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These are all the memorable quotes and catchphrases from Jeopardy!

Opening SpielsEdit

Art Fleming IntrosEdit

Classic Opening Spiel (1964-1975):
"Now entering the studio are (later Jeopardy! presents) today's contestants. (insert challenger's names, occupations & hometowns) And our returning champion (insert champion's name, occupation, hometown & previous winnings). These three people will compete (for cash prizes) today on… Jeopardy! And here's the star of Jeopardy!, Art Fleming!"

Revival Opening Spiel (1978-1979):
"This is Jeopardy! Now entering the studio are today's contestants. (insert challenger's occupations, hometowns & names) And our returning champion (insert champion's occupation, hometown, previous winnings & name). And now entering the studio is the host of Jeopardy!, Art Fleming!"

Alex Trebek IntrosEdit

Pilot Opening Spiel (1983-1984):
"Now entering the studio are today's contestants. (insert challenger's names, occupations & hometowns) And (our returning champion with over (insert previous winnings) in cash winnings after # matches (insert champion's name, occupation & hometown). These three contestants will compete today on… Jeopardy! And now here is the host of Jeopardy!, (Mr.) Alex Trebek!

Opening:
"This is Jeopardy!"

NOTE: At specific points throughout the run, Johnny will add the following phrases before the opening…

  • 1993–1994: "Celebrating its 10th year as America's favorite answer and question show…"
  • 1995–1996: "An official sponsor of the 1996 Olympic Games…"
  • 1996–2000: "From the Sony Pictures Studios…" - In the first week of Season 13, Johnny omitted "Pictures".

Super Jeopardy! Opening Spiel (A-First 12 weeks):
"This is Super Jeopardy! The continuing Quarter-of-a-Million-Dollar Challenge! Now entering the studio are the champions (QF)/the semifinalists (SF). (Insert champions' occupations, hometowns, names, & previous winnings.) And now, here is the host of Super Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek!"

Super Jeopardy! Opening Spiel (B-Week 13):
"This is Super Jeopardy! The conclusion of The Quarter-of-a-Million-Dollar Challenge! Now entering the studio are our finalists. A high school administrator from Medford Lakes, New Jersey, Dave Traini, who has won $70,502. A writer from Piedmont, California, Bruce Seymour, who has won $55,989. And a playwright, actor and director from New York City, New York, Bob Verini, whose total winnings are $146,802. And now, here is the host of Super Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek!"

Season 13 Alterate Opening: This is Jeopardy! America's favorite answer and question show is on location in the Sony studios celebrating 12 years.

Tournament IntrosEdit

(1996–2000 only): "From the Sony Pictures Studios/(road show location)…"

Opening Spiel: "This is the Jeopardy! (insert special tournament)/Celebrity Jeopardy!"

2nd Opening Spiel in Tournaments (1984–1996): This week/Today, one of these (insert number) contestants will win the Jeopardy! (insert cash amount and special tournament)!

Rest of the Opening Spiel (1984–1999):
"Now entering the studio…"

  • "…are today's contestants." (General and introduction of quarterfinals for Teen, College, and Senior Tournaments)
  • "…are three of last year's champions." (Tournament of Champions)
  • "…is our (first/second/third) group of semi-finalists." (Semifinals in Tournament)
  • "…[for the deciding game] are our three finalists." (finals of Tournament)

Rest of the Opening Spiel (1999–Present):

  • Monday's Opening Spiel: "Let's meet today's contestants."
  • Tuesday's Opening Spiel: "Introducing today's contestants."
  • Wednesday's Opening Spiel: "Here are today's contestants."
  • Thursday's Opening Spiel: "Please welcome today's contestants."
  • Friday's Opening Spiel: "Today's contestants are…"

Rest of the Opening Spiel in Tournament of Champions (2001–Present):

  • "Here are three of last year's champions."

Rest of the Opening Spiel in Semi-Finals of Tournaments (2001–Present):

  • "Here is our [first/second/third] group of semi-finalists."

Rest of the Opening Spiel in Finals of Tournaments (2001–Present):

  • Thursday's Opening Spiel: "Here are our three finalists."
  • Friday's Opening Spiel: "For the deciding game, here are the three finalists."

Note: On some Friday episodes since 2002, Johnny uses the Wednesday's Opening Spiel phrase.

Note: Starting around 2007, Johnny said these phrases on a randomly basis.

