‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Remembers His ‘Cheers’ Camero as well as the Movie That Cut Him Out

by Jeremy Spirogis
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Alex Trebek has-been the number of Jeopardy since 1984. With an innovative new online game every evening, that does not keep enough time for any other jobs although he performed double-duty on Classic Concentration for 3 years. Whenever Trebek has actually showed up on another tv show, it is already been rather unforgettable. He ended up being on Cheers and The Golden Girls, and he’s also filmed cameos you never ever reached see.

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Alex Trebek | ABC/Stewart Cook

Trebek ended up being on a Television Critics Association panel for Jeopardy: The Greatest of All Time, which Ken Jennings finally won. Trebek mirrored on their Cheers and Golden Girls appearances and also talked about a film which is why he shot a cameo and then find yourself from the cutting area flooring.

Alex Trebek hosted Cliff Clavin on ‘Jeopardy’

In the Cheers episode “What is… Cliff Clavin?” Jeopardy comes to Boston and Cliff (John Ratzenberger) dominated the video game until Final Jeopardy. When he does not understand the concern towards the clue “Archibald Leach, Bernard Schwartz and Lucille LeSeur” he writes, “Who are three people who’ve never been in my kitchen?”

“It was one of the first times that I had been asked to do a cameo on a popular sitcom,” Trebek stated. “We read through that script and then went home and shortly afterwards, a few hours later, a script arrived with a number of changes that were added lines for me. They had discovered that I could handle lines, and so each day they added a few lines. And they were so friendly. Ted Danson and the whole cast were so friendly, so kind.”

Alex Trebek on JeopardyAlex Trebek on Jeopardy
Alex Trebek on Jeopardy | ABC/Eric McCandless

After Cliff manages to lose all their profits, Trebek results in Cheers, maybe not recognizing it is Cliff’s watering hole. 

“I’ve often thought I would love being an actor until I see the schedule that actors have for their appearances on their series compared to my schedule, two days a week,” Trebek stated. “Then the direction they composed the ending, ‘Three people who have never appeared in my kitchen’ and Norm and, ‘Hey, we conserved Jeopardy’ and all sorts of those moments, it simply it’s a particular appearance.”

Alex Trebek does not bear in mind this look just as much as ‘Cheers’

Alex Trebek additionally played himself in a Golden Girls episode for which Dorothy (Bea Arthur) desires she’s on Jeopardy against Rose (Betty White).

“At the full time, it had been enjoyable, however in retrospect, i really do maybe not remember The Golden Girls appearance the way in which i recall the Cheers appearance,” Trebek stated. “There have already been plenty of the appearances over time. My memory isn’t as great since it was previously. So it does not register very along with the Cheers episode.”

He however remembers the cameo you won’t ever saw though

36 years could be a long time for Alex Trebek to consider every thing, but one which stands out is a cameo he filmed that never ever saw the light of time.

“Another unique look, strangely enough, is The Bucket List, the movie which was made,” Trebek stated. “When I read the script for that motion picture, I had tears in my eyes. I said, ‘Oh, my God, this is such a great script. This is going to be terrific. I mean, Jack Nicholson is coming and Morgan Freeman.’”

The Bucket List originally had a scene from the group of Jeopardy.

Jeopardy's Alex TrebekJeopardy's Alex Trebek
Alex Trebek | Sony Pictures Entertainment

“They came to the studio, and they shot Morgan Freeman’s death scene in our studio,” Trebek stated. “He ended up being a contestant on Jeopardy which have been their lifelong aspiration, and then he passed away on our ready. So when we went along to start to see the motion picture, he performedn’t die on our ready. He never ever also showed up on Jeopardy. He passed away home inside the room. So that disappointed me personally. I finished up in the cutting area flooring.”

Trebek however gets covered The Bucket List though.

“They paid me reasonably well for my cameo appearance, and every time that movie is shown on some network or some cable system somewhere, I receive a nice residual,” Trebek stated. “i enjoy The Bucket List.”

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