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Never let Alex Trebek slip, ’cause if he slips, he’s slippin’. To the 73-year-old Jeopardy! icon’s credit, he didn’t really attempt to channel the rhymes of the five artists – the Beastie Boys, Dr. Dre, Grandmaster Flash, Biggie and Public Enemy – laced in last night’s edition of the game show, within a category called “It’s a Rap,” aside from a wee bit of aggression on Chuck D’s first verse on “Timebomb.” So the lameness of his cadence is more a shot at the internet’s ability to make it seem like the dude is ready for an A-list cypher. Such a #AlexTrebek twitter blow up this caused that people thought he passed on to the great game show in the sky. Of course we’re feeding on the virility of it. So, yeah, here’s an endearing old white dude doing what he does best: read clues for various amounts of dollars: [LISTEN]

‘You go ooh and ahh when I jump in my car/People treat me like’ this hall of fame L.A. Lakers