For all 10 of the April Fool's jokes in yesterday's "Jeopardy!," go here. #8 amused me the most:
Producers of the TV show Jeopardy! have barred residents of Canada from taking the online test to qualify to appear on the show. Host Alex Trebek, who is himself Canadian, blamed the ban on the nation's online privacy laws and said producers are trying to figure out how to comply with them.
If there's anything Americans hate, it's losing. But if there's anything we hate more than that, it's losing to Canadians. Luckily, contestants on Jeopardy! will no longer have to take that risk because a new law in Canada has made it impossible for their citizens to apply for the US-based game show! Related: Scott Disick Rips Jeopardy! Contestant [...]
The venerable TV game show “Jeopardy!” recently decided to exclude Canadians from competing on the show, even though host Alex Trebek is Canadian. Reuters reports that Trebek, who’s from Toronto, confirmed the move in an email sent out Monday by the...
"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek, a famous Canadian, apparently won't be seeing many of his countrymen on the popular game show for the foreseeable future. The show said Canadians were precluded taking last month's online test that is a pipeline for "Jeopardy!" contestants because of a change in that...
For now, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek will be the only Canadian on the game show. Trebek’s countrymen, for a mysterious reasons national media have been working hard to uncover, have been banned from taking an online test that recruits future contestants, the Toronto Star reported. Show More Summary
Jeopardy!—the ideal show for a weeknight drinking game with your parents—has suddenly determined that Canadians may no longer compete in its battle of mind and wit. This new regulation is curious since host Alex Trebek holds dual U.S. and Canadian citizenship. Read more...
For years now, Max Silvestri has been pulling double-duty, hosting his own stand-up show—Big Terrific with Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman—and churning out hilarious recaps of Top Chef for Eater. His latest role, as host of Bravo’s newShow More Summary
Photo by Marina Chavez "Jeopardy!" is in the middle of its annual "College Championship" event, which features college students competing for $100,000. At one point tonight, Alex Trebek read this clue: "The Violators Assist This ‘Pretty...Show More Summary
(PG-13: Language) World Wide Interweb compiled some of the funniest moments in Jeopardy!, whether it be from the contestants, the categories or host Alex Trebek himself. We swear, we’re the Blitz of this show.
On Monday (January 18), every contestant answered the final Jeopardy question incorrectly and host Alex Trebek was shocked. In the event that no one wins and everyone ends up with zero dollars after the last question, no one wins and the next episode will feature three brand new contestants. The question that puzzled all three [...]
Jeopardy! is generally known for being the most prim and proper of all game shows, with the ever stoic host Alex Trebek keeping the show on course. But sometimes contestants bring an hilariously awkward air to the show when they ring in with the Freudian slip version of an answer in the form of a question. Show More Summary
A Jeopardy! contestant became an inadvertent conservative hero on Thursday when she insulted liberals —- unintentionally, she says — with her Final Jeopardy answer. Host Alex Trebek asked contestants to identify a flower whose name is...Show More Summary
Well, this is a new one. We've shared numerous unexpected Jeopardy answers over the years, from the contestant who actually made Alex Trebek say Turd Ferguson to the guy who said Kinky Boots is the name of a Christian hymn. But we can't think of a previous example where a player lost the game... Show More Summary
As an avid Jeopardy! viewer, one gets to see all kinds of odd ducks from the farthest corners of these United States. We have grown accustomed to Alex Trebek's beautifully stilted intros — "Darlene from Akron, Ohio, I hear you have an unusual collection of old keys?" — and untraditional trivia geniuses.... More »
The Tonight Show had Hugh Jackman and Shaquille O’Neal battle in a trivia game where they each stay in a phone booth, and each round the loser had to accommodate a new person. This makes us wonder how Alex Trebek would fare as a Jeopardy! contestant.
This glorious GIF comes to us courtesy of Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show, who decided to cram Alex Trebek and Shaq in a phone booth together earlier this week. There was more than gentle rubbing, there was dancing. If you missed the segment, here it is in all its glory.
In further proof that celebrities will really do anything for publicity, Shaquille O'Neal and Hugh Jackman appeared on Monday's Tonight Show and actually agreed to play a game called "Phone Booth," in which they had to correctly answer...Show More Summary
With cell phones making phone booths obsolete, Jimmy Fallon found a use for these freestanding structures. Much like his innovative game Beer Hockey or his adorable trivia/puppy pageant Pup Quiz, Fallon found new, cute ways to play with his guests. Show More Summary