Alex Trebek has taken part in a number of spontaneous moments on the Jeopardy! stage over the last 32 years. Reading contestants’ nontraditional Final Jeopardy! responses and posing for pictures with old acquaintances in the audience quickly come to mind. But during today’s show, Alex put his generosity on full display.
During one of our commercial breaks, an audience member asked Alex for his tie. At first, Alex humorously brushed it off. But during the next commercial break, Alex came out with a tie and gave it to the man. Before giving it to him, Alex shared that the tie in question was given to him by the late Phyllis Diller. Then he made a little joke that sent our studio audience into a fit of laughter. Here’s an inside look: