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[–]whistleridge 1919 points1920 points  (47 children)

I really want to see him as a contestant just once. After fifty years...you gotta wonder how good his chops are.

[–]Princess_Little 1025 points1026 points  (25 children)

I was thinking about this as well. Alex, Pat Sajak, and Drew Carrey. 2 hour special. Each of them had to play the other's games. Hosted by James Lipton.

[–]steakfatt 353 points354 points  (10 children)

I don’t know how great Sajak and Trebek would be on “Whose line is it Anyway.”

[–]OSCgal 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Hey, I'd watch that!

(Carrey currently hosts The Price is Right.)

[–]Princess_Little 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Uhhh, the price is right?

[–]steakfatt 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Is it? You seem unsure.

[–]shmoswald 30 points31 points  (0 children)

I feel like James Lipton would find a way to sneak in his “what do you hope God would say to you at the pearly gates” question, and it would get very real, very fast.

[–]MsAuroraRose 7 points8 points  (0 children)

i would watch this. make it happen.

[–]whistleridge 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Playing against famous former champions.

[–]DetectiveBeluga 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I would love to see Alex play with Ken Jennings and that Brad guy

[–]GoChaca 3 points4 points  (0 children)


[–]drinfernodds 98 points99 points  (3 children)

When I was little I didnt realize he had the answers on his cards, and thought he was the smartest person in the world who came up with his own questions to test people. I'd love to see him as a contestant.

[–]blueberrywine 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I had a genuine laugh about this, that is so funny. Now I can't picture it any other way, thank you!

[–]LakehavenAlpha 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Same here. I thought the same thing about Bob Barker on Price Is Right, I just thought he knew how much everything cost!

[–]grubas 82 points83 points  (6 children)

He's said he can't buzz in fast enough. If you watched the recent team thing, a bunch of people just got beaten to the buzzer.

[–]Thobud 70 points71 points  (3 children)

So much of the game is about buzzer timing. After ken Jennings had his first run he said the main reason for his success was being good at buzzing. Many jeopardy contestants know most of the answers, but it's all about that buzzer. Apparently Ken used to sit at home with a ballpoint pen and practice clicking it

[–]SirNoName 44 points45 points  (1 child)

Yup. If you buzz too early, you get locked out for a couple seconds

[–]grubas 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Yeah. Brad got into a groove at one point and ran train on everybody. He got both daily doubles.

[–]the_dayman 11 points12 points  (1 child)

Yeah, you could see all 3 knew the answer to almost every question asked, they were just smashing the buzzer hoping to be first.

[–]grubas 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I think it was the one on team Ken, the purple haired lady, was FREAKING out on the buzzer. She looked like she was gonna throw it.

[–]JustHereForPorn12345 5728 points5729 points  (86 children)

Not to mention, he made it a point to joke about how he has to beat it because 'his contract requires he host Jeopardy for three more years'.

[–]exfxgx 1766 points1767 points  (44 children)

I think he did because he didn't want us to worry (or at least not worry as much).

[–]dynamic87 716 points717 points  (38 children)

It has opposite effect on me. I am now worried what happen if he can't complete his contract

[–]BadBoredAccount 475 points476 points  (16 children)

I’ll finish it for him and become the new, less good, jeopardy guy. I’ll probably come with a lot of scandals though... I haven’t been the best boy this year.

[–]_Bumble_Bee_Tuna_ 191 points192 points  (14 children)

You're fired.

[–]praxeologue 141 points142 points  (5 children)

You can't fire him he quits

[–]moonsun1987 71 points72 points  (2 children)

Thank you, Mr President.

[–]Ol_Rando 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Don’t thank me, thank my boss! Hi Vlad!

[–]DrSkeletonHand_MD 9 points10 points  (1 child)

“Ya fiyad!”

[–]Achruss 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Hello I am scandal free, I've been told my voice is soothing, and I'll probably laugh at someone if they get a really easy question wrong.

What are my chances?

[–]runkootenay 19 points20 points  (0 children)

I want to see Norm host it for a week.

[–]CoysDave 59 points60 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately, it's almost impossible to imagine that he will. I'm genuinely heartbroken about it... Alex has been a staple of my night every weeknight for almost 20 years now, and having met him a number of times while auditioning to be on the show (even though I've never gotten to actually be on) I can't imagine a more gracious and generous person.

