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* For Season 2 of ''Series/BeatTheGeeks'', Blaine Capatch replaced J. Keith van Straaten whom Creator/ComedyCentral thought wasn't geeky enough. Capatch drew hatred for being too [[LargeHam hammy]] and needlessly condescending to the contestants, to the point where he's scream "GET OUT!" to eliminated players at least once a show.

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* For Season 2 of ''Series/BeatTheGeeks'', Blaine Capatch replaced J. Keith van Straaten whom Creator/ComedyCentral thought wasn't geeky enough. Capatch drew hatred for being too [[LargeHam hammy]] and needlessly condescending to the contestants, to the point where he's he'd scream "GET OUT!" to eliminated players at least once a show.


* For Season 2 of ''Series/BeatTheGeeks'', Blaine Capatch replaced J. Keith van Straaten whom Creator/ComedyCentral thought wasn't geeky enough. Capatch drew hatred for being too [[LargeHam hammy]] and needlessly condescending to the contestants, to the point where he yelled "GET OUT!" to at least half of eliminated players.

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* For Season 2 of ''Series/BeatTheGeeks'', Blaine Capatch replaced J. Keith van Straaten whom Creator/ComedyCentral thought wasn't geeky enough. Capatch drew hatred for being too [[LargeHam hammy]] and needlessly condescending to the contestants, to the point where he yelled he's scream "GET OUT!" to at least half of eliminated players.players at least once a show.


* Game show fans generally agree that the worst part about ''Gameshow Marathon'' and what made it so forgettable was Ricki Lake hosting. Unlike the games' other emcees, Lake hosted with the same plastic demeanor as she would hosting a talk show. In addition to showing very little charisma, she also seemed constantly lost on what she had to do. Similar to John Davidson on his shows, had a habit of letting the celebrities take over.

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* Game show fans generally agree that the worst part about ''Gameshow Marathon'' and what made it so forgettable was Ricki Lake hosting. Unlike the games' other emcees, Lake hosted with the same plastic demeanor as she would hosting a talk show. In addition to showing very little charisma, she also seemed constantly lost on what she had to do. Similar to John Davidson on his shows, she had a habit of letting the celebrities take over.

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* Game show fans generally agree that the worst part about ''Gameshow Marathon'' and what made it so forgettable was Ricki Lake hosting. Unlike the games' other emcees, Lake hosted with the same plastic demeanor as she would hosting a talk show. In addition to showing very little charisma, she also seemed constantly lost on what she had to do. Similar to John Davidson on his shows, had a habit of letting the celebrities take over.


** Meredith's successors Cedric the Entertainer and Terry Crews both received lukewarm-at-best reception from fans, and did nothing to revive the show's continuously fading popularity, with both only lasting a year. Cedric was criticized for ill-advised attempts to bring comedy into the show, and for frequently wearing fedoras in-studio, while Crews was regarded as having NoIndoorVoice. Chris Harrison didnít slow the ratings decline either, but he was better received by fans (particularly those who enjoyed Meredith's low-key style).

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** Meredith's successors Cedric the Entertainer and Terry Crews both received lukewarm-at-best reception from fans, and did nothing to revive the show's continuously fading popularity, with both only lasting a year. Cedric was criticized for ill-advised attempts to bring comedy into the show, and for frequently wearing fedoras in-studio, while Crews was regarded as having NoIndoorVoice. Chris Harrison didnít slow couldn't save the ratings decline either, show from being cancelled in 2019, but he was better received by fans (particularly those who enjoyed Meredith's low-key style).


** Towards the end of Season 12 in 1995, Harry Friedman replaced Nancy Jones as producer. While the show's updates were consistent under Jones' tenure, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Friedman made many]] [[ComplexityAddiction unpopular changes]] [[WereStillRelevantDammit to keep it fresh]] [[SeasonalRot starting in Season 14]]. Among his "contributions" were a single wheel template in use since 1996, Toss-Up puzzles and the retirement of Creator/MervGriffin's music packages in 2000, Prize Puzzles in 2003, and a $1,000,000 cash prize in 2008. In 2013, it was confirmed that he approves every puzzle that makes it onto the show and fans call him out for approving such low-quality puzzles, the Prize Puzzle in particular. Itís a good wonder he lasted over twenty years on the show, as fans consider his hiring a major senior moment on Griffinís part. The announcement that he would retire after its 37th season was applauded by many. It also helped that Mike Richards was announced as Friedmanís replacement.

