A day with Jeopardy host Alex Trebek

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CULVER CITY, California — We recently spent a day on the set of the iconic game show "Jeopardy!." Alex Trebek joined the show as its host in 1984. Trebek and his staff invited Business Insider to be a fly on the wall during one of the show's production days. "Jeopardy!" is filmed on a soundstage at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Ca. According to the 76-year-old Trebek, the show is a "well-oiled machine," staffed with loyal writers, producers, researchers, and stage crew members — many of whom have remained on the show for decades. Here's a snapshot of how the show is produced: five episodes are taped per day, two days per week, three weeks per month. Trebek reportedly earns an annual salary of $10 million, but a representative from "Jeopardy!" would not confirm this amount. -------------------------------------------------- Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.

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John Cooley : The pancreatic cancer doesn't have a high enough IQ to defeat Alex.

Tigerguy 101 : Get ready pancreatic cancer, you have no idea who you’re messing with

Taydra Brookshire : A weeks worth of episodes are taped in only a day. Mind blown.

Norosco4u : Sending positive thoughts Alex, please beat this thing! I love you!

Bobbi Floss : I wonder how much the announcer gets paid in the beginning to say “ this is jeopardy, here’s your host Alex Trebek “.

The Incredible World Of Elkinsinboxinc : I wonder if he prefers Left Twix or Right Twix.

Kieran Mullen : A day into 3 minutes? That's your best Business Insider?

Chris Simpson : I remember when I was a kid I thought it was a complete waste of time to have that big ass studio and only film one game per day. I was like, "How does Trebek ever go on vacation?! It's on every day!" I've known how they do it for a long time, of course, but it's really cool how they do it. I wonder what they do with all the suits that Trebek wears...

Ted Flores : A truly phenomenal man. Sending my best to you, Mr. Trebek.


Jay : He circles the clues that bear discussion. Which is, if you watch Jeopardy, every clue.

my tunes : I'm glad you're doing ok, Alex:-}}}}}}}

4EverKELZ : That 10 million a year salary kept you going as well

Matthew Kowal : That picture of him with the afro and thick mustache, that was 1976-1977 when he hosted Double Dare (not the Nickelodeon show), but it suited his yearn to learn since it was a quiz show.

LindsayKi : The pancreatic cancer doesn't have a high enough IQ to defeat Alex.

Rushil Ramachandran : Prayers for Alex Trebek may he get well soon.

Tigerguy 101 : Alex being 78?! That’s a lie, he looks hella good for his age. He looks to me like in his 60s

Natalie Itliong Fechter : Godspeed Mr. Trebek! I absolutely adore you since watching Jeopardy with my dad since I was little.

lexdimond1 : 1:18 Is this the love child of James Franco and Edward James Olmos?

frank234561 : I really wish Trebek would go on Joe Rogan's podcast.

Dallas Brubaker : Man it is hard to believe that he will be 79 on July 22; he doesn't look it. Ringo Starr, who will also be 79, 15 days earlier, also doesn't look it.

Random Videos : Hes best when hes rapping😂😂

Cecilia Martin : Aw I love him. I really hope he survives and recovers.

Roosa : You never see an old man having a twix.

Scott M : Looking into Alex's eyes is like looking into the abyss.

PenguinyBishop : My opinion of YouTube has improved slightly having this in my recommended :3. We wish you the best Alex.

Richie Kauker : I love a t rip with cancer NOT BEING MEAN

Eddie : Years ago I asked him as a member of the audience if he had scene the Will Ferrell impersonation of him and he said "Yes I have and I didn't like it" . Very nice man.

A is for America : Fight the good fight, Alex.

Ava Uhalley : We Love you, Alex!!! ❤️❤️❤️. Sending good thoughts your way!

KDJW-5 : I like this, "Okay, John. Do your thang!" (2:25)

Jaret Rushing : Pancreatic cancer just got Alex Trebek

gus dupree : I've heard his outtakes of his jeoperdy promo's on stern, he swears up a storm ,pretty funny

Teen Conservative : Man I never realized how awesome this guy is, blessings and prayers for you Alex!

Michael Siegle : Such a humble carding man 😐

It's Teddy Time : I've never seen a skinny girl drink a Diet Coke

JonatasAdoM : Staying on forever! Must be a dream come true to do the same thing over and over everyday for the rest of your life. I'm not being sarcastic here.

alitlweird : I think I’ve watched more Jeopardy™️ than any other show.

Jason Finn : Alex needs a Tim Hortons donuts in the studio.

Clint Jacops : If you don't do a good job writing clues for Jeopardy, this is what happens to your material.

Urban Pen Diva : My favorite TV show of all time. Alex you're going to beat this.

Hollaback Girlzxx : Damn he looks like my uncle

ALEXA BECK : I literally cried while watching this. Keep fighting Alex!

David Jackino : Art Fleming pic behind him in his office. Good Deal. Would not have this gig if it weren't for the original host of J!

Tigerguy 101 : 0:12 he’s still not dead?? Johnny’s 94. Why is everyone at Jeopardy old as hell????

Big Gay : My friend Stacy would’ve loved to see this video

Wicked Amoeba : Lol, he looked so casual and chill. This man is a treasure.

Baby Goose : I love him so much. Grew up watching him with my grandmother.

Tigerguy 101 : Just once I wanna see a Jeopardy live with Alex hosting before he gives it up