Alex Trebek suffers 'minor heart attack'

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Noooooo.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that's sad!

Surmounter, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

67!!

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

:(

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yeah, guy does not look his age. I geekishly/slavishly watch Jeoparday at every given opportunity, so I'm happy to hear the man's alright!

Pillbox, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:02 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Jeopardy"

Pillbox, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

a few days ago there was a contestant doing a terrible snl sean connery impersonation impersonation

abanana, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

that probably made him more irate than the SNL Trebek was at the SNL Connery.

Alex in Baltimore, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The bit in Jeopardy where they say something about themselves do impressions etc. makes for some of the most cringe worthy TV moments ever.

ENBB, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

he looked much smarter w/ his moustache

also is it just me or has jeopardy been in steady intellectual decline since the early 80s? last time i watched it (thanksgiving) one of the categories was "BREAKFAST MEATS"

moonship journey to baja, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Wheel of Fortune" has used some phrase with "BEACHES" in it once a week for the last three weeks.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

god i love jeopardy.

chaki, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the best "angry Trebek" was Eugene Levy on SCTV (hosting "Half-Wits").

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:44 (eleven years ago) Permalink

R.I.P. Roger M. King.

Casuistry, Tuesday, 11 December 2007 20:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Dear Mr. Trebek,

Please live many more wonderful and hearty years. You are an admirably gentle man who inspires deference in others with your knowledgeable grace. No one says "Judges?" quite like you. No one can top your impromptu transitional quips. I forgive you even for the "clue crew," which was probably not the idea of a man so noble as you. Get well & stay well, dear Mr. Trebek!

Yours sincerely,

Your loving fan Abbott

Abbott, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 01:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I used to get called Alex Trebek at school a lot when I was a kiddie.

latebloomer, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 01:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

canadians are so grebt

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 01:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

you can form 2/3 of my name from his last name alone!

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 01:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Trebekson?

Abbott, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 01:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

form of a question plz

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 01:55 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wo ist ein Trebekson???

Abbott, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

What is a tiebreaker?

Rock Hardy, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:04 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The answer: This Canadian game show host, age 67, has probably had loads of botox.

The question?

Z S, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Who is Avril Lavigne?

Abbott, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

No, I'm sorry, the answer is Al Dubois.

Z S, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I couldn't see the forest for du bois.

Abbott, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink

WHO IS al dubois, bitchez

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

How much did you risk? All of it?

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

http://static.flickr.com/39/75064024_54d91db78d_m.jpg

latebloomer, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Indiana Trebek and the Poorly Chosen Question

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 02:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'X-Files' cameo = anything can be forgiven

Oilyrags, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 03:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ohh, I'm sorry, so sorry. The answer is "Finebaum".

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 03:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"Finebaum".

Pleasant Plains, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 03:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Oh, those jokers at E! Online: "Alex Trebek Jeopardized by Heart Attack"

clotpoll, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 03:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the answering-in-the-form-of-a-question thing is such bullshit. It implies that if the game show were in the reverse format it would go like "What is a koala?" "This Australian mammal is known for its affinity for eating eucalyptus leaves, and no, you can't eat it."

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 04:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

they don't reverse the questions and answers, they just reverse the form they are said in.

abanana, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 04:47 (eleven years ago) Permalink

my one great regret in life is not getting jeopardy on the tv channels i get.

i would watch it every day.

s1ocki, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 07:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I like when someone goes "umm, is it Straviski?" and he's like "sorr-- oh wait, that is in the form of a question!"

nabisco, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 07:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Like the accidental questions. It always happens on Daily Doubles, too. I'm surprised more people don't start freewheeling and doing dumb question forms.

nabisco, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 07:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Trebek is a quintessential NERD and a know it all who appears smarter than everyone on the program, except he has all the answers! This guy,in real life, would put the dead to sleep! He certainly qualifies to be in politics: full of BS and an empty suit who thinks well of himself! LOSER!!!!!!!!!!

omar little, Monday, 8 November 2010 23:16 (eight years ago) Permalink

Thank you so much, omar. Now the rest of my life may at last begin.

Aimless, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 01:56 (eight years ago) Permalink

FUCK YOU "ALEX" "TREBEK"

Z S, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 02:07 (eight years ago) Permalink

:/

bloc trebek-quois (donna rouge), Tuesday, 9 November 2010 02:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

I still like this guy!

17th Century Catholic Spain (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 9 November 2010 02:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Wait, I just noticed Trebek rhymes with Quebec. Nothing will ever be the same again.

Aimless, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 02:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

I was just joshing - I think he's probably an ok person. Pat Sajak, on the other hand, seriously, fuck that guy

Z S, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 02:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Alex is so subtly snide, I love it.

