Alex Trebek got punchy when the contestants on “Jeopardy” failed to answer an entire category of simple football questions. They may have known the third longest river in the world, any number of 17th century French philosophers, and the average lifespan of an African Elephant but a “fair catch”? Never heard of it.
It was the SNL parody brought to life.
Trebek, who has hosted the show for decades, started to jab at the brainiacs. After no contestant answered the $800 clue, Trebek said, “Let’s look at the thousand dollar clue, just for the fun of it.”
This is the face he made after they didn’t know who Tom Landry was.
“I can tell you guys are big football fans.”
And then, Trebek got savage
After the $1,000 clue he looked straight at the contestants and said, “If any of you ring in and get this, I will die.” I fell out of my chair.