Note: During the College Championship and Teen Tournament, Johnny always uses the Wednesday Opening Spiel phrase.

Note: During Kids Week since 2001, Johnny always uses the Monday's Opening Spiel phrase with added "Back to School Week" or "Kids Week".

Note: Previously in the last few seasons that has a blind contestant (including Eddie Timanus), Johnny always uses Wednesday's Opening Spiel phrase.

Rest of the Opening Spiel (1984–Present):
"(insert challenger's occupations, hometowns & names) And [our returning champion] (insert champion's occupation, hometown, name) whose (insert number) day cash winnings total (insert previous winnings)."

Rest of the Opening Spiel in College Championship (1984–Present):
"(Insert college student's hometowns, grade levels & colleges and universities)."

Rest of the Opening Spiel in Teen Tournament (1984–Present):
"(Insert student's grade levels and hometowns)."

Rest of the Opening Spiel in Kids Week (1999–Present):
"(Insert challenger's funny comments and hometowns)."

Rest of the Opening Spiel in Teachers Tournament (2011–Present): (Insert challenger's teaching school hometowns).

And now [from the (insert road show venue)], here is the host of Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek!

QuotesEdit

"Thank you, Jay Stewart. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Hello & welcome to Jeopardy!, America's favorite answer-and-question game. Yes, we give the answers, and then it's up to these three contestants to come up with the questions. Players, as you know, whenever you recognize an answer you're free to ring in; but, I want to warn you about the Jeopardy!: if you are wrong, the value of the question will be deducted from your winnings. However, to help you add to your earnings, we have hidden one Daily Double card, on the board for this first round; if you're lucky enough uncover that card, you get a chance to double any or all of your winnings up to that point. Now when you hear this sound, players: (ding-ding) it means that the round is over. Right now, put your hands on the buttons, but please don't ring in until the answer is exposed. If all three of you are ready, then let's play Jeopardy!" - Alex Trebek from the first pilot of current run in 1983

"Thank you and welcome to Double Jeopardy!, ladies and gentlemen, with double the money values on our board, and in addition, we have our two Daily Double cards hidden up there, to help our players. In the first round, Jack Campion, our salesman from Los Angeles didn't need much help. He rolled through "The Wild West" & "Sports" and did better than he expected with "Herbs & Spices" and wound up our leader with $950. Karen is in second place with $575. Cynthia, you have the dubious honor of being in last place; you have $125. But the good news for you is that you get to select first, in this round. Once again, I remind you players that when you hear this sound, players: (ding-ding) it means the round is over. So if you are ready, then let's begin Double Jeopardy!" - Alex Trebek from the first pilot of current run in 1983

"Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, for tuning us in today. Until next time, I'm Alex Trebek and I hope to see you soon, on Jeopardy!" - Alex Trebek from the first pilot of current run in 1983

"Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to America's most popular answer-and-question game, Jeopardy!, where we supply the answers, and it's up to our players to come through with the questions. Contestants, as you know, each of you can ring in as soon as you recognize an answer; however, I do want to caution you about the Jeopardy!: if you are wrong, the value of the question will be deducted from your score. But, to help you add to your winnings, we have hidden somewhere on this Jeopardy! board, a Daily Double; if you're lucky enough to uncover that, then you get a chance to double any or all of your earnings up to that point, and that's very important. You want to earn as much money as possible, because at the end of Final Jeopardy!, ladies and gentlemen, only the player with the most cash gets to keep his or her winnings. We're gonna play the game until you hear this sound: (high-pitched doo-doo sound). That will signify that the round is over. But now, to the beginning. Please pick up your signaling buttons, but don't ring in until the answer is revealed. Good luck to all three of you, let's play Jeopardy!" - Alex Trebek from the second pilot of current run in 1984

"And with questions ranging in value from $50 to $250, here are the six categories you're gonna be dealing with in this round: Television, U.S. Landmarks, Celebrity Relatives, Food, Superstitions and Awards. - Alex Trebek from the second pilot of current run in 1984

"Thank you and welcome back, ladies and gentlemen. We are about to play Double Jeopardy!, with twice as much money at stake and two Daily Doubles hidden on our board. Players, once again when you hear this: (high-pitched doo-doo sound) it'll signify the round is over. If you're all set, then let's play Double Jeopardy!" - Alex Trebek from the second pilot of current run in 1984

"And this time, with $9,000 in cash as well as those two Daily Doubles, here are the six categories you have to deal with. First of all, Civil War, Toys & Games, Movies, Sports Legends, State Names and Famous Pairs. - Alex Trebek from the second pilot of current run in 1984

