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“While everyone.”

Legendary host of the show Alex Trebek posthumously ended his historic 36-year run as “Danger!” hosted on Friday with its latest episode aired more than two months after his death from pancreatic cancer at the age of 80 in November.

Friday’s episode was filmed on October 29, just 10 days before his death.

“Danger!” sent Trebeck with a touching montage tribute that highlighted the charismatic personality that many people have come to know and love through their television screens over the years. The video, which aired before the show’s final credits, is tuned to the tune of Peter Allen’s “But Before I Go.”

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From retro photos of Trebeck’s iconic mustache to cute shots of his children (Matthew and Emily Trebeck) on “Family Day”, the tribute serves as a bitter sweet encore that resonates deeply with fans.

“We all said we’d be ready for the last few weeks to prepare us for tonight. I think it’s safe to say we’re lying,” tweeted @cspotweet. “Tears will flow. But this is ultimately a testament to Alex Trebeck’s pure kindness.”

@Godofgrind added: “It won’t be easy tonight.”

Ken Jennings, crowned the greatest “Danger!” An all-time player in January, will start his six-week start as the first intermediate host on Monday. He has recorded 30 episodes so far.

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Trebeck calls for “softer, better society”

The late Trebeck opened one of his last “Danger!” episodes aired Monday with a heartfelt message of community and cohesion amid the coronavirus pandemic.

“I know you want to be generous with your family, your friends, your loved ones,” he said in an episode on January 4th. “But today I would like you to go one step further. I would like you to open your hands and open your heart to those who are still suffering from COVID-19, people who are suffering through no fault of their own. ”

Trebeck said we could “build a gentler, better society” if “we all get a little involved.”

Alex Trebek gives a heartfelt message to COVID-19 in one of his last “Danger!” episodes

“I learned English for you”

Athlete Burt Thakur tearfully thanked the longtime host of the popular game show for positively impacting his life after taking home $ 20,400 during an episode aired on November 6, just days before Trebeck died on November 8.

When Trebek asked Takur if there were “family members at home who greeted him,” Thakur, who is from India, shared a touching story.

“You know, here’s a real story, man. I grew up learning English for you,” Thakur told Trebek. “So, my grandfather who raised me – I’m going to get tears now – I was sitting on his lap and watching you every day, so it’s a pretty special moment for me, man.”

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“We (your heart) you Alex!”

Athlete Dhruv Gaur put his heart on his screen, literally, writing “We (your heart) Alex!” instead of a final response to danger during an episode aired on November 11, 2019.

The gesture surprised host Trebeck, who was battling pancreatic cancer in stage 4. His voice cracked, noting that the contestant had bet a lot on the sweet note.

“That’s very kind of you, thank you. It costs you $ 1,995. You have $ 5 left,” he said in a voice that trembled. “OK.”

Immediately after the broadcast of the 2019 episode, #WeLoveYouAlex began to develop on Twitter. He first announced his diagnosis in March 2019.

Alex Trebek chokedwhen the Jeopardy contestant honors him by answering “We love you Alex”

Hairy debate

Trebeck caused a stir after revealing a new bearded appearance during the premiere of the 35th season on September 10, 2018.

“I don’t need to ask how I spent my summer vacation,” Trebeck said. “Things got a little out of hand.”

“We hope that this will not distract our players,” he added.

Oh, that’s a distraction. Trebeck even won his own hashtag #Trebeard.

Trebeck’s facial hair has long been the subject of global respect and charm. He first shaved his gray mustache in 2001.

In 2014, on the show’s 30th anniversary, Trebeck shocked fans by returning to his famous mustache look for the first time in 13 years.

What is it: Alex Trebek without pants?

Trebeck is known for charming his audience’s pants, but in 2005 he was the one who didn’t have pants. The presenter broke the ice during the episode “Danger! Final Tournament of Champions”, starring Jennings, Brad Rutter and Jerome Vered.

“Danger!” champion Brad Rutter recalled on WOGL radio that Trebeck dropped his pants to “reduce tension” after the riders jokingly figured out ways to break the ice.

“We were so nervous, we were all as pale as a ghost,” Ruther said on Thursday on a Philadelphia radio station. “What we didn’t realize was that our microphones were live and Alex heard us.”

The result? “Alex came out without pants,” Rutter said.

“The wheel of … danger?”

In honor of April 1, 1997, host Trebeck and “Wheel of Fortune” Pat Sazak pulled out a switch. Sajak hosted “Danger!” and Trebeck hosted the Wheel of Fortune, marking the first time Trebeck did not host the syndicated quiz competition, which made him synonymous.

“Welcome to our special edition of The Wheel of Fortune on Tuesday, April 1. “I’ll let you know why I’m here today,” Trebeck said.

Contributions: Andrea Mandel, Brian Alexander

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