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Alex Trebek Mocked Jeopardy Contestants Who Didn't Know Anything About Football

"Should we go to commercial?"

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Thursday's episode of Jeopardy featured three contestants who knew very little about sports, prompting some good-natured roasting from host Alex Trebek, who is also infamous for his burns.

Yoooooooo, Alex Trebek is the coldest dude in the game, lololololol. I'm dying laughing. @DragonflyJonez… https://t.co/XvcSCPpVs3

Trebek didn't hold back after the contestants didn't even try to answer any of the clues in the "Talkin' Football" category — which they had conspicuously saved for last.

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0 for 5 on the football category. Trebek is embarrassed. I love this.

"I can tell you guys are big football fans," Trebek said, to the blank faces that met the first clue.

"Shall we go to commercial?" he joked, after no one could name the team on which player Tom Landry "perfected the shotgun formation."

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"Let's look at the $1,000 clue, just for the fun of it," Trebek said, to laughter, to close out the round.

"If you guys ring in and get this one, I will die," Trebek said, before supplying the answer.

People online were here for it.

Alex Trebek is the pettiest person on TV and I’m here for it

Others defended his response.

Alex Trebek isn't mad, he's just disappointed.

In conclusion:

Hardest I've laughed all week. Trebek is a continental treasure. https://t.co/qCluQ74VfK

Cora Lewis is a business reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Lewis reports on labor.

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