For the first time in 8,000+ episodes, someone else than Alex Trebek organizes “Jeopardy!” … so the new guy made sure that the deceased TV legend was properly honored.
Ken Jennings He began his time as the interim host of the famous game show by honoring the man who made it famous. He said Alex was pretty perfect at what he’s been doing for over 36 years.
Jennings pointed to Trebek’s intelligence, charm and grace as reasons why he will never be replaced … but told the audience the best way to honor him is to “play the game he loved”.
Jennings will host all of January to support the show as it searches for a permanent replacement. Ken is obviously considered the greatest “danger!” Known. All-time candidate, but when it comes to his hosting chops … he made it clear beforehand: “There will always be only one Alex Trebek.”
“Danger!” The beloved presenter was honored with a 90-second video last week thanking him for his 37 hours of service since he started performing in 1984. The highlight montage was recorded during the broadcast of the last episode of Trebek.
At Trebek’s heartbreaking final sign-off, he thanked the viewers for watching and said he would see her again next week. Unfortunately, Alex died 10 days later without filming another episode.
Trebek died in November at the age of 80 after a long battle with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.