After hosting ‘Jeopardy’ for 36 years, the late Alex Trebek had some truly iconic interactions with contestants. We have his most incredible moments as his final episodes count down.
There will never be another game show host and quizmaster as quick on his feet, whip-smart and beloved as Jeopardy‘s Alex Trebek. The 80-year-old succumbed to his 20 month battle with stage four pancreatic cancer on Nov. 8, 2020, but had taped enough episodes of Jeopardy to last into early 2021. His final shows are appearing through Jan. 8, and in memory of the G.O.A.T., we’re looking back at his most iconic moments. From rapping questions to college contestants, to owning folks with one line zingers, Alex was the man. A true pop culture icon who transcended TV, and helped educate generations with his quick witted quizmaster skills. Here’s five of his most memorable moments.
A Contestant’s Answer Nearly Makes Ailing Alex Cry
On Nov. 11, 2019’s show — eight months after Trebek revealed he’d been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, contestant Dhruv Gaur made viewers at home and Alex himself misty with his final Jeopardy answer. Since he didn’t know the correct answer, he wrote out a special message to the longtime host. “Did you come up with the right one? No?” Alex asked before reading “What is, ‘We love you, Alex!’” It made Alex get choked up, with his voice wavering, “Oh, that’s very kind.” Yet he still gathered himself to tell Gaur that the answer cost him $1,995, leaving him with $5. Such a pro.
Alex Gets Caught Off Guard By Ken Jennings’ Saucy ‘Hoe’ Answer
Jeopardy‘s most winning contestant (and interim host after Alex’s passing) Ken Jennings showed his quick witted yet naughty side with a spicy answer during an Oct. 8, 2004 show. The question was, “This term for long handled gardening tool can also mean an immoral pleasure seeker.” Ken was quick on the buzzer to answer “hoe.” Alex shot back a couple of shocked “whoa’s” in response, before joking “Did they teach you that in school in Utah, Ken?” about the Brigham Young University alum. For the record, the correct answer was “rake.”
Alex Calls A Contest A Loser…In The Best Way
Alex had one of his most memorable zingers when a contestant during an Oct. 12, 2016 show told him that her favorite type of music was “Nerdcore Hip Hop.” He said he’d never heard of the genre, but “it didn’t sound like fun.” The contestant named Susan explained that it was “people who identify as nerdy rap about the things they love: video games, science fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners. You know…it’s really catchy and fun.” Alex looked directly at her and said “Losers in other words.” ZING!
Alex GoesWithout Pants In Solidarity With Contestants, Then Gets Owned
Alex went pantless during the Apr. 1, 2016 Tournament of Champions episode in fellowship with the three contestants, who wanted to do the same. He walked out onstage in his shirt, tie, jacket and black socks with no pants. “I was informed backstage a few minutes ago that our three contestants Ken, Brad and Jerome wanted to relieve some of the tension, and they said ‘We must do the program without trousers.’” Alex then asked “Now can we get a camera behind to make sure they have done the same as I?” Of course all three of the men had their pants on, and Alex turned around and walked offstage without saying a word, clearly disappointed that they didn’t follow through (and then returned wearing pants).
Alex Trebek’s Rap Skills During Questions Are Iconic
Alex showed off his mad rapping skills several times on the show when the music category came up, and every time the video would go viral. During the Apr. 2017 Jeopardy College Championship, he spit bars through the category of “Let’s Rap, Kids.” Alex read the lyrics with serious rap flair, and the contestants had to name the artist. Alex killed it by spitting bars from Drake‘s “Started From The Bottom,” Kendrick Lamar‘s “mAAd city,” Lil Wayne‘s “6 Foot 7 Foot,” and Kanye West‘s “Famous,” along with beats provided underneath. On other episodes, Alex had rapped through Migos‘ “Bad and Boujee,” as well as the theme song from the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. Bow dow to this man, the greatest game show host and quizmaster ever.
