Monday, March 24, 2014

Alex comes calling for Betty

When he's not reading answers in search of questions, Alex Trebek shows up on sitcoms.

Well, one sitcom, anyway. Alex will guest as the narrator of the Hot in Cleveland season debut this Wednesday. It's a live premiere and Yahoo TV notes that Trebek has done many similar cameos over the decades. It's only appropriate that he finally turns up on Betty White's show. She's the ageless doyenne of our little genre, after all.

The linked story also notes the parade of guest stars who have dropped by the TV Land comedy. I never knew Huey Lewis showed up once, but I'm afraid I'm not a big fan (or any fan) of the show.

My favorite Alex cameo was his stint on Sesame Street. He works well with puppets, especially large red ones. But they should have gotten the genuine Jeopardy think music.


  1. It would be nice to see Tom Kennedy get one more TV cameo while he's still with us. Tom K. and Betty have been friends for decades, he joking calls her the other Betty in his life(his wife Betty died a couple of years ago)

  2. Everybody else seems to drop by Betty's show sooner or later. Maybe Tom will show up one of these days.