Alex Trebek, who has been called an "American Institution" after spending the last 36 years hosting Jeopardy!, is known for being pretty serious and dry on the show.
But every once in awhile, he comes out with a zinger—like that time in 2016 that fans just seem to be discovering now.
Susan Cole from Maryland didn't expect what was about to happen when Alex approached her for the "get to know the contestants" bit of the show.
"Her favorite type of music is something I've never heard of, but it doesn't sound like fun," he began, immediately savage.
Cole rolled with the punches:
"I think it's very fun. It's called nerd-core hip-hop....video games, science fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners."
And then Alex went right for the jugular:
"Losers, in other words."
Didn’t know you could murder somebody on live TV but if you’re Alex Trebek, anything flies https://t.co/TurxXDrXmj— kristian (@kristian) 1587628019.0
@OldRowKoozie Hello, 911? I like to report a homicide...— Cindy P. (@Cindy P.) 1587656825.0
@OldRowKoozie https://t.co/K1tceMPIXE— SweetSavage (@SweetSavage) 1587656198.0
@OldRowKoozie @JonOwen1 https://t.co/iejUAQwPjR— DUNCAN RALSTON (@DUNCAN RALSTON) 1587658267.0
@OldRowKoozie He's literally living the #YOLO life right now..— Gedsudski 🏴☠️ (@Gedsudski 🏴☠️) 1587660666.0
Unfortunately, this comment didn't go over so well with several folks on the internet.
In fact, a lot of the Nerdcore scene started dissing Alex across the board.
@OldRowKoozie Did you catch the diss track that all of Nerdcore released in response? https://t.co/c3JqObpa5I— Christopher Neugebauer 🇦🇺🏳️🌈 (@Christopher Neugebauer 🇦🇺🏳️🌈) 1587659403.0
@OldRowKoozie Lost all respect for Alex when I first saw this. What a trash comment to make.— Phill McUpp (@Phill McUpp) 1587657874.0
@olivia_vault That was really unnecessarily mean and awful.— Sandi 🐶 (@Sandi 🐶) 1587652818.0
@olivia_vault Kind of a prick move by Trebeck— Sparty (@Sparty) 1587652848.0
But it turns out that Cole did okay, walking away with $20,600 in winnings from the episode, and went on to win $67,800 in a three-episode winning streak.
@OldRowKoozie https://t.co/dmVB3uXK8M— Isabel Moya (@Isabel Moya) 1587662759.0
@OldRowKoozie Alex went in with this one https://t.co/hOLxyjhFLR— Liv (@Liv) 1587663146.0
@OldRowKoozie https://t.co/NKcBk5TKjo— . (@.) 1587663636.0
@OldRowKoozie @HoodlumRIP Not nice https://t.co/5Jk3FW3Dyf— Mary🏴🇮🇪Sturino 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊 (@Mary🏴🇮🇪Sturino 🌊🌊🌊🌊🌊) 1587664027.0
@olivia_vault @ozz_factor where's the DVD box set of Alex lighting up contestants like this...— Hog Boy (@Hog Boy) 1587599571.0
Alex Trebek is currently in the middle of a fight with pancreatic cancer in stage 4.
The final new episode of Jeopardy! to be taped before the country went on lockdown will air May 1st, followed by several compilations of Jeopardy!'s greatest moments.
Hopefully there will be a compilation of Alex being absolutely savage.