Contestants Finally Reveal Behind the Scenes Secrets of Jeopardy

Contestants Finally Reveal Behind the Scenes Secrets of Jeopardy

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▬Contents of this video▬
00:00 - Intro
00:27 - The Crew Watches The Contestants Fill Out Their Wages During Final Jeopardy
01:22 - The Show Was Originally Pitched As 'What's The Question?'
01:54 - It First Aired in 1964 With Art Fleming As Host
02:35 - Trebek Interacted With The Audience Between Commercial Breaks
03:10 - Both Jeopardy Hosts Died Of Pancreatic Cancer
03:51 - The Home Audience Never Saw Trebek's Flubs Or When Contestants Challenged Incorrect Answers
04:19 - Trebek Never Met Contestants Until Taping Day
04:44 - Trebek Spent 90 Minutes Before Each Taping Studying The Answers, Jotting Down Notes, And Looking For Anything He Saw As Objectionable
05:26 - Contestants Must Bring Three Outfits
06:01 - The Personal Anecdotes That Trebek Asked Contestants About Came From Pre-Screening Questions
06:36 - Merv Griffin, Jeopardy's Creator, Also Came Up With Wheel of Fortune
06:54 - Outro

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Jeopardy is one of the most successful quiz shows in TV history. The show, which debuted in 1964, relies on a steady stream of trivia buffs to fly out to LA to duke it out, battle of minds-style, in front of a studio audience.

While several hosts have helmed the show over the years, the majority of viewers are most familiar with it's long-running and iconic host Alex Trebek, who was the face of Jeopardy from 1984 to shortly before his death in 2020.

Fans of the show are quite familiar with the game's rules, but there are still plenty of questions we have about how Jeopardy works behind the scenes.

Where do Jeopardy contestants stay while visiting California to be on the program? And what are some of the ways that the audience gets a chance to participate in a show's taping?

Jeopardy has certain systems, regulations, and traditions in place to make sure that the game is always fun and fair for the audience and contestants alike. From Jeopardy's rigorous audition process to its host's daily work routine, in this facts-packed video, we'll be looking at several behind-the-scenes secrets that contestants of Jeopardy have revealed about their time on the beloved show.

Contestants Finally Reveal Behind the Scenes Secrets of Jeopardy

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