History Series / Jeopardy

9th Dec '16 4:25:10 PM Twentington
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*** December 9, 2016: "Civil War Literature". Third one where nobody even bothered to ring in.
30th Nov '16 2:10:43 PM themisterfree
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** The Jackpot Board: Used for the first half of the 1974-1975 syndicated version, the winner selected a number off the board from 1-30, revealing a bonus prize (car, trip, more cash), or half of "$25,000" (which earned one more pick to find the other half).

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** The Jackpot Board: Used for the first half of the 1974-1975 syndicated version, this was somewhat of a knockoff of the Gambit Board from ''Series/{{Gambit}}''- the winner selected a number off the board from 1-30, revealing a bonus prize (car, trip, more cash), or half of "$25,000" (which earned one more pick to find the other half).half- in that sense it resembled the Big Match from ''Series/ThreeOnAMatch'').



** Inexplicably, the later 1980s/90s Pressman versions kept the same odd setup for the board and Final Jeopardy, and even versions released as late as 2003 still had it; they also released ''Electric Jeopardy!''- with a set of battery operated buzz-in devices with rotating dials for scorekeeping. Conversely, the 1992 Tyco version had a radically different style of gameplay (six category stands instead of a board), while the 1999 Parker Brothers version finally had the board with the correct amount of categories, and reserved a special space for Final Jeopardy! below the main board.



** GameShowHost: Art Fleming's biggest role, without a doubt, was this. This is also Trebek's biggest role, but unlike Fleming, Alex has several other shows to his name (''The Wizard of Odds'', ''Series/HighRollers'', ''[[Series/DoubleDare1976 Double Dare]]'', ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'', ''[[Series/{{Concentration}} Classic Concentration]]''). Voice actor Creator/BobBergen (the voice of Porky Pig since Creator/MelBlanc's death) hosted ''Jep!'', Jeff Probst hosted ''Rock & Roll Jeopardy!'' before he would become known for ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', and sportscaster Dan Patrick hosts ''Sports Jeopardy!''

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** GameShowHost: Art Fleming's biggest role, without a doubt, was this. This is also Trebek's biggest role, but unlike Fleming, Alex has several other shows to his name (''The Wizard of Odds'', ''Series/HighRollers'', ''[[Series/DoubleDare1976 Double Dare]]'', ''Series/{{Battlestars}}'', the 1982 pilots for ''Series/{{Starcade}}'', ''[[Series/{{Concentration}} Classic Concentration]]'').Concentration]]'', and ''Series/ToTellTheTruth''). Voice actor Creator/BobBergen (the voice of Porky Pig since Creator/MelBlanc's death) hosted ''Jep!'', Jeff Probst hosted ''Rock & Roll Jeopardy!'' before he would become known for ''Series/{{Survivor}}'', and sportscaster Dan Patrick hosts ''Sports Jeopardy!''



* ProgressiveJackpot: Used in the 1978 ''Super Jeopardy!'' endgame- $5,000 plus $2,500 per trip, up to $15,000 for the fifth (total of $50,000).



* ProgressiveJackpot: Used in the 1978 endgame, $5,000 plus $2,500 per trip, up to $15,000 for the fifth (total of $50,000).
23rd Nov '16 7:43:58 PM Gimere
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* LongRunner:
** Trebek's version began its 30th season in September 2013, placing it third behind only ''Wheel of Fortune'' (nighttime version started in 1983; daytime in 1975) and ''Series/ThePriceIsRight'' (CBS version started in 1972; the show itself started in 1956).
** Even the classic 1964-75 Art Fleming version counts in its own right it ran for nearly 11 years, and was practically a tradition for businessmen and college students on their lunch break (which is how the show got mega-popular in the first place).