"And, ladies and gentlemen, we will look for the pleasure of your company as well. Thank you so much for tuning us in today. For all of us here at Jeopardy!, I'm Alex Trebek. Until next time, so long everybody." - Alex Trebek from the second pilot of current run in 1984

"Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen. On behalf of all of us, welcome to America's favorite answer-and-question game, Jeopardy! You know how we play it: we provide the categories and the answers, and then it's up to our contestants to give us the right questions. Players, as you know, any time you recognize an answer you're free to ring in; however, I do want to caution you about the Jeopardy!: if you are wrong, the value of the answer will be deducted from your score. But, to help you add to your winnings, we have hidden somewhere on the board a Daily Double; if you're lucky enough uncover that, then you'll have a chance to double any or all of your winnings up to that point in the round. And it's very important that you try to win as much money as possible, because only the player with the most cash at the end of the day will wind up keeping his or her winnings. All right, we'll play the game until you hear this sound: (low-pitched doo-doo-doo sound). That will signify that that particular round is over. If you're all set to begin, pick up your signaling buttons, but do not ring in until the answer is fully exposed. If you're ready, then let us play Jeopardy!" - Alex Trebek from the current run's series premiere on September 10, 1984

"And this time as I indicated with answers ranging in value from $100 to $500, here are the six categories you're gonna be dealing with in this first round. Lakes & Rivers, Inventions, Animals, Foreign Cuisine, Actors & Roles and Number Please." - Alex Trebek from the current run's series premiere on September 10, 1984

"Welcome back. We are about to play Double Jeopardy! Let me tell you what that means; it means that the answers are going to be a lot tougher; it means there's a lot more money involved and it also means there are two Daily Doubles hidden somewhere on this board, to help our contestants earn more cash. Players, once again we are going to play until you hear this sound: (low-pitched doo-doo-doo sound). That'll signify the end of the round. If you're all set to go, then let's play Double Jeopardy!" - Alex Trebek from the current run's series premiere on September 10, 1984

"This time with about $18,000 in cash as well as those two Daily Doubles, here are the six categories you're gonna be dealing with. First of all, The Bible, 50s TV, National Landmarks, Weights & Measures, Notorious and Four Letter Words." - Alex Trebek from the current run's series premiere on September 10, 1984

"Thank you, ladies and gentlemen. Hello, everyone, and welcome to our first day of our second year right here on Jeopardy! We hope that, by now, we have gotten over our first season growing pains, and we're looking forward to an exciting second year. You've noticed some changes we've made already: the colors of the set, the way we had our players enter, and the positioning of the contestants: our champion is at the #1 podium on the outside instead of the #3 podium on the inside. There is one further change that will affect the play of the game and I want to tell you all about it right now, because we hope it will make the game more interesting for you people at home: last season, you will recall that players could ring in whenever an answer appeared on the board. This year, they can ring in only when the answer has been read, and that will be indicated on our board by this white perimeter light (said light illuminates for the viewers to see); you folks at home will not necessarily see that at all times, but we're hoping that, by having a few extra moments to consider the answer, you'll be able to play along and match your reflexes against these players. All right, contestants, I know you're anxious to get going as year #2 begins, so let's put the board in motion and play this first round of Jeopardy!" - Alex Trebek from the current run's second season premiere on September 9, 1985 (explaining the rule change regarding as to when contestants are allowed to ring in and respond)

"Thank you, Johnny Gilbert, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Jeopardy!, or should I say 'welcome to the new home of Jeopardy!'. In redesigning our set, the way we have, we have kept you the viewer very much in our thoughts because we wanted you to feel as you sat at home and play along against our contestants that were in the warmth, the comfort, and security of your very own den. Albeit a very large and expensive den. We hope you like the change." - Alex Trebek on the first show of the Sushi Bar set from November 11, 1996.

