5/27/2008

Alex Trebek Has A Major Boner For One Of His Contestants...

This post is specifically for readers who regularly watch "Jeopardy".

Has anyone else noticed how different Alex Trebek acts towards current phenom Larissa Kelly,

who has won close to $180,000 and is in fourth place for most winnings ever in non-tournament play? (As I write this, she is heading into "Final Jeopardy" with a slim lead and a question about 1950's Films.) Anyone who watches "Jeopardy" knows Alex can be a bit of a wanker, but when he is around Larissa he's a whole different person. He says little complimentary things to her when she gets questions right and seems to be flirting with her in a very subtle way. I think he's got a little crush. I must say, she does have a certain appeal. Megan and I have been rooting for her. She's very soft-spoken (She just won! It was a question about the movie "High Noon". Her new winnings total is something like $222,000!) and has a librarian-esque quality, but she's very aggressive in her "Double Jeopardy" wagers. She bets big, even if she has a big lead. This blog has some video of her if you're interested.

7 comments:

Geo said...

"It's pronounced point-set-EE-ah... but we'll accept it."

Jag. She can have him.

BeckEye said...

Hmm. I thought he was dating Ken Jennings?

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

He wants to mate and have giant brained babies with her.

SkylersDad said...

Alex is a huge tool, but we still like Jeopardy.

I'm sorry, you wrote "Hi, Noon", it's a name of a movie and we can't accept that. Am I right judges? Oh, the judges say I am a huge tool also, so we will accept that answer.

Grant Miller said...

Thanks for the heads up. I used to watch the show religiously, now I catch it here and there. He often gets a crush on repeat winners.

And I love when he pronounces foreign words with an appropriate accent or over accent is the case.

Writeprocrastinator said...

She's from around here, El Cerrito, California...or so says USA Today. Her husband, Jeff was a former Jeopardy contestant.

Johnny Yen said...

I've heard that Trebeck bats for the other team, actually.