Over the last few years, Alex Trebek and Jeopardy! in general has been showing love to the worlds of hip-hop and R&B. In the past couple of years, we've seen the likes of Kanye West's Life of Pablo, Drake, Chance the Rapper, and other hip-hop luminaries become answers on the Jeopardy! screen, and Trebek's gone viral for having to recite, say, the hook for Rihanna's "Umbrella" or the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Last night, though, he upped the ante.
For their "Let's Rap, Kids!" category, they gave the 76-year-old Trebek the opportunity to get his hip-hop karaoke on, giving him recent hits like Desiigner's "Panda," Kanye's "Famous," Drake's "Started From the Bottom" and others to recite on the air. It's too funny not to check out, on repeat.
This had Twitter going ham last night, because of course it would.
Alex Trebek reading rap lyrics like they are essay questions is my favorite thing in the world— yung apathy (@yungSharktopus) February 21, 2017
I would buy an album of Alex Trebek reciting rap lyrics...— Alternative Fat (@Jsullhart) February 21, 2017
Also, we could only be so lucky.
Alex Trebek has to headline ComplexCon next year. pic.twitter.com/yECQJApTgE— Complex Pop Culture (@ComplexPop) February 21, 2017
But the real question is:
Forget Alex Trebek spitting those rhymes. I want to know who chose those answers.— Leadco Shuffler (@WillieOsi) February 21, 2017
Maybe that's why this guy f*cked up so royally?
There's a rap category in College Jeopardy that states lyrics, one clue included "Weezy F Baby" and this kid just said 'Kanye West'. I quit. pic.twitter.com/KtRJ6uBkDk— Kevin Taddei (@kevtaddei) February 21, 2017
You can't save everyone.