"Thank you. Thank you very much, Johnny Gilbert. Ladies and gentlemen, hi, everyone, and welcome again to our show. I know that many of you enjoy revisiting some of our special tournaments during the Summer months, but most of you, I feel, prefer new games with new materials, so you get to compete on an equal footing against our players. And that's what we have for you today, as we begin our 14th season of Jeopardy! programming. This is gonna be most exciting year ever, certainly for the players, because we have raised the limits. Contestants can now win up to $200,000 in cash. In addition, 5-time champions will also receive a brand-new General Motors automobile. Now, it's gonna be a lot of fun for you folks at home, also, because we have new categories, new Daily Doubles, new material, an opportunity later on in the year for you to get involved in some special contests, and who knows who might wind up taping our shows in your community. We'll be talking all about that in the weeks to come." - Alex Trebek on the first show of the 14th Season premiere with contestant raising $200,000, 5-time champions will also get the car, and talking about Road Shows in the upcoming weeks, from September 1, 1997

"Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our program. Slightly different open today, and I will tell you why. It would pleased our three newcomers Kristen, Geoffrey and Harold. Our Producer has decided that after working for the same wages for the past 18 years, our contestants deserved an increase. And so it's going to happen today. You can forget about clues valued at $100 to $500 in the Jeopardy! Round, because as of today, those clues are now worth... $200... to $1,000. And we will of course double the amounts in Double Jeopardy! as well." - Alex Trebek on the first show with clue values are doubled from November 26, 2001

"Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Hello, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome once again to Jeopardy! As we've returned here to Southern California, our home base that you saw it in that speed-up montage, a brand-new set. This is our first set in about 6 and 1/2 years, we've had over 1500 shows with the last one, and if we enjoy as much the success with this one, we're all be very happy. The transformation took place, of course, while we were in Columbus, Ohio doing our College Championship. And we wanna thank all of the wonderful folks at the Schottenstein Center at the Ohio State University for making our visit there such a pleasant one." - Alex Trebek on the first show of the first Metallic Set from November 25, 2002.

"Hey, Johnny Gilbert, thank you, and thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our program. We're so happy to be with you. The kids are back in school, and we are beginning our 20th season on the air. We have many exciting travel plans for this season, and I'll be talking about that in the coming weeks. But today, one bit of important information for all of you, who enjoyed watching our program at home. It has to do with how we treat our Champions. In the past, whenever a champion, either he or she won five games, that individual would leave the program. But that is no longer the case. Now they can win as many games as their talents will allow. And that could mean perhaps champions leaving us with a quarter million ($250,000) or half a million dollars ($500,000). Who knows? Let's start finding out." - Alex Trebek on the first show of the 20th Season premiere with an Unlimited Champion Rule takes place from September 8, 2003

"Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Ladies and gentlemen, and welcome as we start of our 23rd season of Jeopardy! programming. We have an excellent returning champion with us today, a brand-new set, and I wanna take a moment to thank the construction and technical crews for staying up all night putting things together. And of course, coming to you in the wonders of High Definition Television (HDTV). What that means as I no longer have to wear a standard makeup. I wear a combination of Max Factor and Spackle. But the game remains the same, so let's get to it." - Alex Trebek on the first show of the second Metallic Set and the first show in High Definition Television from September 11, 2006

"Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to our new set, and the start of a new quarter century for Jeopardy! I hope all of you enjoyed our trip down memory lane last week as we presented some of the highlights of our first 25 years." - Alex Trebek on the first show with the first CES Set from September 14, 2009

"Thank you, Johnny Gilbert. Thank you, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Jeopardy! as we begin our 30th Season on the air, featuring a brand-new set. We hope you like it." - Alex Trebek on the first show with the second CES Set from September 16, 2013

CatchphrasesEdit

"Thank you, Johnny (Gilbert)." - Alex Trebek

"Hello/Hi/Thank you, ladies and gentlemen/folks, and welcome (to our show/program/Jeopardy!)" - Alex Trebek

"Whoever wins today will have to relax/wait for a while/six-eight weeks because on Monday/tomorrow…

  • we're gonna have (insert special tournament)."
  • we're gonna show reruns of three of our tournaments. [Starting with (insert tournaments that will be run in order)]" - Usually said when a summer break is starting on the next show.
  • we're gonna have (special week[s]). And that will be followed by reruns of our three other tournaments. [Starting with (insert tournaments that will be run in order)]"

- Alex depending on what tournament or summer reruns that will be airing on the next show. Often times, "reruns" will be replaced with a similar word such as "encore presentations".