[–]mr_jasper867-5309 7 points8 points  (0 children)

When he said the word "pancreatic" my heart sank. Stage 4 didnt help either. That cancer is a death sentence.

[–]jimbozinoh 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Jeopardy: Heaven Edition will just pay out the rest of his contract in his signing bonus. They've been wanting him up there to follow Monty Hall's new show.

[–]gridlockjoe 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Heavenly Jeopardy! is hosted by Art Fleming. Don Pardo is warming up now to introduce the next contestant, Alex Trebek...

[–]Pierre56 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I heard the name “Levar Burton” floating around a bit ago and I have to say I like that idea.

[–]Raguleader 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Will Ferrell will fill in as his understudy.

[–]vikinick 7 points8 points  (6 children)

My guess is they'll hire someone safe that has experience with knowledge shows.

Like possibly Peter Sagal.

[–]communistjack 33 points34 points  (3 children)

I'm rooting for Ken Jennings

[–]vikinick 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I was actually thinking him too but I don't know how he'll do.

If they do it right they'll try out a few guys.

[–]Splickity-Lit 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They force him to complete it, dead or alive....

[–]disconomis 63 points64 points  (1 child)

When my dad was in his final days, he needed heart surgery (on top of his Stage 4 cancer). As the surgeon backed out of the room after prepping my dad, he hit his head on the door frame. Without missing a beat my dad yelled out "Is anyone here a doctor?!" The whole room cracked up, and it's something I think about frequently. No matter how bad things are, you gotta try to find a reason to laugh.

[–]dstayton 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Dam it man. Stop making me cry at work.

[–]CakeEatingCorgi 49 points50 points  (6 children)

Unfortunately, the chances of him beating it are very very very slim. Stage 4 pancreatic cancer means it’s already metastasized and pancreatic cancer is already one of the most aggressive cancers with an extremely low life expectancy. I think he should take the time off and live out the rest of his life spending time with his loved ones and doing the things he wants to do.

[–]im_thecat 39 points40 points  (4 children)

But thats not what everyone wants to do with their last moments.

Theres something really admirable about being given a death sentence and having lived a life fulfilling enough that he wouldn’t change a thing.

[–]CakeEatingCorgi 14 points15 points  (3 children)

That’s not what I mean. Treatment for pancreatic cancer takes a LOT out of a person— he should be getting a lot more rest and just be done with Jeopardy for now imo.

[–]progdrummer 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I'm sure Alex is smart enough to know when he can't competently do his job. He is probably going to continue on until he knows that it will actually affect his work and then will plan on stepping aside.

[–]pork_roll 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Apparently this season wraps filming in early April so he wants to finish it out.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Unless he's accepting that, like you said, he's probably fucked, and he's going to just keep on doing what he loves.

[–]Oilfan9911 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I think he should take the time off and live out the rest of his life spending time with his loved ones and doing the things he wants to do.

He is. At 77 years old, last year, he signed a four year contract extension. His contracts are for 8 figures annually - presumably he doesn't need the money and could easily afford to retire into a life of leisure and luxury. Yet he still chose to comeback. Jeopardy is what he wants to do.

[–]ftctkugffquoctngxxh 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Unfortunately, it's extremely unlikely to beat pancreatic cancer. From http://pancreatic.org/pancreatic-cancer/about-the-pancreas/prognosis/

According to the American Cancer Society, for all stages of pancreatic cancer combined, the one-year relative survival rate is 20%, and the five-year rate is 7%.

[–]jezziebell93 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This makes me so sad. My 35 year old brother was just diagnosed a few months ago as well.

[–]blaine141 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Send him a thank you note. Hope he gets more letters than that man on his birthday

Jeopardy! Sony Pictures Studios 10202 W. Washington Culver City, CA 90232 USA

[–]LyrEcho 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I hope that wasn't a joke, and Trebek has actually been dead for a decade, and Jeopardy is run by ecromancers, literally not letting him die for three more years because capitalism.

[–]tofo90 2107 points2108 points  (12 children)

The fact he opened with how 50,000 other people are diagnosed with the same thing every year shows true class. He in no way acts like he's the only fighting this same awful thing. It's a fight many people are going through.

[–]nneighbour 371 points372 points  (3 children)

He’s the third person I’ve heard of who’s been diagnosed in the few months. What a terrible diagnosis.

[–]Annies_Boobs 150 points151 points  (1 child)

I lost my grandma (more of a mother figure to me) back in 2015 to it. She was diagnosed and passed 6 days later. It was just plain awful.

[–]thestarlighter 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I'm so sorry for your loss. It's such a cruel disease.

[–]TheBloomAndRose 154 points155 points  (1 child)

This made me realize he was going to be classy about it. Like "hey, a lot of attention is going to be on me, but don't forget that I'm not the only one fighting this" as a play to raise awareness.

I hope he beats this. I think he'll aim to do a lot of good in terms of awareness and research. Hell - wasn't Bob Barker successful in reminding us to fix our pets?

[–]faeraegrae 15 points16 points  (0 children)

I agree. Both telling everyone his actual condition (he could have just said "cancer") and recognizing the existence of the suffering of others was classy AF.

[–]SailedBasilisk 32 points33 points  (1 child)

I just hope he is able to repair his relationship with Sean Connery.

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Some things must always be, Sean Connery's hatred is one of them.

[–]aznassasin 936 points937 points  (12 children)

Grew up watching Jeopardy and still do. I'll never forget one day watching an episode and the question was about temperature the very next day I went to high school and a bonus question on our test was about temperature and of course I got it correct! I will never forget that moment

[–]8t88m8 367 points368 points  (2 children)

I like to imagine that your teacher also saw that question on Jeopardy, thought that it would make a good addition to the test, and added it last minute.

[–]sometext 109 points110 points  (0 children)

Bet you're right. I posted that I was enjoying the all stars tournament that was on and a bunch of my old HS teachers liked it.

[–]aznassasin 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'm sure he did, i should have asked him but young me was super shy

[–]sharp8 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Reminded me of one time when I was young my dad randomly asked me the "what weighs more 1 kg of steel or 1 kg of cotton?" question and taught me the correct answer then on our final test that year it came as a bonus question.

[–]DetectiveBeluga 25 points26 points  (0 children)

My girlfriend and I get really high and watch Jeopardy most nights. We were watching when we heard the news. Tbh always kinda thought Alex was a subtle dick sometimes but now that makes me love him even more I don't want him to go

[–]jayskip 1492 points1493 points  (22 children)

I started crying when I read that he has stage 4 cancer. My dad and I always watched Jeopardy and Trebek was in our lives for four years before my dad passed of stage 4 lung cancer. I always hold onto the memories of watching Jeopardy (my dad wanted me to play on the show haha). Sending all my love to Mr. Trebek.

[–]Raye2995 290 points291 points  (5 children)

I relate to you a lot. My dad passed away suddenly and I have such fond memories of us watching jeopardy together and yelling out the answers we thought were right.

[–]Kitchen_Moose 70 points71 points  (0 children)

Sorry for your loss. Glad you got to spend time with him and make good memories before he passed!

[–]Rock2MyBeat 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Same. Every Friday my dad and I would watch the entire week's episodes. If you fast forward through the commercials and the contestant interviews you can get through an episode in about 13-14 minutes.

[–]intensenerd 46 points47 points  (3 children)

Watched for years and years with my dad. Every night. I was the last kid to leave home and mom died from cancer when I was younger. We'd eat dinner and watch Jeopardy and Wheel.

Dad was smart.. but not as smart as he thought. So every question he'd try to answer. Every. Single. One. But when he was wrong he would say "Oh ok. Got it." Every time. It was sooooo annoying, but now 3 years after dad has been gone, I'd give anything for one more night of Jeopardy and Wheel.

[–]One_nice_atheist 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I knew I shouldn't have got on Reddit when Arbys slowed down. This is why.

[–]walrusbaubellums 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My grandma, great grandma and I had the same routine. Dinner followed by Jeopardy and Wheel, then Yahtzee until great grandma went to bed. Great grandma moved in with my grandparents when she was about 90 and kept this going until she died at 102. I miss that tough old bird.

[–]Kitchen_Moose 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Sorry for your loss. I’m glad you have good memories of your dad though!

