It was reported yesterday that Alex Trebek injured his legs chasing a burglar down the hall of his hotel room at 2:30 in the morning, and that was the end of the report. UNTIL NOW! Finally, America’s questions answered. From the Hollywood Reporter:

“I woke up and saw a figure in our hotel bedroom and I thought I was dreaming,” the Jeopardy! host says. “I realized immediately that someone had been in the room, and I put on my underwear and ran down the hall to see if I could find her.” [Ed. note: "I put on my underwear and ran down the hall to see if I could find her" is what Alex Trebek said.]

He eventually caught up to Lucinda Moyers.

“She came out of the middle room where the ice machine is, and I said, ‘What were you doing in our room?’ She said, ‘I wasn’t in your room,’ so I said, ‘What were you doing?’ She said, ‘I was visiting friends.’ I said, ‘No you weren’t.’” [Ed. note: Haha, this is sounds like a good conversation. Did Aaron Sorkin write it? Walk and talk with me. Paging Mr. POTUS.]

And then what happened, Alex?

While chasing her, “I crashed to the ground,” says Trebek. “I managed to hobble back to the phone and inform security.” [Ed. note: This man has been hosting a game show for 100 years in which people are forced to answer trivia questions concisely and with strict grammatical rules, but instead of saying "I fell" he says "I crashed to the ground."]

Trebek lost an unspecified amount of money and a bracelet from his mother that he’d worn on the show every day for 20 years. [Ed. note: An unspecified amount of money! It could be anything! Probably a hundred million dollars CASH.] He also ripped his Achilles tendon and injured his other leg while giving chase. [Ed. note: Ripping your Achilles tendon is a very specific injury. What is his other leg's injury, CHOPPED LIVER?] Later the same day, he kept his obligation to host the National Geographic World Championship at Google. He used a wheelchair to enter the auditorium, and leaned on the podium while quizzing contestants. His crutches were seen nearby. [Ed. note: The crutches declined to comment for this story.]

He was also good natured about the incident at the event, telling participants, “You’re going to be tempted to blurt out responses. If you do, I will have to chase you out!” [Ed. note: PUT YOUR UNDERWEAR ON FIRST, PLEASE, THERE ARE CHILDREN PRESENT.]

Trebek — who was lauded by fans for catching the burglar — will undergo surgery on Friday. He expects to be in a cast for about six weeks. [Ed. note: Wait, if he caught the burglar then how did he lose money and a bracelet? Judges? BUZZER NOISE!]

Trebek, who turned 71 earlier this month, was recently honored with a lifetime achievement award at the Daytime Emmys. [Ed. note: This is a good way to end an article like this. It makes me feel like he died!]

Obviously, our thoughts and prayers are with Alex Trebek’s legs during this difficult time.

Comments (40)
  1. Although this sounds like it might have been terrifying at the time, seems like Trebek was never in any real… umm… Wait. I had something for this.

  2. It sounds like he’ll need to see plenty of physical the rapists.

  3. I am left to presume that the other leg’s injury was being mauled by a bear. When in doubt, the answer is always bear mauling.

  4. Unfortunately the burglar had already been tried for the exact same crime so she got away because of some legal term. I think it’s No lo contendre? Something like that?

  5. Once arrested, Lucinda Moyers used her one phone call to inform Sean Connery that she had failed in her mission.

  6. What is missed connection gone wrong?

    Judges? Oh, sorry gummi. It was casual encounter… What is casual encounter… gone… wrong.

  7. “But… there is no ice machine in the middle room.”

    “Then it looks like the suspect we should looking for is elementary my dear…”

    *shades on*



  8. i feel like Nervous Neil trying to come up with something here….i….i…..ugh….nevermind.

  9. I guess Trebek’s Achilles heel was his

    *shades on*

    Achilles tendon


  10. Holy fuck, is Alex Trebek seriously 71 years old? Was his mothers bracelet dipped in the fountain of youth?

  11. Gabe, just FYI, if you want to turn Videogum into an “All-Jeopardy!, All the Time” blog, I’m perfectly okay with that. Potential recurring feature: What’s Up With Ken Jennings?

    Who’s with me?

    • Tooch, I don’t know you, but I know you like Jeopardy. And as a result, I know I like you. I am with you Tooch. I am with you.

    • I miss the hatred in Trebeks eyes during the final run of Ken Jennings. Nothing will ever be more enjoyable to watch ever, until they make the Jeopardy movie where Ken Jennings is the villain. More about my screenplay later, though.

  12. Trebek continued, showing how good natured he was about the incident, telling participants: “Some of you may have to go to the bathroom during the Championship. If you cause a disturbance by getting up to do so, I will have to rip your Achilles tendon and steal your bracelets and your money.”

  13. How the hell do you break into a hotel room? Asking for a friend. Or answering. Jeopardy is confusing.

  14. I’ll take lying liars for $400, Alex.

  15. “Wait, if he caught the burglar then how did he lose money and a bracelet?” I love it when Gabe gets all Encyclopedia Brown on our asses.

  16. I bet once he’d caught her they had a really awkward :30 conversation where Lucinda Moyers (A hotel burglaress from Mountain View, CA) recounted a pre-rehearsed story about that time she lost her car keys at a petting zoo.

  17. Alex Trebek doesn’t wear underwear to bed. And now I can’t un-know that.
    What is uncomfortable and slightly nauseous?

  18. This REALLY should have been a blind-item:

    “This once-mustachioed Canadian talk-show host awoke in his hotel room to a burglar. Chasing the culprit down the hall, the host of this popular, long-running trivia show crashed to the ground, injuring himself. Undaunted by his injury, he later went to a hotel party and saved the prettiest girl at the party from a pack of roving rapists.”

  19. Trebek used to wear underwear to bed, but after patenting the Penis Mightier he hasn’t been able to find a comfortable pair.

    It really will mighty your penis, man.

  20. Anyone else first hear this story from a co-worker/classmate and receive the “Alex Trebek chased down and tackled a burglar to death, breaking his leg in the process” version?

    Also, glad to know I’ll risk tearing important tendons if I attempt to “run” anywhere. I’ll take my rascal, thank very much.

  21. Can’t wait for YCMIU this week.

  22. Change every instance of “burglar” to “prostitute,” and the story makes a lot more sense.

  23. Alex Trebek is simply the best. Better than all the rest!

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