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Is Alex Trebek Smarter than Einstein?

Updated on March 23, 2014
 don't even wanna know why he's not wearing a shirt.
don't even wanna know why he's not wearing a shirt.

Is Alex Trebek smarter than Einstein?

Of course this hub is fictional and if anyone wants to know Stan Fletcher made me do it.


This is an interesting question and I’m not positive but in my opinion the answer would be no! In fact I suspect that Alex Trebek isn’t even smarter than a 5th grader, and I have suspected this for a long time now.

The reason being that I went to school with Alex Trebek at Fokk University, more commonly known around Hubpages as FU. I was in a couple of classes with Trebek. As a matter of fact Alex and our own Degreek and I were actually in the same class together for the first semester. We took “Pomp and Circumstance 101” together and as I recall Degreek aced this class and Trebek came in a close second.

If I remember correctly, DeGreek was captain of the Polo Team, of which Trebek was also a member and I was the cheerleader. I remember this well because there was only one cheerleader, and it was me. I also remember Trebek and DeGreek always trying to ask me out but I had to turn them both down because I was failing my “Arrogance” class miserably and my parents wouldn’t let me out of the house. The only thing that got me through the "Arrogance", class was my late night tutor sessions with De Greek, God Bless him, without him showing me how to be arrogant, I would've never made it through that class. With De Greek's help I got an "A"!

From what I remember about Trebek however is that he wasn’t very smart, certainly not as smart as De Greek, but his classes served him well because he carried himself with an “assholish” demeanor from then on, which I presume helped in getting him that spot on “Jeopardy”.

Years after graduation I accepted an invitation to the Jeopardy show and was thrilled to be in the audience, but was so disappointed that Alex acted like a complete jackass every time we went to a commercial. If someone gave a wrong answer, Alex would make fun of the poor soul until they were in tears. Of course he always comes off looking so smart because he has those 3*5 index cards in front of him, and I suspect he couldn’t do very well with those questions had he not had those cards. But I remember leaving there thinking that Alex was a real jerk. Fokk University served him well.

Now just for the sake of the argument, and I’m sure there are many people out there who think that Alex Trebek is really smart, I propose that we put Alex in the hot seat and let him come up with some questions to those silly answers on the show. But instead of the usual “Presidents of the U.S” and “Cities of the Midwest” answers, we should jack him up with some really stupid answers such as: “Ketchup“! Or “Your ass from a hole in the ground“! Or “thepenismightier than the sword“! And see how he fares.

Now don’t get me wrong, I love the Jeopardy show but Alex just really gets on my nerves the way he carries himself, he acts like an ass and seems like he is more than happy to let someone know when they get the answers wrong, and the way he pronounces all those hard names for countries such as N-i-c-a-r-a-g-u-a, with that perfect enunciation. He also wants everyone to know right away that he is from Canada, as he mentions it constantly and makes sure that he pronounces about like aboot every chance he gets.

Yea maybe Trebek is a reasonably smart dude but he seems to always forget that we know he has the answers in his hands at all times so really, how smart can he really be? As far as Einstein, he’s probably rolling over in his grave being compared to this idiot. Anyway, just my take on things and Ill take a brand new pair of white tube socks for 400 please Alex!!!!

This one fell through the cracks.

One of my fav SNL charactors on Jeopardy Sean Connery

© 2010 ladyjane1


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    stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

    Great hub. If poor Trevek were to read this he would be trying to shove the groundhog over to borrow his shadow. GBY Dear heart.

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    Pistol Grip 7 years ago

    Arrogance........thy name is Trebek!!!!!!!

    I'll bet there is a clause in his contract where every night a category is required to give him the opportunity to show off his superior enunciation skills-uh. Obama is currently in the Arrogant Jeopardy Host Bullpen so that in 2012 when he loses his current gig he can take over & Alex can fade off into the Canadian Sunset.

    "I'll take Cruise Missile Launching Nobel Peace Prize Winners for $800, Barack!"

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Mike's corner thanks for stopping by and I agree with you that Trebek is freaky but I doubt he knows everything. LOL. Thanks for reading. Cheers.

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    Mike's Corner 7 years ago from Maryland

    Haha -- awesome hub, LadyJane1! In reality, that Trebek is freaky the way he seems to know everything.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Nice to see you Micky and thank you for reading. Cheers.

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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    Funny! Thank you Ma'am!

