Who Will Change Alex Trebek on “Jeopardy!”?
What is: Are we over the Nov. 8 passing of Alex Trebek? Fact be told, it’s going to take a minute for us to accept the loss of America’s Canadian daddy, the man with all of the responses who was far too humble to come off as a know-it-all.
” People think because I’m the host of a relatively severe, intelligence-based test reveal that I must know all the answers,” he showed Vulture in a November 2018 interview. “I do– because they’re written on a sheet of paper in front of me. And audiences are always surprised when they discover that I like to repair things around your home, that I’m not an unpopular individual who invests all his time looking into information that might can be found in handy on Jeopardy! I don’t mind surprising people in that way.”
He also didn’t mind being pigeonholed as the face of Jeopardy!, the quiz program he had actually helmed considering that it was restarted in1984
” You have to set your ego aside,” he reasoned to Vulture. “The stars of the show are the entrants and the video game itself. That’s why I’ve always insisted that I be introduced as the host and not the star. And if you wish to be a great host, you have to figure a way to get the participants to– as in the old tv commercial about the military–‘ be all you can be.’ Due to the fact that if they succeed, the show does well. And if the show succeeds, by association I do well.”
It’s that simple take that gives us hope someone will have the ability to fill Trebek’s formidable shoes, even as we get misty-eyed over each new tribute for the television icon.
Since while our sorrow continues, the show, as they say, should go on. And with Trebek having filmed enough episodes to get us through Christmas, Jeopardy! manufacturers are going to have a decision to make come2021
“Alex was constantly presented as the host of Jeopardy! not the star.
With just lots of Trebek’s 8,000- plus episodes staying, the show will resume production on Nov. 30, with interim hosts– consisting of GOAT Ken Jennings— set to helm the huge board. Who could perhaps fill in full time? We dissect the list of candidates.