The classic game show with a twist; the answers are revealed, but it's up to the contestants to supply the questions. Three contestants, including a returning champion, competed. Six ... See full summary »






1973   1972   1967   1966   1965   1964  
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Jeopardy! (TV Series 1984)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A returning champion and two challengers test their buzzer skills and their knowledge in a wide range of academic and popular categories.

Stars: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire
Family Feud (1988–1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

"Family Feud" was one of the most popular game shows on TV, but after nine years with Richard Dawson as host, ratings were starting to slip. In 1986, producers decided that the "Family Feud... See full summary »

Stars: Ray Combs, Gene Wood, Jackie Stallone
Family Feud (1976–1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Two families compete by trying to outguess the opponents about survey results.

Stars: Richard Dawson, Gene Wood, Laurie Walters
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest. They then have to answer 15 ... See full summary »

Stars: Regis Philbin, Rick Rosner, Danny Bonaduce
Win Ben Stein's Money (1997–2002)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Jeopardy-like game show featuring Ben Stein as both a host and a contestant. The second and third rounds of the game are played by Ben Stein himself as he tries to defend "his" money ... See full summary »

Stars: Ben Stein, Jimmy Kimmel, Nancy Pimental
Family Feud (TV Series 1999)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hosted by Steve Harvey, two families battle it out by answering survey questions for a chance to win $20,000 and, after 5 wins, a new car.

Stars: Steve Harvey, Rubin Ervin, Burton Richardson
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A series of knowledge contestants use a telephone, audience input and eliminations to answer trivia questions for an escalating tier of cash prizes.

Stars: Meredith Vieira, Chris Harrison, Terry Crews
The Match Game (1962–1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

This is The 1st Edition of the program. Composed of 2 Teams of 3 Members (2 In-Studio team members and 1 Star Team Captain) are writing answers to an question {e.g.: Name a part of a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gene Rayburn, Johnny Olson, Betty White
Ca$h Cab (TV Series 2005)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Contestants unknowingly climb into a cab and try to win money by answering questions correctly on the way to their desired location.

Stars: Ben Bailey, Alejandra, Jennifer Cody
60 Minutes (TV Series 1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Australian version of the long-running news-magazine show.

Stars: Tara Brown, Liz Hayes, Peter Overton
Biography (TV Series 1987)
Documentary | Biography
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.

Stars: Jack Perkins, Peter Graves, Harry Smith
Comedy | Talk-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After several guest hosting appearances on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dave was given his own morning talk-show. This show included a full orchestra, news breaks, and a cast of ... See full summary »

Stars: David Letterman, Rich Hall, Wil Shriner


Series cast summary:
Art Fleming ...
 Himself - Host (17 episodes, 1964-1973)
 Himself - Announcer / ... (17 episodes, 1964-1973)


The classic game show with a twist; the answers are revealed, but it's up to the contestants to supply the questions. Three contestants, including a returning champion, competed. Six categories are announced (e.g., Pro Football, Presidents, Science and Nature, Famous Bobs, Automobiles and Words), each having five answers ostensibly graded by difficulty, from $10 to $50. The champion chose a category and dollar amount (e.g., "Presidents for $10"), to which host Fleming reads the answer ("The Father of our country; he really didn't chop down a cherry tree"). Contestants had to respond in question form ("Who was George Washington?") ; if correct, they won the value of the question; if he/she was incorrect, failed to answer in time or phrase in the form of a question, that amount was deducted (hence, the dollar amount was "always in jeopardy") and his/her opponents could answer; having enough incorrect answers often led to negative scores. Thereafter, the contestant providing the last ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

quiz show | non fiction | See All (2) »





Official Sites:



Release Date:

30 March 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

What's the Question?  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


(2753 episodes)

Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The "think music" is entitled "Time for Tony", composed by Merv Griffin and named for Griffin's son. See more »


Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Jodie Foster/Brian Wilson (1976) See more »


Take Ten
Theme Song
by Julann Griffin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Vote for the original (late 60's-early 70's) "Jeopardy!" to be put on DVD!
19 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the version of "Jeopardy!" I REALLY remember and enjoy.

When I was 6 years old in 1968, I would run home from school at lunchtime just to watch "Jeopardy!" And, for some strange reason, I would always applaud whenever a contestant found a Daily Double (maybe because the audience did?). Sometimes I would also hum the "think" music, and my younger sister made up her own nonsensical lyrics. (The theme of the original "Jeopardy!" was an instrumental, not the "think" music, which featured a muted trumpet solo.)

Another big difference between the original and current versions, in addition to adjusting for inflation in the dollar amounts of the clues and technological advancements, is that during the contestant interviews in the original, there weren't any smart-assed jokers who thought they were funny (e.g. doing idiotic impressions, playing body parts as "musical instruments," or making up stupid puns, which were most likely scripted; that kind of, to rephrase the title of one of George Carlin's monologues, "goofy crap" seems better suited for "The Gong Show" or if John Waters decides to make a "Polyester, Part 2" in Odorama - get it about the latter reference?). In the original "Jeopardy!," they were mostly ordinary people who acted and played like adults, which is more than can be said for some of today's contestants.

If Sony was smart, they should have put THIS original version of "Jeopardy!" on DVD; after having seen a snippet of it on "American Dreams" last year, that only whetted my appetite even more. When Game Show Network reran the original "Jeopardy!" in 2001, my landlady did not have the tier that had GSN added on her satellite. Now that she since has, GSN recently told me in an e-mail they have no plans to show the original "Jeopardy!" again anytime soon, sadly.

But, for those of us who WOULD like to see the original late 60's - early 70's version of "Jeopardy!" released on DVD, be sure to go to TV Shows on and vote for it; the original version was added to their list three weeks ago.

Who wants to see a DVD mostly full of Ken ("The Cheater") Jennings? I sure WOULDN'T waste my hard-earned $20 on that one! (And since they currently own the rights to the track, as well as now being a part of Sony's corporate family by virtue of Sony's purchase of BMG Music, perhaps Arista Records should re-release pop group Bob Kuban and the In-Men's 1966 Top 40 hit "The Cheater" as a CD single, put Jennings' face on the CD label, and include it as a bonus with that forthcoming DVD of "Jeopardy!" Or better yet, maybe Arista should make a music video using snippets of Jennings' "Jeopardy!" appearances with "The Cheater" as music and release that as a bonus DVD single with the DVD of "Jeopardy!" L.A. Reid, if you're reading this, and since you're now Arista's president, be aware - you're sitting on a potential goldmine!)

However, Sony, PLEASE do all of us who would like to see the ORIGINAL late 60's - early 70's version of "Jeopardy!" with Art Fleming again a BIG favor - PUT IT ON DVD SOON!!!!

In the meantime, anyone who would like for that to happen please be sure to go to TV Shows on and vote for it; thus far, the original "Jeopardy!" netted only 31 paltry votes. Let's turn that number into 100 or more votes and tell Sony we want the ORIGINAL "Jeopardy!" to be released on DVD!

5 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page