Alex Trebek is a cultural institution, a beacon of knowledge and grace under pressure. Everyone loves him. Which is why it’s always amusing to watch the unflappable host of Jeopardy say silly words and phrases in that reliable deadpan of his. A recent episode of the immortal game show saw him forced to say the name “Turd Ferguson,” which should amuse anyone with a passing knowledge of modern comedy.
Longtime 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek has a way with words ... or, at least, as Conan O'Brien imagines it, he has a way with saying his words. Trebek's consistent cadence makes it incredibly easy for Conan to splice together the game-show host's clues into a parody video of absolute gibberish, accompanied by a pack of slack-jawed contestants. Funny, right?
Alex Trebek gave new meaning to ‘Jeopardy!’ when the longtime game show host landed in the hospital on Saturday after what’s been deemed a “mild heart attack.”
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Talk about ‘Jeopardy’ — longtime game show host Alex Trebek arrived at a California event on crutches yesterday and revealed that he was hurt while in pursuit of a burglar at a San Francisco hotel.