The January 8 episode of “Jeopardy!” ended with a touching tribute to longtime host Alex Trebek.
The roughly 90-second tribute exhibits Trebek, who died from pancreatic most cancers in November 2020, warmly joking and interacting with “Jeopardy!” company all through his 37-season tenure as host of the present. The tribute was set to Peter Allen and Dean Pitchford’s “As soon as Earlier than I Go,” and you may watch it under.
The January 8 episode of “Jeopardy!,” which was the final episode hosted by Trebek, was a traditional taping and wrapped with Trebek saying “See you subsequent time” earlier than credit rolled. Trebek and producers didn’t know the episode could be his remaining present, according to Deadline.
The section concluded with a message that learn: “Devoted to Alex Trebek: Without end in our hearts / At all times our inspiration.” Trebek hosted over 8,200 episodes of “Jeopardy!” all through his profession. The tv host gained a Guinness World Report for “most gameshow episodes hosted by the identical presenter” in 2014; Trebek had hosted 6,829 episodes of “Jeopardy!” on the time.
IndieWire’s Steve Greene, who as soon as was a contestant on “Jeopardy!,” wrote a tribute to Trebek in November 2020. Greene praised Trebek’s empathy, humility, and style and famous that he served as a “mannequin of poise and dependability for anybody curious in regards to the world round them.”
“Masterful to the top, he was a real TV titan. Not even a worldwide well being epidemic stored him from working proper by means of the top of his life — though it feels incorrect to say his life is over,” Greene wrote in his tribute. “Each episode that airs in syndication; each anecdote shared between these fortunate sufficient to stroll on a “Jeopardy!” stage in Culver Metropolis; each story instructed in halls on school campuses across the nation; each child who sits on a member of the family’s lap a bunch of white textual content in blue packing containers and begins to develop increasingly interested by realizing the world round them — that’s how Alex Trebek will stick with us.”
“Jeopardy!” winner Ken Jennings will guest host future episodes of the present whereas it seeks out a everlasting substitute.
The present’s tribute to Trebek may be seen under: