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Alex Trebek, 1940-2020, R.I.P.

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Another good Sudbury boy gone -- from The Canadian Press ....
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek died Sunday after battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years. He was 80.

Trebek died at home early Sunday with family and friends surrounding him, "Jeopardy!" studio Sony said in a statement.

Trebek presided over the beloved quiz show for more than 30 years.

He was a master of the format, engaging in friendly banter with contestants and appearing genuinely pleased when they answered correctly.

He was also able to move the game along in a brisk no-nonsense fashion whenever people struggled for answers.

The Canadian-born Trebek was more than qualified for the job, having started his game show career on "Reach for the Top" in his native country.

Moving to the U.S. in 1973, he appeared on "The Wizard of Odds," "Classic Concentration," "To Tell the Truth," "High Rollers," "The $128,000 Question" and "Double Dare."
 

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He put up a good fight, so sad to see him go. A Canadian treasure, and I can’t remotely picture anyone else hosting Jeopardy.
 

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Damn. Trebek and Connery in a week. Needless to say, we’re doing a bit of an SNL ‘celebrity jeopardy’ marathon.
 

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Unreal. Father Time eventually comes for us all, but you secretly hope for just one more year with legends like Alex. I can only hope he's no longer suffering now, and his family is able to find solace in that.
 

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Brihard said:
Damn. Trebek and Connery in a week. Needless to say, we’re doing a bit of an SNL ‘celebrity jeopardy’ marathon.

I don't watch SNL now, but I hope they put in a Celebrity Jeopardy episode to commemorate them.
 

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2020 can fuck right off.  This and now Howie Meeker? 


I'm fucking done.  :'(
 

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Answer: The best game show host ever, on the best game show.

Question: Who is Alex Trebek on Jeopardy?
 

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Alex Trebek recording ads for Telephone Jeopardy.  Methinks the SNL Connery would never have tried anything with this guy.

https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/1326556884938219520?s=19
 

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I remember first seeing him host Reach or the Top on CBLT out of Toronto in the sixties. Always good to see one of our "nice" Ontarians do well.

EoM, Stand Easy, Alex
 

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The Peace Tower carillon played the Jeopardy theme the other day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53D9_UyFQxk
 

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Dimsum said:
The Peace Tower carillon played the Jeopardy theme the other day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53D9_UyFQxk

But the flag should have been half-masted during the playing.  Know it's not strictly by the rules but it is in the PM's discretionary authority.
 
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