An Alex Trebek Jeopardy rap video has gone viral, a day after the host did his best to deliver some classic hip hop lines as answers to the questions contestants needed to ask. Among those referenced were hip hop pioneers Public Enemy and Grandmaster Flash, as Trebek unleashed his best Jeopardy! rap clues.
According to The USA Today site reported on Jan. 7 that Trebek delivered the answers on Monday’s Jan. 6 episode of Jeopardy!, the hit game show he has hosted for thirty years now. Of course the viral video, now available on YouTube, which came about from the rap clues, also followed death rumors on social media sites such as Twitter.
Trebek, who is 73-years-old, delivered answer clues such as:
“I made the change from a common thief/to up close and personal with Robin Leach’, rapped this ‘Notorious’ guy.”
Trebek also rapped:
“Don’t push me, ‘ cause I’m close to the edge/I’m trying not to lose my head.”
The Jeopardy! host also delivered rap answers to the contestants from Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre and Public Enemy. The top answer, a $2000 clue, asked contestants to finish out a Public Enemy rap line which mentions a Hall of Fame Lakers center, which seems relatively easy for anyone who knows sports trivia, rather than their rap songs. Nonetheless, viewers have to give credit to Trebek where it’s due, but he probably won’t quit his day (or night) job as Jeopardy! host any time soon. Jeopardy! airs weeknights in the Roanoke area on ABC affiliate station WSET 13.