“Jeopardy!” fans don’t need any real reason to celebrate the late iconic host, Alex Trebek. He hosted the show for 37 years, and, in the process, became one of the most undisputedly beloved figures on TV.
Recently, his full-time replacements have been selected — Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik.
‘Jeopardy!’ Celebrates Alex Trebek
It makes sense that fans of the longtime trivia show are missing the hilariously sarcastic host a little more than usual. It seems like the executives over at “Jeopardy!” know this too. The official “Jeopardy!” Twitter account announced today that the show would be celebrating Trebek for the next two weeks.
“We’re bringing back the celebration of Alex’s adventurous side for the next 2 weeks! Here’s what’s coming up first,” the account wrote to fans.
Each day of the week is a different example of his adventurous side. Monday is in honor of his extreme love for all things hockey, which was evident throughout his life. Tuesday will focus on “Sesame Street,” Wednesday will focus on his brief experience with the U.S. Air Force, Thursday is Machu Picchu, and Friday is Niagra Falls.
The show did something similar in 2020 when it celebrated all the best categories he’s presented all around the world. It was the “Spirit of Adventure.”
Alex Trebek was an adventurer through and through and “Jeopardy!” gave him the stage to showcase that.
Alex Trebek Mural in Hometown
Right now, a massive mural is in progress at Sudbury Secondary School. It’s right in his hometown in Northern Ontario and is a part of Sudbury’s Up Here Festival.
The mural is a dedication to the TV icon and his lifelong connection to the area. Trebek even went to high school where the mural is going up. Artists have been working diligently on the mural over the course of the week and it’s starting to take shape.
“We’ve always been a big fan of him as a Sudburian but as a celebrity as well and his sense of curiosity and discovery and it just matches so well with the festival vibe and with this city and we were on the hunt for the perfect wall and Sudbury Secondary School was just a natural fit,” said Christian Pelletier, co-founder of the Up Here festival, according to CTV News.
The Rainbow District School Board is paying for the project and Kevin Ledo from Montreal is doing the art. The mural will be complete before the start of the festival on August 20.
It’s a way to memorialize and remember the “Jeopardy!” star forever and give him a sense of life.
“It’s the best place to be painting him because he’s from here and it’s unfortunate that it’s after he’s passed, but I’m really excited to make this icon come to life again in the city, and make a monument for everyone to drive by and remember Alex and feel a sense of pride,” said Ledo to the news outlet.