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‘Jeopardy!’ To Stream Alex Trebek’s First Episode For ‘JeoparDAY!’

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By Kristin Myers on March 30, 2023 at 12:45 PM EDT

Fans of "Jeopardy!" are in for a treat today!

The popular game show is celebrating its annual holiday, known as JeoparDAY!, with a special surprise for fans!

In addition to giving a small donation to Stand Up For Cancer for each person taking the Anytime Test today, fans can also look forward to seeing Alex Trebek's very first episode streamed on YouTube tonight!

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'Jeopardy!' Will Stream Alex Trebek's First 1984 Episode For 'JeoparDAY!' On March 30!

On March 29, the "Jeopardy!" Twitter account tweeted out the news that Alex Trebek's first-ever "Jeopardy!" episode, which first aired in 1984, would be streamed on YouTube at 9 AM ET or 6 PM PT.

"The year is 1984," they tweeted. "Alex Trebek's first EVER #Jeopardy! episode premieres tomorrow at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET on YouTube in honor of #JeoparDAY!" Fans were no doubt excited to get a chance to watch one of Alex Trebek's original episodes.

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"It's awesome it's going to be on YouTube," one fan commented. "I was just on Pluto tv and they aren't having all of their seasons on there like some of the older ones aren't on there anymore." It is notoriously difficult for fans to find older episodes of "Jeopardy!" to stream online, which makes tonight's viewing such a treat.

Other fans were just looking forward to getting a chance to see Alex host again. “He was the greatest host,” one fan commented. “The goat,” another follower wrote. “May he RIP. He was an absolute gem as a host,” another fan chimed in. “What a man. What a mustache,” another follower added.

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Alex Trebek on Jeopardy!
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The late Trebek was born in Canada in July 1940 and passed away on November 8, 2020, after a long and public battle with pancreatic cancer. Trebek hosted “Jeopardy!” for 37 seasons from its revival in 1984 until his death in 2020.

Since then, “Jeopardy!” Greatest of All Time Tournament Winner Ken Jennings and “The Big Bang Theory” actress Mayim Bialik have been co-hosting the show. Even still, fans agree that no one can take the place of the late Alex Trebek.

Fans Can Donate To Stand Up For Cancer By Taking The Anytime Test!

Just like last year, “Jeopardy!” will honor the beloved late game show host by providing a charitable donation to the Alex Trebek Fund at Stand Up To Cancer for anyone who takes the test today only. “Jeopardy!” will be donating $5.90 for each person who takes the test, up to 10,000 test takers.

"Today’s the day. Celebrate Jeopardy!'s 59th birthday by taking the Anytime Test (even if you've already taken it this year!)," they tweeted. "We are also proud to donate $5.90 per test (for the first 10,000 tests) to the Alex Trebek Fund at @SU2C #JeoparDAY!"

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For fans looking to get on the show, the Anytime Test is the first hurdle to overcome. If you pass the test and meet the minimum eligibility requirements, you are then invited to take another scheduled “Jeopardy!” test that follows the same format as the first test.

Mayim Bialik and Ken Jennings on the set of Call Me Kat
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If you pass both the Anytime Test and the scheduled “Jeopardy!” test, you may then be asked to apply for an audition. According to the “Jeopardy!” website, audition space is limited and only a random selection of applicants who have passed the two online tests will be asked to follow through to the next stage of recruitment.

At the audition, contestants will play a mock version of the game and talk a little bit about themselves. If you pass the test and do well on your audition, you will be placed in a pool of potential contestants for 18 months after your audition date.

Ken Jennings at the ABC Television's Winter Press Tour 2020 - Arrivals
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Even if you are in the pool of contestants, there is no guarantee that you will be asked to compete on the show. However, if you are selected to appear on the show, you will be notified usually about a month in advance of taping.

If you are interested in applying to be on "Jeopardy!", there is no better day than today to take the Anytime Test! Happy JeoparDAY! and don't forget to stream Alex Trebek's first-ever "Jeopardy!" episode tonight on YouTube!

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