ne of the most enduring legacies in the history of television.
The show will likely go on and there’s already talk of a replacement. Yet some would argue that Trebek can never truly be replaced. There was something about his dry wit and even-keeled temperament that suited this particular trivia game to perfection. His rapport with both the contestants and the audience was palpable, which isn’t to mention his relationship with the viewers at home. He will be sorely missed.
On a lighter note, Trebek was no stranger to comedy. In fact, his off-the-cuff quips were part of what made the show so special. He was also a big fan of the “Saturday Night Live” parodies, in which Will Ferrell performed a deft impersonation. When it comes to movies, however, Trebek’s taste appears to swing in a more dramatic direction. According to his own memoir, his two favorite films of all time were an adaptation of “Wuthering Heights” and the 1941 film “How Green Was My Valley.”
Personal taste aside, Trebek delivered approximately 26 years’ worth of clues about comedy movies. Even the most novice player knows the drill: Questions take the form of answers and answers take the form of questions. Adopting that very format, Stacker presents real “Jeopardy!” clues about classic comedy movies. To generate a diverse group of clues, Stacker pored through the show’s archives, spanning decades in the process. Do you have what it takes to solve each one?
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