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    De Greek good to see you and I wish I would have known ahead of time that you are one of the judges, but now that I know I feel comfortable thinking that I could win this right??? Afterall I am probably responsible for half of your fanbase since when I write about you they flock to you in masses to discover for themselves. I dont think I need to send any chocolates or flowers but send me your address anyway, and I will see what I can come up with LOL. And damn it I want that blizzard!!Cheers.

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    De Greek 7 years ago from UK


    As one of the three judges of this here competition may I just say that I consider this Hub to be a likely candidate for first prize? A candidate, mind you, not a cert.

    May I also casually mention that we have formed a new charity, coincidentally called “The Three Judges Charity” and any contribution you may care to make to it shall be given the consideration it deserves?

    Furthermore, I wish to give the lie to inaccurately spurious and dastardly rumours spread by a person who shall remain nameless (let’s call him Stan for argument’s sake) that we shall be happy with bribes of only chocolates and flowers? Naturally we live for literature and are doing this for the good of humanity, but any poor chump who thinks that he or she will have a chance in hell of winning this competition with a bunch of flowers, has another thing coming. ;-)

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Mighty Mom good to see you and thanks for reading my hub. Im soooo sorry to have dissapointed you about Trebek, apparently he has a lot of people fooled. As far as Ken Jennings, I think he was real LOL, cheers to you MM!

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    Susan Reid 7 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    Oh, fokk. I wish I had never read this hub!! I had no idea Alex Trebek was reading from flash cards! I'm shocked, devestated. My hero, my game show intellectual, the Canadian cranium has been exposed! I will never look at Jeopardy the same way again. Ever. Thanks a LOT, ladyjane!

    I suppose next you're going to tell me Ken Jennings faked it, too. Geez.

    Seriously, great job! MM

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    timorous thanks for reading and Im not worried about Trebek's people cuz not only do I have HP people on my side but I have Sean Connery as well and he will wipe the floor with him. About that contest, don't get too comfortable there mr. it aint over til the fat lady sings but your hub was fab. Cheers.

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    Tim Nichol 7 years ago from Me to You

    What?! Alex T. FU..alumni..who knew? Your assessment of the ubiquitous Mr. T. is right on the mark, my dear. You'll be hearing from Alex Trebek's 'people' very soon, I'm sure. Don't've already got a large posse here at HP..we've got your back.

    One thing you should worry about is me winning the contest with my Dangerous Kitchen Appliances hub. Sorry hon!

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    Shadesbreath 7 years ago from California

    This was funny. And you're so right about the 3x5 cards. I dont' know why this dude get's credit for being smart. I mean, by that reckoning, I can get my dictionary out and call myself the greatest speller in the world too. You're right, and I lol'ed @ "As far as Einstein, he’s probably rolling over in his grave being compared to this idiot." Funniest line amongst many good ones. That video about the gardening tool/pleasure seeker was hilarious too. Never saw that. Good stuff, nice hub.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Martie thanks for stopping by and for your most amusing comment. I see FU served you well as well. Cheers to you.

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    Martie Coetser 7 years ago from South Africa

    Thanks for warning me. Whenever he comes my way I’ll put on my ear-caps – you know those we used in FU during Killemologically practical classes – for I’m sure I will excel in Body Language with his support. Amusing hub, voted UP.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Itfawkes thanks for reading, I never heard of this game but I certainly wanna play. I dont see too many of his commercials but those french words geeze, I would be snockered. LOL Cheers.

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    ltfawkes 7 years ago from NE Ohio

    Popular North Coast drinking game: during Jeopardy, drink a shot every time Alex reads a French word.

    Unpopular North Coast drinking game: drink a shot every time an Alex insurance commercial comes on.

    Fun hub. Thanks.


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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    rose56 thanks for reading but whatever do you mean? There isn't such as thing as too smart but I think what you really mean is that we are "smart asses"! I know you well sista Cheers.

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    rose56 7 years ago

    I cant stand it. Stop it You guys are to smart.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Lisa thanks for reading and I have no doubt that you will win that blizzard girlie, you did a fine job with that poem of yours. It has been fun competing against you but remember the contest isn't over yet...I want that Blizzard!!! Cheers.

    Drbj thanks for checking back and you are quite welcome about the link afterall FU is your brainchild and Im afraid I have taken your idea and ran with it he he. So you are changing the cirriculum huh that's interesting there is so much potential for "Unjustifiable Arrogance" and "Hubris" isnt there? haha and perhaps you can update everyone about an upcoming reunion that is to take place or perhaps a where are they now section where you can mention some of your most notable graduates. The ideas are endless, that hub of yours was pure brilliance. Cheers to you lady.

