Ken Jennings Honors Alex Trebek In His First Episode as Guest Host | JEOPARDY!

Jan 12, 2021
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Stepping up to the lectern as our first guest host, Ken takes a moment to honor Alex.

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  • i will miss alex trebek a whole lot. ken jennings is doing an awsome job. god bless you ken, and rest i peace alex.

    Robert Croxton Jr.Robert Croxton Jr.19 hours ago

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  • Zachary

    Zach GarciaZach Garcia2 days ago
  • Great job at honoring the man, the legend, Alex Trebek. ❀️ You've done him proud, Ken Jennings. Well done. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ #WeLoveAlex #WeLoveKen #WeLoveJeopardy!

    Rita KurtzRita Kurtz2 days ago
  • No one can replace Alex. He was one of a kind. But I hope the Jeopardy producers keep looking. This didn't work.

    R PR P2 days ago
  • We think he is doing a great job

    Eileen W ReedEileen W Reed4 days ago
  • Ken Jennings is a leftist. His hate filled comments on Twitter make him unqualified to be the new Jeopardy host and he would disgrace Alex Trebek's good name.

    Bite MeBite Me4 days ago
  • What is a honoring done right

    Sketchy SkiesSketchy Skies4 days ago
  • "There's no Better host ,that can replace the Great Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!"

    Ptao TomPtao Tom4 days ago
  • All class.

    wrlordwrlord5 days ago
  • Very classy, and well said.

    rjcass33rjcass335 days ago
  • Excellent tribute, Ken!

    Leo the TigerLeo the Tiger5 days ago
    • Girls how could guys not cry during Titanic. Do they even have feelings. Guys:

      Ptao TomPtao Tom4 days ago
  • Ken, I am completely flabbergasted after following you for the past week, and, I’m convinced you are perfect and capable of filling Alex shoes. He would be so proud of you. You too have that special friendly and relaxing personality. God bless and protect you, keep up the good workπŸ‘β˜˜οΈ

    Carmel DeMiranda nΓ©e ConlonCarmel DeMiranda nΓ©e Conlon5 days ago
  • Please do not let Katie C guest host. She is dispicable

    serigraph73serigraph735 days ago
  • Ken Said it best and I hope they make him the host of the show if they don’t I won’t continue to watch it Ken is incredible

    Katie WilliamsKatie Williams5 days ago
  • You can hear him fighting back tears. He'd make a great permanent host and would do Alex proud. RIP Alex; we all love and miss you!

    minij hooiminij hooi6 days ago
  • Well done Ken!

    Tiger LilyTiger Lily6 days ago
  • Oh bless his heart

    Meishawn1374Meishawn13746 days ago
  • R.I.P. Alex Trebek He became host in 1984, and continued to host until his death in 2020. No one will truly replace Alex Trebek, but we can still remember him by playing and watching Jeopardy.

    Joshua McDowellJoshua McDowell6 days ago
    • This looks so fun?

      minij hooiminij hooi6 days ago
  • So, how long is Ken Jennings still guest hosting "Jeopardy!"?

    Leo BoatengLeo Boateng6 days ago
    • As of right now, for six weeks

      Wiggle WormWiggle Worm3 days ago
  • Thank You, Ken Jennings...for your AMAZING knowledge, your awesome humility, and your tremendous grace towards Alex Trebek!πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

    Chris MichaelsChris Michaels6 days ago
  • 303 thumbs down???πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” PREPOSTEROUS!!!😑

    Chris MichaelsChris Michaels6 days ago
  • you can hear the sadness in his voice

    Freedom RingFreedom Ring6 days ago
  • 😭😭😭

    Claire DyerClaire Dyer6 days ago
  • this dood is so wholesome

    Dan BDan B6 days ago
  • It has to be HIM !

