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Alex Trebek Called Out By Jeopardy! Contestant, American Hero Is Born

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Marisa Kabas

By Marisa Kabas on April 3, 2014

Alex Trebek has been hosting Jeopardy! for hundreds and hundreds of years now, and that kind of lasting success can get to a guy’s fluffy hair-covered head. His French Canadian arrogance is just too much at times, and one contestant on the “Battle of the Decades” finally had enough.

Tom Kavanaugh (not Cavanaugh, as other sites have labeled him) was an eight-day winner back in 2006 and went on to be a Tournament of Champions quarterfinalist. Now he’s back in action, and when it came time to tell his mid-show anecdote, Kavanaugh decided to be a total dick — in the best possible way. (Jump to 1:26 of this video, woo-eee!)

Conneryesque! Here’s the transcript, in case you want to frame it:

ALEX: Tom Kavanaugh… million dollars at stake in this tournament. And if you win it you’re going to spend a lot of it to work on a documentary. What’s the documentary going to be about?

TOM: It’s on sweatshop labor.

ALEX: In our country.

TOM: In our country and around the world. So I went to Bangladesh about 10 years ago and toured a garment factory, and I thought… what if I saw a shirt I was wearing being made by these people? So it’s to try to put a face on who makes our clothes. Maybe you can find out the names of the 8 year olds who made your fancy suit there, Alex.

Thank you, Tom. Thank you.

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