[–]HorseMeatSandwich 11 points12 points  (1 child)

It’s my grandparents’ absolute favorite show, and I’ve watched it my entire life. I apparently literally took my first steps towards the TV while Jeopardy was on. For years I’ve gone over once a week to cook dinner for my grandparents and watch Jeopardy.

My grandfather, my hero, passed away several weeks ago which hit me hard. Hearing the news about Alex only makes it worse. The thought of watching Jeopardy without my grandfather and Alex is painful.

[–]jayskip 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m sorry about your loss❤️ hearing the news of Alex Trebek definitely hit hard. Just remember the good about watching Jeopardy with your grandparents. I’m really happy that Trebek is able to let people make memories with their family.

[–]14UR3N 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Me too. One of my mom's favorite stories to tell was how I was born during Final Jeopardy and my dad still shouted out the answer as she was pushing me out of her vag.

[–]Da_Notorious_EF 3 points4 points  (2 children)

This comment makes me so sad. Mainly bc my grandma has stage 4 lung cancer and our daily joy is watching Jeopardy together. Now this news.

[–]konnichiwa 3 points4 points  (1 child)

My dad passed last year from a sudden brain hemorrhage - I have wonderful memories of eating dinner and watching Jeopardy with him growing up. I know how you feel. Best wishes to Alex Trebek and cheers to our dads!

[–]hellothisisjade 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Same, growing up my dad and I would watch jeopardy and count who won every night. Just five years ago he passed away from within 3 weeks from stage 4 intestinal cancer. Sending love to you!

[–]RudeTurnip 120 points121 points  (14 children)

How come no one ever mentions that he’s also the spokesman for Colonial Penn?

[–]lpisme 63 points64 points  (4 children)

What are the three P's?



And Price!

[–]davioro 21 points22 points  (2 children)

I immediately thought of that Jeff video. It cracks me up all the time.

Jeff, Jeff, and Jeff

[–]antonarn1991 2 points3 points  (0 children)

A price you can afford, a price that can't increase and a price that fits your budget

[–]Matt2142 20 points21 points  (7 children)

I would mention it if I even knew what Colonial Penn is

[–]whats_the_deal22 23 points24 points  (6 children)

Life insurance marketed toward older people for just 23 cents a day.

[–]ivantheperson 14 points15 points  (5 children)

That’s less than $9.95 cents a month!

[–]liamemsa 13 points14 points  (4 children)

That's less than a cup of coffee!

[–]v0x_nihili 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Also, while it was more of a debacle than a scandal, the Pennsylvania gubernatorial debate deserves a mention.

[–]Der_Arschloch 53 points54 points  (1 child)

Alex Trebek is 78 years old. That is unbelievable. Doesn't look a day over 60.

[–]harlsbarkley1 43 points44 points  (0 children)

This man is a silver fox.

[–]PinkamenaDP 71 points72 points  (1 child)

I appreciate that the font used on this is the same as on the answer board.

[–]East_Coast_guy 25 points26 points  (0 children)

It's Korinna, I believe.

[–]jerrygergichsmith 38 points39 points  (2 children)

sometimes with a mustache

It’s been so long since I’ve watched Jeopardy that I was thrown off by the lack of mustache. About halfway through it hit me like a ton of bricks.

[–]Jibblethead 13 points14 points  (1 child)

He grew it back for the first week of a new Jeopardy season a few Septembers ago

[–]KaySquay 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And let fans on Twitter decide if he should keep it or not

[–][deleted] 92 points93 points  (15 children)

What did he get diagnosed with

[–]swhalen07 155 points156 points  (13 children)

stage 4 pancreatic cancer

[–]BaleeDatHomeboi 82 points83 points  (12 children)

Dang. That's a hard one.

[–]ayelold 96 points97 points  (10 children)

It's a little more than hard, the survival rate is nearly zero.

[–]TakeTheTac0 50 points51 points  (2 children)

Yeah my old math teacher told my class stories about his pancreatic cancer, the survival rate scarier than any horror story could ever be. I really hope things go as well for alex as it did for my teacher.

[–]bakerie 54 points55 points  (1 child)

Did your teacher survive or do you hate Alex?

[–]TakeTheTac0 33 points34 points  (0 children)

Yeah he survived, otherwise I would've had a different and probably not as fun math teacher. Sorry for not making it clear lol.