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** Towards the end of Season 12 in 1995, Harry Friedman replaced Nancy Jones as producer. While the show's updates were consistent under Jones' tenure, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Friedman made many]] [[ComplexityAddiction unpopular changes]] [[WereStillRelevantDammit to keep it fresh]] [[SeasonalRot starting in Season 14]]. Among his "contributions" were a single wheel template in use since 1996, Toss-Up puzzles and the retirement of Creator/MervGriffin's music packages in 2000, Prize Puzzles in 2003, and a $1,000,000 cash prize in 2008. In 2013, it was confirmed that he approves every puzzle that makes it onto the show and fans call him out for approving such low-quality puzzles, the Prize Puzzle in particular. Itís a good wonder he lasted over twenty years on the show, as fans consider his hiring a major senior moment on Griffinís part. The announcement that he would retire after its 37th season was applauded by many. It also helped that many, and Mike Richards was announced as Friedmanís replacement.


* Another Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}/Game Show example: Ben Lyons and Australian celebrity Asha Kuerten replaced Mike O'Malley and Moira "Mo" Quirk, respectively, in ''[[Series/NickelodeonGuts My Family's Got GUTS]].'' While Asha was praised by some fans for equalling Moira, fans pretty much preferred Mike and Moira/Mo, even though they weren't employed by Nickelodeon at the time and were working on other projects.

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** Both replacement Music Geeks to Andy Zax. Particular ire was aimed at Michael Farmer, who repeatedly showed himself less knowledgeable about music than the contestants yet maintained the same level of snarky superiority that the other geeks did.
* Another Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}/Game ''Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}'' Game Show example: Ben Lyons and Australian celebrity Asha Kuerten replaced Mike O'Malley and Moira "Mo" Quirk, respectively, in ''[[Series/NickelodeonGuts My Family's Got GUTS]].'' While Asha was praised by some fans for equalling Moira, fans pretty much still preferred Mike and Moira/Mo, even Moira/Mo though they weren't employed by had since left Nickelodeon at the time and were working on other projects.by that time.

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* Another Creator/{{Nickelodeon}}/Game Show example: Ben Lyons and Australian celebrity Asha Kuerten replaced Mike O'Malley and Moira "Mo" Quirk, respectively, in ''[[Series/NickelodeonGuts My Family's Got GUTS]].'' While Asha was praised by some fans for equalling Moira, fans pretty much preferred Mike and Moira/Mo, even though they weren't employed by Nickelodeon at the time and were working on other projects.


** Even Steve Harvey (2010-), who has brought the show its highest ratings in years, isn't immune. Harvey instantly gained fans due to his LargeHam reactions to stupid answers, which (as in the prior incarnations) were usually organic, off-the-cuff reactions. However, the producers decided to try enforcing Harvey's {{Wild Take}}s as often as possible, leading to a more sophomoric level of question-writing that baited contestants into giving lurid answers. The increasing focus on humor at the expense of gameplay has even caused some fans to look back and re-evaluate nearly every other predecessor, to the point that even Karn and Anderson have started to gain minor appreciation simply because their incarnations weren't as lewd.

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** Even Steve Harvey (2010-), who has brought the show its highest ratings in years, isn't immune. Harvey instantly gained fans due to his LargeHam reactions to stupid answers, which (as in the prior incarnations) were usually organic, off-the-cuff reactions. However, the producers decided to try enforcing Harvey's {{Wild Take}}s as often as possible, leading to a more sophomoric level of question-writing that baited contestants into giving lurid answers. The increasing focus on humor at the expense of gameplay has even caused some fans to look back and re-evaluate nearly every other predecessor, [[ILikedItBetterWhenItSucked to the point that even Karn and Anderson have started to gain minor appreciation appreciation]] simply because their incarnations weren't as lewd.


* For Season 2 of ''Series/BeatTheGeeks'', Blaine Capatch replaced J. Keith van Straaten whom Creator/ComedyCentral thought wasn't geeky enough. Capatch, however, drew hatred for being too [[LargeHam hammy]] and needlessly condescending to the contestants.

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* For Season 2 of ''Series/BeatTheGeeks'', Blaine Capatch replaced J. Keith van Straaten whom Creator/ComedyCentral thought wasn't geeky enough. Capatch, however, Capatch drew hatred for being too [[LargeHam hammy]] and needlessly condescending to the contestants.contestants, to the point where he yelled "GET OUT!" to at least half of eliminated players.

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* For Season 2 of ''Series/BeatTheGeeks'', Blaine Capatch replaced J. Keith van Straaten whom Creator/ComedyCentral thought wasn't geeky enough. Capatch, however, drew hatred for being too [[LargeHam hammy]] and needlessly condescending to the contestants.


