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Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 07/28/2011

Alex Trebek injures self while chasing burglar: Cue the ‘Jeopardy’ jokes


Alex Trebek. (Ben Hider - GETTY IMAGES)
Alex Trebek snapped his Achilles tendon Tuesday, which is terrible. But he did so while chasing a woman who allegedly burgled his hotel room.

The 71-year-old smarty pants game show host appeared at the National Geographic World Championship on crutches Wednesday and explained that he hurt himself while chasing a person who allegedly stole cash and jewelry from his San Francisco hotel room. A 56-year-old woman has been arrested and charged with felony burglary and possession of stolen property.

I could make about a million “Jeopardy” jokes right now, but many other people have graciously done that for me. So here are the some great (and “awful,” if you’re the New York Times) jokes inspired by Trebek’s amazing chase.

Many writers went jokes inspired by the show’s classic question and answer format.

Gakwer’s Richard Lawson: “I'll take improbable explanations for $800. Also, what is: ouch.”

The Daily What: “A: Alex Trebek. Q: Who is a bad [bleep]?”

The Post’s Jen Chaney: “I’ll take Gutsy Game Show Hosts for $500, please.”

Time: “We'll take ‘Crime-Fighting Super Heroes’ for $200, Alex.

E!: “Answer: Winds Up in Hospital. Question: What Happens When Alex Trebek Chases Burglar?”

Other outlets chose to be a little more adventurous.

The New York Times: “Police said that a second suspect, the noted Scottish actor Sean Connery, remained at large.”

CBS’s “Early Show”: “Alex Trebek and his wife were never in ‘Jeopardy.’”

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