* LoopingLines: If Alex stumbles when reading a clue, he usually re-records it in post. This is easy to do, since his reading is usually done over a shot of the clue's text.
** Taken to its logical extreme during the final week of the 2014-15 season (including 5 day champion Scott Lord's loss), where ''all'' of the clues were re-recorded in post, due to Alex having a cold that left his voice really hoarse during that taping day. He addressed it on air for the first game, and disclaimers aired to notify viewers afterward.
19th Nov '16 3:16:16 PM mlsmithca
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** Similarly, some ''Jeopardy!'' champions have made return appearances under a different variation of the first name they originally played under. Some examples include Dan Green (Danny in the 1986 TOC), Sandra Gore (Sandy in ''Super Jeopardy!''), Mike Day (Michael in the 1985 & Ultimate [=TOCs=]), Michael Dupee (Mike in the 1996 TOC and Battle of the Decades), Michael Thayer (Mike in the Ultimate TOC), Dave Traini (David in the Ultimate TOC), and Andy Westney (Andrew in the Ultimate TOC & Battle of the Decades.)

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** Similarly, some ''Jeopardy!'' champions have made return appearances under a different variation of the first name they originally played under. Some examples include Dan Green (Danny in the 1986 TOC), Sandra Gore (Sandy in ''Super Jeopardy!''), Mike Day (Michael in the 1985 & and Ultimate [=TOCs=]), Michael Dupee (Mike in the 1996 TOC and Battle of the Decades), Michael Thayer (Mike in the Ultimate TOC), Dave Traini (David in the Ultimate TOC), and Andy Westney (Andrew in the Ultimate TOC & and Battle of the Decades.)



** In the 2006 Teen Tournament semifinals, high school sophomore Papa Chakravarthy (who is of Indian descent) lost $1,000 on the first Daily Double in a clue about an Asian 2 word capital constructed in the 1910s and 1920s. He guessed Phnom Penh, Cambodia, but the correct question was "What is ''New Dehli''?" Despite the ironic miss, he only lost $1,000, and still won both the game & the tournament.

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** In the 2006 Teen Tournament semifinals, high school sophomore Papa Chakravarthy (who is of Indian descent) lost $1,000 on the first Daily Double in a clue about an Asian 2 word capital constructed in the 1910s and 1920s. He guessed Phnom Penh, Cambodia, but the correct question was "What is ''New Dehli''?" Despite the ironic miss, he only lost $1,000, and still won both the game & and the tournament.



** In the 1996 Tournament of Champions, there were two contestants ''each'' named Michael (Dupee and Daunt), Bill (Sloan & Dickenson), and David (Sampugnaro and Cuneo), with Michael Dupee going as "Mike" for the tournament to avoid confusion. Both of the Davids went out in the quarterfinals, and ditto for the Bills in the semifinals, but both Michaels made the finals, where Dupee won the tournament. He played as Michael again for 2005's Ultimate Tournament of Champions, and then flipped back to Mike in 2014's Battle of the Decades.

