I don’t want to get all controversial on this blog or anything, but I’m just going to say it. Alex Trebek is a sexist. Yep, it’s out there. He drives me insane.
I watch Jeopardy every day – actually, more accurately, I DVR Jeopardy every day and I consume it in 3-4 episode chunks. It takes me about 10 minutes to watch because I can skip that horrible part in the middle of single Jeopardy where they try to make small talk with the weirdos and I never watch final Jeopardy because who cares. God the interviews are the most painful 4 minutes on television (not counting Here Comes Honey Boo Boo). If you are smart enough to be on Jeopardy one thing is assured – you have no funny stories. You never see a four day champion tell a story that starts with “this one time I was so drunk” and ends with “so anyway, it’s expunged from my record, the donkey is back safe and no harm done.”
But back to my point – Alex Trebek is a He Man Woman Hater who probably has a secret treehouse. Watch carefully – if there are two men and a woman on the show and a man gets an answer right he will say “yep” or “correct” or whatever he has time for. But if the woman gets an answer right he immediately gets this condescending tone and says “that’s riiiiiiight”, like it’s a miracle and he is so proud of her. It’s gross and once you notice it you can’t stop noticing it, so I’m sorry about that.
When a man is a multi-day winner he introduces them as a conquering hero but when a woman is a returning champion he inevitably says something about how lucky she got. One time I watched and the final jeopardy category was “Sports” and he said something horrible like “uh, oh, Jane might have some trouble with this one!” OH BURN ALEX! You’re so right, we have ovaries, there’s no way we also know what the infield fly rule is.
Seriously, F-Off Trebek.