As Jeopardy! seems to be forward to Season 38, Jeopardy! followers are feeling emotional. Season 37 saw The USA’s well-liked sport show lose Alex Trebek, its beloved longtime host, to pancreatic most cancers, superb to embark on a up to date host desire task that left the program pockmarked by scandal. It be been a rocky time, so you’re going to be forgiven if you feel nostalgic for the seasons the build every thing used to be elegant and nothing harm. As Jeopardy! steps into a up to date chapter, we took a lunge down memory lane to endure in thoughts the show’s all-time highs, from the upward thrust of document-shattering champions relish Ken Jennings to the time a supercomputer took the show’s greats to the cleaners. Revel on this note back at the highlights, and do not peril: snug days will seemingly be here again rapidly.
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Nancy Zerg reacts after beating Ken Jennings throughout a taping of Jeopardy! on September 7, 2004. Jennings received 74 straight video games and took home $2.5 million.
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Ken Jennings hugs Nancy Zerg after shedding to her.
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In 1990, Alex Trebek made a cameo on Cheers as himself in an episode titled, “What Is… Cliff Clavin?” Here, Trebek poses with John Ratzenberger as Cliff Clavin.
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Subsequent end, Los Angeles: Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek chats with (left to upright) Chris McKillop, Marish Zanini, and Paul Silbert, three contenders who auditioned for the TV sport show. They were picked to trot on to Los Angeles in 1988.
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Jeopardy! used to be inducted into the Guinness E book of World Recordsdata in 2005, with the glory of most Emmy Awards at 39 awards. Producer Harry Friedman, Alex Trebek and Guinness World Recordsdata’ Stuart Claxton well-known.
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In “Questions and Answers,” a 1992 episode of The Golden Girls, Alex Trebek made a cameo as himself. In the episode, Dorothy (Bea Arthur) vowed to decide on a glance at out for Jeopardy!, and had a abnormal dream pitting her in opposition to Rose (Betty White) and her neighbor. When asked who would replace him because the host of Jeopardy! after his retirement, Trebek in total suggested that nonagenarian Betty White ought to serene opt over the lectern.
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Alex Trebek poses with contestant Ken Jennings after his earnings from his document breaking ride on the gameshow surpassed $1 million on July 14, 2004.
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ABC’s Jeopardy!: The Ideal of All Time Match featured Ken Jennings in 2019.
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Actors James Denton, Bebe Neuwirth, and Neil Patrick Harris throughout a rehearsal for Principal particular person Jeopardy! at Radio City Song Hall in 2006.
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Alex Trebek interacts with the target audience on the diagram of the Jeopardy! Million Buck Principal particular person Invitational Match taping in 2010.
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Sport show hosts Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek rehearse their traces on the diagram of the Jeopardy! Million Buck Principal particular person Invitational Match. Sajak and Trebek were longtime chums, with Sajak announcing of Trebek after his dying, “Alex Trebek’s braveness, grace and energy inspired millions and awed those of us who knew him.”
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Alex Trebek and cleansing soap opera star Susan Lucci throughout a celebration of Jeopardy!‘s 5000th episode at Radio City Song Hall in 2006.
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Alex Trebek attends a press convention in 2011 to discuss the Man V. Machine Jeopardy! opponents. Watson, an IBM supercomputer, faced off in opposition to Jeopardy! champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter—and received.
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Watson, IBM’s pudgy computer. Following his loss to Watson, Ken Jennings wrote, “Valid as factory jobs were eradicated within the 20th century by contemporary assembly-line robots, Brad [Rutter] and I were the first knowledge-industry workers place out of work by the contemporary technology of ‘pondering’ machines. ‘Quiz show contestant’ will be the first job made redundant by Watson, but I’m determined it received’t be the final.”
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Alex Trebek throughout Jeopardy’s induction into the Guinness E book of World Recordsdata.
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Alex Trebek attends the book occasion for The Jeopardy! E book, his 1990 deep dive into the making of the game show and its lengthy history.
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Alex Trebek palling round with contestants after a taping in 2012. “He used to be the star of the show, but he made you feel relish the star,” acknowledged champion Julia Collins of Trebek’s on-diagram warmth and magnetism.
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In 2019, Ken Jennings took home the trophy at Jeopardy!‘s Ideal of All Time tournament, beating out Brad Rutter and James Holzhauer.
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Alex Trebek throughout a celebration of Jeopardy!‘s 5000th episode at Radio City Song Hall in 2006.
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Alex Trebek poses on the diagram for the 28th Season Premiere in 2011.