It’s never too early to start prepping for a possible future appearance on “Jeopardy!” Some of the greatest faces of the popular trivia show, including Ken Jennings, Matt Amodio, and James Holzhauer, have been fans of the show for a very long time.
One adorable 2-year-old girl already has quite the passion for all things “Jeopardy!”
Adorable ‘Jeopardy!’ Superfan
Stella Cocchi is the trivia toddler in training. Her mother, Brooke, posted a video of Stella reciting the infamous “Jeopardy!” introduction on TikTok. Probably the most adorable part is when Stella tries to say the word “Jeopardy.”
Just as the written subtitles say, Stella sounds like she’s saying “Jep-per-bees” instead. Honestly, “Jeopardy!” executives should just consider making that the new title of the show.
Stella and her stellar announcer skills have gotten over a million views on TikTok so far. “I was so surprised. It’s amazing, Stella has received so much love on TikTok. I think this video in particular resonated with so many because it can be nostalgic for all different type of people. A lot of people have the theme intro memorized, but it’s fun to see someone else learn it too,” her mother said to “Good Morning America.”
Stella’s love for all things “Jeopardy!” makes a lot of sense. Her mom and dad watch the show every night and also play the game that is available on Google Home.
In her mom’s words, Stella always does a little happy “wiggle” whenever that theme song comes on. “I think it’s just nostalgic for me and my husband –we each grew up watching it with our grandparents. We make it a little tradition and keep it going,” she also said.
Perhaps we have the next Ken Jennings in training with Stella, the famous 2-year-old TikToker. If we know anything, it’s that the late Alex Trebek, who loved the game probably more than anyone else, would be very proud.
Alex Trebek and Social Media Reaction
Not to mention Stella is dressing up as one of her favorite icons of all time — Alex Trebek himself. Fans on TikTok were quick to point out how much Trebek would have adored this video.
One person wrote, “Trebek would have loved this.” Trebek was the proud father of three kids of his own — Matthew, Emily, and Nicky Trebek. Another person believes that Stella ends the long search for a new “Jeopardy!” host.
They wrote, “She should be the new host. It may be difficult when she has to take a nap midgame. But worth it.”
We’ve certainly seen plenty of megafans over the years, but it’s hard to beat the kind of energy Stella has when she says the iconic opening line performed by Johnny Gilbert.