Jeopardy! Fans Point Out Big Errors In Alex Trebek Streaming Episodes

By Michileen Martin | Published

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Though he passed away almost two years ago, Alex Trebek still has plenty of diehard Jeopardy! fans and a lot of them aren’t very happy today. Though the game show is currently on hiatus until September, fans were promised something that could help them pass the time until then as well as hit all the right nostalgia notes. Pluto TV launched a 24-7 channel and on-demand for old episodes of both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune on Monday, but it didn’t take long for fans of the former show to notice there were a lot of things wrong with the episodes Pluto is featuring.

As The U.S. Sun reports, fans of Alex Trebek and Jeopardy! have been busy the past 24 hours airing their gripes with Pluto’s delivery of the game show, and there seems to be no shortage of complaints. Of Jeopardy!‘s 37 seasons, only 33 seasons are available on Pluto and not full seasons at that. Fans have reported finding only a single episode available for certain seasons. Completely unavailable are the runs of some of the show’s more popular champions, including those of James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings — one of the current co-hosts. One fan claimed that Pluto had made errors in cataloguing some of the episodes, in particular that at least one episode had a wrong airdate listed.

To quite a few fans of the game show hosted by the late Alex Trebek, this latest Jeopardy! news is another gut-punch. While no fandom is every completely uniform, quite a few viewers have spoken out against The Big Bang Theory alum Mayim Bialik being a part of Jeopardy! in the wake of Trebek’s passing. Last week came the news that Bialik and Jennings were officially the permanent co-hosts moving forward, and with that announcement came a whole bunch of fans pledging to boycott the game show. Their problems with the co-host range from the controversial to the arguably negligible — from Bialik’s 2017 Washington Post op-ed in which she was said to have blamed the victims of Harvey Weinstein for his crimes, to her views on vaccinations, to her use of the term “Single Jeopardy,” to her wearing of an oranger blazer fans didn’t like.

Alex Trebek hosted a long list of game shows, to varying degrees of success, before he landed on Jeopardy! He hosted the Canadian high school quiz show Reach for the Top, NBC’s The Wizard of Odds and High Rollers, and the syndicated The $128,000 Question. Trebek took over hosting duties of Jeopardy! from Art Fleming in 1984, and didn’t leave until his passing in late 2020.

Under the care of Alex Trebek, Jeopardy! became a cultural institution. Whenever Trebek made appearances in television and films, it was almost always as himself, and often hosting Jeopardy! while referencing something in the film’s larger story. Such was the case in his final film appearance — in last year’s Free Guy — in which a Jeopardy! question references Ryan Reynolds’s digital character.