WATCH: Jeopardy! Releases Beautiful Tribute Video for Alex Trebek Ahead of Final Episode

by Jon D. B.
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“Simply the best. Thank you, Alex.”

How fast a lifetime passes. Relive the extraordinary four-decade hosting career of Alex Trebek in this touching tribute from “America’s Gameshow,” Jeopardy!.

An era ended with the passing of Alex Trebek. The beloved Jeopardy! host led “America’s Gameshow” for half his entire lifetime: from 1984 all the way up to just months ago in 2020. That same year, Trebek would announce he was battling pancreatic cancer. While initially optimistic, he tragically lost his battle with the disease at age 80 on November 8, 2020.

“I’m not afraid of dying,” Trebek told CTV News prior to his passing. “I’ve lived a good life, a full life, and I’m nearing the end of that life … if it happens, why should I be afraid of that? One thing they’re not going to say at my funeral, as a part of a eulogy, is ‘He was taken from us too soon.’”

Today, Jeopardy! is sharing their brilliantly poignant tribute to the life and work of Alex Trebek while hosting the show. Prepare the tissues – if you didn’t feel the hole in your heat before – you will now.

The sheer goodness that was – and always will be – Alex Trebek is on full display here, as the host dances, laughs, sings, and smiles his way through thirty-six years of game show history.

Simply the best, indeed. Thank you from us here at Outsider, too, for all you’ve given us.

The clip will serve as part of a full tribute to the host on his final episode of the show. As for how to watch it, cable or streaming, we’ve got you covered.

Netflix Brings More Jeopardy! to Streaming in Honor of Alex Trebek

After Trebek’s tragic passing, fans are more eager than ever to have access to the Jeopardy! catalogues. Thanks to Netflix, that wait will soon be over.

While many episodes of the classic gameshow are already available on the platform, much, much more is headed our way. So if you, like so many of us, have a desire to revisit back catalogs of Trebek’s heartwarming career after that incredible tribute, Netflix has us covered.

According to their own schedule, Netflix is set to release 5 more seasons of “America’s gameshow.” Those seasons are:

  • Jeopardy! Chamption Run V
  • Jeopardy! Champion Run VI
  • Jeopardy! Teacher’s Tournament
  • Jeopardy! College Championship
  • Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

As for the live gameshow itself, television hall-of-famer Katie Couric is set to host Jeopardy! as the next interim host. Before her, Jeopardy!’s megastar contestant, Ken Jennings, did the same.

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