It’s Alex Trebek’s 74th birthday, so we wanted to put some thought into his gift this year. While conducting intense research to find out more about the Jeopardy! host, a lot came to light. What gift do you get for a pantsless drunk guy who rubs elbows with celebrities and bombs around in a Bentley? Couldn’t tell ya. But we know this: we want to party with that man.
We’ll list the reasons.
HE CAN TELL STORIES ABOUT THE TIME HE WAS ON ‘CHEERS’
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This article may come off a little obsessive, but at least it’s not at Cliff Clavin levels. Things didn’t go so well when he and Trebek met. Except for Trebek’s performance. In fact, he impressed the show’s producers so much they added an additional scene for him.
It’s unclear whether or not Trebek has stayed in touch with Woody Harrelson, but I can see those two partying together around a fire on the beach; Woody on acoustic guitar while Trebek spits the lyrics to Gin and Juice.
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HE CAN TELL STORIES ABOUT THE TIME HE WAS ON ‘THE X-FILES’
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Trebek made being a member of the “Men in Black” look gcool well before Will Smith did. If you’re a fan of The X-Files totally bizarre standalone episodes, you have to be well-acquainted with season three’s “Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space’.”
Alex Trebek appears alongside Jesse “The Body” Ventura as one of two agents of the “Men in Black” who are trying to cover up a UFO sighting in a small rural town. Originally, the producers wanted to cast Johnny Cash in the role, but it went to Trebek, who is a really weird backup for Johnny Cash. However, it made for a much more entertaining episode.
HE’S A DRINKER
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It may appear that Trebek is a man of refined sophistication with a taste for elegance, but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t knock them back. He’s alluded to his love of the sauce in the past with jokes like “I no longer drink when I drive. I pull over to the side of the road.”
He also spoke of an expensive brunch he attended in Napa Valley: “I got my money’s worth, ‘cause I was the only one drinking at the table.”
Oh, by the way, how do you think he traveled to Napa? By flying in a 1928 bi-plane, of course. Why? Because he’s mother&^%ing Alex Trebek, and if he wants to pretend to be the Red Baron as a prelude to pancakes, nobody’s going to stop him.
He also admits that he frequently drinks before show tapings. And it seems like he has for quite some time if the old video embedded above is any indication.
HE’S A DICK ABOUT SPELLING
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Despite the fact that Alex Trebek is a good time party dude, there is one matter he treats with grave seriousness. Spelling. Do not walk into Alex Trebek’s house and expect a cash prize if you can’t spell.
As the video shows, this applies to ,em>Kids’ Jeopardy! as well.
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Alex Trebek is best known for his fine, tailored suits and crisp white shirts, but he’s also a snappy dresser off-camera. Case in point, this sweater.
I can totally see Kanye wearing that.
HE THWARTS ROBBERS
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Alex Trebek is also a crime-fighter. While staying at a San Francisco Marriot, Trebek awoke in the middle of the night to find a woman attempting to steal cash and jewelry from him. He chased the thief into the hallway and ruptured his Achilles tendon (which isn’t very metal, but whatever). The thief was detained until police arrived.
When recounting the tale to The Today Show, Trebek shared his side of things: “I realized immediately someone had been in the room. I put on my underwear and ran down the hall to see if I could find her.”
That means Alex Trebek sleeps in the nude. Or maybe in just a t-shirt. Either way, it’s sure sign of a party animal. Which leads us to…
ALEX TREBEK HATES PANTS
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Further proof that he drinks before tapings, and all the proof you need that he’d be awsome to party with.Happy birthday, Alex.