Remembering Alex Trebek
The host of ‘Jeopardy!’ Alex Trebek has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The 80-year-old legend was a television icon since 1984 and beloved by his studio audience. Additionally, as well as millions of supporters watching from the comfort of their home. Trebek has six Daytime Emmy Awards. As well as a Guinness World Record set in June 2014 for the most episodes of a game show hosted. Trebek will be remembered for his kind heart, courage, and professionalism. Let’s take a look at some of Trebek’s most memorable moments on Jeopardy!
Clueless About Football
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) November 8, 2020
Trebek was known to have a little fun when participants were completely clueless about a particular topic. Especially when it was the last one left on the board. In this case, Alex took it to a group of contestants who knew little to nothing about football. The ending of the video truly captured his television magic.
Trebek Becomes Hip Hop Royalty
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) November 8, 2020
Hip-Hop culture was profoundly ingrained within the fabric of Jeopardy! Anytime hip-hop was a topic on the board, Trebek used the time to flex his ability to flow. Of course, while still preserving a level of professionalism. Admittingly so, Alex wasn’t the greatest rapper. However, he loved it when the topic appeared. Hearing him rap along with the material created memorable television.
It’s Tool Time!
Brings to mind this classic Jeopardy moment: https://t.co/NNvhKDHb9V
— Sarah Title (@TitleAuthor) December 27, 2020
Ken Jennings is one of the most recognizable faces to ever appear on Jeopardy! In fact, Jennings is the highest-earning contestant in the history of the show with a total of 74 wins. However, in this clip, Trebek is astonished by “whoas” as Jennings jumbles up his gardening tools.
Trebek “Nerdcore” Rejection
RIP Alex Trebek. One of the GOATS of TV for sure. Jeopardy won’t be the same without him 🙁 pic.twitter.com/C1RTf1zqkg
— Marc Luino (@GiraffeNeckMarc) November 8, 2020
In this clip, Trebek playfully roasts a contestant about her” nerdy” interests. She reveals her fondness for a genre of music called “nerdcore hip-hop.” The legendary response short and sweet once he was cognizant of who the genre of music catered towards.
Love Triangle Gone Wrong
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) November 8, 2020
One of Trebek’s most warming qualities was his ability to make the crowd laugh. No matter the topic, his quick wit would generate a one-liner on par with the category. Listen to Trebek as he implies the contestants’ level of friskiness.
— Krista (@trashcelluloid) November 8, 2020
The three biggest winners in the history of the show got together to find out who was the greatest contestant of all time. Throughout the episode, the contestants played off of Alex and went back and forth exchanging bits. However, two of the contestants got the last laugh when they roasted one of their fellow contestants, a task usually reserved for Trebek.
In Remembrance of Alex Trebek
Trebek’s calm demeanor and quick wit will go down in history. The legacy he created resembles and deserves the title of the greatest game show host of all-time. Furthermore, it’s unknown if the show will continue in his honor or cease to exist. However, there will never be another television host as iconic as Alex Trebek.
Rest in Paradise.