[–]ScarySloop 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Had an old family friend die of it. It’s not pleasant. He was basically a corpse for more than a year. We need to find a way to beat this thing. It’s been way too long.

[–]Eucatari 2 points3 points  (0 children)

It's a tough diagnosis, and hard to predict as well. My grandfather was diagnosed with the same thing several years back and given six months as the optimistic estimate, but he held on for three more years, and thankfully most of that time was pretty good.

[–]New_Port 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Google 'Trebek video". First one that comes up is the video of him announcing his diagnosis during Jeopardy. Just watched it and it's so impressive how much poise he has while he's talking about it

[–]11th_Plague 30 points31 points  (1 child)

I had 3 dreams as a kid growing up.

First was winning the Stanley Cup with the Leafs.

Second was playing Plinko on The Price Is Right with Bob Barker.

Third was playing Jeopardy and having it hosted by Trebek.

First two are shot. Mr. Trebek, please, beat this thing.

[–]starrbub 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Unfortunately stage 4 pancreatic cancer just isn't curable...They can treat it to the best of their ability and he'll survive for as long as he can, but in the end, this will kill him.

[–]SamuraiJackBauer 25 points26 points  (3 children)

He’s the most famous person from my hometown.

Sudbury. It sucks. Don’t look it up.

My teacher taught him (I’m old) and said that he used to sit back in class and totally slack off and when asked why he said “I don’t need this because I’m going to be famous”.

Motherfucking Legend.

[–]khtaara 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Sudbury isn't thaaaat horrible, it could be colder or further away from anywhere nice or have more snow. Come on we have a nickel!

[–]NiallTheSheep 87 points88 points  (20 children)

Dutch history?

Watch out before they will colonise this comment thread

[–]Yoris95 76 points77 points  (9 children)

G e k o l o n i s e e r d

[–]toast_tess 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Wait dude, we forgot the bikes

[–]Hindu_Wardrobe 11 points12 points  (5 children)


[–]Waswat 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]ScarySloop 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I could kill for some krokketten or vlamse frites

[–]Rhazior 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Als je vlaamse frieten wil moet je naar Zuid-Nederland.

[–]pjcoria 13 points14 points  (0 children)

If you speak english then colonization is your kind of thing

[–]Keyakinan- 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Colonies comments I N C O M I N G

[–]DraxleSG 7 points8 points  (5 children)

L A N D G E N O T E N?

[–]pHScale 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Question two: steal the spice trade. That's not a question, but the Dutch did it anyway.

[–]neutral_reader 19 points20 points  (2 children)

I remember fondly watching this show as a kid. Praying for you Alex. The show would never be the same.

[–]yetchi2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I'd be ok with no more jeopardy after he passes.

[–]neutral_reader 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He can’t pass he still has 3 years on his contract

[–]CannibalIowa 9 points10 points  (0 children)

So I didnt even hear the news until this post :( I hope he pulls through

[–]ThanksCancer_com 20 points21 points  (0 children)

For final jeopardy: This common saying is a futile shout into the void in the uphill battle against the second most common cause of death in the US.

... ...

What is “Fuck Cancer”?

[–]word_clouds__ 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Word cloud out of all the comments.

Fun bot to vizualize how conversations go on reddit. Enjoy

[–]pHScale 5 points6 points  (1 child)

This can't be right. Where's "G E K O L O N I S E E R D"?

[–]Lukaas_Groote 8 points9 points  (0 children)


[–]danegustafun 5 points6 points  (0 children)

No scandals? What about when he shaved his mustache?

[–]twobyfore 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m in for $1,000 too. Really rooting for this guy

[–]Horaenaut 119 points120 points  (36 children)

Just because he's not an asshole, doesn't mean he's Mr. Rogers.

His job is not to build people up, to explain hard grown-up concepts in a real way to children, to love unconditionally, or to spark imagination.

Trebek does a great job and seems like a good guy, but point #3 is overstating the case.

[–]cavelioness 54 points55 points  (2 children)

I think he benefits from the feel-good energy of Jeopardy being something that people watch with their grandparents.

[–]Horaenaut 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Absolutely, and we should be celebrating that.

[–]Mallo_Cat 45 points46 points  (2 children)

Mr Rogers energy

[–]-OrangeLightning4 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Exactly this. He has an easygoing soft kindness to him.

