Alex Trebek is not here to play — that’s a job for contestants on Jeapordy, the show beloved by all grandparents that he has has helmed for an impressive 32 years, though sadly sans mustache for the last 15.
One contestant recently went face-to-face with Trebek’s cutthroat realness, and man, we wouldn’t want to cross this guy in a dark alleyway.
The host was conducting a routine contestant interview with Susan Cole, a legislative librarian from Bowie, Maryland. Sweet, innocent Susan didn’t know whom she was dealing with.
With a smile on her face, she told Trabek about her passion for ‘nerdcore hip-hop,’ wherein she and her friends rap about the things they love — “video games, science fiction, having a hard time meeting romantic partners — it’s really catchy and fun.”
“Losers, in other words,” Trebek fired back without missing a beat.
Watch the exchange below:
Turns out it pays to be a nerd, though. Cole ended up demolishing the competition that day, and walked away with $22k.
In the words of the great Sean Connery: