If this whole “danger!” thing doesn’t work, maybe Alex Trebek can try it in the world of pop music.
The venerable host of the game show, which revealed last year that he has pancreatic cancer, gave fans a kick when he read a hint about Thursday’s episode by reciting the lyrics to Lizzo’s hit “Truth Hurts”.
“Alex Trebek singing Lizzo is actually exactly what we needed today,” said Variety editor Rebecca Rubin caption of the clip she tweeted.
In the “Lyrics of Today” category for $ 1,000, Trebek read, “Her: new man on the Minnesota Vikings, the truth hurts, needed something a little more exciting, bomb bi dom bi dum bum bay.”
One of the participants answered Lizzo correctly, after which Trebek fooled himself.
“Yes – and I did it exactly like her, didn’t I?” he asked sarcastically, calling for a laugh from the studio audience.
Trebek has used his rapping skills on the show before.
In 2017, he read the text of Desiigner’s “Panda” in a category called “Let’s Rap Kids!” during one of the college tournaments of the show.
“I just started this rap thing. I’m not very good at it, but I started getting started, ” he joked afterwards.
“Danger!” new episodes continue to run, but production of the show has been halted due to the corona virus.
Last week, the show tweeted that the first episodes had been shot long before the coronavirus pandemic, meaning no one was at risk of passing on the virus, which posed a special threat to Trebek, whose immune system may be compromised by his cancer.
“A kind reminder that the current episodes were recorded months in advance, so any interactions between the participants, Alex or the studio audience were considered safe at the time. We hope you are safe and sound during this time, and thank you for watching ! “read the message.