Trebek: "What country entered into an agreement with Bolivia?"
Contestant: "We think it's Chile."
Trebek: "I'm sorry, it's Peru."
As usual, Alex Trebek had all the answers Wednesday as he hosted the National Geographic Bee at Google's headquarters. But earlier, in the middle of the night, in a San Francisco hotel room, the game show host found himself in a bit of jeopardy.
"I woke up and saw a figure in our hotel bedroom, and I thought I was dreaming, and I saw a woman walking away, and I realized immediately that somebody had been in the room. I put on my underwear and ran down the hall to see if I could find her."
Trebek says he did find her. And when he caught up to her, he, well, quizzed her.
"She came out of the little room where the ice machine is, and I said 'what are you doing here? And she said, 'I was visiting friends,' and I said, 'No, you weren't."
He was quick thinking, but not as quick on his feet. Trebek ended up on crutches after rupturing his achilles tendon while chasing the alleged culprit.
"I crashed to the ground, but I managed to hobble back to the phone and inform security."
Police arrested 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers and charged her with burglary. Trebek says he got most of his belongings back, except for some cash and a piece of jewelry.
Trebek has hosted Jeopardy since 1984, and just received an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement.
And now, for "game-show host turned crime-fighter," the correct response is: Who is Alex Trebek.
"There are eight rounds in this championship."
And true to his reputation, the unflappable host fought through the pain, using the podium to hide his injuries, and his wit to warn the students.
Trebek quipped, "You're going to be tempted to blurt out responses. If you do say something, we're going to have to ask you to leave the room, or I will have to chase you out."