What is 6,829? Jeopardy's Alex Trebek sets Guinness World Record
Not only does this season of Jeopardy mark Alex Trebek's 30th hosting the show (and subsequently making me feel like a moron), but it's also a Guinness World Records year for the Ontario-born smartypants.
Today's half-hour installment is his 6,829 episode -- earning the 73-year-old Trebek the coveted Guinness title of "Most Game Show Episodes Hosted by the Same Presenter (One Show)." Jeopardy also holds the Guinness trophy for most Emmy awards won by a TV game show: 30. (Wow, they really dig Guinness stats, huh? I get Guinness confused with Ripley's. Which one has the overweight twins on mopeds?) Anyway, "America's Favorite Quiz Show" -- their words, not mine, I prefer Match Game -- finishes its 30th season on Aug. 1; the 31st season begins Sept. 15.