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Jeopardy! (1984)

Country: USA

Genres: Game-Show

Director: Kevin McCarthy, Dick Schneider

Writers: Merv Griffin, Bob Boden, Ryan Hopak, Mark Gaberman, ...

Stars: Alex Trebek, Johnny Gilbert, Jimmy McGuire, Kelly Miyahara, ...

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,...

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Ken Jennings currently holds the title for most wins on the show. He has won 74 times in a row.
Five shows are taped on Monday, and five shows are taped on Tuesday. Therefore two weeks worth of shows are taped each week.
The dollar values of the categories were doubled in 2001. The lowest value was $200 in round one, the highest $1000, and the lowest in round two $400 and the highest $2000.
On the 19 January 1993 program, then Air Force Lt. Col. Daryl Scott won a game with only $1. He won another $13,401 the next day.
During the commercial break before Final Jeopardy, contestant coordinators provide each contestant with the proper interrogative (Who or What) to respond to the clue correctly.
During the first season, the show was taped at Metromedia Studios. The next year, they moved to Hollywood Center Studios, where they would be until 1994. The show has been taping at Sony Pictures Studios since 1994.
On March 16, 2007, for the first time ever, the final question resulted in a three-way tie among the contestants (Jamey Kirby, Anders Martinson and Scott Weiss). They each won $16,000 after correctly identifying Bonnie Parker, of the infamous Bonnie and C
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 wer
Alex Trebek in his book about the show, says that one problem they had in the beginning was that contestants not only had to know the right answers to win, but they had to buzz in before any of the other players. They quickly discovered that this gave a d
The maximum amount of money one can win in a single game is $566,400. This assumes that one contestant sweeps both boards, finds all three Daily Doubles in the top tier, makes them true Daily Doubles, and gets them all last, and is allowed to play and wag
Initially, contestants who won five matches retired as an "undefeated champion" and returned for a $100,000 tournament of champions. Starting around 1997, five day champions also won a new car that they selected from about five. Starting in 2003-2004, the
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 origin
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! Sportscaste
In 1984, when Jeopardy! returned on to television, the main theme track was altered from that of the 1984 pilot to become more electronic. The original version of "Think!" was used for Final Jeopardy!. The main theme was remixed with a bongo track for the