's not like an Alex Trebek level of fame.

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      Originally posted by bondegezou View Post

      Yes, but I don't want non-UK readers to get a false impression. Grumpy Old Men was a popular BBC series that ran from 2003-6, but it only had a total of 14 half-hour episodes and it had lots of participants. (Wikipedia lists 22 regulars.) So, yes, some people would recognise Rick from that, but it's not like an Alex Trebek level of fame.
      Who Alex Trebek?
      Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
      Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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        Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post

        Who Alex Trebek?
        Host of Jeopardy! TV game show for 37 years, starting in 1984 until his death in 2020.

        The show Jeopardy! is still running, and premiered in 1964.

        "Jeopardy!" is a classic game show -- with a twist. The answers are given first, and the contestants attempt to supply the correct questions.

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          Originally posted by pianozach View Post

          Host of Jeopardy! TV game show for 37 years, starting in 1984 until his death in 2020.

          The show Jeopardy! is still running, and premiered in 1964.

          "Jeopardy!" is a classic game show -- with a twist. The answers are given first, and the contestants attempt to supply the correct questions.
          Sorry, no idea.
          Once I went over the wire of the family compound in 1982, I was no longer compelled to sit and watch TV game shows like The Generation Game or The Golden Shot, which we had here. I've never looked back.
          I'm afraid I've never heard of Jeopardy before. I like radio panel shows like I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue , the News Quiz, the Unbelievable Truth, Nature Table and Heresy, and their TV equivalents like Have I Got News For You, Would I Lie to You, Only Connect and Mock the Week. Some of those have been going for decades but I doubt you'd have heard of them.

          And not forgetting the evergreen Just a Minute, the DNA of which stretches back to the 1950s...

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just_a_Minute?wprov=sfla1
          Last edited by Ash Armstrong; 08-06-2022, 01:54 AM.
          Sometimes the lights all shining on me, other times I can barely see.
          Lately it occurs to me what a long strange trip it’s been.

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            Talking' of quiz shows. My fave is Pointless for tha banter between Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman who wrote The Thursday Murder Club.

            One of their categories once was prog rock groups and the contestants had to guess the most obscure members of YES. The more obscure the more Pointless. Aim of the game.

            Anyhoo sadly for Billy, Geoff and Juano. They were all pointless answers. Think someone commiserated with Geoff on twitter. Later.

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              Originally posted by Gilly Goodness View Post
              Talking' of quiz shows. My fave is Pointless for tha banter between Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman who wrote The Thursday Murder Club.

              One of their categories once was prog rock groups and the contestants had to guess the most obscure members of YES. The more obscure the more Pointless. Aim of the game.

              Anyhoo sadly for Billy, Geoff and Juano. They were all pointless answers. Think someone commiserated with Geoff on twitter. Later.
              LOL.

              Sad, 'cause Geoff's on three albums, Billy kinda on several.

              Banks was only on two studio albums, and Moraz and Davison on only one studio album each.

              I'd say the absolute MOST "pointless" would have to go to Benoit David, who was only on ONE album, BUT sort of ISN'T any more.

              The original Fly From Here is out of print; only the Horn vocal version is still current.

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                Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
                Sorry, no idea.
                I found a random recent episode on YouTube in case you or anyone who hasn't seen Jeopardy would like to:



                I didn't watch more than a minute or two of the episode, but was pleasantly surprised that the general look, feel, and rules of play seem to have for the most part been preserved relative to my recollections of it's 20th century heyday (Albeit not exactly).

                Of course, they can't reproduce the charisma of Alex Trebek or his mustache (When he was still alive but shaved his mustache, it was like losing a secondary character from the cast of a scripted drama or sitcom), but it appears to be the same game.

                I am not a big watcher of TV game shows either, but I watched that some when I was a child. As game shows go, it was probably one the "smarter" ones out there.

                Some may remember it from the episode of the sitcom Cheers where character Cliff goes on the gameshow as a contestant and Alex Trebek guest stars as himself.
                "A lot of the heavier conversations I was having with Chris toward the end were about his desire for this thing to go forward. He kept reiterating that to me. [...] He kept telling me, 'No matter what happens, Yes needs to continue moving forward and make great music. So promise me that that's something you want to do.'. And I have to keep making music. It's just what I do. [...] I'm a fan of the band and I want to see it thrive and that means new music." -Billy Sherwood

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                  Originally posted by Ash Armstrong View Post
                  Who Alex Trebek?
                  Someone very famous in the US, but completely unknown in the UK. I was riffing off the difficulties of explaining different levels of fame to people in different countries.

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                    Originally posted by pianozach View Post
                    Banks was only on two studio albums, and Moraz and Davison on only one studio album each.
                    I think you may need to re-count your Yes studio albums with Davison.

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                      Originally posted by bondegezou View Post

                      I think you may need to re-count your Yes studio albums with Davison.
                      There's Heaven & Earth . . . and . . .

                      Oh, right. The Quest. Completely forgot it exists.

                      Sorry. Got a little behind.

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                      Well . . . maybe not from this angle. . . .

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