Flavors: Onions and other flavors (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 9 November 2010 02:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Maybe I'm just reading too much into his voiceovers for the PS2 Jeopardy! game. "Oooooh...I'm sorry." You're not sorry, Alex, you snide old fox.

Flavors: Onions and other flavors (Abbbottt), Tuesday, 9 November 2010 02:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love you can tell he's getting fed up with the ineptitude of the contestants. After 3 wrong answers in a row: "....no...."

Z S, Tuesday, 9 November 2010 02:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

"i'll take 'grim cancer diagnoses' for 200, alex"

p.s. sad news. i wish him the best.

affects breves telnet (Gummy Gummy), Thursday, 7 March 2019 04:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my cousin was his radiologist recently iirc

sarahell, Thursday, 7 March 2019 04:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

alec trebel 4eva
http://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=10&v=LF2jdTQyyyE

velko, Thursday, 7 March 2019 04:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol Aimless's pedantry knows no bounds

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 15:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my dad told me about this time when alex trebek came to his high school, because he used to tour around presenting reach for the top (kind of like a canadian university challenge i guess? except high school? idk if you have it everywhere else) and the kids were all brought to the auditorium to watch this match between dad's school and whoever else. alex trebek got very cross with the crowd being loud at some point and said "if you don't settle down, we won't be able to continue" which of course set off the crowd even more. i guess that's the whole story, my dad's school being jerks to trebek. idk why i brought it up

jeopardy was on every day in my house as early as i can remember, my parent's favourite show (and eventually, one of mine, even though i don't have cable anymore) and alex trebek has been there the whole time. now i do trivia all the time and host a pub quiz. he's one of those guys i kinda forgot was even mortal. this is heartbreaking. that he manages to even put a fact (50,000 diagnoses a year) in his announcement is so perfectly trebek too.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boo'd Up" (Will M.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 15:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Aimless's pedantry knows no bounds

I'm not the first ilxor to have expressed this sentiment on ilx. The whole "I fought cancer and won" thing is a very strange mindset to me. Pneumonia kills a lot of people, too, but no one brags about fighting it and winning.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

how dare you, the true boundless pedant of this board is sic

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(it's part of why i love sic posts never stop sic)

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It bugs me when bus ads etc frame cancer as a battle to be won or lost, but whomst tf thinks it's a good idea to nitpick how people express dealing with their own illnesses?

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

JFC dude, "bragging"? I rarely feel like I know this cast of ilxors enough to call someone out on anything, but this whole take is quite dickish imo. cancer is fucked and anyone who's dealing with it and keeping up a brave face is worth your silence if you feel otherwise.

pippin drives a lambo through the gates of isengard (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

won't anyone think of how cancer must feel about all this

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 17:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not the first ilxor to have expressed this sentiment on ilx. The whole "I fought cancer and won" thing is a very strange mindset to me. Pneumonia kills a lot of people, too, but no one brags about fighting it and winning.

IDK, my dad died of cancer and I have no problems with the phrase "I fought cancer and won", nor would I have a problem with saying my dad eventually lost his battle. When my dad got his first cancer diagnosis back when I was 9 and went into remission (after it almost killed him) he framed it in terms of having "won" his battle so I figure it's perfectly fine.

Anyway, I'm really hoping Alex Trebek is one of the lucky few to beat this. I know pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest and stage 4 is about as advanced as they get so am not trying to get too optimistic, but surely if anyone can beat the odds it's one of the two kings of the game show, right? (The other king being Bob Barker.)

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

thing is a very strange mindset to me.

yet somehow you don't think casting aspersions on the outlook/semantics of people facing a terrible, likely fatal illness is very strange *shrugs til shoulders separate*

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

like obv there's nothing any patient can do to "fight" cancer other than get the best treatment possible, and those who succumb to it didn't do so because they weren't good enough fighters...but to point this out to someone dx'd w it is just a major dick move imo

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

people desire agency. there's zero harm in allowing them to think they have some, no matter how small or large.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this hits me pretty hard. when I was 6 I used to watch Jeopardy every day, I thought Trebek was the coolest guy on the planet. obviously I never knew a single answer but I loved the format of it. it was my dream to be a game show host. or a game show contestant. I still watch from time to time, it is absolutely the best thing to watch when you're working out.

obviously he was kind of a private dude but Ken Jennings writes a lot of nice words about him in his book, where he claims that he's a lot wittier than he appears on TV. I only know the "real" Alex Trebek through the many prank calls Longmont Potion Castle made to his house...he was the one guy who he could never get to crack, the only celebrity who never pulled the "do you know who I am?" line

frogbs, Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

obv there's nothing any patient can do to "fight" cancer other than get the best treatment possible, and those who succumb to it didn't do so because they weren't good enough fighters...

I accept your statement that this is obvious. It is equally obvious to me. I further accept that, for the vast majority, this obvious fact falls among the facts that are considered unmentionable and my offense was to mention it.

