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?
It's a tale as old as time that Alex Trebek has been the host of 'Jeopardy,' but like 'The Price is Right' host Bob Barker before him, there comes a time when all men must say, "I'll take 'Retirement' for $400." With rumors swirling that the 72-year-old Alex Trebek will step down from his post in 2016, the search has quietly begun for a next-generation host, with current reports claiming 'Today' host Matt Lauer might take the gig when his own contract expires in 2015.