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Offline tpir04

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Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« on: July 22, 2020, 06:59:17 PM »
Happy birthday Alex! And many more to you!
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Re: Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2020, 07:18:26 PM »
Happy 80th birthday Alex Trebek! 1940-2020 :)

Trebek may be best known for Jeopardy! But I was a big fan of Trebek's Classic Concentration on NBC in the late 80s and early 90s. May you have many more years to come, Alex!
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Re: Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2020, 09:11:30 PM »
Here's certainly hoping.  I loved him on Classic Concentration as well back in the day. 

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Re: Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2020, 10:34:57 PM »
Happy birthday to Mr. Alex Trebek!  As much as I grew up remember him as rather serious & all busiiness, he always had a sense of humor.  As mentioned, he's most famous for Jeopardy but I think it's fair to say that he'll go down as a successful G-T emcee with Double Dare & TTTT (a show that allowed him to sit down while hosting) in addition to CC
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Re: Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2020, 10:39:14 PM »
Happy birthday, Alex!

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Re: Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2020, 12:20:27 AM »
Happy birthday to Mr. Alex Trebek!  As much as I grew up remember him as rather serious & all busiiness, he always had a sense of humor.  As mentioned, he's most famous for Jeopardy but I think it's fair to say that he'll go down as a successful G-T emcee with Double Dare & TTTT (a show that allowed him to sit down while hosting) in addition to CC

The original High Rollers host too, for 4 years essentially counting both runs.

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Re: Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2020, 12:51:53 AM »
He also the ill-fated game Pitfall, and more shows - Battlestars, The Wizard of Odds, etc.; and various pilots including Second Guess.
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Re: Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2020, 01:03:04 AM »
Happy Birthday Alex and many more to come!  :biggrin:

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Re: Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2020, 01:07:33 AM »
He also the ill-fated game Pitfall, and more shows - Battlestars, The Wizard of Odds, etc.; and various pilots including Second Guess.

Yeah he did (the first one not even getting paid for by the end). I'd say his most successful/the 3 he'd be most known for would be High Rollers, Jeopardy and Classic Concentration though, TTTT perhaps too as a distant 4th. He also has the distinction of hosting 3 shows at the very same time in 91, with CC, J! and TTTT. Not sure anyone else has done it before or since where game shows are concerned.

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Re: Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2020, 10:55:24 AM »
Alex looks terrific for 80, considering health issues. He may surprise us yet.
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Re: Alex Trebek hits the big 8-0 today!
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2020, 10:55:36 PM »
Happy 80th, Alex!