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In Loving Memory Of Alex Trebek: Memes & Memorable Moments From Jeopardy

The world is saddened by the news of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek passing away yesterday at the age of 80 yesterday. Trebek had been battling pancreatic cancer for at least a year, but still continued to host the show. To many Americans, Trebek wasn't just a game show host, he was a cultural icon who brought both fun and poise into our homes every night. In an ever changing world full of chaos and uncertainty, the show was one of those pleasant constants that brought a little comfort into our everyday lives. We've collected some funny memes and our favorite clips from Jeopardy to honor the greatest game show host of all time. We love you Alex.

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Black Twitter Flips Over Vintage Photo Of Alex Trebek

A vintage photo of Jeopardy host Alex Trebek inspired some hilarious reactions on Twitter earlier this month. The image, which features a young Trebek looking like a Soul Train dancer, quickly became the butt of many jokes - and the object of many users affection. Black Twitter was nearly unanimous in recognizing the smooth-looking young trivia host as an African American man - or, at the very, least, an alter ego of Hall and Oates' John Oates. We've put together a ton of the best responses, but for more you can head over to the Facebook post that catalogued 'em all. 

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Business Insider recently visited the set of Jeopardy to get to know the affable Alex Trebek a little better. While we do miss the mustache, he remains sharp, funny and kind as ever. 

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Jeopardy! has been making quite a comeback in the past few months — what with Alex Trebeck rapping and calling his contestants losers and all. But last night, a contestant on Jeopardy!’s Teen Tournament took the gameshow back for the players.

During "Final Jeopardy!," the contestant, Sabrina, didn't stumble when she didn't know the answer. Instead, she shut Jeopardy! down with an Internet-ready response worth all the Daily Doubles in the world. 

Her response to the answer “Roughly half the size of Texas, it's the largest structure made by living creatures and can even be seen from space” was...

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Forget that the answer is "The Great Barrier Reef" because this is all that matters now. 

And the crowd went wild:

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Your move, Trebek.

Alex Trebek said 'Turd Ferguson' on Jeopardy last night.
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It finally happened.

One brave (or stumped) Jeopardy contestant got Alex Trebek to say "Turd Ferguson" during Sept. 16's final round.

This is one for the ages folks.



Of course, she got the idea from none other than Burt Reynolds and his mastery of comedic timing and poise.



"It's a funny name."

You can watch that whole classic Saturday Night Live skit here:

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I mean, the dude's been hosting Jeopardy! for 29 years now. It was bound to happen sooner or later!

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