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Jeopardy! 

A quiz show with a twist: contestants are provided with the answers. But what are the right questions?

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Alex Trebek returns as host of Jeopardy for the 33rd Season Premiere.


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 Himself - Host (7,253 episodes, 1984-2016)
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On the heels of the syndicated success of "Wheel of Fortune, " producer Merv Griffin decided to return his classic quiz show-with-a-twist, "Jeopardy!" to the airwaves in 1984. It, too, was a huge success, and also marked a return to the game's tried-and-true formula of answers and questions (after a slightly-modified remake six years earlier failed to catch on). Three contestants, including a returning champion, competed. Six categories are announced (e.g., Art World, Cooking, 20th Century Republicans, "Friends" (the TV series), Muscle Men and College Girls Wearing White T-shirts), each having five answers ostensibly graded by difficulty, from $100 to $500. The champion chose a category and dollar amount (e.g., "College Girls Wearing White T-shirts for $100"), to which host Trebek reads the answer ("Inspector 12 must give her seal of approval before a college girl can wear one of these plain white T-shirts"). Contestants had to respond in question form ("What is Hanes?") ; if correct,... Written by Brian Rathjen <briguy_52732@yahoo.com>

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Beginning with the second season in 1985, the set background would change from blue to red in the Double Jeopardy! and Final Jeopardy! rounds. This practice was discontinued in Season 14 on October 6, 1997, although, on the Celebrity Jeopardy! Sportscasters episode that aired on January 23, 1998, the set did change to red in those rounds. Starting in 2002, with the debut of set#4, the set background changing to red for Final Jeopardy! However, the practice wasn't reinstated for Double Jeopardy!. See more »

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[Closing announcement 1992-1994]
Johnny Gilbert: This is Johnny Gilbert speaking. "Jeopardy!" is a production of Merv Griffin Enterprises.
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Johnny Gilbert: Distributed by KingWorld.
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Jeopardy! Theme
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8 June 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a kid I watched Jeopardy in its first incarnation with Art Fleming, and it was always first on my list of game shows. It was disappointing to see it disappear, but exciting when it came back in 1984.

The 'new' Jeopardy was just as good as the first version, and Alex Tribek has always delivered a touch of class as the host. Somehow he manages to give the impression that he knows all this stuff, though of course that is patently impossible. Or maybe by this time he's seen all the material enough times that he DOES know it! LOL When it comes to the high concept game show, Jeopardy is pure. The only luck involved is how well a set of categories happens to match the individual knowledge of the contestants, and with 12 categories per game, that mostly averages out.

Measure your own success against the question at the BOTTOM of the board. If you can get 7 of those 12 questions and two thirds of the Final Jeopardies correct consistently, you should test to become a contestant.


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