Friday, July 22, 2011
What is kebert xela? It's Alex Trebek, spelled backwards. In a Family Guy spoof of the Jeopardy! host, having Trebek spell his name backwards was the way to get him returned to Mr. Mxyzptlk's fifth dimension.
Trebek, the host of Jeopardy! since 1984, is a Canadian who got his start as a newscaster on CBC-TV. In 1991, Trebek became the only host in TV history to host three daily game shows at once — Jeopardy!, Classic Concentration, and To Tell the Truth.
He has won five Daytime Emmys, and has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and a maple leaf on Canada's Walk of Fame in Toronto. Happy 70th birthday to game show host and National Geographic Bee emcee Alex Trebek.
Quote: "Game shows are designed to make us feel better about the random, useless facts that are all we have left of our education." — Chuck Palahniuk