Alex Trebek Gets Pranked on Jeopardy!

He says 'Turd Ferguson,' just like Will Ferrell's Trebek
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 17, 2015 1:58 PM CDT

(Newser) – Alex Trebek got pranked pretty good on yesterday's Jeopardy!. Contestant Talia couldn't solve the final clue, Entertainment Weekly reports, so instead of making a real guess, she wrote: "What is the love ballad of Turd Ferguson. P.S. Hi Mom" as her answer (er, question). Of course, Trebek then had to read that out loud ... and "Turd Ferguson" is the name the Burt Reynolds character (played by Norm MacDonald) on Saturday Night Live's Jeopardy sketches once insisted the Trebek character (played by Will Ferrell) call him. Watch yesterday's prank, plus the SNL sketch that inspired it, in the gallery. (Read more Alex Trebek stories.)

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