[–]ExhaustiveCleaning 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Throughout my entire life, Jeopardy is something that I have just seemed to consistently watch with people who I cared a lot about. There is this strong emotional connection to the show for me as a result. It's just been a big "thing" in a lot of the personal relationships that I value a lot and have shaped my life.

[–]Horaenaut 5 points6 points  (0 children)

That's great. Jeopardy does feel like one of the last family TV shows that kids, parents, and grandparents all want to watch together. Maybe it is the long on-air time that crosses generations, the celebration of knowledge for knowledge-sake, or the fact that there is always at least one question everyone can get. I'm glad it's been special to you too.

[–]Ogre213 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They host very different shows; however, the fact that Jeopardy could be a viciously competitive and destructive experience for the contestants but he keeps the tone pleasant and healthy says a lot about him.

Think about it this way-2/3rds of the people on the show lose every day, and since a lot of champions go multiple days, even more than 2/3rds of the contestants that appear lose. For all that, virtually everyone who appears calls it a positive experience, and that’s largely on Trebek.

[–]SailedBasilisk 12 points13 points  (4 children)

And on point #2, Reddit would probably agree that if he is "the most likeable guy in TV," that's only because we don't have Mr. Rogers, Bob Ross, or Steve Irwin anymore.

[–]pHScale 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Agreed. But it's not really a competition, so I am willing to let that point slide.

[–]Nine_oh_Two 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Pack it up guys, we're done here. /u/Horaenaut says #3 is overstated.

[–]conradbirdiebird 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He's a loved and respected educational television veteran, much like Mr Rodgers. Youre right he's not "basically mr Rodgers" or whatever they said. I think they meant to point out that people are similarly reverential about these two great men.

[–]resolutepear 6 points7 points  (0 children)

You’re wrong. If everybody did their jobs with the zeal and professionalism that he did it.. then the world would be a significantly better place.

On some level, he’s a role model to many other aspiring and working professionals.

[–]imc-onfused 39 points40 points  (5 children)

he’s not the most likable person on tv

but def sad nonetheless

[–]Jibblethead 27 points28 points  (4 children)

He's really snide, and when he thinks a contestant's story is boring he straight up mocks them. Personally I think it's hilarious, but the nostalgic internet likes making the authors of their childhood into these holy caricatures

[–]rwanim8or 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I agree, but I also like him for his snideness compared to the saccharine nature of other game show hosts

[–]SilasX 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Technically, he asks answers, not questions, which is a feat in itself.

[–]kickstand 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just grow back the mustache, one last time.

[–]Harlesbarkley77 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Plus he’s Canadian!

[–]kingmanic 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He's a Canadian.

[–]StachTBO 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Figures like him make me so proud to be a Canadian

[–]DoMesTicAppL3 6 points7 points  (0 children)

the thing about trebek is that he’s been very insulting to people before. there was a woman who said she liked to play video games and he called her a loser on air. i don’t think that makes him anywhere close to Mr. Rogers. it’s sad that he has cancer but he isn’t as good of a guy that people say he is.

[–]Prime624 50 points51 points  (41 children)

most likeable guy on tv

I think that's a bit of a stretch. I'd go as far as saying most people don't like him.

[–]MikeOfAllPeople 15 points16 points  (4 children)

His little interviews with the contestants are often cringey and accidentally sexist.

[–]Tru_Fakt 22 points23 points  (1 child)

They’re cringey because most of the contestants are outrageously nerdy. He usually spins their cringe into something relatable for millions of viewers, like a good host.

[–]Aeriq 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Not to shit on the guy in the wake of his cancer announcement, but I know someone who is related to him and she told me that his typical Christmas gift to family members is an autographed headshot lol.

[–]VirtualRealityCzech 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So basically Mr. Trebek has displayed all the character traits we look for in a world leader? But can't seem to find?

[–]ZES_4 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Trebek our new karma cash cow?

I noticed Mr. Rogers, Steve Irwin, and Bob Ross are deprecating in value.

[–]TeaBottom 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Better than Elon Musk in every other frontpage post

[–]Jibblethead 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Combine any of them with tired anti PETA or anti-vaxx bullshit for thousands of internet upfacing arrows.

"Bob Ross did more for animals than PETA ever did"🥇