Trebek's unexpected beard caused a flood of reactions on Twitter, ranging from shock to adoration.
To be fair, we should have known it was coming. The long-running quiz show has been teasing the scruffy silver fluff for a while now.
2018: The Year of the Beard.— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) September 6, 2018
Stay tuned for a surprise bigger than the beard. pic.twitter.com/YOU8idWSou— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) September 8, 2018
See some of the best reactions to the host's new look down below.
When everyone thinks you're gonna hang it up soon but you know it's merely the beginning of the Bearded Era pic.twitter.com/nU195oRyLo— Alex Jacob (@whoisalexjacob) September 6, 2018
I thought I was prepared Trebek-beard but I was not— Carter (@RTRFND) September 5, 2018
alex trebek has a beard now???— cabinet head (@BenJammin73) September 6, 2018
BEARDED FOLKS THIS IS TRULY OUR TIME!!!! https://t.co/uLHeqPqCoQ
TREBEK WITH A BEARD RIP MY HEART 😍😍😍 pic.twitter.com/BL0nmdv5sk— Katie Stenftenagel (@s10f10katlee) September 8, 2018
Alex Trebek, you silver fox. Digging the beard. pic.twitter.com/ZohI53L2FW— Kelsey (@kelseyk) September 11, 2018
Haha 2018 is so crazy, what else could possibly happen? Alex Trebek: I grew a beard and now everyone wants to fuck me. pic.twitter.com/hVYsKMic41— miles (@thedailyrobot) September 10, 2018
Alex Trebek: "I'll take Sexy Jeopardy Hosts with new beards for $1,000."— CogginToboggan (@CogginToboggan) September 10, 2018
Jeopardy producer: "How many times is he going to make that joke today...." pic.twitter.com/FTHjYyRrWx
everybody's wildin' out over alex trebek's beard but I never got over his old snake phase pic.twitter.com/WC2gZKW53B— ◤◢◤◢◤◢◤◢◤◢ (@monosynth) September 9, 2018
Alex Trebek has a Santa Claus beard and I'm uncomfortable. pic.twitter.com/F7wLVaDoud— Andrew Phares (@ajphares) September 11, 2018
Can't you Canadians do anything about Alex Trebek's new beard?— Clumsy Spice🎃 (@Dani21013) September 10, 2018
Alex Trebek needs a tumbler of Scotch on his desk to go with the new beard. #Jeopardy— Bob Knowles (@isitfridayyet) September 11, 2018
Heck, his beard even has its own Twitter accounts already.
I'm here to ask the clues and steal your girl. #Jeopardy— Alex Trebek's Beard (@AlexTrebeard) September 10, 2018
As the show continues its 35th season, it has opened the beard debate to the public. Weigh in on the official Twitter poll below.
To beard, or not to beard: that is the question. Vote now! #AlexTrebeard— Jeopardy! (@Jeopardy) September 10, 2018