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Musicians React to Alex Trebek’s Death: ‘A Wonderful, Kind Soul’

Beloved Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away early this morning after a battle with stage IV pancreatic cancer. The show's Twitter account confirmed his death, noting that…
Katrina Nattress / November 8, 2020

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Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! Host, Dies at 80

Alex Trebek, the longtime host of TV trivia show Jeopardy!, has died at the age of 80. The show's Twitter account confirmed the news of his…
Daniel Kohn / November 8, 2020

Tool Seem Pretty Stoked to Be a Jeopardy! Question

January 14, 2020, was a huge day for people hoping to one day hear the words "Maynard James Keenan" exit Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek's mouth.
Maggie Serota / January 15, 2020

Jeopardy! Contestant Throws Caution to the Wind, Confuses Uncle Kracker for Kid Cudi

A failure at Jeopardy! can be a monumental thing indeed, leaving us with a forever-immortalized snapshot of human weakness in a high-pressure situation. In some sense, the logic behind Myra Guideng,…
Winston Cook-Wilson / November 28, 2018

Jeopardy! Judges Are Sticklers When It Comes to Coolio Song Titles

In a world of game shows that often pander to the lowest common denominator, Jeopardy! has always stood apart. A certain level of pretension is ingrained in the…
Drew Salisbury / January 2, 2018

Jeopardy! Head Writer Billy Wisse On Those Viral Music Questions and Making Alex Trebek Rap

Alex Trebek doesn't actually know everything. Behind the Jeopardy! host, of course, is a staff of writers coming up with the clues that Trebek reads so astutely,…
Brian Josephs / March 10, 2017

Viral Star Alex Trebek Is Back at It Again With the Funny Rapping

Last month, I foolishly assumed that Alex Trebek's seemingly desperate quest for a heightened profile on the internet might have reached its logical combustion point—this was after the…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 21, 2017

Jeopardy! Making Alex Trebek Say “Yas Queen” Is the Culmination of Its Viral Aspirations

Though it may not have seemed like it if you were watching the show, last night was a culmination of sorts for this current era of Jeopardy! The 53-year-old…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 13, 2017

Nerdcore Rappers Are Mad at Alex Trebek For Calling Them Losers

A few days ago, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek learned about the nerdcore scene from a contestant who declared herself a fan of raps about video games,…
Jeremy Gordon / October 14, 2016

Jeopardy!‘s Alex Trebek Straight-Up Called a Contestant a Loser

Can you imagine Jeopardy without Alex Trebek, or his deadpan smarm? His charm will likely outlast the show, and us all. Despite his genteel ways, he was…
Brian Josephs / October 13, 2016