Jeopardy!

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  • S 2013 : Ep 180

    Season 2013-2014 Episode 180

    Aired 5/23/14

  • S 2013 : Ep 179

    Season 2013-2014 Episode 179

    Aired 5/22/14

  • S 2013 : Ep 178

    Season 2013-2014 Episode 178

    Aired 5/21/14

  • S 2013 : Ep 177

    Season 2013-2014 Episode 177

    Aired 5/20/14

  • S 2013 : Ep 176

    Season 2013-2014 Episode 176

    Aired 5/19/14

  • Cast & Crew
  • Alex Trebek

    Host (1984-Present)

  • Johnny Gilbert

    Announcer (1984-Present)

  • Don Pardo

    Announcer (1964-75)

  • John Harlan

    Announcer (1978-79)

  • Sofia Lidskog

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  • "This... is... Jeopardy!"America's top-rated syndicated quiz show entered into its 29th season on September 17, 2012. Many subscribing stations have renewed the show through Season 32 (2015-2016). The show was originally created in the 1960s by Merv Griffin, a famed television host, musician, and actor. Irritated by the impossibility of trying to create a quiz show because of scandals that had taken place involving that genre, Griffin was inspired by a suggestion from his wife Julann to create a show wherein contestants were presented with clues in the form of answers, and had to phrase their responses in the form of a question. He originally was going to title the program What's the Question?, but ended up discarding that original title when a skeptical NBC network producer rejected his original concept, claiming, "It doesn't have enough jeopardies." The original Jeopardy!series premiered on March 30, 1964, as a daytime program on NBC. With Art Fleming as host and Don Pardo as announcer, that series continued to air until January 3, 1975, and also spawned a weekly syndicated version that aired within the 1974-1975 season. Later came a revival, The All-New Jeopardy!, which ran from October 2, 1978 through March 2, 1979; for this version, Fleming was joined by announcer John Harlan. The most successful incarnation of Jeopardy! is the current syndicated version, which has aired continuously since September 10, 1984, featuring the Canadian-born Alex Trebek as its host, joined by announcer Johnny Gilbert. This particular version of the program has lived up to its slogan as "America's Favorite Quiz Show," with over 6,000 episodes aired, and currently averages 25 million viewers per week. The show has featured over 10,000 different contestants over the course of its 29-year run, and a host of prominent personalities - including royalty, Presidents, film stars, television personalities, famous athletes, and Nobel laureates - have either presented special clues or appeared as contestants on the show. Since its premiere, the syndicated version ofJeopardy! has outlived 300 other game shows, won a record 30 Daytime Emmy Awards and a Peabody Award, and gained a worldwide following with a multitude of international adaptations. In addition, both TV Guideand the Game Show Network (GSN) have ranked it #2 on their respective lists of the 50 greatest game shows of all time. The longevity of Jeopardy!'s popularity has led it to being referenced and parodied in many television shows, films, and works of literature over the years, including such popular programs asSaturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Cheers, and The Golden Girls. Educators throughout the United States have created their own versions of the quiz show's game to encourage student participation in class, and even IBM has used the show to exhibit its artificial intelligence system "Watson" and have it compete against two of the show's finest champions in a "man versus machine" competition.moreless

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    • Alex: Greg Hopkins, you're an energy demonstrator. What does an energy demonstrator do? Greg: (extracts a balloon from his pockets) Well, we do things like this: Let's imagine this balloon as a uranium atom. (he blows up the balloon and ties it up) Greg: Take the atom, and we shoot it with a neutron. BANG! (twists the balloon in half) It pulsates, vibrates, and splits into 2 separate atoms, and hereafter, gives us energy! (applause, except from Alex) Alex: Greg? Try and relax. (laughter)

    • Regis: "Song Standards", 600. Alex: "And its torment won't be through till you let me spend my life making love to you" then. (Regis rings in) Alex: Regis. Regis: What is "Day and Night"? Alex: No. Regis: "Night and DAY"!! Alex: "Day and Night"? "Night and Day"? All right. We'll give it to you. (laughter) Regis: Couldn't wait to say no, could you? (more laughter, this time with Alex and Carol) Regis: "No, Regis! NO!!" Alex: Select again, Regis. Regis: Thank you, Miss Judge, for overruling Mr. Big-Shot here! (raucous laughter) Alex: All right. Select again. Regis: Yes. Yes, Alex, my dearest friend. "Song Standards" for 800.

    • Carol: "Song Standards" for $400. Alex: Do this "and let me play among the stars; let me see what spring is like on Jupiter and Mars". (Regis rings in) Alex: Regis. Regis: "Fly Me to the M--" What is-- Who is-- W-what is "Fly Me to the Moon"?! Alex: Yes. To all of the above. (the audience laughs) Alex: Select. Regis: (to Carol) I'll get you. Alex: You give a medley of responses. I love it. Go again.

    • Pat: I know Paul is glad to be here, because he had a great day on our last show, winning over $14,000, but Lori and Christian will try to knock you off your pedestal, tackle you behind the line of scrimmage, hurt you, pummel you...! (to us) Perhaps I'm overstating the case.

    • Alex: Nancy Zerg, congratulations! You are, indeed, a giant killer! Our new Jeopardy! champion! $14,401! Ken, take a look at the audience. The audience is paying tribute to not only Nancy, but to you, as well. All good things have to come to an end, don't they? Too bad for Ken, but he's going home with a lot of money. $2,500,000. Congratulations, young man.

