Alex Trebek

After holding ‘Jeopardy’ for 36 years, the late Alex Trebek had some absolutely renowned communications with participants. We have his most unbelievable minutes as his last episodes count down.

There will certainly never ever be one more video game program host as well as quizmaster as fast on his feet, whip-smart as well as cherished as Jeopardy‘s Alex Trebek. The 80-year-old succumbed to his 20 month battle with stage four pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8, 2020, but had taped enough episodes of Jeopardy to last into early 2021. His final shows are appearing through Jan. 8, and in memory of the G.O.A.T., we’re recalling at his most renowned minutes. From rapping concerns to university participants, to possessing people with one line zingers, Alex was the male. A real popular culture symbol that went beyond TELEVISION, as well as assisted inform generations with his fast witted quizmaster abilities. Here’s 5 of his most unforgettable minutes.

A Contestant’s Answer Nearly Makes Ailing Alex Cry

On Nov. 11, 2019’s program — 8 months after Trebek disclosed he’d been identified with phase 4 pancreatic cancer cells, entrant Dhruv Gaur made customers in the house as well as Alex himself hazy with his last Jeopardy solution. Since he didn’t understand the appropriate solution, he drew up an unique message to the long time host. “Did you come up with the right one? No?” Alex asked prior to analysis “What is, ‘We love you, Alex!’” It made Alex obtain choked up, with his voice fluctuating, “Oh, that’s very kind.” Yet he still collected himself to inform Gaur that the solution cost him $1,995, leaving him with $5. Such a pro.

Alex Gets Caught Off Guard By Ken Jennings’ Saucy ‘Hoe’ Answer

Jeopardy‘s most winning contestant (and interim host after Alex’s passing) Ken Jennings revealed his fast witted yet rowdy side with a zesty solution throughout an Oct. 8, 2004 program. The inquiry was, “This term for long handled gardening tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker.” Ken fasted on the buzzer to address “hoe.” Alex fired back a number of surprised “whoa’s” in action, prior to joking “Did they teach you that in school in Utah, Ken?” regarding the Brigham Young University alum. For the document, the appropriate solution was “rake.”

Alex Calls A Contest A Loser…In The Best Way

Alex had among his most unforgettable zingers when an entrant throughout an Oct. 12, 2016 program informed him that her preferred sort of songs was “Nerdcore Hip Hop.” He claimed he’d never ever become aware of the style, however “it didn’t sound like fun.” The entrant called Susan discussed that it was “people who identify as nerdy rap about the things they love: video games, science fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners. You know…it’s really catchy and fun.” Alex looked straight at her as well as claimed “Losers in other words.” ZING!

Alex GoesWithout Pants In Solidarity With Contestants, Then Gets Owned

Alex went pantless throughout the Apr. 1, 2016 Tournament of Champions episode in fellowship with the 3 participants, that wished to do the very same. He went out onstage in his t shirt, connection, coat as well as black socks without any trousers. “I was educated backstage a couple of mins ago that our 3 participants Ken, Brad as well as Jerome wished to soothe a few of the stress, as well as they claimed ‘We must do the program without trousers.’” Alex then asked “Now can we get a camera behind to make sure they have done the same as I?” Of course all three of the men had their pants on, and Alex turned around and walked offstage without saying a word, clearly disappointed that they didn’t follow up (and afterwards returned using trousers).

Alex Trebek’s Rap Skills During Questions Are Iconic

Alex displayed his crazy rapping abilities a number of times on the program when the songs classification turned up, as well as whenever the video clip would certainly go viral. During the Apr. 2017 Jeopardy College Championship, he spew bars with the classification of “Let’s Rap, Kids.” Alex checked out the verses with significant rap style, as well as the participants needed to call the musician. Alex eliminated it by spewing bars from Drake‘s “Started From The Bottom,” Kendrick Lamar‘s “mAAd city,” Lil Wayne‘s “6 Foot 7 Foot,” as well as Kanye West‘s “Famous,” in addition to beats given beneath. On various other episodes, Alex had actually rapped with Migos‘ “Bad and Boujee,” in addition to the signature tune from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Bow dow to this male, the best video game program host as well as quizmaster ever before.