By the time Alex Trebek died on November 8, 2020 at age 80, he had cemented his legacy as one of the most beloved figures on television. Even when he was laughing a little too hard at a player's anecdote, his polite persona was undeniable. To fans who only know this side of the Jeopardy! host, the hilarious outtakes below may come as a surprise.
Alex Trebek wasn't immune to the more frustrating aspects of his work. While shooting promos for the phone version of Jeopardy!, he briefly let his professional image slip to vent some of his feelings. Warning: Don't click on the video below unless you're prepared to hear language that would never make it past ABC's censors.
To some fans, seeing this unfiltered version of Trebek only endeared him to them more. One Twitter user wrote: "This is literally the first time I've heard him swear and it's so pure. And also strange." Another tweeted: "What a legend. RIP Mr. Trebek."
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