The dearly departed Alex Trebek kept it tight right up to the end, both physically and professionally. For three decades, anyone looking for a stern, erudite zaddy to keep them on task need only to tune into Jeopardy!, available five days a week, to get their fix. That is until… Thankfully, we still have the Jeopardy! archives filled with thousands of hours of Alex being his classy, bougie, moody, sassy, and in some instances, savage self. One particular nugget from archives that’s making the rounds features Alex at his spiciest. HuffPost says the clip is a montage of outtakes featuring “footage of Trebek swearing while filming promos for a telephone version of the game show,” which you can tell he thinks is beneath him. But I’m like, a hotline where I can call 1980s Alex on the phone and have him curse my ass out? I know you can’t see me but I am POUNDING my button so hard right now, you don’t even know.
Here’s the clip. Even after death, Alex is still out here giving people life.
No host likes shooting promos, especially for a phone version of their hit game show, but Trebek did them with good humor. So long, Alex, and fuck 'em. pic.twitter.com/7Z1hh1vl2w
— Found Footage Fest (@foundfootage) November 9, 2020
Not only do we have this clip to keep us warm through the long winter months once Alex’s final Jeopardy! episodes air (his last will be broadcast on Christmas Day), he’ll live on forever in GIF form anytime you need to tell someone to go fuck themselves in the classiest most derisive way possible.