Tributes to and tales about the late, great Alex Trebek have been pouring in since the Jeopardy! host’s passing last week at age 80. There have been some great recollections of the man, whose show business career spanned seven decades. But if you haven’t yet heard the Alex Trebek pot brownies story, you’re in for a real treat.
Shortly after Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passed away, the show’s owners revealed two surprising pieces of information. One is the date of Alex Trebek’s last Jeopardy episode — and the other is the date Trebek filmed the episode itself.
It’s the end of an era for the most popular American game show of all time. Jeopardy! host and pop culture icon Alex Trebek died this morning, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. The 80-year-old Trebek was immediately mourned by legions of fans — including the three biggest champions in Jeopardy! history.
Did you know that there are five banned wagers on Jeopardy? I sure didn’t, and I’ve been shouting at contestants from the comfort of my couch for as long as I can remember. But it turns out that there are, and at least one of them is a truly sad omission…
James Holzhauer has been rewriting the Jeopardy! record books like a mad fiend of late. He’s nearly doubled the single-day earnings record, and holds several other impressive top spots as well. But what’s the most you can win on Jeopardy in one episode? And how close has Holzhauer come? As it turns out, he’s still got more in common with The Weakest Link contestants (though it’s not really Holzhauer’s fault).