‘Jeopardy!’ Fans Happy to See Host Alex Trebek in Good Spirits in New Behind-the-Scenes Footage

Appearing as a backseat driver, Trebek makes the entire crew break out into laughter with his jokes and puns, at one time yelling, “All right, watch out for that pedestrian!” and stating, “I keep ad-libbing and I forget what I’m saying.”

In the full-length video, shared on the app’s Instagram account, Trebek can be heard asking viewers, “Would you like to have me, Alex Trebek, with you in your car everywhere you go?”

Coming just nine months after Trebek first revealed his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis and not long after he announced that the he would be undergoing further treatment, fans couldn’t help but comment on how happy the 79-year-old appears in the clips.

“The more I see what how funny, approachable, and just genuinely NICE you are, Alex Trebek, the more I can’t help but love you — but not in a weird way!” one fan wrote. “I hope you’ll be having fun for a long time — you’re in my prayers!”

“Love you on Jeopardy! no one could ever take your place so you need to get better soon,” another fan added. “Your the kindness and most respectful person that I have seen on tv.”

“Love you Alex and so funny!” wrote a fourth. “I’d watch Alex in anything and my prayers are with you. Stay strong!”

Despite his cancer diagnosis, Trebek has vowed to continue hosting Jeopardy! until he is no longer able to, noting that his treatments are beginning to affect his hosting abilities. Trebek has been hosting the game show for 35 years, taking over from host Art Fleming in 1984, and is currently signed on to host the Jeopardy! through 2022.