Before Alex Trebek died on November 8, he still devotedly prepared the episodes in advance Jeopardy! it’s deeply bittersweet to watch these posthumous shots, knowing that Trebek was battling pancreatic cancer as he worked on the show’s typically strict schedule, all with coronavirus restrictions. Ahead of tonight’s Thanksgiving episode, the show’s official YouTube page shared a moving speech that Trebek will give at the beginning of the episode. In this, he wishes the audience a happy thanksgiving and asks viewers to “keep the faith” because there are still reasons to be grateful and we will come out better from 2020 if we continue to help our neighbors.
– Happy Thanksgiving, ladies and gentlemen. You know, despite what America and the rest of the world are just experiencing, there are many reasons to be grateful. More and more people are offering a helping hand to please their neighbors, and that’s a good thing. Stay true. We will go through all this and become a better society because of it. “
Trebek had all the answers, so we probably need to talk about it. “We’re going to sob in our turkey” for a thousand, Alex.