Jeeves Returns To Ask Jeeves; Still Shuns Him

Try it, go to, notice how it redirects you to and then shows you the old Jeeves character.

Ask Jeeves Back?

Is Jeeves back?

Don’t you remember? retired Jeeves back in February of 2006. Now, two and half years later, they are bringing Jeeves back? Is it possible?

Last signs of Jeeves showed he was in the adult entertainment business (joking), possibly because’s search technology has been looking a bit shaky, to say the least.

All in all, it does indeed seem like is going back to 1996 and maybe this just helps us prove it?

I will email’s PR team for a comment on this finding and update this post when/if I get an answer.

Hat tip to @leonardholmes for spotting this.

Postscript: An spokesperson returned my request and told me the following:

For users who search for Jeeves, or type in the ‘’ URL, we’re giving them an ‘easter egg’ that shows Jeeves on their homepage. The image disappears once the user exits their browser. It’s a nice surprise for those users who still look for him, and we’ve gotten positive feedback from our users who have experienced it.

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