Emotional video tribute closes Alex Trebek’s last Jeopardy episode

finally got the chance to say goodbye. Thank you, Alex. The tribute is still plenty sad and sentimental, though, as Jackman sings, “It’s so hard to say good-byes, when there’s so much that’s left unspoken in your eyes,” and “Once before I go, I would like to let you know, that I would do it all again.”
And in its final moments it shows Trebek signing off through the decades, repeatedly saying, “So long, everybody.”
Trebek died November 8 at age 80 but had pre-taped several weeks of shows that have continued to air. Don't Miss These StoriesHrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone to star in Siddharth Anand's FighterTandav: Meet the characters of Ali Abbas Zafar's political dramaBigg Boss 14 January 10 episode LIVE UPDATESClick here for more

The show’s executive producer, Mike Richards, told NBC’s Today show on Monday that Trebek was “an absolute warrior” in his last taping sessions, despite being in “enormous pain.”
At the end of the episode, before the video tribute, Trebek says, “See you again next week.”

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Trebek is shown walking on the set pants-less in one clip, dressed as the Statue of Liberty in another, and wearing the costume of a Trojan solider in another. champion Ken Jennings. pic.twitter.com/GgXbV4AWMt
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More than two months after Alex Trebek’s death, fans of Jeopardy! It celebrated the wackier moments of the usually strait-laced Trebek, showing him verbally sparring with contestants and arm-wrestling with one. A video tribute to the host closed Friday’s episode of the quiz show, the final one that Trebek taped before pancreatic cancer claimed his life two months ago. The episode includes holiday elements, like the category, “Christmas Movies.”
In one of the last of the more than 500,000 clues Trebek delivered to contestants in his more than 8,200 episodes, he says:
“Basically, this heartwarming Frank Capra classic is about a disgraced financier having an incredibly rough Christmas Eve.” The correct response: “What is ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’?”
Trebek apparently wasn’t certain that Friday’s episode would be his last when it was recorded. The show will continue next week with a series of interim hosts, starting with veteran Jeopardy! “We’re trying to build a gentler, kinder society, and if we all pitch in just a little bit, we’re going to get there,” Trebek said. His final shows were originally scheduled to air Christmas week, but they were put off until this week to give the send-off more exposure. “You really make me feel inadequate,” he tells a child contestant. tribute to Alex Trebek, who died on November 8, featured Hugh Jackaman singing "Once Before I Go". Simply the best. (@Jeopardy) January 8, 2021
A clip of the host declaring “I don’t dance” is shown amid scenes of him dancing through the years. The 90-second montage, set to Hugh Jackman singing the Peter Allen song “Once Before I Go”, is a light-hearted and laughter-filled remembrance showing Trebek’s changing look through his 36 years as host, with moustache and without, with black hair and with grey, with suits from several decades. By: AP | Los Angeles |

January 10, 2021 9:17:27 am

The Jeopardy! He kept working for nearly two years after his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer, remaining in place at the podium where he had become an institution since starting in 1984.