Nobody’s saying it, so I will. Alex Trebek was sassy. He was condescending, and he did silly voices. Trivia is not enough to make Jeopardy work so long.
Sometimes I think that a game show host’s job is to present a completely sterilized, smooth talking, polished non-person. No matter what form of entertainment, it still comes back to humans. Each night, we got to see a little more of what kind of human Alex was – not that there are kinds.
He made the audience feel smart and sassy too. Let’s all give our whole selves to the world, and see what happens. People might embrace the parts that seem unsavory. Those parts might punctuate a person’s weeknights with fun. Love to Alex and his fam!