There are two raps that every middle-aged white person knows the words to: “99 Problems” and the theme song to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. And since we’re unlikely to see Alex Trebek reciting Jay Z’s “I’m like fuck critics you can kiss my whole asshole” on Jeopardy any time soon, we’re going to have to settle for the latter.
Luckily, Alex Trebek rapping the Fresh Prince theme is still pretty entertaining, all the more so for the sloppy synth beat the shows producers whipped up to set the mood, and the slightly stunned reaction of the contestants (it seems clear that they were not warned about what was about to happen).
You can watch the whole thing unfold below. The most surprising thing about it isn’t so much that Alex Trebek spit a few bars on TV, but that Jeopardy had a question this easy in the game.
Here’s the video: