Alex Trebek is a cultural institution, a beacon of knowledge and grace under pressure. Everyone loves him. Which is why it’s always amusing to watch the unflappable host of Jeopardy say silly words and phrases in that reliable deadpan of his. A recent episode of the immortal game show saw him forced to say the name “Turd Ferguson,” which should amuse anyone with a passing knowledge of modern comedy.
Longtime 'Jeopardy' host Alex Trebek has a way with words ... or, at least, as Conan O'Brien imagines it, he has a way with saying his words. Trebek's consistent cadence makes it incredibly easy for Conan to splice together the game-show host's clues into a parody video of absolute gibberish, accompanied by a pack of slack-jawed contestants. Funny, right?
So after a long day at the office, I decided to fire up the Suddenlink DVR and watch Monday's episode of Jeopardy!, which features the IBM supercomputer Watson in a 3-day event. Watson is battling against Jeopardy's! two most prolific players, Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, in a 2-game exhibition match. Read more to find out how Day 1 went.