** Mike Richards, the showís executive producer from 2009-2019, got some flak from fans as well, mainly due to replacing Roger Dobkowitz as series producer in Season 37, as well as some changes that those fans felt werenít for the better. Despite this, his run lasted until 2019, when he left for Sony, and is tapped to be Harry Friedmanís replacement (see below).

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** Mike Richards, the Richards (the showís executive producer from 2009-2019, 2009-2019) got some flak from fans as well, mainly due to for replacing Roger Dobkowitz as series producer in Season 37, as well as some changes that those fans felt werenít for 37 due to Creator/FremantleMedia's decision to put the better. Despite this, his run lasted until 2019, when he left for Sony, show in a new direction, and is tapped replacing Syd Vinnedge as Executive Producer the following season. Bart Eskander's replacement, Rich [=DiPirro=], once went so far as to be Harry Friedmanís replacement (see below).tell him he was ruining this show.

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** Mike Richards, the showís executive producer from 2009-2019, got some flak from fans as well, mainly due to replacing Roger Dobkowitz as series producer in Season 37, as well as some changes that those fans felt werenít for the better. Despite this, his run lasted until 2019, when he left for Sony, and is tapped to be Harry Friedmanís replacement (see below).


** Towards the end of Season 12 in 1995, Harry Friedman replaced Nancy Jones as producer. While the show's updates were consistent under Jones' tenure, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Friedman made many]] [[ComplexityAddiction unpopular changes]] [[WereStillRelevantDammit to keep it fresh]] [[SeasonalRot starting in Season 14]]. Among his "contributions" were a single wheel template in use since 1996, Toss-Up puzzles and the retirement of Creator/MervGriffin's music packages in 2000, Prize Puzzles in 2003, and a $1,000,000 cash prize in 2008. In 2013, it was confirmed that he approves every puzzle that makes it onto the show and fans call him out for approving such low-quality puzzles, the Prize Puzzle in particular. Itís a good wonder he lasted over twenty years on the show, as fans consider his hiring a major senior moment on Griffinís part. The announcement that he would retire after its 37th season was applauded by many.

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** Towards the end of Season 12 in 1995, Harry Friedman replaced Nancy Jones as producer. While the show's updates were consistent under Jones' tenure, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Friedman made many]] [[ComplexityAddiction unpopular changes]] [[WereStillRelevantDammit to keep it fresh]] [[SeasonalRot starting in Season 14]]. Among his "contributions" were a single wheel template in use since 1996, Toss-Up puzzles and the retirement of Creator/MervGriffin's music packages in 2000, Prize Puzzles in 2003, and a $1,000,000 cash prize in 2008. In 2013, it was confirmed that he approves every puzzle that makes it onto the show and fans call him out for approving such low-quality puzzles, the Prize Puzzle in particular. Itís a good wonder he lasted over twenty years on the show, as fans consider his hiring a major senior moment on Griffinís part. The announcement that he would retire after its 37th season was applauded by many. It also helped that Mike Richards was announced as Friedmanís replacement.


** Towards the end of Season 12 in 1995, Harry Friedman replaced Nancy Jones as producer. While the show's updates were consistent under Jones' tenure, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Friedman made many]] [[ComplexityAddiction unpopular changes]] [[WereStillRelevantDammit to keep it fresh]] [[SeasonalRot starting in Season 14]]. Among his "contributions" were a single wheel template in use since 1996, Toss-Up puzzles and the retirement of Creator/MervGriffin's music packages in 2000, Prize Puzzles in 2003, and a $1,000,000 cash prize in 2008. In 2013, it was confirmed that he approves every puzzle that makes it onto the show and fans call him out for approving such low-quality puzzles, the Prize Puzzle in particular. Itís a good wonder heís lasted over twenty years on the show, as fans consider his hiring a major senior moment on Griffinís part.

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** Towards the end of Season 12 in 1995, Harry Friedman replaced Nancy Jones as producer. While the show's updates were consistent under Jones' tenure, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Friedman made many]] [[ComplexityAddiction unpopular changes]] [[WereStillRelevantDammit to keep it fresh]] [[SeasonalRot starting in Season 14]]. Among his "contributions" were a single wheel template in use since 1996, Toss-Up puzzles and the retirement of Creator/MervGriffin's music packages in 2000, Prize Puzzles in 2003, and a $1,000,000 cash prize in 2008. In 2013, it was confirmed that he approves every puzzle that makes it onto the show and fans call him out for approving such low-quality puzzles, the Prize Puzzle in particular. Itís a good wonder heís he lasted over twenty years on the show, as fans consider his hiring a major senior moment on Griffinís part.part. The announcement that he would retire after its 37th season was applauded by many.

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