Alex Trebek chased an extremely ugly burglar out of his hotel room Tuesday, tackling her (yes, I said her) and then giving her a stunning snap kick to the face. It was so harsh that it LITERALLY ruptured his Achilles tendon, but he still stood up and looked down at her and said it looks like your face is in JEOPARDY!
Below is an actual, in the moment photo of him tackling the burglar with a confident smile on his face.
Okay, so none of the above happened. But you can only imagine if it had. I’m glad the 71 year old game show host did chase the criminal down and she was caught. Here’s the real story from CNN below:
Alex Trebek, longtime host of the television quiz show “Jeopardy,” was injured while chasing a burglar out of his hotel room early Tuesday.
The 71-year-old TV personality revealed his condition at the National Geographic World Championship in San Francisco. Footage shot by CNN affiliate KGO showed Trebek taking the long way to the stage, hobbling on crutches up the disabled-access ramp. He placed his crutches to one side and hopped over to the podium, where he told his story with the dry wit “Jeopardy” fans have come to love.
“I deal with answers and questions,” Trebek told the crowd. “And today I’m going to start with the answer to a question I suspect is on many of your minds right now. The answer is ‘At 2:30 yesterday morning, chasing a burglar down the hall … until my Achilles tendon ruptured and I fell in an ignominious heap, bruising my other leg in the process.”
That’s some classic shit right there, Trebek telling the crowd what happened in the answer and question form that he uses on Jeopardy. If this guy ever dies they had better have some sort of android replica of him in storage somewhere because I will never watch Jeopardy again without Alex Trebek.
Rock on you classy sonuvabitch!