"The Answer Is…" - Art Fleming/Alex Trebek

"Good luck to all three of you. (Pick up those signaling devices/buttons.) Here comes the Jeopardy! Round." - Alex Trebek

"Here come the dollar figures./Let's pop the dollar figures into the television screens./We'll pop the dollar figures in./The dollar figures are popping into the television screens." - Alex Trebek (as the board loads up)

"(The/Your/Our) Categories are/Here are the/your categories… (insert six categories for both rounds)" - Alex Trebek (to reveal the six categories for both rounds)

"One Daily Double in one of these (six) categories…" - Alex Trebek (to reveal the six categories for the Jeopardy! Round)

"I'll Take (insert category) for (insert amount)." - contestant

"Answer…"

  • "…(the) Daily Double."
  • "…one/the first of the two Daily Doubles." 
  • "…the other Daily Double."
  • "…a/an Video/Audio/Celebrity Daily Double."

- Alex Trebek upon a Daily Double selected.

"No harm, no foul on that. (You each lost the same amount.)" - Alex Trebek (when all three players gives out an incorrect response)

"You have (insert score). You can risk up to [the maximum value of a clue which is] $500/$1,000/$2,000." - Alex Trebek (when a contestant has less than the maximum value of a clue during a Daily Double)

"You have (insert score). You can risk any or all of your (insert score)." - Alex Trebek (during Daily Double)

Here is the clue... - Alex Trebek (when a Daily Double clue is revealed for the contestant)

"Here's the situation for the folks at home. If a contestant gives an incorrect response, I rule against them. And if we later found out that response was correct, any response than the other player had an incorrect response that follows that doesn't count." - Alex Trebek (on a disclaimer whether if the first ring-in contestant gives an incorrect response, and then later was found correct, the incorrect response for the second or third player ring-in does not count)

"Before (I ask) you (to) make your wager/we continue/we begin Double/Final Jeopardy!…"

  • "We have some good/bad news for you, (insert contestants)."
  • "We have a score/scoring change to announce and that benefits/affects you, (insert name)/(insert other contestant)."
  • "(Insert Research response that later was found correct or incorrect)."

"So we add/deduct (insert double clue value amount) to/from your score; (then, the [insert second [or third] ring-in contestant] gave the answer [insert second [or third] incorrect response] after it was the correct response, so we'll give back the [insert original clue value amount];) the scores are now correct." - Alex Trebek (to the contestant whether it was initially credited as a correct or an incorrect response, then if later was found correct after the first player ring-in with the first incorrect response, the second or third player ring-in with a second incorrect response following the first incorrect response does not count)

"Let's Make It a True Daily Double." - contestant

"You're out of the hole/red/back on the plus side." - Alex Trebek (when a contestant is back on the plus side on the scoreboard during the Rounds)

"We have (less than/about) a minute to go." - Alex Trebek (whenever there's one minute left during the rounds)

"And now the last clue…" - Alex Trebek (whenever there's one category and the dollar amount left during the rounds)

"Here's (insert Clue Crew member) with the clue…" - Alex Trebek (when a Clue Crew member is revealed since 2001)

"(Contestant), I got to take the first response. Sorry about that." - Alex Trebek (to the contestant who gives an incorrect response first before changing to a correct response)

"(Contestant), you forgot to phrase your response in the form of a question, and in Double Jeopardy!, we have to rule against/penalize you." - Alex Trebek (reminding players in the Double Jeopardy! round that they must remember to phrase their responses properly or get penalized)

"(Contestant), you forgot the/have to come up with (insert category in quotes) in each correct response." - Alex Trebek (to the contestant who gives an incorrect response without quotes [even if it's a correct response])

"Be (a little) more specific./Which one?" - Alex Trebek (whenever the judges needed a more specific response or the name of a specific person)

"Sorry, (insert ring-in contestant), not quickly enough." - Alex Trebek (when a contestant ran out of time to ring-in and respond)

"We're gonna take a break…/We are going to [take a] pause right now…"

  • "We'll come back to chat with the three of you right after this." - Alex Trebek (when going into the first commercial break from 1984 to 1992 and since 1996)
  • "We'll come back to conclude the Jeopardy! Round right after this." - Alex Trebek (when going into the first commercial break from 1992 to 1996)

"(Insert third place contestant) will get to pick/select first in Double Jeopardy! when we come back." - Alex Trebek (when going into the second commercial break before Double Jeopardy!)

"(insert losing contestant with $0 or in the negative), you finished in the negative, which means you won't/will not be around and play/compete in/for Final Jeopardy! - Alex Trebek (to the losing contestant finishes at $0 or negative at the end of Double Jeopardy!)

