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  • tell me about your life, Okay?

  • Outside your work.

  • What do you like to do for fun?

  • What's your passion in life?

  • I am Ah, Mr Fix it kind of guy.

  • I am known in the Jeopardy Office as Mr Sprinkler Man.

  • We have.

  • Thank you.

  • You clearly live on the edge.

  • What do you mean, Mr Spread?

  • A big important claim to fame.

  • But we have a fairly large property that was heavily landscaped by the original owner who was a contemporary of General Patton.

  • And he planted all these trees and plants and everything.

  • And we have between 152 100 sprinkler heads.

  • And we they're always breaking.

  • And I got my daughter a new dog a year ago, and he likes to chew them.

  • He has this fascination with black plastic.

  • So he's always chewing the heads off.

  • And my wife says, uh, one of those sprinklers is on the fritz again.

  • It's shooting 30 ft in the air.

  • What does your wife talk that way?

  • Because she's married to me after we didn't realize she's a prospector.

  • I have that effect on you.

  • Hold up there and tell you that we're gonna get that gold.

  • Let's get the borough and go get it.

  • So wait a minute.

  • So you're you have 250 sprinkler heads, a dog running around chewing off the tops of them.

  • Don't you have?

  • Ah, you know, someone on the property who does this for you or this is the kind of thing you like to do.

  • You know, this is the kind of thing I like to do.

  • And the kind of thing that I am good at.

  • I contract down water leaks.

  • I have a very good sense of hearing.

  • Wait a minute.

  • You can hear water leaking.

  • Yes.

  • You're kidding.

  • No.

  • I was wandering around through the yard one day and I heard water going through the pipes.

  • Uh, and I said, there's a water leak.

  • And as I got closer to the house, I said, My gosh, it's in the house.

  • And I went in the house.

  • And sure enough, the connecting, uh, cable or not cable connecting pipe to one of the toilets had broken.

  • And there were four inches of water in the guest quarters.

  • So I said, Thank God safe.

  • It helps if you wonder your property.

  • Alex Trebek wonders his large property.

  • And every now and then you just like good, huh?

  • On then you consent.

  • Well, part of that is true, but I don't react that quickly.

  • I just go.

  • There's a leak here on then.

  • Do you start with your hands digging furiously?

  • That's when I called the dogs over and I tell them, Dig that up.

  • I'm too old to get on my hands and knees, so they dig it up and I repair the leaks.

  • You do that, you actually do the plumbing yourself?

  • Yeah, I love that.

  • Really.

  • I have bought tools.

  • I have more tools in my car.

  • I have no room for cars in my garage, just tools.

  • And I enjoy doing that and it's satisfying.

  • Sure, I don't know anything about computers.

  • I don't know anything about cellphones.

  • My cell phone has a rotary dial on it, for crying out loud.

  • But if you if you say we have an electrical problem and I always work on electrical problems with the power on which what?

  • What are you talking about?

  • That's the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

  • You said it earlier, Alex.

  • You like toe live on the edge.

  • I It's a good training for learning.

  • Electrocution?

  • No, for learning about welding.

  • Because if you stick a screwdriver in a certain place and it hits the Hotwire and touches the box, it gets welded to the box.

  • So you then understand.

  • Oh, that's how you weld things.

  • So I bought a welder also.

  • Nice.

  • Nice.

  • So you turned the power on and you walk around sticking screwdrivers in the light sockets in your spare time?

  • Not in my spare time.

  • No, I do it whenever there's a problem that I want to explore.

  • And I like to live on the edge and I want to do things dangerously.

  • Everyone.

  • But I've gotten a little more cautious lately.

  • E flip the circuit breaker.

  • Right?

  • Okay.

  • Very more ways than one.

  • I would very much like to see you at some point When you're done with the Jeopardy Show, start a home improvement show where you wonder your own property with some dogs looking for leaks and trying to get electrocuted.

  • That would be a great show.

  • Get my mustache.

  • You got it.

tell me about your life, Okay?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/10
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