Jeopardy Explores Gay Vernacular And Throws This, “Like A Big Elm Tree Might Do”

Things got totally out of control on an episode of Jeopardy this week (or was it a televised drag ball?) when show host Alex Trebek started speaking in tongues usually reserved for drag queens and their admirers.

The ancient early-evening game show is usually a pretty tame, safe space for people who don’t necessarily speak in modern gay vernacular. Its acknowledgement of the term “shade” is surely a sign of impending doom.

“One term for talking trash about someone is ‘throwing’ this, like a big elm tree might do,” Alex asks.

“What is shade?” responds a white teenage girl named Kat.

The end is near.