Watch a Jeopardy Contestant Trick Alex Trebek Into Saying “Turd Ferguson” on the Air
Suck it, Trebek!
Remember Celebrity Jeopardy? Of course you do. Filmed during the greatest era of Saturday Night Live (don’t @ me), they involved a weary Alex Trebek (Will Ferrell) dealing with various unruly celebrities who exhibited absolutely no signs of intelligence. His constant rival was a menacing Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond), but in one of the best skits, Burt Reynolds (Norm MacDonald) stole the show by demanding to be called Turd Ferguson.
Last night, sixteen years after that skit originally aired, Alex Trebek was tricked into saying “Turd Ferguson” on the air, proving that there are no safe spaces, not even your own long-running TV show.
The final Jeopardy round was “This song from a 1999 animated film about censorship had a word censored from its Oscar performance.”
One hero contestant bet all of her remaining $600 to write “what is the love ballad of turd ferguson p.s. hi mom :)” [sic].
Watching Trebek say it out loud before he realizes what’s happening incredible — I’ve put it on loop about six times already — but I will say that I respect the man for keeping his cool.
But mostly, I’m so inspired that I’m trying to land myself on Jeopardy so I can say “your mother’s a whore, Trebek” on air.