When Alex Trebek started trending on Twitter last night, everyone thought the worst – that is, that the host of Jeopardy, and one of Canada’s greatest, was dead.
Fortunately for trivia and mustache fans across the world, Trebek is still alive. His most-recent internet fame was caused not by an unfortunate and untimely death, but rather by transcending cultural, societal, and generational norms through rapping.
That’s right. Last night on Jeopardy, Alex Trebek rapped (for lack of a better word) an entire category of clues, the title of which was “It’s a Rap.”
The category featured such clues as ” ‘Don’t push me, ’cause I’m close to the edge / I’m trying not to lose my head’ rapped this pioneering ‘Grandmaster’ “, ” ‘Another plan, another train / another bottle in the brain’ The Beastie Boys rapped in ‘No Sleep Till…’ here,” and “Public Enemy: ‘You go Ooh and Ahh when I jump in my car / People treat me like’ this Hall of Fame L.A. Lakers Center.” (Which apparently the people at The Today show could not answer…)
Thought Alex Trebek was dead for a second. He was just rapping some Biggie. Old white people trending always makes me nervous.
— Joel Malloy (@MalloyJoel) January 7, 2014
Just got so nervous when I saw Alex Trebek was trending, but he's alive & rapping. http://t.co/0TbqmRE47b
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) January 7, 2014
I like that Alex Trebek is trending and he is NOT dead. #Kudos to you sir.
— brianspain (@soidecidedto) January 7, 2014
Alex Trebek trending scared the crap out of me. I thought he was dead.
— Disgon B. Gud (@disgonbgud) January 7, 2014
While some people were scared out of their wits that Trebek was dead, others were celebrating the celebrities attempts to “spit”:
Alex Trebek reading/rapping clues from the hip-hop lyrics category on Jeopardy = pure Internet gold. http://t.co/8jccX1sqUL
— Max Blau (@MaxBlau) January 7, 2014
Alex Trebek said "ain't nothin' but a g thang" and I think my life is now complete. #jeopardy
— Hell On Heels (@HellOnHeelsGirl) January 7, 2014
Which leads one to the ultimate question: What are Trebek’s greatest (and worst) moments as Jeopardy host? Here are some videos which prove why 1) Trebek is simply amazing; and that 2) Canadians are legitimate people:
And last, but certainly not least:
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