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TV Shows - Jeopardy!

Jeopardy! is an American quiz show featuring trivia in topics such as history, literature, the arts, pop culture and science. Unlike other game shows, Jeopardy! has a unique answer-and-question format in which contestants are presented with clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in the form of a question. The show has a decades-long broadcast history in the United States since its creation by Merv Griffin in 1964. It first ran in the daytime on NBC from March 30, 1964 until January 3, 1975; concurrently ran in a weekly syndicated version from September 9, 1974 to September 7, 1975; and subsequently ran in a revival from October 2, 1978 to March 2, 1979; all of these version were hosted by Art Fleming. Its most successful incarnation is the Alex Trebek-hosted syndicated version, which has aired continuously since September 10, 1984, and has been adapted internationally.

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1 Never Boned Still rocks.
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2 Ken Jennings He wouldn't go away
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3 Alex turns smug Why is he such a condesending jerk?
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4 Hair care Alex loses the mustache
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5 Exit... Stage Left Art Fleming
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6 Think Music Changes Not the same
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7 Clue Crew Does Alex really need help reading the questions?
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8 Watson It's creepy as hell!
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9 Dumbing Down Show has gotten easier
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10 Winnings Limit Lifted Contestants can stay forever and ever and ever...
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11 1985 Contestants can no longer ring in at anytime
12 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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1 I wish, I really wish Jeopardy! would have remained a program for people with the highest IQs. As a whole, it boned when Art Fleming left. The Fleming version never boned. It was much easier to watch and much more fun to enjoy. The Trebek version boned numerous times. The set, music, podiums, and presentation should have been left alone. Adding a clue crew made it nearly unwatchable. Dumbing down and adding "mindless humor" wasn't wise either. The Celebrity Tournaments became less enjoyable as well, especially the few that were at Radio City Music Hall. -- Submitted By: (ProfessorBone) on November 6, 2013, 7:15 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 Such a simple concept...such a brilliant concept. Thank you Merv Griffin for the greatest game show in the history of television. -- Submitted By: (dcvianc) on April 29, 2011, 7:26 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 This whole Watson thing seems like nothing more than a 90 minute IBM commercial split up into three parts with the game as the filler. The whole thing seems a bit awkward, yet at the same time I want to watch. I don't know what to think at this point. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on February 15, 2011, 2:34 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 Jeopardy has never jumped or boned, it's as entertaining as it's ever been. I have nitpicks, like the unnecessary Clue Crew, the set not turning red in Double Jeopardy like in the 1990s, and the old "board-turns-on" music being replaced, but those are all minor. Jeopardy is classic, they know not to screw with what works, and it's worked for 26 years and counting! If it ain't broke, don't fix it! -- Submitted By: (robfrules) on June 20, 2010, 12:42 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I guess this, like the Michael Larson deal with Press Your Luck, I just don't get why people think the boning moment would be because of a single contestant. Yeah, it was a massive run, but it was impressive, watching each episode waiting and seeing when and if Jennings would slip up. Always a fun show to watch. Never boned. -- Submitted By: (PYLrulz) on May 20, 2010, 6:05 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Compared to other trivia shows, Jeopardy is still alone at the top. It climaxed after the Ken Jennings marathon and his subsequent defeat in the All-Time champions challenge or whatever it was called. I never watch the contestant interviews part of the show and sometimes I forget to click back to the remainder of the show. Don't know if I'm ready to say it BTF though. Does Apathy count? -- Submitted By: (baldrick) on May 19, 2010, 7:09 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Probably the tenth or eleventh season of the Alex Trebek years when he turned into a humorless, smug jerk. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 6, 2010, 5:03 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Was Ken Jennings that guy who just kept winning and winning for something like 2 months, had the charisma of a beige wall, and looked like he had two black eyes? -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on February 12, 2010, 12:51 am - (2 votes) - Login to Vote
9 The Ken Jennings marathon run was quite painful but, Jeopardy could never bone. How else can you show all off all of the worthless trivia knowledge that you have to your family and friends. There really aren't enough question and answer game shows on the air these days. Keep Going Trebek! -- Submitted By: (fletch000) on February 7, 2010, 1:01 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Ken Jennings definitely boned the fish, but the categories have gotten utterly juvenile. Here are the categories from a 1995 game: Bible Quotations, Sports, American Cuisine, Grover Cleveland, Ranks & Titles, "Lady"s And these are from a 2009 game: The Louvre, Earn Baby Earn, Jay Leno's Headlines, Dairy Products, Show Me Your Peninsula!, How Well Do You Know "Me"? WTF is with "Show Me Your Peninsula!"?! I'd expect that sort of category on "Win Ben Stein's Money" or SNL's "Jeopardy!", not "Jeopardy!" itself! -- Submitted By: (Premonition_45) on December 24, 2009, 10:21 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 Did you ever notice Jeopardy! "Answers" really are no longer actually answers? In the original series and the first seasons of the Trebek revival, the "answer" would more or less be a sane answer to the question, e.g. if the question was "What is Alaska?" the answer was "It's the largest state in the Union." Okay, someone might really ask that question and be satisfied with that answer. Nowadays the question is still "What is Alaska?" but a typical answer is, "In 2008 Lance Mackey won the Iditarod held in this state." Uh, what? That is simply not an answer to that question... outside of bizarro jeopardy world. If someone really answered your question that way, you'd think they were nuts or just a smartass. -- Submitted By: (doctor_awesome) on November 5, 2009, 8:22 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
12 I don't like how the "answers" increasingly give away clues as to what the correct "question" is. Like if the question is "What is Alaska?" then the answer will be something like "Sarah Palin, 2008 Republican vice-presidential candidate, hailed from this, the largest of the 50 United States." As for Alex Trebek losing the mustache, as time goes by it's easier to understand. In 1984, a lot of people did (watch a tape of that year's World Series for proof). Today, who wears just a mustache anymore? Mainly people over 50 who got used to it when they were in their 30s. -- Submitted By: (markrabo) on October 23, 2009, 4:17 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 This show never boned. Alex Trebek's personality is part of the appeal. -- Submitted By: (MCS) on September 6, 2009, 1:29 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 Jeopardy! never boned the fish at all. I mean like, I was so upset when Ken Jennings lost. He's so intelligent. But then again, they might have had to rig the show that time to make him lose, in order to give other people a chance to win big. -- Submitted By: (Marcus) on August 4, 2009, 1:00 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 When "Jeopardy!" boned it? Two words: Ken. Jennings. I'd take Thom McKee over him any day. -- Submitted By: (bmasters1981) on July 30, 2009, 8:15 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 While I don't believe the show jumped the shark, Alex Trebek does not help matters by being an unfunny, unlikable tool. Actually kind of strange, as Trebek's supposedly funny as hell in real life. -- Submitted By: (Indigo) on July 16, 2009, 4:02 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 I originally thought that Ken Jennings made Jeopardy rock, but now that I think of it, having Saturday Night Live do regular skits about your show probably means you still rock. What is....it still rocks? -- Submitted By: (JoeBagODonuts) on May 12, 2009, 12:10 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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