Culture: Television: Game Show
Geezer Jeopardy!   (+14)  [vote for, against]
A TV game show for old people

Geezer Jeopardy! is an answer and question game for old folks asking questions to answers from long ago. Topics may not be that familiar to folks under the age of 80.Those contestants with short term memory loss can concentrate fully because their minds aren't cluttered with recent events, such as how they got to the studio for their appearance on the show. The discovery of x-ray radiation? Clear as a bell, Alex. What did I have for lunch? Have we had lunch?
-- cudgel, Sep 25 2010

"I'll phone a friend please, Chris. Er ... Ben .. no, he's dead... Mavis ... in a home .... George ... no, he's senile .... Frank ... no, he's dead too .... er .... what was the question again ?"
-- 8th of 7, Sep 26 2010

I like this. (For obvious reasons. Geezerdom is closely approaching.)
-- blissmiss, Sep 26 2010

You'll have to carefully screen competitors. I know a few who'll gradually loop any topic back to World War II.
-- DrWorm, Sep 27 2010

There seems to be a bit of a linguistic fork here that's taken me a while to be aware of regarding the term "geezer". In my experience (a UK-centric one) a "geezer" would refer to a sort of urban working class entrepreneur exhibiting a certain wileyness of character to spot new opportunities, a level of guile and charisma to successfully market those opportunities, and a definite fleetness of foot necessary to clear out prior to the Old Bill, or perhaps one of the more organised criminal gangs, having too close a butchers. In other words, a kind of "Wise Guy".
-- zen_tom, Sep 27 2010

OK< well here *geezers* are usually old people! Bun from my elderly parents!! +
Waves to [blissy] - you are NOT a geezer yet!!
-- xandram, Sep 27 2010

Zeno's def is a new one to me. And lo! wikipedia serves up both:

"Geezer is a term for a man. It can carry either the connotation of age and eccentricity or, in the UK, that of self-education such as craftiness or stylishness."

The OED seems to favor the American use, with only entries from past century supporting the uk version. OED did show derivation of geezer from guiser, or one who is guised = "disguised"; a masquerader or "mummer".
-- bungston, Sep 27 2010

...what was the question again?
-- Boomershine, Sep 27 2010

What was the model of car that killed Isadora Duncan?
-- infidel, Sep 27 2010

The same that killed Professor Fingerbottom. The Duc de Ventre says he will carry that ghastly 'schlup' to his mausoleum
-- mouseposture, Sep 27 2010

Whi is Ronald Coleman?
-- nomocrow, Sep 27 2010

Who is Ronald Coleman?
-- nomocrow, Sep 27 2010

Wha is Ronald Coleman?
-- infidel, Sep 28 2010

//...what was the question again?//

No, no. That was my *answer*. Jeopardy gives answers and you must pose your response as a question. But, this is Geezer Jeopardy, so my response, although in the form of a question, makes no sense, so...

Have we had lunch?
-- Boomershine, Sep 28 2010

Geezer Jeopardy
Game show for wide boys against the law

Contestants are given a collection of crates filled with various items of "merchandise" that they have to sell within a fixed time-period and location. Typical conditions include busy market crowds with a sprinkling of local law enforcement. It is all filmed as as 'fly-on-the-wall', with real <ahem>honest salespeople, customers, lawpeople, and possible jail time.
-- Jinbish, Sep 28 2010

Actually - that sounds just like "The Apprentice", but without the charade of teamwork and business ethics.
-- Jinbish, Sep 28 2010

//The OED seems to favor the American use//

That's the most depressing thing I've heard in a long time. I must be turning into a right miserable, old geezer. Is the answer "Kaiser Bill"?
-- DrBob, Sep 28 2010

[DrBob] Puleeeze. Phrase your response thusly:

>Who was "Kaiser Bill"?<

(Sorry, DrB, that is incorrect.)
-- Boomershine, Sep 28 2010

This *so* reminds me of playing Trivial Pursuit with my dad. Well, not *with*, exactly; he always refused to play. But he'd sit in his comfy chair and give answers, complete with dates and commentary, and laugh when we'd get frustrated to the point of yelling, "Join the game or SHUT UP!"
-- lurch, Sep 28 2010

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