By Melissa Locker
February 16, 2015

No celebration of Saturday Night Live’s history would be complete without at least one round of Celebrity Jeopardy. Hosted by Will Ferrell as long-suffering host Alex Trebek who is just trying to get the celebrity contestants to finish one lousy round of Jeopardy.

That’s not likely to happen, though, with Sean Connery’s (Darrell Hammond) thick Scottish accent interfering with his ability to ask questions, Norm MacDonald’s Burt Reynolds insisting on answering imaginary questions about Andre the Giant, Alec Baldwin’s Tony Bennett, and Kate McKinnon’s Justin Bieber taking off midgame and having his lawyer stand in for him.

After all these years, and Alex Trebek still just can’t get away from Sean Connery. #SNL40

— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) February 16, 2015

Halfway through the sketch, Jim Carrey showed up in character as Matthew McConaughey to further torment Trebek with his DIY voiceover, intense eye contact and monologue about his Lincoln.

We’re so glad Sean Connery is back. Not sure that Alex Trebek agrees. #SNL40

— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) February 16, 2015

When the contestants finally made it to a Video Daily Double on the game board, it created an awkward moment when Kenan Thompson reprised his role as Bill Cosby, which an embarrassed “Trebek” explained was “filmed back in June.”

Uh oh… #SNL40

— Saturday Night Live (@nbcsnl) February 16, 2015

It was a great tribute to one of the best, and longest-lasting, sketches in SNL history.

Watch the full clip below.


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