April 10, 2011 Rejected Book Plot #10
Alex Trebec? More like Alex Tredouche.
Relax Trebec, you’re not the President or didn’t discover nuclear fusion, you host a quiz show that airs at 4:30pm. Must you talk down to every contestant who graces the stage in your presence?
When Alex was young his father would call him “champ”, ultimately giving Alex a false sense of self. Because of this, throughout his life Alex always had an air of superiority. When he was in school he would tease the other children telling them, “Jimmy Bo Bimmy head as big as…What is your mother’s vagina.”
In 1984, Alex became the new host of the popular quiz show Jeopardy!. No matter the question, Alex always had the answer. This only fed his arrogance. That is until the day he went up against the super computer Watson.
Tredouche is not a tale of redemption but a story of triumph of machine over man at $200 a page.