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Jeopardy! 

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Airs Sat. May. 25, 7:30 PM on CBS

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

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Merv Griffin
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48 wins & 98 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Alex Trebek ...  Himself - Host / ... 7,888 episodes, 1984-2019
Johnny Gilbert ...  Himself - Announcer / ... 7,879 episodes, 1984-2019
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Storyline

On the heels of the syndicated success of "Wheel of Fortune (1983)", 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 (1994)", 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Риск! See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

In the first season, contestants could buzz in as soon as the question was revealed. Starting in the second season, the contestants had to wait until host Trebek finished reading the question before they could buzz in. If they buzzed before this, they were "locked out". See more »

Quotes

[Closing announcement 1996-1999]
Johnny Gilbert: "Jeopardy!" was created by Merv Griffin.
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Connections

Referenced in NCIS: Chimera (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Think!
1997 Edition Version 1 (1997)
Written by Merv Griffin
Composed by Steve Kaplan
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User Reviews

one heck of a game show
7 December 2005 | by mattkratzSee 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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