"We have an interesting rule in the Celebrity Tournament, and that is, that all (celebrity) contestants will get to play/compete in/for Final Jeopardy!, even though you finished in the negative. So (insert celebrity contestant with $0 or in the negative), we're gonna wipe that out, bet an even $500/$1,000, so he/she has something to wager in Final Jeopardy!" - Alex Trebek (to the celebrity contestant finishes $0 or negative at the end of Double Jeopardy! will bet a maximum value of the amount to wager for Final Jeopardy! during Celebrity Jeopardy!)

"ALEX: Right now, let's take a look at the prizes for the runners' up. Johnny? JOHNNY: For today's 2nd place contestant, (insert trip for 2nd place contestant). For today's 3rd place contestant, (insert prize for 3rd place contestant). [And all contestants will receive (insert Jeopardy! home games).] And now, once again, here's Alex." - Alex Trebek and Johnny Gilbert (to reveal prizes for the runners' up before Final Jeopardy category is revealed; up until 2000) The speech in brackets is used starting in 1987.

"It is/It's not (quite) a runaway for (insert leading contestant)." - Alex Trebek (about the contestant's leading score at the end of Double Jeopardy! before Final Jeopardy! category is revealed)

"Remember, this could possibility of a big win/payday happening for any of our players." - Alex Trebek (on a disclaimer about the contestant's leading score before or after the Final Jeopardy category is revealed)

"This is a 2-day total point affair." - Alex Trebek (about the Tournament Finals before Final Jeopardy! category is revealed; 1984-present)

"The Final Jeopardy! category is (category). (Think about it, make your wagers.) We'll reveal the clue in a moment." - Alex Trebek (when the Final Jeopardy! category is revealed before the final commercial break)

"We'll be back with Final Jeopardy! right after this." - Johnny Gilbert (on some episodes before Final Jeopardy! clue is revealed)

"Before we get into Final Jeopardy!, let's talk about money. Even if you are eliminated in the quarterfinals, you still receive (insert dollar amount, $5,000 since 2002) just for participating. If you are one of the five winners of the quarterfinal matches or one of the four highest scorers among the non-winners that receive those wild card spots, and are eliminated in the semifinals, you receive (insert semi finalist prize money, $10,000 since 2002). The finalist who finishes in third place receives a minimum guarantee of (insert third place minimum guarantee, $25,000 since 2011, $50,000 in Tournament of Champions since 2006). Second place receives a minimum guarantee of (insert second place minimum guarantee, $50,000 since 2011, $100,000 in Tournament of Champions since 2006). The tournament champion receives a minimum guarantee of (insert minimum guarantee for tournament champion, $100,000 since 2016 in all tournaments except Tournament of Champions, where top prize is $250,000 since 2003). And any finalists who exceed the minimum guarantees gets to keep all their money from the finals." - Alex Trebek (on the first week of tournaments)

"Before we get into Final Jeopardy!, I want to take this opportunity to thank (name of road show venue) for their hospitality as well as our friends at (insert station)." - Alex Trebek (on the last day of road shows before Final Jeopardy!; 1997-2009)

"The Final Jeopardy! category is (category). Players, I'll give you the clue, and you will then have 30 seconds to write down your response. (Be sure to phrase it in the form of a question.) - Alex Trebek (during the Final Jeopardy! round up to 2000)

"Here is the clue." - Alex Trebek (during the Final Jeopardy! round)

"You have 30 seconds [players], good luck." - Alex Trebek (After the Final Jeopardy! clue was fully read from 2000 and beyond)

"(Insert new champion) is/will be the new Jeopardy champion with (insert total winnings). Congratulations, we'll see you on our next show" - Alex Trebek

"(Insert returning champion) remains the Jeopardy champion with a (insert number) day total of (insert previous total winnings). Congratulations, we'll see you on our next show." - Alex Trebek

"(Insert champion) you're gonna wait/relax for a while because next week/on Monday we're gonna start/begin (insert special tournament)/(reruns of tournament). Hope you join us then. - Alex Trebek's closing line (before starting the special tournament or reruns; 1984-present)

"(Insert champion), you have a 5-day a total of (insert total winnings). We'll see you in our Tournament of Champions." - Alex Trebek (upon the Champion's 5th and final game undefeated; 1984-2003)

ALEX: "And (insert champion), you're also gonna get the keys to this brand-new automobile/what? CHAMPION: "(Insert car model)." ALEX: "Johnny tell him/her about the (name of car)." JOHNNY: "Well, congratulations, (insert champion), as a 5-time undefeated Jeopardy! Champion, you've/you have won the (insert name of car). (Insert description of a car). Provided by (insert car model)." - Alex Trebek (upon the Champion's 5th and final game undefeated will also get the car; 1997-2003)

