Alex Trebek's 3 Magic Words On 'Jeopardy!' Premiere Melt Twitter

Trebek announced his return to the show in late August, so his presence wasn’t a surprise. (He actually began taping in July.) But his reassuring words warmed the hearts of fans.

“I truly hope you folks have enjoyed revisiting some of our special tournaments throughout this past summer,” Trebek said at the top of the show. “But today, ‘Jeopardy!’ begins its 36th season on the air and I’m happy to report, I’m still here.”

“Jeopardy!” champion Jason Zuffranieri may have captured his seventh straight game in an impressive victory streak  ― but many would say the true winners are the quiz show’s faithful.