Jeopardy! (1984– )

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

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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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The main theme for the first pilot in 1983 was "January, February, March" which was originally the opening music for The All-New Jeopardy! and the break music was from a prize cue used on Wheel of Fortune called "Nightwalk". For Final Jeopardy! the original version of the "Think!" music was used . An electronic version of the "Think!" melody became the main theme for the second Trebek pilot in 1984. The second pilot also used the original think music. See more »

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[Closing announcement 1995-1996]
Johnny Gilbert: This is Johnny Gilbert speaking. "Jeopardy!" was created by Merv Griffin. Produced by Columbia/Tristar Television. Distributed by KingWorld.
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one heck of a game show
7 December 2005 | by (Richardson, TX) – See all my reviews

This will be remembered as one of the best game shows of all time, bar none. They have the perfect host in Alex Trebek. I love the gimmick of revealing the answer and having the contestants guess the question to go along with it. I wish they hadn't discontinued giving prizes to the runners-up though. Those were cool. I love seeing how many of the questions I can guess correctly when I watch it. Perhaps the most recent thing it will be remembered for was Ken Jennings's amazing run of 74 straight wins. That was incredible. Here's to Ken! I also love the final jeopardy theme song. I also tuned in almost every day to the Ultimate Tournament of Champions, which was a great idea. I actually remembered a few of the contestants on that. Hats off to a truly great game show! *** out of ****


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