A is for (Aimless), Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

it's a psychological tool to frame it that way. Maybe people take it too literally, but oh well.

Evan, Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what is the point of having to phrase responses in the form of a question

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 March 2019 18:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

^^^ the real million dollar question

Let's have sensible centrist armageddon (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

my offense was to mention it.

"chill bro I'm just tellin facts"

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what is because shut up that's why

xxp

Evan, Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what is the point of having to phrase responses in the form of a question

Because if you don't, the "Jeopardy!" gods will come down from Mount Trivia and smite you.

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

thank god you're around to speak truth to people on their death bed

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i really enjoy jeopardy. we don't get it in the uk so it's something i was purely familiar with through references in american pop culture.

few years back i would watch it whenever i got home from work and it wasn't baseball season.

hang in there, trebek. fight the best anti-cancer battle that your inner-strength and fortitude can muster

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xxxpost: it was just a gimmick merv griffin came up with to sell the original 60s version of the show, reversing the order of the questions and answers. i think i read a long time ago that it was partly meant to make the show seem different and distinguish it from the shows that were involved in the 50s quiz-show scandal.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

what is alex trebeks display name

god knows i want to fp (darraghmac), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I used to feel bad for the contestants who had negative dollars. Didn't seem right they had to owe the show money. My mom assured me they didn't actually have to fork it over. Then I felt like I had been snookered by the show.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

People engage in constant mythmaking in an attempt to reckon with the terror of mortality. This is like humanity 101, perhaps our defining trait as a species. I guess its weird but no more so than like puzzling over the mechanics of swallowing. It just is, and if it confers some comfort then go with (insert deity of choice).

Gary Ornmigh, Heywood's son (Old Lunch), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sorry, sorry. 'What is...'

Gary Ornmigh, Heywood's son (Old Lunch), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

guys srsly shhh shhh trebek is on his deathbed and he can hear u

god knows i want to fp (darraghmac), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

was waiting for some wiseass to point that out, and lo and behold king of the ilx wiseasses steps to the plate

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I think there was a short-lived UK version of Jeopardy many years ago, daytime ITV style. Anyway great game, mortality sucks, carry on.

Mike Skeavee (Noodle Vague), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

when longmont potion was on my radio show, he called alex on the air and HE ANSWERED! def one of the highlights of my life. i watch jeopardy every fucking day of my life. so does brian wilson.

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm going to make chana masala,vape a bunch of sativa oil,and watch a ton of jeopardy on Netflix tonight

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i saw trebek's video on twitter yesterday and started watching it without any idea of what it was -- i assumed he was announcing his retirement -- and found myself getting genuinely choked up at how calm and even confident he sounded. this is a shitty thing that shouldn't have to happen to anyone.

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

one of my favorite YouTube videos is Alex Trebek calling a college football game. not only hilarious but there's such a neat sense of calm about it. I've probably watched this at least 30 times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mioJvjkuRA

frogbs, Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

yah i broke down like a baby when i saw that video expecting his retirement too.

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Alex Trebek is going to suck cancer’s D

flopson, Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

was waiting for some wiseass to point that out, and lo and behold king of the ilx wiseasses steps to the plate

― A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:14 (forty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

if you knew it was a dumbass thing to say then....oh look, nm

god knows i want to fp (darraghmac), Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm going to make chana masala,vape a bunch of sativa oil,and watch a ton of jeopardy on Netflix tonight

the All-Stars championship that ran the last two weeks was really fun, I watched it all on dailymotion

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 7 March 2019 22:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the All-Stars championship that ran the last two weeks was really fun, I watched it all on dailymotion

― steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, March 7, 2019 2:05 PM (thirty-two minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

nice

Alex Trebek is going to suck cancer’s D

― flopson, Thursday, March 7, 2019 11:35 AM (three hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

nice

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 7 March 2019 22:38 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I feel like Alex Trebek is one of those people, sorta like Roger Ebert or Casey Kasem, whose stature I will struggle to explain to my (entirely hypothetical) children one day. Like,

"Who was that?"
"He used to host Jeopardy."
"Umm, so?"
"No! You don't get it, he was great...oh, never mind."

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Thursday, 7 March 2019 22:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if you knew it was a dumbass thing to say then....oh look, nm

It wasn't. But I knew a dumbass wouldn't be able to read it without responding like a dumbass to it. You dumbass.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 23:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

shhhh danny u'll wake alex shh theres a gullad shhhhh

~mine own~ bitcoin (darraghmac), Thursday, 7 March 2019 23:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'm sorry you have a miserable life and have to come on here and forever shit on people

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 7 March 2019 23:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

gd we cant fight in here this is the trebek listening room im stepping away now out of concern for the listening trebek and remember shhhh

~mine own~ bitcoin (darraghmac), Thursday, 7 March 2019 23:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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