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** In the 1996 Tournament of Champions, there were two contestants ''each'' named Michael (Dupee and Daunt), Bill (Sloan & and Dickenson), and David (Sampugnaro and Cuneo), with Michael Dupee going as "Mike" for the tournament to avoid confusion. Both of the Davids went out in the quarterfinals, and ditto for the Bills in the semifinals, but both Michaels made the finals, where Dupee won the tournament. He played as Michael again for 2005's Ultimate Tournament of Champions, and then flipped back to Mike in 2014's Battle of the Decades.
11th Nov '16 10:42:16 PM RobFRules
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* OlderThanTheyThink: What was the first game show to feature a video board of sports questions with 4 point values in each category, and three contestants buzzing in to answer questions on a sports bar-themed set? If you said ''Sports Jeopardy!'', you obviously aren't Canadian. ''Game On'', a Canadian game show that aired from 1998-2000 on Global, basically looks like an early prototype of ''Sports Jeopardy!'', just with a unique "Two Minute Warning" final round featuring a contracted (yet expensive) board, less categories, and a far lower budget (a sports bar prize package toplined with a 56 inch TV was the ''top prize'' for the season-ending ''championship game''.) Other differences were cosmetic, notably including podiums replaced with lounge chairs and a wet bar.
** Officially speaking, ''Jeopardy!'' had an sports version way back in 1994... as a video game for Sega and Nintendo consoles and handheld devices. However, this was basically a re-release of GameTek's contemporary ''Jeopardy!'' video game with sports-themed clues, as well as digitized pictures of athletes wearing athletic gear to represent the contestants.
11th Nov '16 10:41:23 PM RobFRules
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* OlderThanTheyThink: What was the first game show to feature a video board of sports questions with 4 point values in each category, and three contestants buzzing in to answer questions on a sports bar-themed set? If you said ''Sports Jeopardy!'', you obviously aren't Canadian. ''Game On'', a Canadian game show that aired from 1998-2000 on Global, basically looks like an early prototype of ''Sports Jeopardy!'', just with a unique "Two Minute Warning" final round featuring a contracted (yet expensive) board, less categories, and a far lower budget (a sports bar prize package toplined with a 56 inch TV was the ''top prize'' for the season-ending ''championship game''.) Other differences were cosmetic, notably including podiums replaced with lounge chairs and a wet bar.
** Officially speaking, ''Jeopardy!'' had an sports version way back in 1994... as a video game for Sega and Nintendo consoles and handheld devices. However, this was basically a re-release of GameTek's contemporary ''Jeopardy!'' video game with sports-themed clues, as well as digitized pictures of athletes wearing athletic gear to represent the contestants.
11th Nov '16 9:01:16 PM Twentington
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* OutOfOrder: A variant. Due to 2009's Tournament of Champions being taped during that January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (and having firm taping dates outside of regular taping schedules), as well as that year's February sweeps period being postponed to March to accommodate the transition from analog to digital TV signals in the United States, the first few games of the 2010 TOC qualifying period actually aired ''before'' the 2009 TOC aired that March. However, no contestants during this period won 3 games.
** Three ''Jeopardy!'' champions competed in reunion tournaments before they competed in their Tournament of Champions. Season 6's top winners Frank Spangenberg and Bob Blake were both invited to the ''Super Jeopardy!'' tournament in the summer of 1990, before their TOC aired that November (Blake was a semifinalist in the former and winner of the latter, Spangenberg lost in the prior round of each.) As well, 2004 College Champion Kermin Fleming was invited to 2005's Ultimate Tournament of Champions, a year before his TOC actually took place in May 2006, though he lost his only game in both events.
** Due to the Battle of the Decades tournament in season 30, the 2014 Tournament of Champions was not held that season (despite there already being 6 confirmed contestants for that event from the prior season.) It instead took place in November 2014, early in season 31. As a result of the delay, the qualifying period for that TOC concluded at the end of season 30 in July 2014, meaning that the first two months of season 31 were the beginning of the qualifying period for the season ''32'' TOC, not unlike how [=TOCs=] were scheduled in the first 9 seasons. During this stretch, the only qualifier for the November 2015 TOC was 4 day champion Catherine Hardee (who wouldn't have made the 2014 field had the qualifying period not ended early.)
11th Nov '16 10:56:21 AM Twentington
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** At least twice, Johnny Gilbert has been the correct response:
*** September 8, 1989: Here's "Johnny" for $100 was "This former nightclub singer is the announcer on 'Jeopardy!'"
*** February 21, 2006: He Was in That? for $200 was "In 1961 this future 'Jeopardy!' announcer hit the big screen in 'Gidget Goes Hawaiian'."
3rd Nov '16 5:35:52 PM RobFRules
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** ''Sports Jeopardy!'' host Dan Patrick occasionally gives nicknames to successful repeat champions, like "The Duke of Earl" for season 3 5-time champion Earl Holland, and "Vinny V" for season 2 15-time champion Vinny Varadarajan.
29th Oct '16 7:44:02 PM themisterfree
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* AffectionateParody: ''Series/SesameStreet'', of all things, did one, complete with a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of "Think!", Alex Trebek played host of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzJgs-XAcPo Special of the Day]]", with Telly Monster as the contestant.

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* AffectionateParody: ''Series/SesameStreet'', of all things, did one, complete with a SuspiciouslySimilarSong of "Think!", Alex Trebek played host of "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzJgs-XAcPo Special of the Day]]", with Telly Monster as the contestant.[[note]]It's ironic when you realize that this show's producer, Creator/SonyPicturesTelevision, would later collaborate with Sesame Workshop on another show- ''WesternAnimation/DragonTales''.[[/note]]
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