Who knew Alex Trebek could rap? After 30 seasons of hosting the popular game show, it seems that Trebek still has it in him to impress the viewers and the contestants.
By the end of the category, he even had the contestant laughing as she answered the final question.
The title of the category was “It’s A Rap,” and featured clues about five different rappers, showing the fine rap skills of the game show host.
It is not the first time that there has been a category involving rap on the show, but certainly one of the ones that has gained the most attention.
The category featured clues about classic hip-hop artists, which was a great help to the contestants on the show, who were all older, and somehow knew every answer.
— Brandon B. (@excuseyou77) January 7, 2014
Trebek impressed everyone with his skills on Monday night, reading clues about Dr. Dre, Notorious B.I.G., Public Enemy, and the Beastie Boys.
He has been a host of the show since its syndicated debut in 1984, and at the age of 73, it is good to see that he is still lively enough to rap on the show.
Al Roker, who has become well-known as the anchor of The Today Show, said of last night’s show, “Alex Trebek, usually plays it safe on Jeopardy, but recently he got jiggy with it.”
Alex Trebek soon became a trending topic on Twitter due to the performance. However, due to his age, many people were fearing that the game show host had died after becoming a trending topic.
I saw Alex Trebek trending and instantly thought he was dead.
— Rowdy Wes Wayne (@rowdywes) January 7, 2014
Really thought Alex Trebek was dead,relieved to see him rapping
— brandon the creator (@brandon_j_math) January 7, 2014
In the outrageous category, after Mary Manhardt’s final response, Alex Trebek responded by saying “Yes, and I don’t know why that’s making you laugh so much.”
Alex Trebek has been known to cause a commotion with a variety of hilarious and sometimes offensive performances on Jeopardy, but may have beat all of those performances with this one. What do you think?
That last Jeopardy category was just Alex Trebek reciting rap lyrics and now I want a whole show of that
— Ben Jacobs (@benhjacobs) January 7, 2014
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