    • Question: Most of of this firm's seasonal employees only work for four months per year. Nancy's Response: What is H&R Block? Ken's Response: What is Fed Ex?

    • Alex: Regis leads you by $3,000. How much are you going to risk, Nancy? Nancy: Uh, 400. Alex: 400? Carson: Oh, Nancy! Nancy: I'm not a gambler! Alex: All right, here's the clue in "Europe's Got Telent, Too": Alberto Hidalgo and his happy feet can tap 734 times a minute while performing this Spanish dance. Nancy: What is the flamingo? Alex: No. The flamingo is a bird. The Flamenco... Nancy: "-Co"! FlamenCO! Regis: I thought I heard "flamingo". Alex: Yep. Carson: I think it was just her accent. Alex: Our judges say you said Flamenco-- Flamingo. Nancy: I'm from Georgia, I said Flamenco! Carson: Yeah. Nancy: I object! Carson: Flamingo, Flamenco-- Nancy: You're already totally sucking up to Regis! Alex: Sorry. The judge overrules your objection.

    • Alex: (after Steve has ended up with 0) That drops you down to nothing now. Steve: But I'm not in the negative, Alex! I'm not in the negative. Alex: You're absolutely right.

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    • This is the 39th episode with Ken Jennings. He has won $1,331,661 to date.

    • This is the first episode after the summer hiatus

    • Monday May 9, 2005 Round 3:Game 1:6~Ultimate Tournament of Champions. Contestants: 1 Steve Chernicoff 2 Brad Rutter 3 Michael Rodney Brad Rutter won Game Moves to Round 4

    • Record: 75 games~$2,520,700 Ken Jennings~Salt Lake City, UT 6/2/2004~11/30/2004 ------------------------------ 2004-2005 Season: David Madden~Ridgewood,NJ July 5, 2005~(1 game, $16,400)

    • Record: 75 games~$2,520,700 Ken Jennings~Salt Lake City, UT 6/2/2004~11/30/2004 ------------------------------ 2004-2005 Season: David Madden~Ridgewood,NJ July 6, 2005~(2 games,$35,200) July 5, 2005~(1 game,$16,400)

    • Record: 75 games~$2,520,700 Ken Jennings~Salt Lake City, UT 6/2/2004~11/30/2004 ------------------------------ 2004-2005 Season: David Madden~Ridgewood,NJ July 7, 2005~(3 games,$69,400) July 6, 2005~(2 games,$35,200) July 5, 2005~(1 game,$16,400)

    • Record: 75 games~$2,520,700 Ken Jennings~Salt Lake City, UT 6/2/2004~11/30/2004 ------------------------------ 2004-2005 Season: David Madden~Ridgewood,NJ July 11,2005~(4 games,$94,400) July 7, 2005~(3 games,$69,400) July 6, 2005~(2 games,$35,200) July 5, 2005~(1 game,$16,400)

    • Record: 75 games~$2,520,700 Ken Jennings~Salt Lake City, UT 6/2/2004~11/30/2004 ------------------------------ 2004-2005 Season: David Madden~Ridgewood,NJ July 12,2005~(5 games,$126,500) July 11,2005~(4 games,$94,400) July 7, 2005~(3 games,$69,400) July 6, 2005~(2 games,$35,200) July 5, 2005~(1 game,$16,400)

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    Trivia (63)

    • Brad Rutter came from way behind to win this game. He went on to win the entire tournament, beating out Ken Jennings.

    • This is the last appearence of Ken Jennings until the Tournament of Champions.

    • Final Jeopardy! Answer and Question CATEGORY: OLYMPIC ATHLETES ANSWER: IN 1960 EUROPEAN JOURNALISTS GAVE HER THE NICKNAME "LA GAZZELLA". QUESTION: What is Wilma Rudolph?

    • Final Jeopardy! Answer and Question CATEGORY: SUPREME COURT JUSTICES ANSWER: ROBERT JACKSON, THE ONLY JUSTICE TO TAKE A FORMAL LEAVE OF ABSENCE, WENT TO BE A PROSECUTOR IN THIS FOREIGN CITY. QUESTION: What is Nuremburg?

    • Final Jeopardy! Answer and Question CATEGORY: THE 50 STATES ANSWER: REJECTED EARLIER IN ITS BID FOR STATEHOOD, IT FINALLY ENTERED THE UNION IN 1876. QUESTION: What is Colorado?

    • Final Jeopardy! Answer and Question CATEGORY: SLOGANS ANSWER: IN 1986 THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT ON TRANSPORTATION BEGAN USING THIS 4-WORD SLOGAN AS PART OF A CAMPAIGN TO PREVENT LITTERING? QUESTION: What is "Don't mess with Texas"?

    • Final Jeopardy! Answer and Question CATEGORY: VOLCANOES ANSWER: IN THE LAST 400 YEARS, OVER 2/3 OF ALL THE DEATHS CAUSED BY VOLCANOES OCCURRED IN WHAT IS NOW THIS NATION. QUESTION: What is Indonesia?

    • Final Jeopardy! Answer and Question CATEGORY: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE ANSWER: THIS 1952 CLASSIC CONTAINS THE LINE "NO ONE WAS WITH HER WHEN SHE DIED". QUESTION:What is Charlotte's Web?

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    Allusions (1)

    • Ken Jennings: Francisco Franco‚Ķand he's still dead.
      A reference to a joke that Chevy Chace said on Saturday Night Live when he anchored the news.

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