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VIDEO: Jeopardy Contestant Tricks Alex Trebek into Saying 'Turd Ferguson'


Jeopardy Contestant Tricks Alex Trebek into Saying 'Turd Ferguson'

Originally posted 09/17/2015 02:00PM

[YOUTUBE "jHFBltF44uo"] Sometimes, even if you draw a blank during Final Jeopardy, you can still come out a winner.

On Wednesday, when Jeopardy contestant – and our new hero – Talia Lavin realized that she didn't know the answer (or, in this case, the question) to solve the final clue, she decided to prank host Alex Trebek with an iconic Saturday Night Live reference.

Instead of responding to the Final Jeopardy hint, "This song from a 1999 animated film about censorship had a word censored from its Oscar performance," with the correct answer of "Blame Canada" from South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut, Lavin responded with "What is 'The Love Ballad of Turd Ferguson.' P.S. Hi Mom."

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Hear Rihanna's 'Umbrella' as Interpreted by Alex Trebek

Originally posted 07/16/2015 12:50AM

[YOUTUBE "rzrL6HhBUvI"] Lesson learned: The internet gets a kick out of Alex Trebek speaking the lyrics to popular songs.

In late June, the Jeopardy host scored a viral hit when he expressively song-spoke his way through some of the lyrics to the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. On Tuesday, it happened again, more or less – a clue had him reading the lyrics to Rihanna's 2007 hit "Umbrella," and now the clip is everywhere.

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You Need to Hear Alex Trebek 'Rap' the Fresh Prince Theme on Jeopardy

You Need to Hear Alex Trebek 'Rap' the Fresh Prince Theme on Jeopardy

Originally posted 06/30/2015 09:30PM

With more than 30 years of hosting Jeopardy under his belt, you'd think Alex Trebek could just coast from here on out. Nope. He still goes the extra mile for fans.

On Monday's episode of the game show, one clue contained some of the lyrics to the theme from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. While Trebek could have simply read the clue, he instead did his best at re-creating Will Smith's version of it.

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Watch Bellamy Young, Josh Gad and More Stars Compete on Celebrity Jeopardy!

Originally posted 05/11/2015 12:35PM

The stars are taking over Jeopardy! this week to win at least $50,000 for their charities of choice, but before the celebs put their trivia knowledge to the test, PEOPLE had to ask them a few important questions.

Are they pro or anti host Alex Trebek's mustache?

"I am pro whatever Alex Trebek wants to do,"Scandal's Bellamy Young admits. "Because my whole life, he's just been cool and smart and sexy and on it."

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Jeopardy Fail: Only One Contestant Makes It to Final Round (VIDEO)

Originally posted 03/13/2015 08:15AM

It was not Jeopardy's finest moment.

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Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Sets a Guinness World Record

Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek Sets a Guinness World Record

Originally posted 06/14/2014 04:00PM

Alex Trebek doesn't just win the prize for being able to pronounce foreign words better than any politician can – the Jeopardy host is now a Guinness World Record holder.

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Jeopardy!'s 'Renegade' Champion Arthur Chu Unseated After 12 Days | Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek

UpdatePosted 03/13/2014 12:10PM

Jeopardy!'s 'Renegade' Champion Arthur Chu Unseated After 12 Days

Originally posted 03/13/2014 11:00AM

Jeopardy! champ Arthur Chu, who won big money while taking heat for his renegade style, has been defeated.

Chu finished in third place with zero dollars on Wednesday's edition of the syndicated quiz show. He had reigned for 12 days. His total winnings were $297,200.

"A great run," summed up host Alex Trebek.

Chu was unseated by Diana Peloquin of Ann Arbor, Mich., who led for the day with $15,700.

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UpdatePosted 01/07/2014 06:15PM

Alex Trebek (a.k.a. MC Double Jeopardy) Shows Off His Rap Skills

Originally posted 01/07/2014 10:00AM

In the second round of Monday's Jeopardy!, tucked between "Books & Authors" and "Sleeping with the 'NME,'" was the category "It's A Rap." And rap, Alex Trebek did.

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Check Out the 1999 PEOPLE Cover Look Susan Lucci Donated to Smithsonian

Susan Lucci's PEOPLE Magazine Cover Look Gets In the Smithsonian

Originally posted 05/10/2013 04:45PM

It was a PEOPLE magazine cover to honor Susan Lucci's first Emmy victory, and now it will join the permanent collection at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

On Thursday, Lucci was on hand in Washington, D.C., to officially sign over the pink satin dress and pink bejeweled Manolo Blahnik heels she wore for the June 7, 1999, issue celebrating her win after 19 consecutive nominations.

Also donated was an original copy of the magazine, and Lucci completed the offering with an autographed copy of an original All My Children script from when she played TV vixen Erica Kane.

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Alex Trebek: My Heart Attack Had My Wife in Tears with Worry | Alex Trebek

Alex Trebek: My Heart Attack Had My Wife in Tears with Worry

Originally posted 06/28/2012 06:20PM

A "mild heart attack" is not slowing Alex Trebek down.

The Jeopardy! host, who was hospitalized in Los Angeles Saturday and released Wednesday, is back to planning home improvement projects already.

"Maybe I'll take a little better care of myself," Trebek, 71, told PEOPLE on Thursday, "but I wouldn't count on it."

Trebek went Cedars-Sinai Medical Center over the weekend after experiencing "a squeezing, tight pain" for a few days.

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Filed Under: Health, Alex Trebek

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