‘Jeopardy!’ paid tribute to Alex Trebek on 2nd anniversary of his death

Alex Trebek
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The second anniversary of legendary “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek’s death passed this week on Nov. 8.

The show honored Trebek with an exhibition of the game’s champions and the episode featured a “Remembering Alex Trebek” category, containing five queries about the iconic host.

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Questions in the round included the name of his hometown (Sudbury), the candy bar he ate for breakfast (Kit Kat), who portrayed him on sketch comedy show “SCTV” (Eugene Levy), the name for “half-moon keys” which were part of his hardware collection (woodruff keys), and the focus of the saint in his major of Thomistic philosophy (Aquinas).

Contestants Mattea Roach, Matt Amodio, and Amy Schneider for the celebratory episode were three of the top five players for games won in a row, advancing into semifinals of the Tournament of Champions.

The episode was just an exhibition or a “rehearsal” as host Ken Jennings put it.

“No prize money is at stake, just the chance to compete on the Alex Trebek stage on this, the second anniversary of his passing,” Jennings said.

Trebek hosted “Jeopardy!” for 37 seasons. At the beginning of its 38th season the show renamed the stage it is filmed on the Alex Trebek Stage.

Jennings’s co-host Mayim Bialik remembered Trebek with an Instagram post of her own, calling him a “legendary entertainer, philanthropist, and lover of life.”

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