‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Panic When ‘Alex Trebek’ Trends On Twitter Amid Pandemic
When "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek began trending on Thursday, many fans feared the worst given the fact that the host is still battling pancreatic cancer.
When “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek began trending on social media Thursday, many fans feared the worst given the fact that the host is still battling pancreatic cancer. Thankfully, the real reason the beloved games show host was trending ended up being nothing bad at all, and instead turned out to be a hilarious clip that true “Jeopardy!” fans will get a kick out of.
Fans Unearth Old ‘Jeopardy’ Clip
According to The New York Post, “Jeopardy!” announced this week that the last day to watch a new episode of the game show is May 1, as it is now on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This prompted fans to take a walk down memory lane, and a 2016 clip of Trebek surfaced that immediately had the internet cracking up.
In the clip, Trebek introduces contestant Susan Cole by saying, “Her favorite type of music is something I’ve never heard of, but it doesn’t sound like fun.”
“I think it’s very fun. It’s called nerd-core hip-hop,” she said, going on to explain the subject matter of nerd-core rap, which includes “video games, science fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners.”
After pausing a second for laughter, Trebek then quips, “Losers, in other words.”
Alex Trebek just absolutely rekt middlebrow consoomer culture pic.twitter.com/i8ddh7jaa6
— Jack Posobiec, IWO (@JackPosobiec) April 23, 2020
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The Fan Panic For Trebek Was Real
While many found the clip to be hilarious, other internet users could not get over the fright they had when they saw ‘Alex Trebek’ trending on Twitter and understandably feared that the worst had happened:
Alex Trebek trending when he’s suffering from cancer and it’s the middle of a pandemic. Please don’t scare me like that again, Twitter. pic.twitter.com/CThPwz31YC
— Megan– STAY HOME, SAVE LIVES 💪 (@musingsofmegan) April 23, 2020
Saw Alex Trebek trending and clutched my chest! Thank God he’s just trending for being a hilarious SAVAGE 😂 https://t.co/1BCZkKxmPc
— Tim Chantarangsu (@TimothyDeLaG) April 23, 2020
Saw Alex Trebek trending, glad to see he is trending for being a savage on Jeopardy and not health reasons.
Here’s one of my favorite Alex Trebek classic Savage moments. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/NRAFYupl0T
— ChanMan 🕗 (@ChandranTheMan) April 23, 2020
why would you dare make alex trebek trend right now when he is absolutely OK
— rachel syme (@rachsyme) April 23, 2020
When you see Alex Trebek trending but it’s because he’s a savage: pic.twitter.com/xPUyRF67XE
— Akiva Elefant (@AkivaElefant) April 23, 2020
Thank Goodness Trebek Is Alright
We’re so glad to see that Trebek was indeed trending for all the right reasons. The man is practically a national treasure!
With everything negative going on in the world today, we can’t handle a blow like losing Alex Trebek!