Here’s a collection of clips from 1990 that show Alex Trebek recording promos for Phone Jeopardy, a 900-number service that allowed people to play the game from home. It’s fun to watch Trebek’s slow burn of irritation — it’s like a less volatile version of Bill O’Reilly’s “WE’LL DO IT LIVE!” freakout.
It also makes me realize how much I miss Trebek’s mustache. That facial hair was a true piece of Americana. Man, Zsa Zsa Gabor must have ridden that thing like the Pony Express. It should be in the Smithsonian somewhere.