Was it a Stepford Alex?
April 1, 2010 5:14 PM   Subscribe

Who were those unexplained people on Jeopardy tonight?

I tuned in late so maybe it was explained at the beginning. During the show tonight, a strange unexplained host replaced Alex a couple of times. Right at the end another guy turned up for just a few seconds. Did this have something to do with April Fools Day? What was going on?
posted by crazylegs to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
It was an April Fools joke. When they introduced Alex, Pat Sajak came out. At some point Neil Patrick Harris was announcing, and then some guy who I didn't recognize. At the end they had Will Ferrel doing his Trebeck impersonation from SNL.
posted by ralan at 5:19 PM on April 1, 2010

Pat Sajak, Neil Patrick Harris, Jeff Probst, and Will Ferrell, and no, it had nothing to do with April Fool's Day.
posted by longsleeves at 5:21 PM on April 1, 2010

....and no, it had nothing to do with April Fool's Day.

posted by bitdamaged at 7:54 PM on April 1, 2010

Fun, you can watch it on YouTube here.
posted by SarahbytheSea at 8:01 PM on April 1, 2010

It was for April Fool's, yes. Why else would it have been done?
posted by Mael Oui at 10:00 PM on April 1, 2010

This is not the first time Alex has fooled Metafilter.
posted by nitsuj at 5:21 AM on April 2, 2010

Hmm. I was listening to it while making dinner and I thought I heard some odd voices. I'll have to watch that Youtube link later.

Also Lake Shasta is not in the Sierra Nevada but in the Cascades.
posted by Big_B at 8:02 AM on April 2, 2010

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