    Marvin GaldamezMarvin Galdamez6 days ago
  • Girls how could guys not cry during Titanic. Do they even have feelings. Guys:

    Peter WestermanPeter Westerman6 days ago
  • That was a really great tribute to one of the best ever..:)

    luke johnsonluke johnson6 days ago
  • So it's Ken?

    Joris KylieJoris Kylie6 days ago
  • Ken is a great guy... There are a lot of people in this country that are supposed to look out for the well being of their constituents that should take a good lesson on how to be a good human being from Ken Jennings... Well Done Ken!!!!!!!...R.I.P. Alex...

    Paul F.Paul F.6 days ago
  • There's something "sneaky" about him?? Those beady eyes are a clue?!

    Renee CollinRenee Collin7 days ago
  • Give ken the full time job. Period

    11bravo178911bravo17897 days ago
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  • Miss You Alex Rest Easy

    Tk TakkeyTk Takkey7 days ago
  • Class

    Alex Shmalex3Alex Shmalex37 days ago
  • same love, care, respect, and appreciation as did Alex Trebek. I even hope one day I get to go on Jeopardy myself, lol.

    toijg avnnrtoijg avnnr7 days ago
  • Touching, well said; β€˜nuff said, even. What finer words can be spoken? Thank you for stepping up to the challenge Mr Jennings, their mighty big shoes, but you’re wearing them well.

    Loco MadmanLoco Madman7 days ago
  • We miss you Alex! We do appreciate Ken’s kind remarks about him as they did have a special friendship. Hoping that Ken will become the new Jeopardy host and as well as being the current guest emcee.

    Jane BurtonJane Burton7 days ago
    • Ken, you’re a true class act of a gentleman. Alex would say his show is in great hands.

      toijg avnnrtoijg avnnr7 days ago
  • I’d be okay with him hosting permanently. πŸ’–

    Allie BlakeAllie Blake7 days ago
  • I thought the new host was gonna be Betty White. Trebek said so in one of his speeches before he passed away

    KyleJBAwesomess 2001KyleJBAwesomess 20017 days ago
  • I agree with Kenny Nobody, I do mean NOBODY will ever replace the legend that is Alex Trebek on Jeopardy.

    KyleJBAwesomess 2001KyleJBAwesomess 20017 days ago
  • Ken as permanent host pleeeeeease

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  • The part where the intro says Ken Jennings isn't as loud and pronounced as Alex Trebek from what I compared it to. He basically screams ALEX TREBEK with all his heart and now it dosen't sound there same

    Ethan MenzelEthan Menzel7 days ago
  • all said and done, Ken will be the new host. Again, I was very impressed, good job!

    drttyu liqmdrttyu liqm7 days ago
  • What is respect for $1000?

    Stuart PicklesStuart Pickles7 days ago
  • I'll take missing you for 1000 Alex.😒

    Woody NorrisWoody Norris7 days ago
  • I respect Ken's accomplishments on the show, but I have not always liked him. However, that was a very, very classy intro and a wonderful way to honor, Alex. Well done, Ken.

    A Grumpy Old ManA Grumpy Old Man8 days ago
    • Perhaps I'm honoring Alex in my own way. I am hosting a Facebook jeopardy game. RIP Alex

      drttyu liqmdrttyu liqm7 days ago
  • What is The Feels.

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    Ker LozKer Loz8 days ago
  • Well said. Ken has always seemed like a good guy, he's done a fine job as guest host, really.

    goldenagenutgoldenagenut8 days ago
  • With that homage I think he cinched the job as host permanent host. Who here thinks Ken Jennings should get the job? "Click thumbs up" if you do.

    Walter KoziolWalter Koziol8 days ago
  • Alex is in heaven saying ok lets get on with it already πŸ˜ƒ

    Sarah BurggrafSarah Burggraf8 days ago
  • Make him permanent host,why dick around with these other guest hosts

    Joshua CollingeJoshua Collinge8 days ago
  • Ken, you’re a true class act of a gentleman. Alex would say his show is in great hands.

    Cindi VerbelunCindi Verbelun8 days ago
  • the opening of this episode. While nobody could ever replace Alex, you most definitely can (and I dare say, should) succeed him as host.

    Regdu GehtRegdu Geht8 days ago
  • Ken was a great guest host this last week, I hope he comes back permanently

    Papa KhanPapa Khan8 days ago
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    Francoise McarthurFrancoise Mcarthur8 days ago
  • Alex would be proud

    Mars BoyMars Boy8 days ago
    • This is historic. Ken would be an awesome full time host, but as he put it bluntly, no one can replace the late Alex Trebek. πŸ₯ΊπŸ’”πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ™πŸ½

      Regdu GehtRegdu Geht8 days ago
  • Very classy

    Ad KaAd Ka8 days ago
  • Wonder how many times he practiced that pre-show, to be able to get through it.

    RockOn78RockOn788 days ago
  • Class act

    Molases SlowMolases Slow8 days ago
  • Perhaps I'm honoring Alex in my own way. I am hosting a Facebook jeopardy game. RIP Alex

    HAWKEYE21343HAWKEYE213438 days ago
  • Of all people I actually wouldn't mind if Ken stuck around for awhile. He was a huge part of Jeopardy himself and seemed very professional

    K FrancksK Francks9 days ago
  • Ken is such a GREAT person and that speech made me cry on how Alex Trebek was GREAT person and all Ken was saying that Alex made the show by making the people a GREAT person which Ken is and it was hard not to cry hearing this!

    ken karwoskiken karwoski9 days ago
  • I’m not crying, you’re crying!

    Sam WilsonSam Wilson9 days ago
  • Ken did the show Justice. He did Alex proud.

    WorldsWorstBoyWorldsWorstBoy9 days ago
  • Hell yeah.

    David B.David B.9 days ago
  • I loved the way Ken Jennings hosted the show! He was a natural! He did a great job! I hope he becomes permanent! πŸ‘πŸΌ (Yes I know there is no replacing Alex Trebec πŸ₯Ί)

    Wendy PicouWendy Picou9 days ago
  • Like he said, no one can replace Alex but Ken should be the permanent host since he has had a good reputation in Jeopardy!'s history.

    yuitr loingyuitr loing9 days ago
  • Can he PLEASE be the next host??

    Angela HallAngela Hall9 days ago
  • At first I didn't want Jennings to land this gig. He's been a bit saucy and caustic at times for my liking, but that seems to have been toned down or gone. Maybe it was youthful swagger? He's done a wonderful job this week...very affable, kind to the contestants and keeps the show moving at a nice, brisk pace. Should he take on the job full-time, I would be totally fine with that, based on what I've seen this week. And, really...who else should/could it be? It may as well be the best player the game has ever known, and someone whose ties to the show are etched in everyone's minds. I know he takes the job, and responsibility, seriously. It shows. And that's really all I can ask. It will take some getting used to, for sure. But we all knew this was going to happen at some point. It's sad that Alex is no longer there as host, but his spirit/memory isn't going anywhere, and as long as the game is honored and maintained, it will go on just fine. I like what I've seen this week from Ken Jennings, so my mind has been changed.

    P SmithP Smith9 days ago
    • Jim's the first player who has had two different hosts.

      yuitr loingyuitr loing9 days ago
  • Tasteful, well said and brief. A worthy tribute Alex would be happy with. Nice work Ken.

    Rodney TaylorRodney Taylor9 days ago
  • This is historic. Ken would be an awesome full time host, but as he put it bluntly, no one can replace the late Alex Trebek. πŸ₯ΊπŸ’”πŸ‘ŠπŸΎπŸ™πŸ½

    Marcus HamnerMarcus Hamner9 days ago
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  • I really do hope the higher ups that run the show see this and consider making him the permanent host.

    Cyclops823Cyclops8239 days ago
  • Sweet guest host.

    Amber MedellinAmber Medellin9 days ago
  • Wow, that was moving. Ken would make a wonderful permanent host as this show moves on.

    Shane DichShane Dich9 days ago
  • Is Ken Jennings just filling in until they find another host? I've been watchin him and not even knowing who he is and that he's filled before, it almost seems that he should be the host. He's doing a wonderful job and it makes me wonder how Alex's first time went until he became the best at this show. And yes, one could really tell he loved the show. : ) πŸ’–

    Mary SalviMary Salvi9 days ago
  • He's totally right, no one will ever replace Alex.

    BB9 days ago
  • Sincere and poignant.

    mike856msmike856ms9 days ago
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    Hanspal SinghHanspal Singh9 days ago
  • Doing a fabulous job, he should be the new host not a guest

    Valerie GibbonsValerie Gibbons9 days ago
  • Alex you will be missed

    BIG DADDYBIG DADDY10 days ago
  • It just isn't the same...cant watch it after the first elisode...Ken isn't that good...

    Paula NilesPaula Niles10 days ago

    Derp MeowDerp Meow10 days ago
    • Alex is also white

      Chinedum OnuohaChinedum Onuoha6 days ago
    • So? Why bring race into every thing

      Taco The CatTaco The Cat9 days ago
    • ?

      Pizza TimePizza Time9 days ago
  • Obviously someone who Alex loved and someone who loved Alex.

    Jade TrautmanJade Trautman10 days ago
  • Jim's the first player who has had two different hosts.

    tichu7tichu710 days ago
  • Maybe the answer Kebert Xlea will bring him back?

    Jim MarschJim Marsch10 days ago
  • I can see why they'd have Ken as a guest host, but Ken has already said he doesn't want to permanent host the show

    Prophetless772Prophetless77210 days ago
  • I teared up as soon as his voice cracked 😭 We will miss you, Alex! Please make Ken the regular host πŸ™πŸΌ

    AV CollectionsAV Collections10 days ago
  • personally i'm pulling for Ken to become the full-time host. he's done a great job so far. still doesn't seem real, though. we welcomed Alex into our home for a half hour each evening - still seems like he should come back next week or something. but since that's of course not happening, Ken's doing wonderful so far.

    Spyro the DragonSpyro the Dragon10 days ago
  • He is the perfect one for the job! Do we need other guest hosts?

    Bruce AllanBruce Allan10 days ago
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    NanyaNanya10 days ago
  • No one can ever replace Alex Trebek! He was and is Jeopardy. I'm having a difficult time watching Jennings. He was an excellent player, is brilliant, but is not a good choice to host Jeopardy. Her doesn't have the same class, charisma, charm, personality, etc., as Alex. I heard that Katie Couric might guest host and she would be an excellent choice as she has a personality that would compliment the show, she's bright, and being a woman, she won't be compared to Alex in the same way that a man would. I don't know who all they have in mind for guest hosts, but please move Ken along or after a lifetime of watching Jeopardy, I may have to watch something else.

    Cheryl HoughtonCheryl Houghton10 days ago
  • Ken showing the emotions that all of us are feeling, Alex departing was hard for all of us, Ken knows that all too well, being one of, if not the most, prominent ones to share that stage and studio with Alex, a privilege every crew member, contestant, and audience member (including myself) was honored to have. Ken really empathizes with all of us, honoring and thanking Alex, and at the same time he maintains his composure and hosts very well.

    mphlohimphlohi10 days ago
  • My thanks to the producers for having Jennings be the first guest host after Trebek, and be the one to offer these words of tribute to him. There was no one more fitting to honor one of the greatest TV hosts of all time than the greatest Jeopardy player of all time.

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  • Ken should be the new host.

    Mr. NobodyMr. Nobody10 days ago
  • Give Mr. Jennings an opportunity to host the show and see how he performs

    jackiechan511jackiechan51110 days ago
  • Very classy!πŸ‘

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