John Oliver took some liberties while onstage at Sunday evening’s Emmys ceremony. Oliver presented the award for Directing in a Special Movie or Limited series, but first took a moment to fire some amusing shots at Alex Trebek:
“A limited series is, of course, a series that only runs for a limited time. Although, let’s be honest. Pretty much every series is a limited series. Every show on television will go off the air eventually with the sole exception of Jeopardy! And I’ll tell you why. The sun could burn out, humanity could flee to another galaxy, and time as we know it could cease to exist, but Alex Trebek will still be there, scolding librarians from Ames, Iowa, to answer in the form of a question and passive-aggressively insulting their hobbies. So really, he’s a people person. So really, this isn’t so much a category as it is an elaborate way to exclude Jeopardy! from winning yet another Emmy. The last sound emitted from Earth will be a Trebek sigh.”
Poor Trebek, who has hosted the show since 1984, is enduring quite a week. First, a diabolical Jeopardy! contestant tricked him into saying “Turd Ferguson.” Now this. Trebek will recover, but in the meantime, Twitter is loving this newly found feud.