Alex Trebek is bringing back the mustache

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Alex Trebek Is Bringing Back the Mustache

Alex Trebek is returning to his signature look. After 13 years bare-faced, the "Jeopardy!" host will be bringing back his signature 'stache.

The game show emcee shocked the television world in 2001 when he trimmed off his whiskers after sporting them for more than 30 years. Just as we were getting used to the fresh-faced Trebek, he surprised viewers once again by debut-ing his new, well, old look -- just in time for the debut of the 31st season of "Jeopardy!"

Trebek's 'stache throughout the years:
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CHEERS -- 'What is... Cliff Clavin?' Episode 14

 Air Date 01/18/1990

Pictured: Alex Trebek as Himself, John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin

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CHEERS -- 'What is... Cliff Clavin?' Episode 14

Pictured: John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin, Alex Trebek as Himself

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TO TELL THE TRUTH

Pictured: Host Alex Trebek

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CLASSIC CONCENTRATION -- Season 2

Pictured: Co-host Marjorie Goodson, host Alex Trebek

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HIGH ROLLERS

Pictured: Host Alex Trebek, dice girl Ruta Lee

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HIGH ROLLERS

Pictured: Host Alex Trebek

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CLASSIC CONCENTRATION -- Season 2

Pictured: Host Alex Trebek

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HIGH ROLLERS

Pictured: Host Alex Trebek

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CLASSIC CONCENTRATION -- Season 2

Pictured: Co-host Marjorie Goodson, host Alex Trebek

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Canadian American television star Alex Trebek has been the host of the syndicated game show Jeopardy! since 1984.

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Host of 'Jeopardy!' Alex Trebek attends a press conference to discuss the upcoming Man V. Machine 'Jeopardy!' competition at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center on January 13, 2011 in Yorktown Heights, New York.

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Alex Trebek hosts the 2012 National Geographic Bee Championship Round at the National Geographic Society on May 24, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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"BIG FAN" 

 Three football buffs step up to challenge Green Bay Packers' Aaron Rodgers, and special guest Alex Trebek stops by to give host Andy Richter a few pointers.

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Alex Trebek speaks during a rehearsal before a taping of Jeopardy! Power Players Week at DAR Constitution Hall on April 21, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Alex Trebek attends the ''SNL 40th Anniversary Special' at Rockfeller Plaza in New York City. 

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TV game show host Alex Trebek is interviewed at the 'Jeopardy!' Hall of Fame Sony Pictures Studios tour ribbon cutting ceremony at Sony Pictures Studios on September 20, 2011 in Culver City, California.

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WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 20: 'Jeopardy!' host Alex Trebek attends the 2016 USO Gala on October 20, 2016 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
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"I shaved my mustache on a whim," he told E! "This year, I had a two and a half month period from when we were not taping a show, so I grew it back on another whim. I like to keep my life simple."

Fans of Trebek's facial hair are so excited for its triumphant return that a Twitter account cropped up in its honor.


Trebek's "furry friend" will return to the small screen on Monday, September 15.

Former 'Jeopardy!' guests weigh in on the 'stache



Famous celeb mustaches:

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Hot, hot, hot.  Actor Liam Hemsworth turned up the temperature a few notches at the 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' premiere in London.

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Is it just us or does George Clooney just get better with age? The suave actor is incredibly easy on the eyes with his furry whiskers. 

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Bradley Cooper has always gotten glances from the ladies, but we can't help but take a second (and third) look at the 'Burnt' actor and his sexy scruff.

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Wowza! Even though Joe Manganiello is taken by the sultry Sofia Vergara, we can't keep our eyes off of his salt and pepper look. 

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Ryan Gosling embraced his sexy with a rugged mustache on the AFI Fest red carpet.  We'd write a lifetime worth of love letters for this hunky actor any day!

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Okay Channing, you can stop being incredibly beautiful now! Channing Tatum dabbled in the facial hair department with his slight shadow. 

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We we wouldn't mind getting rescued by this sexy pirate! Johnny Depp's signature goatee is enough to make any lady swoon!

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Leonardo DiCaprio may have won us over as a young Jack in 'Titanic' but he looks just as dapper years later with his facial hair and piercing blue eyes.

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Only the mysterious Idris Elba can make salt-and-pepper facial hair look oh-so-sexy. He's officially our pick to play the next James Bond!

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While young girls (and grown women) everywhere are still devastated by Zayn Malik's decision to leave One Direction, this snap of the seductive singer sporting a clean-cut look may help mend your broken heart!

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Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine opted for a lumberjack-inspired look in New York City with scruff stretching down his neck.

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This sexy Texan may be our favorite cowboy of all time! Matthew McConaughey opted for a grown-out style -- and we're not complaining. 

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Prince Harry rocked the tux and 'stache like no other! We certainly wouldn't mind being the queen of this hunky royal's heart.

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Justin Timberlake is, well, Justin Timberlake. The 'Sexy Back' singer's sophisticated scruff proves he doesn't need his vocal pipes to win the ladies over.

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Gwen Stefani may have snagged Blake Shelton's attention and we can't blame her! Charm, good looks and an affectionate display of facial fluff -- who can resist this handsome singer?

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James Franco dressed up his smile with a 'stache at 'The Night Before' premiere. Can the heartthrob actor look any better? We don't think so.

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Brad Pitt's five o'clock shadow is the best accessory to go along with his dapper suit, don't you think?

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Jake Gyllenhaal went full-throttle with his display of facial hair at the 72nd Annual Venice Film Festival!

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Will Smith may be one of the funniest men to ever grace the TV screens, but he's looking incredibly dapper with this clean-cut look. Someone has been going to the barber. 

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Nick Jonas' showed he's all grown up with his sparse display of some facial hair. The 'Jealous' singer is definitely turning all men green with envy.

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Jude Law was completely irresistible with his classic mustache at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards. We're lovin' this look on the British stud.

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Ashton Kutcher has never looked better! We're completely blown away by his sleek suit, tousled hair and brunette whiskers. Could he possibly be 'Dad of the Year'? We think so.

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Paul Rudd showed off his boyish charm and 'stache -- and we can't help but smile!

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