Suri Cruise Sports Long Hair While Posing With Flowers & Goofing Off With Friends On 15th Birthday
Suri Cruise looked super sweet while enjoying her 15th birthday in the Big Apple! The teenager showed off her long hair and posed with some flowers as her friend snapped some pics!
Suri Cruise is another year older! The teenage daughter of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise turned 15 years old on April 18, and she looked like she had a total blast on her big day. The newly minted 15-year-old spent her birthday out and about in New York City and was spotted having some low-key birthday fun. Suri and a few of her pals were seen snapping some photos together while posing with a pretty bouquet of pink and white carnations.
The birthday girl also showed off her long, brunette ‘do, and looked like the spitting image of her famous mom, 42. Naturally, Suri followed the necessary safety precautions while celebrating her birthday amid the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her friends wore protective face masks while having fun in the Big Apple. The teens only removed their face masks while smiling for a quick photo, or enjoying some delicious ice cream!
Despite her birthday falling during the middle of a pandemic, Suri truly showed the she was enjoying her day like so many around the world who celebrated their special days during COVID-19, as well. Suri’s mom, Katie, made sure to celebrate her daughter’s birthday by taking to Instagram and sharing a carousel of photos to her social media account. Far more precious than the intimate pics of Suri and her mom, however, was the sweet caption Katie wrote and dedicated to her teen.
“Happy 15th Birthday Sweetheart! I love you,” Katie wrote, adding a string of exclamation points and a number of emojis. “I can’t believe you are already 15!” Katie concluded the post. It’s hard to believe that Suri is already 15 years old. After all, it doesn’t seem like that long ago that she was just a tiny tot being photographed while out with her famous parents.
Over the course of the last few years, though, Suri’s adoring mom has made a concerted effort to offer her daughter as normal an upbringing as possible. Suri’s bond with her mom is so incredibly strong and it’s amazing to see the teen grow up to be her Katie’s mini-me. Fans cannot wait to see what the future holds for the teenager!
Happy 42nd Birthday, Kourtney Kardashian: Look Back At Her Hottest Photos Of All-Time
In honor of Kourtney Kardashian’s 42nd birthday, we’re looking back at some of her hottest outfits ever!
Kourtney Kardashian is celebrating another trip around the sun on April 18! The reality star turns 42 this year, and she has many reasons to celebrate. For the big day, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and looking back at some of the sexiest outfits that Kourtney has ever worn. From little black dresses to short shorts and more, Kourtney definitely knows how to dress to impress.
Black Leather Dress
In December 2019, Kourtney attended the Dior Men’s Fashion Show in Miami. She wore a black leather dress with thin straps, paired with strappy, open-toed heels. Although the dress reached down to Kourt’s knees, it provided a sexy, dominatrix style for her night out. She wore her hair in wet curls, with minimal jewelry and subtle makeup to complete the edgy look.
Purple Slip Dress
When it comes to mini dresses, Kourtney is definitely a pro. She’s even mastered the art of wearing lingerie as clothing! In June 2019, Kourtney enjoyed a night out with some friends, and she wore a purple slip dress for the occasion. The ensemble featured lace detailing on the edges, and could easily be doubled as a nightgown. However, Kourt dressed it up with some heels and it was the perfect mini for a night on the town!
High Slit Dress
Another one of Kourt’s sexiest looks was worn in Feb. 2019. Kourtney attended the amfAR Gala with sister Kim Kardashian and looked absolutely stunning. She rocked a black Versace dress featuring a double scoop neckline and a sexy thigh-high slit. The eldest KarJenner paired her look with pointed toe stilettos and styled her hair into a dramatic high ponytail.
These are just a few of Kourtney’s best looks, though. She’s one of the most fashion-forward celebs we know, so of course there are plenty of other outfits to admire. Luckily, we gathered some of her sexiest ensembles of all-time and put them in the gallery above for your viewing pleasure. Happy clicking – and happy birthday, Kourtney!
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