“I watched hours and hours and hours of episodes,” Rodgers said. “Luckily Netflix has a few seasons, and I went back to DVR. But I had to watch from a different perspective — from Alex’s perspective. I couldn’t watch it as a fan anymore.”
Rodgers said he spared no effort in making sure he was prepared to replace Trebek.
“I took pages and pages and pages of notes. I wrote down every affirmative that he said to any type of clue,” Rodgers said. “I wrote down how he would respond if they didn’t get it right. I wrote down beat points of the show. I wrote down all the different ways he would take it to break.