"(Insert new champion), you become the new Jeopardy! Champion, and the Giant Killer! Congratulations! So we're gonna see (insert defeated champion) in our Tournament of Champions." - Alex Trebek (upon the Champion's defeated after more than five games; 2003-present. NOTE: Alex only uses the word "Giant Killer" when the champion is defeated more than five games)

"Hope you can join us tomorrow for more Jeopardy! So long, everybody."-Alex Trebek's Monday through Thursday closing line

"Enjoy the weekend and join us on Monday for more Jeopardy! So long, everybody."-Alex Trebek's Friday closing line

"Tomorrow/Monday, we'll have three new contestants/players on Jeopardy! So long, everybody."-Alex Trebek's closing after a retired 5-time undefeated champion until 2003, or all three players finishes with $0 in Final Jeopardy

"(Insert tournament quarterfinal contestant), you're going to be in the Semi-Finalist, and here are the other four Semi-Finalists who will be joining us next week/on Monday, and (here) they are… (Insert other four Quarterfinal winners' names, and city, state [and colleges and universities]). And those four wildcard spots for the high-scorers among non-winners, and (here) they are… (Insert two to four wildcard spots' names, and city, state [and colleges and universities]) (Wait a minute, there are only two/three, which means that [insert final one/two contestants with the second place score] also gets to come back.) Look for them next week for a chance at (insert money amount)! So long everybody" - Alex Trebek (to recap the Quarterfinal winners plus the four wildcard highest score among non-winners at the end of Friday to play next week's Semi-Finals in tournaments; 1984-present)

"(Insert tournament semi-final contestant), you're going to be in the Finalist, and here are the other two Finalists who will be joining us tomorrow… (Insert other two Semi-Finalists winners' names and city, state [and colleges and universities]). The Finals begin tomorrow. Join us then, so long, everybody." - Alex Trebek (to recap Semi-Finalists before the Finals in tournaments; 1984-present)

"We'll be back Monday with our regular games. Hope to see you then. So long, everybody!" - Alex Trebek's closing line at the end of tournaments (1984-present)

"Next week, we're back with our regular games from Los Angeles. Hope to see you then. So long, everybody!" - Alex Trebek's closing line at the end of road shows (1997-present)

Contestant PlugEdit

"If you plan to be in the Los Angeles area and would like to be a contestant on Jeopardy!, please send us a postcard to Jeopardy! Contestants, 5842 Sunset Blvd./1040 N. Las Palmas, Hollywood, CA, 90028/90038." - Johnny Gilbert (1984-1994)

"If you (are coming to Los Angeles and) would like to be a contestant on Jeopardy!, please send us a postcard to Jeopardy! Contestants, Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA, 90232." - Johnny Gilbert (1994–mid-2000s)

"The Jeopardy! online test is now open for adults/kids/teenagers/teachers/college students! Stop laying at home, watching and eating crackers/chips/cookies, give it a shot, who knows! The online test is the only way to get on Jeopardy!" - Contestants (2009-present)

Ticket PlugEdit

"If you plan to be in the Los Angeles area and would like (complementary) tickets to Jeopardy!, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Jeopardy! Tickets, 5842 Sunset Blvd./1040 N. Las Palmas, Hollywood, CA, 90028/90038" - Johnny Gilbert (1984-1994)

"If you would like to sit in our studio audience, please send a self-addressed stamped envelope to Jeopardy! Tickets, Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 West Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA, 90232." Johnny Gilbert (1994-1999)

"If you live in or plan to visit the LA area and want to sit in the Jeopardy! Audience, visit jeopardytickets.tv" - Alex Trebek (2007-present)

"Hi, folks. You know, I haven't get to sit down while we're taping Jeopardy!, but you can right here. Whether you live in Los Angeles, or just planning to visit, we love to have you here in our studio audience. Just go to jeopardytickets.tv for the latest tape schedule and ticket information. You know something if you've pretty good from here." - Alex Trebek (2009-2013 from the 1st CES Set)

Commemorative SpeechesEdit

"Ladies and gentlemen, we just had a clue about (insert subject), and I want to point out that this episode was taped prior to the events of September 11th." - Alex Trebek (about a clue that was taped prior to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks)