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    drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

    Thank you, ladyjane, for the link. I may be updating the Fokk U curriculum soon and will be grateful for any suggestions, since you were and are one of our most promising graduates.

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    lisadpreston 7 years ago from Columbus, Ohio

    ladyjane1- You did a fine job and should be proud of yourself. It is interesting to know that you attended the same Fokk U as De Greek and Alex.I will have to trust that this hub is correct and that you know them both quite well. Knowing all of this, I believe you know what Alex is really like. This was a great hub, but remember, the prize is mine!!!!!!!!!

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Timstown I appreciate that you took the time to read my hub. Cheers to you.

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    Timstown 7 years ago from New Jersey

    I don't watch Jeopardy very often, but I got a kick out of this nonetheless.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    breakfastpop thanks for stopping by and you have a point there, too funny. Cheers.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    De Greek thanks for stopping by, and yes you were a great student and I am forever grateful for those tutoring sessions which really saved my life. Thanks to you I have that diploma on the wall with a huge FU on it. And you were great at "Unjustifiable Arrogance" as a matter of fact you did so well didn't they name the course after you? Perhaps you should consider Drbj's suggestion in teaching at FU. The world needs you De Greek go for it. As for the late night sessions, we will keep that under wraps if you know what I mean wink wink, ah good times Cheers.

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    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    Thanks for the laugh. Alex and Barack have a lot in common. They can both read!

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    De Greek 7 years ago from UK

    Ah, good old FU, those were the days! I remember them well… And I WAS a good student, was I not? Got straight “A”s in Arrogance, but I did especially well – in fact excelled - in “Unjustifiable Arrogance”. Graduating with honors in this subject was a special thrill for me. As was tutoring you in private, Young LadyJane. I shall never forget the time…. Hmmm ... Is your husband about?


    .... :-))))

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Drbj thanks for reading and for reminding me by your presence to put a link to your fabulous FU hub. You know it was such a great school and I was thrilled to find out how many hubbers actually went there. As for the returning to teach there it sounds interesting, "Hubris" sounds like a science in itself, I don't know however if I really mastered the art of Arogance to the point of actually trying to teach a class. I better leave it to the De Greek's and Trebek's of the world.(Oh boy, I better stop picking on De Greek he's gonna start hating me) lol. Thanks for the offer, I will roll it over in my mind. Cheers to you.

    Saddlerider great to see you and Im glad you appreciated this hub. You know I just felt that it was something that had to be said, Alex is such a gameshow whore and he makes me swear which I don't like to do lol. And I don't know about the special class but I hear through the alumni grapevine that they have dedicated a whole wing in Trebeck's name where there are several classes on the "Art of being Pompous", so not to worry, they got it covered. Cheers.

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    saddlerider1 7 years ago

    I thought this was to Fokking Funny for words. Alex Trebek smacks of arrogance and needs to take a refresher course or two in good manners. Drbj I think a special class for twits needs to be introduced at FU university. I would vote that Alex be the first to join, EH coming from a Canadian boy who thinks he stinks:0))

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    drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

    Yo, ladyjane, you're hitting your stride with this one. Funnnnnny! And the videos are priceless. (Meaning you can't put a price on them. Not the opposite - that they are not worth any price).

    Thanks for the Fokk U. plug. We need all the PR we can get. Incidentally, would you be interested in returning to Fokk U. as an instructor teaching the corollary class to "Arrogance"? It's called "Hubris".

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Hey geegee thanks for reading I thought you would like this. Cheers.

    Loriamoore thanks for stopping by it is funny when he tries to act so sophisticated its laughable. Cheers.

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    loriamoore 7 years ago

    The husband and I watch Jeopardy every night and crack up when Alex tries to act so smart and sophisticated.

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    geegee77 7 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

    This was hilarious sis, I too love Jeopardy and think he is a pompous ass great hub:) ge

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    Stan Fletcher 7 years ago from Nashville, TN

    he should have gotten some bonus points....

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Hey Stan thanks for reading and I agree about the Ho answer it made perfect sense to me. Cheers...

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    Stan Fletcher 7 years ago from Nashville, TN

    Glad to be the first to comment. This was stellar! And the vidoes were hilarious. And yes, 'ho' was a much better answer than 'rake'.

    Thanks for playing along!


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