The Late Movies: Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!

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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 73. Let's celebrate!

On Sesame Street

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

On Card Sharks

In this clip, the tables are turned, and Trebek finds himself the contestant on this 1980 episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

Throwing people in the pool

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

Trebek on NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

Hosting Wheel of Fortune

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

Alex, Autotuned

MC Trebek in the Hizzouse

That was the actual name of the category.

And just when you thought it couldn’t get weirder…

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

Last but not least

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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