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Jeopardy! 

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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.

Creator:

Merv Griffin
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50 wins & 106 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Alex Trebek ...  Self - Host 8,209 episodes, 1984-2021
Johnny Gilbert ...  Self - Announcer / ... 8,194 episodes, 1984-2021

Remembering Alex Trebek (1940-2020)

We celebrate the life and career of beloved "Jeopardy" host, Alex Trebek (1940-2020).

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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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Game-Show

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Trivia

One thing that was briefly changed for the second season was the returning champion was placed at the right podium. This was quickly changed back to the left podium for reasons not explained. See more »

Goofs

Though the 61 questions/answers given in each show that are counted as 'correct', countless have been proven to be incorrect after all. See more »

Quotes

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

Spoofed in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.102 (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Jeopardy! Theme
(1984-1992)
Written by Merv Griffin
Composed by Christopher Rhyne
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User Reviews

 
This show just is like your toughest college class.
22 May 2009 | by HermanSchaferSee all my reviews

Unlike shows like Wheel Of Fortune(where you guess one letter at a time) starring failed talk show comedian Pat Sajak and failed actress Vanna White, (Who's smile reminds me of Mr Ed the talking horse) or guessing the price on an item like The Price is Right starring ex-marine host Drew Carey and the bikini clad models. (Who men would have dreams about them and when they wake up a sticky mess would need to take a shower and be depressed.) Jeopardy is a show starring a very intelligent host Alex Trebek and the clue crew who do a great job at explaining the category at hand.

I like most of the show except for after the first commercial break when Alex asks each contestant such "unrehearsed" comments like (Alex:"You met your husband/wife doing what and contestant says:"While some driver drove by and splashed water at us.) after that when the contestants get done the player with the most money doesn't exactly win because then its Double Jeopardy and that player could end up 2nd or 3rd depending on the wager.

Jean Cui on April 30,2009 won the lowest score ever with only $599 but in 3 game her total was $14,100 which is a nice amount of money.

I like the end of the show too when Alex talks to all the contestants which shows that he has class.

I give this show a 87 out of 100.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1984 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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