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Jeopardy! Episode #1.1 (1984– ) Online

Jeopardy! Episode #1.1 (1984– ) Online
Original Title :
Episode #1.1
Genre :
TV Episode / Game Show
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Directror :
Dick Schneider
Cast :
Alex Trebek,Lois Feinstein,Greg Hopkins
Type :
TV Episode
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Jeopardy! Episode #1.1 (1984– ) Online

Alex Trebek hosts the first episode of the revived series, in which contestants must respond to the clues in the form of a question. Unlike previous versions of the show, dollar values run from $100 to $500 in the Jeopardy! round and $200 to $1000 in the Double Jeopardy! round. {locallinks-homepage}
Episode credited cast:
Alex Trebek Alex Trebek - Himself - Host
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lois Feinstein Lois Feinstein - Herself - Contestant
Greg Hopkins Greg Hopkins - Himself - Contestant
Frank Selevan Frank Selevan - Himself - Contestant

To mark the 25th anniversary of the syndicated series, this premiere episode was rebroadcast on 7 September 2009 with interstitial comments from Alex Trebek about how the show has changed since its debut.

The first winner was Greg Hopkins, an energy demonstrator from Waverly, Ohio; his winnings of $8,400 were fairly typical of the first season. Because there was no returning champion, he was selected to choose the first clue after the contestants drew numbers. The game was a runaway win (one in which the victory is clinched before the Final Jeopardy! question), as he led $8,100-$3,800-$2,500 going into Final Jeopardy!.

The first clue selected was for $100 in the category "Animals": "These rodents first got to America by stowing away on ships" (Greg Hopkins correctly answered "Rats").

The first Final Jeopardy! answer was in the category "Holidays": "The third Monday of January starting in 1986" (all three contestants correctly identified Martin Luther King Day).

Due to frequent applause after correct responses, and more talking by Alex Trebek between clues than later became typical, only 23 clues were uncovered in the first round and only 24 in the second.