Alex Trebek has been the host of Jeopardy! since the show’s revival 34 years ago. The original, which premiered 20 years earlier in 1964, was hosted by Art Fleming. The latest incarnation of the show has won a whopping 33 Daytime Emmys. And, through the decades, we’ve seen Trebek sporting a variety of looks.
Chief among them is this mustache.
But it’s a new look that has the internet all abuzz.
Alex Trebek has a beard! And he’s allowing the audience to decide whether or not he should keep it.
But they weren’t just polling Instagram.
To beard, or not to beard: that is the question. Vote now! #AlexTrebeard
— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) September 10, 2018
There were lots of votes for keeping the beard.
The beard is f'ing sick, Alex. Love it.
— Ryan H. Walsh (@JahHills) September 11, 2018
Keep it! You look ruggedly handsome, Alex.
— Sandra Demand (@SandraD130) September 10, 2018
He is so sexy with the beard, keep it
— SallE (@emerson_sally) September 10, 2018
Vote yes!! pic.twitter.com/jKaTWOPMJN
— SUZY MCCANN (@SuzyMccann) September 10, 2018
Oh….. My……. Misterrrr……… Trebek…………
*sensually faints on floor*
— Mistress Leana Lee (@MissLeanaLee) September 11, 2018
YES YES YES to the beard!
— B Money Babyy (@BrittOrange) September 10, 2018
But some of the no votes were pretty passionate.
— Russell T. Warne (@Russwarne) September 10, 2018
NO beard! #AlexTrebeard
— Beckee Williams (@beckeew) September 10, 2018
no. i feel like watching Jeopardy with Kenny Rogers as host
— Jack Dennis Serrano (@jacktherippler) September 11, 2018
Sorry Alex, love your show, however, not the beard
— Holly theresa (@HollytheresaGag) September 10, 2018
— Brian King (@bmking72) September 10, 2018
But most decided to take a moment to process the situation.
I know I'm washed bc Alex Trebek getting a beard is the biggest development of my day
— N'GLOlo Kante (@JVMES_BVTTLE) September 10, 2018
Can’t you Canadians do anything about Alex Trebek’s new beard?
— Clumsy (@Dani21013) September 10, 2018
When I see Alex Trebek trending and he's not dead. pic.twitter.com/mEDfZXfeX3
— Serena Lebron GOATS (@CuckSoyboy) September 10, 2018
Alex Trebek looks like he's going to defect with the Red October
— Jameson (@the_Jameson) September 10, 2018
Will the beard stay? We’ll have watch Jeopardy! to find out.