"On today's Jeopardy!, we have a contestant from New Orleans, Deborah Slattery. This episode was taped prior to the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, but we have confirmed with Deborah that she and her family are safe and well. And, of course, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of those affected by Katrina." - Alex Trebek (about the contestant Deborah Slattery that was taped before Hurricane Katrina struck out New Orleans from the airdate of September 22-26, 2005)

"For the past six Jeopardy! programs, you folks had been getting to know the talented champion Cindy Stowell. Appearing on our show was the fulfillment of a lifelong ambition for that lady. What you did not know is that when we taped these programs with her a few weeks ago, she was suffering from Stage 4 Cancer. And sadly on December 5, Cindy Stowell passed away. So, from all of us here at Jeopardy!, our sincere condolences to her family and her friends." - Alex Trebek (about Cindy Stowell's appearance that was taped last August before her death on December 5, from the airdate of December 21, 2016)

Closing LogosEdit

"Today's 2nd and 3rd place contestants will receive…" - Johnny Gilbert (1984-2000)

"Some members of our studio audience will receiveæ" - Johnny Gilbert (used on Celebrity Jeopardy! only; 1992-2000)

"Prizes for our 2nd and 3rd place contestants provided by Aleve." - Johnny Gilbert (2011-2016)

"Second place prizing provided by Aleve." - Johnny Gilbert (when the contestants tied as a co-champion; 2011-2014)

"Promotional consideration provided by…" - Johnny Gilbert (2000-present)

"Here are some of the sponsors, who made possible the presentation in this classic Jeopardy! programs." - Alex Trebek (used during the highlights of the past 25 years during the 25th Season reruns of the classic version from 2009)

This has been a (Merv) Griffin Production, Don Pardo speaking. - Don Pardo (1964-1975)

This is John Harlan speaking. Jeopardy! is a Merv Griffin Production. - John Harlan (1978-1979)

This has been a Merv Griffin Production. Distributed by King World Inc. - Jay Stewart (1983 Pilot)

This has been a Merv Griffin Production. Distributed by King World Productions. - Johnny Gilbert (1984 Pilot)

Jeopardy! is a production of Merv Griffin Enterprises, distributed by King World. - Johnny Gilbert (1984-1985)

This is Johnny Gilbert speaking…

  • Jeopardy! is a production of Merv Griffin Enterprises and (is) distributed by King World. - (1985-fall 1992)
  • Stay tuned for Monopoly, coming up next on ABC. - (Super Jeopardy! premiere, June 16, 1990)
  • Jeopardy! is a production of Merv Griffin Enterprises. (copyright screen appears/drumroll starts) Distributed by King World. - (1992-1994)
  • Jeopardy! is a production of Columbia TriStar Television... Distributed by King World. - (late 1994-early 1995)
  • Jeopardy! was created by Merv Griffin. Produced by Columbia TriStar Television... Distributed by King World. - (early 1995-fall 1996)

Jeopardy! was created by Merv Griffin. - Johnny Gilbert (fall 1996-December 31, 1999)

Game Show NetworkEdit

It's the only network you can play at home, Game Show Network, where it's all play, all day. Buzz your cable or satellite provider and get in the game. (used during closing credits from 1997 to 1998)

It's the only network you can play at home, Game Show Network, where it's all play, all day. Buzz your cable company and get in the game. (used during closing credits from 1998 to 1999)

Why just watch television where you can play from home? Game Show Network. Buzz your cable company (or satellite provider) to get in the game. (used during closing credits from 1999 to 2001)

"Why just watch TV where you can play? Game Show Network. Call 1-800-DIRECTV to get in the game." (used during closing credits in Summer 2001)

(This is Johnny Gilbert speaking.) Jeopardy! is a production of Merv Griffin Enterprises and (is) distributed by… Charlie: Columbia TriStar Television. - Johnny Gilbert & Charlie O'Donnell (Game Show Network)

This is Johnny Gilbert speaking. Jeopardy! is a production of Merv Griffin Enterprises. (copyright screen appears/drumroll starts) Distributed by… Charlie: Columbia TriStar Television. - Johnny Gilbert & Charlie O'Donnell (Game Show Network)

This is Johnny Gilbert Speaking. Jeopardy! is a production of Columbia TriStar Television. (Game Show Network)

This is Johnny Gilbert speaking. Jeopardy! was created by Merv Griffin. Produced by Columbia TriStar Television. (Game Show Network)